Sign up for a Summer Growth Group Today!

At The Vine, we believe that life is best done together! So, we want to encourage you to check out one of our Summer 2015 Growth Groups.

Growth Groups are The Vine’s groups of 12-15 people who get together each week in convenient locations to grow spiritually, make new friends and have fun together. Growth groups are a great way to meet new people while growing in your faith!

Find a group that fits your schedule and follow through with one of the 4 Easy Steps listed at the end to connect with a group.

Check out our Growth Group FAQ page for more information.


#1  The Family Project Devotional

@ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (after second service) at different Playgrounds/Parks

(June 21-August 23)

Led By: Cory and Amanda Budwine

This group is geared toward families with children of any age

This small group will come along side you in becoming the family God called you to be.  We will be utilizing the Family Project Devotional (by Focus on the Family) which offers a year of powerful inspiration and biblical application to spouses and parents.  Taking biblical admonitions, such as to bear one another’s burdens and to encourage one another, this devotional then applies them specifically to family life.

Purchase the devotional book at, or


#2  Young Adults Group:  Ecclesiastes 

@ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary (June 1 – August 3)

Led by: Bob Keitz

Young adults, join us for a study of Ecclesiastes this summer, as well as having a time of games and fellowship.


#3  Bike Ride Group

@ 7:00 pm Mostly at Lancaster Heritage Trail  (June 9 – August 11) 

Led by:  Rick Fohl

We will meet on Tuesday evenings for a casual ride at 7pm.  Location may vary but will mostly be on the Lancaster Heritage Trail.  We will each bring a proverb or a psalm in advance to share with the group before the ride.


#4  With Burning Hearts   (Women’s Group)

@11:30 am – 1:00 pm in Senior High Youth Room  (July 8 – August 5)

Led by:  Pastor Tammy Baldwin

Bring a lunch to eat as we share together.

Drawing on Luke’s Gospel Narrative of the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, (Luke, Ch. 24), Nouwen weaves a reflection on the meaning of the contemporary celebration of the Eucharist.  He raises the question: “How is this daily celebration connected with the daily life of ordinary men and women?”  He builds his response around five themes:  Loss, Presence, Invitation, Communion, Mission, leading the reader to find a “network of connections” between the celebration of the Eucharist and daily human experience.

Must purchase book With Burning Hearts prior to July 8. Available at

#5  Fight  (Men’s Group)

@11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Ministry Center (July 8 – August 5)

Led by:  Pastor Christopher Baldwin

Bring a lunch to eat as we share together

Some battles are worth fighting for.  Fight is a five-week study that helps men uncover who they really are – powerful men with warriors’ hearts.  Through studying the life of Samson, a strong man with glaring weaknesses, men will find the strength to fight the battles they know they must win.

Must purchase Study Guide Fight by Craig Groeschel. The book is also recommended.  Both can be purchased at or Must have prior to July 8th.


#6  Refreshed Women’s Ministry

@ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ministry Center, 2nd and 4th Thursday (ongoing)

Led by:  Donna Debo

Ladies, we would love to have you join our study on the book of James.  This in-depth study challenges us to not only learn more about the book, but also how to live it out in our everyday life. Study guides are $9.00.


#7  Men’s Group

@ 6:30 am – 7:15 am,  Como Park (June 5 – August 28)

Led by:  Brad Bauer and Steve Priola

Men, we will have a walking & biblical discussion group at Como Park.  This group will take the place of the weekly men’s prayer group that normally meets on Friday mornings.  Each week we will take suggestions from the group for the topic.

#8  Unglued  (Women Group)

@7:45 am – 9:15 am, Ministry Center (June 5 – July 31)

Led by:  Diane Kuciel and Bridget Mochol

Do you sometimes feel disconnected? Angry? Frustrated? Ineffective? Is this influencing your conversations and relationship with God? Do you look around at the “other” women who have it “all together” and wonder what is SO different for them? Come to Unglued and learn how to keep your raw emotions in check. God gave us emotions to experience life, not to ruin it. Learn how to make wise choices in the midst of RAW emotions. First meeting includes the Unglued Challenge: 5 days to better reactions.  Must purchase Unglued Devotional available at or

#9 Moms & Kids

@ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Westwood Park (June 26, July 31, August 28)

Led by Julie Mikula

Moms, bring your kids and a picnic lunch and join us for fellowship at Westwood Park.  We will spend time getting to know one another and building relationships as our kids play.


#10  God As He Wants You To Know Him

Begins Saturday, June 13 and will meet five times. Dates to be decided with group.  The group will meet at either Ader’s or Burdick’s homes

Led by Pastor Monty and Meredith Ader and Paul Burdick

This is a family fun growth group that will meet 5 times during the summer.  We will be going through the book God As He Wants You to Know Him.  The book is available at


Women’s Discipleship Group  (Firm Foundation)

@ 7:00 pm in the Ministry Center (1st & 3rd Thursday)

This is a small group that will go through a 9 week discipleship learning program. This is a powerful study that will help you better understand God’s word and our calling to be His disciples. We look forward to having more women in our church change their lives to be more like Him!


4 Easy Ways you can sign up today…

1. Simply write the GG# on your Connection Card at church on Sunday.

2. Call the church office at 716-683-0570 ext. 5

3. Sign-up at the Events Table in the back of the sanctuary

4. Sign up below!





Select a Growth Group
 #1 The Family Project Devotional #2 Young Adults Group: Ecclesiastes #3 Bike Ride Group #4 With Burning Hearts (Women’s Group) #5 Fight (Men’s Group) #6 Refreshed Women’s Ministry #7 Men’s Group #8 Unglued (Women Group) #9 Moms & Kids #10 God As He Wants You To Know Him Women’s Discipleship Group (Firm Foundation)