Avon Life Groups

THE PINCHERAS

CANTON / MONDAYS AT 6PM

  • All ages and stages of life.
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings
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STEVE AND MARILYN RAYNARD

BROCKTON / THURSDAYS AT 7PM

  • All ages and stages of life.
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings and Embracing Oneness, a study by Tony Evans.

Hello! We are Steve and Mal Raynard. The Raynard Life Group is a large, diverse group of married and single 40+yo adults. We look forward to meeting you.

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CRAIG AND BRITTANY HASTINGS

STOUGHTON / MONDAYS AT 7PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Participants are welcome to bring their children
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings

Welcome to the Hastings Life Group!  We have been hosting life group and now leading life group for about 3 years now!  We have an awesome group of people that regularly attend and have become our family more than anything.

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SARAH O’NEIL, BRYCE WILLIAMS

AVON / MONDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • Adults in their 20s
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings and a study on Prayer through the lens of racial reconciliation, the sanctity of human life and the nations.

Our group is full of young adults throughout their 20s. We have a great mix of college students and young working professionals. We find a lot of solidarity in the fact that we all are navigating some big life changes with one another.

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MIKE & LAURIEN BEAN

WESTWOOD / TUESDAYS AT 7:30PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Participants are welcome to bring their children
  • Discussion focus: A study exploring the messy lives of the Corinthians and how the truth of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives.

Hi! We live in Westwood with our three boys – Ashton, Connor and Harry. Our home is a wild and fun place where all are welcome and we would love you to be part of it.

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LINDSAY AND BURT PARKER

AVON / THURSDAY AT 7:00PM

  • Ideal for adults aged 18-35
  • Zoom attendance is an option
  • Discussion focus: A study exploring the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit.

We have been married for six years and currently live in Canton. We have been a part of Grace Church since 2017 when Burt was hired as the Student Director at the Avon location. Lindsay works at Liberty Mutual and attended Grace Church from 2009-2011 before moving out of state for grad school. Burt and Lindsay met at school in Texas and then lived there for four years while Burt was working as the Student Pastor in their local church.  Lindsay grew up in Needham (MA) and Burt is originally from Augusta, Georgia. We have two fur baby cats, Napkin and Contraption, and are currently in the process of adopting our first child-from India! Our vision for Life Group is to raise the bar in terms of spiritual growth through accountability, teaching, and service. 

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JONATAS AND DANIELLE SILVA

STOUGHTON / TUESDAYS AT 7:30PM

  • College age
  • Pet-friendly home
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings

We are a close-knit group of friendly young adults, around mid-twenties.  We encourage one another through typical life stages such as grad school and career moves. 

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GREG AND TRINJA WATSON

RANDOLPH / TUESDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Participants are welcome to bring their children
  • Discussion focus: Embracing Oneness and Breathing Room for Women

We are comprised of both couples and singles, with a wide spiritual range including those who are new in the faith, seasoned in their faith, or currently struggling with their faith, and anything in between. We all consider each other family—even the newest of members! We support each other, pray for each other, share in each other’s pain and celebrate victories together. We are blessed to have the privilege of leading life group for God’s glory.

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SHELTON AND JAIME PERKINS

SHARON / TUESDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • Middle-aged couples
  • Discussion focus: exploring the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit.
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MICHELLE AND CARLOS RODRIGUES

AVON / TUESDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Meeting exclusively on Zoom at this time
  • Discussion focus: exploring the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit.

Our group consists of mostly married couples mixed with some singles.  We all have teen to adult children.

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STEPHEN AND SHELLY PHILLIPS

STOUGHTON / TUESDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings and Embracing Oneness, a study by Tony Evans.

We are a mixture of married and single members, age range 40-60+ with various ethnic representations; males and females; spiritually grounded; open to learning and growing in faith. Easy going, fun loving and down-to-earth believers.

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KERSIE AND JEFF MILLIEN

BROCKTON / TUESDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • All ages and stages of life.
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings

We are a loving couple married for 18+ years. We live in Brockton with our four lovely children. We have attended Grace Church for over 6 years and have a heart for family and marriage. We are involved with Grace Kids and are also leaders in Re/Engage, the marriage ministry at Grace. We love spending time as a family playing board games, watching movies and tv shows together. We are consistently looking for ways to please God and bless others. Life Group has been a blessing to us as leaders and we look forward to sharing the experience with you also.

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AJ AND KATRINA KASTANOTISES

MANSFIELD / TUESDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • All ages and stages of life.
  • Participants are welcome to bring their children
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings and a study exploring the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit.

We have been leading/hosting life groups for over 4 years now. We live in Mansfield, but our group will be meeting virtually on Tuesday evenings at 7:30PM, so you have the freedom of joining from wherever you are:) We enjoy starting each group discussion with icebreaker questions, and one of the things we have learned is most of our group prefers Coke over Pepsi.  Of course, if you do like Pepsi, you are still welcome to join us! 

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MOMS OF LITTLES

AVON / WEDNESDAYS AT 10:00AM & 6:00 PM

  • Mothers with small children
  • Discussion focus: Breathing Room for Moms

In addition to weekly meetings, we also have playground dates and parking lot meet ups at the church.

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SISTERHOOD, HOSTED BY GAIL BROWN

AVON / FRIDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • Women of all ages
  • Meeting via Zoom, with a monthly in-person meet- up at a location of our choosing
  • Discussion focus: Breathing Room for Women

Come join a BRAND NEW group of ladies searching for a life giving community. We’ll grow in faith as we do life together. I have been attending Grace since 2014 and am also one of the kids directors here.  I love good food, conversation, exploring new places, laughter and having fun!! Can’t wait to meet and learn about you!!!

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THE ECKLERS

STOUGHTON / WEDNESDAYS AT 7:00PM

We are comprised of married and single members with many of us Empty Nesters. (Pre-Covid that is!) We have been leaders of a life group for more than 5 years. Some of our members have been with us since we started.  Many in our group have become friends and often socialize outside our group.

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DELSYE MASON AND ROSA DOMINGUEZ

STOUGHTON / WEDNESDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • Women of middle age
  • Discussion focus: A study exploring the messy lives of the Corinthians and how the truth of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives.

We are a group of middle aged women doing life together.  We are single, married, parents of toddlers, teenagers and adults.  We love, support and encourage each other while trying to live a life that is pleasing to God.

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KEITH AND MICHELLE FORD

MEETING VIRTUALLY / THURSDAYS AT 7PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Participants are welcome to bring their children
  • Discussion focus: A study exploring What Happy Couples Know

Keith and Michelle Ford are currently facilitating a life group for members who live in the Stoughton, Brockton and Easton areas.  We have been married almost 15 years (Dec 17th) and have 3 children – Savannah 10, Harmony 7, and Jeremiah 3. We are devoted followers of Christ living this life with the purpose to love, give and serve.  We have been involved with life groups for over 4 years.  Starting January 2020, we began to facilitate a life group with a host family, Cleber and Luci Chavez, who reside in Easton.  As we begin a new season, we will meet virtually on Friday evenings starting at 7pm.  We look forward to having you join our life group.

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KEN KNOTT

AVON / THURSDAYS AT 10:30AM

  • Seniors or third-shift workers
  • Discussion focus: Galatians and how true freedom is found in surrender, not self-dependence
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THE NIGHORNS

RANDOLPH / THURSDAYS AT 6:30PM

This group is open to people of any age or stage of life. Participants in this group are welcome to bring their children.

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Participants are welcome to bring their children
  • Discussion focus: the book Sacred Parenting and a study on the Holy Spirit

We live in Randolph and have a total of 5 kids ages 23 down to 7 and a beagle. We have attended Grace for 10+ years now. We are a small group consisting of single parents and married couples and a lot of interesting life experiences. Our life group meets in person outside our house, weather permitting.

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THE CABRALS

AVON / THURSDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • Married couples with children of all ages
  • Participants are welcomed to bring their children
  • Discussion focus: based on weekend teachings
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We are going to try to have some outdoor fire pit nights!

MEN’S GROUP, HOSTED BY KEN KNOTT

AVON / THURSDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • Men of all ages and stages of life
  • Discussion focus: 7 Challenges Men Encounter

This group is made up of men who are passionate about connecting and growing in their relationship with other men and God.

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THE BEAUFORDS

RANDOLPH / THURSDAYS AT 7:00PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Participants are welcome to bring their children

We have been married for 12 years, we have 3 awesome kids and a crazy dog. We love being outdoors and hanging out with friends. Our life group is a mixture of ages and life stages.

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JACOB AND LINDSAY HART

SOUTH EASTON / FRIDAYS AT 8:00PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Participants are welcome to bring their children
  • Meeting exclusively via Zoom at this time
  • Discussion focus: Prayer, Forgotten God

Our life group consists mostly of families with young children.

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THE MAWHINNEYS

WALPOLE/ FRIDAYS AT 7:30PM

This group is open to people of any age or stage of life.

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CARL AND AGNES ENGMANNS

STOUGHTON / FRIDAYS AT 7:30PM

  • All ages and stages of life
  • Discussion focus: based off the weekend teachings and the book of Galatians.

Our group endeavors to encourage each other in striving to become who God created us to be and to foster a welcoming community

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SISTERS OF FAITH, HOSTED BY HEATHER GLEASON

AVON / WEDNESDAYS AT 6PM

  • Women of all ages and stages of life
  • Discussion focus: Breathing Room for Women and Life, Money, and Hope

I am a single mom of two girls ages 12 and 10. I love games, trivia, hiking, cooking, and musicals. I have been at Grace for 6 years. We are a fun group of ladies who enjoy growing in faith together, sharing life, laughter, and our love for Jesus.

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