Join a creekside Group

The purpose of Creekside Groups are centered around:

CONNECTING with others | Moving beyond Sunday courtesies to sharing life together

GROWING together in Jesus | Growing beyond information to transformation in life and thinking

DOING LIFE together | God designed us for relationship


We have a variety of small groups that are created around connecting with people who share similar interests or life experiences, are at the same stage of life, or want to grow in a certain area.

Our next group cycle will launch in September 25. But make sure to check out how to stay connected through the summer.

Check out the Summer GRILL N' CHILL and other groups that meet throughout the year and get connected in COMMUNITY today!


LEAD A GROUP:

If you are interested in leading a Creekside Group and being a part of building community here at Creekside,
we would love to connect with you. Please contact monique@creekside.org

GENERAL GROUPS (men/Women)

THE BOARD GAME CLUB

SATURDAY | 2:00-5:00PM | ACTIVITY GROUP | LEADERS: JACOB WALDO AND JESSE ROSETTE

Frequency: Twice a Month | Location: Creekside Church | Dates:  9/10, 9/24

Have you ever wanted to enact the righteous judgement of God upon your enemies? Do you ever wish you could work with others to prevent the annihilation of humanity? Do you simply like to have fun? This group is all about board games or more accurately, all games in general. Games like: Catan, Risk and Pandemic or Scattegories, Taboo and Catch Phrase or Exploding Kittens, Sushi Go and Uno or even Clue, Monopoly and Trouble. We will provide the majority of the games, but we would love for you to bring your own favorites; the more the merrier! There will also be games for all ages, so bring your kids and/or your grandparents if you think they'll enjoy it!

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WEEKEND WALKING GROUP

SATURDAYS | VARIOUS TIMES | ACTIVITY GROUP |

LEADERS: PAM SCHMITZ & DAVID BARTKE

Frequency: Varies  | Location: Various Locations | Duration: Ongoing

We are a gentle group of like minded, mixed age men and women that enjoy walking, hiking or strolling various regional park trails and walking paths. We try to gauge our excursions based on weather and temperatures. Members will receive a notice through email describing each walk's plan, and have an opportunity to RSVP yes, no, or maybe. Our walks are sometimes invigorating, and other times provide a peaceful retreat from busy lives. You decide, all levels are warmly welcomed.

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UNSHAKABLE HOPE

MONDAY | 6:30-8:30PM | BOOK/VIDEO BIBLE STUDY |

LEADERS: MIKE & TANYA WHITE

Frequency: Weekly  | Location: Martinez | Duration: Ongoing (this study is halfway in process, but not too late to join group as they do different books throughout the year)

Nothing lifts us out of fear and weariness like hope. An anchor through life's storms, hope buoys our spirits and seeks to make a way when we face tough times. After 40 years of ministry and speaking to hurt hearts, Max Lucado has learned that the promises of God will give you the strength you need. Each chapter in Unshakable Hope explores one Biblical promise that will help equip you to face every day with courage.

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WHERE IS GOD WHEN IT HURTS?

MONDAY | 7:00-8:15PM | BOOK/BIBLE STUDY |

LEADERS: Matthew & Leigh Sieger

Frequency: Weekly  | Location: Martinez | Duration: 6 Weeks (starting 10/10)

"My best friend died in a car wreck. My grandfather died of cancer. My sister has MS. My parents got divorced. If God is supposed to be good and loving, how can he allow such terrible things to happen?" This six-week study will look at this question through the lens of Scripture, with true stories of people who suffered, such as Job, Elijah and the man born blind in Jesus' day. No previous Bible knowledge required. And no homework! In-person only; no online.

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A LION IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

WEDNESDAY | 6:30-8:00PM | BOOK/BIBLE STUDY |

LEADERS: Russ & Kate Mignani

Frequency: Weekly  | Location: Walnut Creek | Duration: 8 Weeks (starting 9/28)

A Lion in Sheep's Clothing; What the Bible says about our call to follow the Good Shepherd. We will take a journey through scripture to discover how God picks the weak to achieve unimaginable victories and how we can trust Him today to do the same in our lives. Homework: study questions provided at the meetings.

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CHOOSING FORGIVENESS

WEDNESDAY | 6:30-8:00PM | BOOK/BIBLE STUDY |

LEADERS: PERRY PICCHI

Frequency: Weekly  | Location: Creekside Church | Duration: 6 weeks (starting 10/12)

You know that as a believer you are called to forgive―but how? How can you truly forgive someone who hurt you? What does "letting it go" actually look like? What if they don't even seem sorry? Find refreshment in God's Word with this six-week study on forgiveness from June Hunt. Packed with practical tips, realistic advice, and discussion questions, the 6-week Choosing Forgiveness Bible Study invites you to dive deeper into the Bible and shows you how to apply its truth to your life.

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WOMEN'S GROUPS

THE CHOSEN

TUESDAY | 6:15-7:45PM | BIBLE/VIDEO STUDY |

LEADER: LAURIE BUTLER

Frequency: Weekley (except 2nd Tue of Month) | Location: Creekside Church and Online Zoom (hybrid) Duration: 8 Weeks (starting 9/27)

Description:Together we will watch the 8 episodes from season 2 of The Chosen television series about the life of Jesus. We will continue to see the people who came in contact with Jesus and discovered their true value though knowing Him. We will be diving deeply into the Sermon on the Mount and what it reveals about God's character, power and promises for those who follow Jesus. There will be discussion questions as well as prayer prompts and additional study material. From the Sermon on the Mount we learn that once we belong to God, not only are we given a new identity, we're ushered into a new reality. One that is sure, imminent, and permanent.

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SUSTAINABILITY CRAFTING

TUESDAY | 6:30-8:30PM | ACTIVITY | LEADER: MARY WATSON

Frequency: Once a Month | Location: Pacheco | Duration: Ongoing

This group will meet together do do a sustainable craft. Every crafter will
be doing the same project. Craft will be done to take home same night.
Open to the first 10 women for each month

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HOW TO READ YOUR BIBLE

WEDNESDAY | 6:00-7:30PM | BIBLE/VIDEO STUDY |
LEADER: MONIQUE THOMPSON

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside & Online (Hybrid) |

Duration: Six Weeks (starts 9/29)

Does the Bible feel too intimidating and complex? Does understanding it feel impossible, so you don’t even try? In this six-week study, we want to help you understand why the Bible is the greatest tool we have. We want to open your eyes to the way the Old Testament and New Testament connect and show you the purpose of each book of the Bible. Through this study, featuring teaching videos from Jennie Allen, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, and Jo Saxton you will:

  • Understand that the Bible is relevant for you here and now.
  • Uncover what each book of the Bible is about and how they all connect.
  • Discover a method to breaking down Scripture in order to better comprehend it.
  • Have new confidence in understanding the Bible and a hunger to know it more.

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THE POWER TO CHANGE

THURSDAY | 9:00-10:30AM | BOOK/VIDEO STUDY |
LEADER: MONIQUE THOMPSON

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside | Duration: Ongoing (starts 9/29)

Do you believe you can actually change?

Life change happens at the moment you begin a relationship with Jesus. You have been rescued. But what happens when daily temptations and distractions from following Jesus leave you feeling overwhelmed and stuck in the same discouraging patterns? This six-week study with Jennie Allen, Matt Chandler, and Oneka McClellan will help you understand the work of the Holy Spirit in your life and the process of sanctification. There is no checklist to follow, but there is a daily act of surrender to a God who will continue to mold and shape you. The more you know God, the more you can live like him.

Change is possible because the gospel changes everything. Let’s discover what it looks like to work out our salvation.

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LADIES JOURNALING

SATURDAY | 9:00-10:30AM | BIBLE STUDY | LEADER: MONIQUE THOMPSON

Frequency: Twice a Month | Location: Creekside & Zoom (Hybrid) |

Duration: Ongoing

Journaling is an excellent way to both record and process what God speaks to us. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time, to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons! And while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your journaling with your small group or mentors. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight and encourage others & receive encouragement from others. This group is for all women whether you have journaled before or not. It is a casual time to get together twice a month  and read a passage together, write about what we are reading and then if comfortable share and discuss what we have read. All you need to bring is a Bible, pen/pencil, journal, and an open heart.

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MEN'S GROUPS

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY GROUP

FRIDAY | 7:00-8:15AM | BIBLE/BOOK STUDY |

LEADERS: DAVID BARTKE  & PERRY PICCHI

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside | Duration: Ongoing

The Friday Men's Group is a weekly early morning Bible Study. Each week we try and come to an understanding of the selected passage from the Bible, we develop principles of how the passage impacts men living in our culture/society, and then attempt to arrive at practical applications for living the Christian life. Typically, the group studies a book of the Bible, character studies, or occasionally a topical study.

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GRILL n' CHILL GROUPS

  • Grupe Grill n' Chill | BRIONES-ALHAMBRA VALLEY

    This group is geared towards connecting with single moms as a way to create a supportive network for one another here at Creekside.  Join us at our ranch in the Alhambra Valley, kids welcome.  We have a great space for all. Enjoy some great bbq and build community with one another.


    DATES:
    September 11 (Sun) | 12:30-3:30PM

  • GURNACK GRILL N' CHILL | Martinez

    This group is geared toward gathering young adults and is child-friendly. Look forward to hanging out this summer with some great people!


    DATES:

    September 24 (Sat) | 6:30-8:30PM - Meeting at Hidden Lakes Park, Martinez

  • MCDOWELL GRILL N' CHILL | CONCORD

    Join us for back yard Grill n' Chill. I have a pool, Turtle pond and Hot Tub we will also have some lawn games out front. I live on a private street. Adults only.


    DATES:

    September 17 (Sat) | 6:00PM


  • WALLACE/BLOMQUIST GRILL N' CHILL | MARTINEZ

    **This group is full. We encourage you to consider joining one of our other groups.**

    Join us for some great food and pool time fun for people of all ages! Please feel free to bring board games you enjoy and any pool toys you might have.


    DATES:

    September 17 (Sat) | 4:00-8:00PM

  • Butler Grill n' chill | martinez

    **This group is full. We encourage you to consider joining one of our other groups.**

    Join us for back yard Grill n' Chill. This group is for adults only. Home is located within 1 minute from the Church.


    DATES:

    September 14 (Wed) | 6:00PM


  • HANSKEN/SEALANDER GRILL N' CHILL | MARTINEZ

    **This group is full. We encourage you to consider joining one of our other groups.**

    Join us for some hang-time in the backyard with games, food, and possibly basketball! Teens okay!


    DATES:

    September 18 (Sun) | 4:00-7:00PM

  • MIDDLETON GRILL N' CHILL | PLEASANT HILL

    Join us for some great BBQ! Our home also has a pool. This group is for men/women/children.


    DATES:

    September 9 (Fri) | 4:00-8:00PM