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Life Groups

Yes, our Life Groups are continuing to meet virtually while we shelter-in-place! Now, more than ever, people need community - and virtual Life Groups are a great way to get started. To get involved, simply click the "Join a Group" button and we'll reach out to you as soon as possible.

Life Groups are the velcro of the Southwinds Family. Whether you are new or have been attending for a while, Life Groups help you stick around by connecting you to a community where spiritual growth can thrive.

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Life Groups

CARE

CARE - Food Issues (Tuesdays)

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: 13400 West Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

"Taste for Truth" is a journey that offers 30 days of Bible study and hands-on renewing of the mind help. You'll be taking off the lies that make you overeat and putting on the truth that will make you actually want to eat with control. We meet Tuesday nights, 6:30-8. This group is currently meeting over Zoom and will move to the church campus once government regulations allow.

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CARE - Gospel University - Thielen

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

NEXT SESSION BEGINS: February 24, 2021 Gospel University is an interactive training on the foundational issues of Christianity and how to defend them in your conversations with others. We will learn how to answer the most difficult questions, how to answer cults and other religions, and how to effectively share the Gospel with others. Our meeting day has changed back to Wednesday evenings. We will be meeting "In-Person" in the Church Lobby at 6:30 pm.

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CARE - GriefShare (Tuesday Zoom)

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

This 13-week session features videos of grief specialists talking about grief recovery issues, while telling real-life stories of others who have experienced a loss. The companion Participant Guide gives you a daily word of encouragement and comfort from God. We are a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. Healing does not happen over night. Previous members are welcome to join as many sessions as you like. NEXT SESSION BEGINS: February 16, 2021. This group meets on Tuesday evening at 6:30 via Zoom.

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CARE - GriefShare (Wednesday)

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 Middle Rd Tracy, CA 95304

NEXT SESSION BEGINS: March 3, 2021 This 13-week session features videos of grief specialists talking about grief recovery issues, while telling real-life stories of others who have experienced a loss. The companion Participant Guide gives you a daily word of encouragement and comfort from God. We have a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. Grief can be a long process, feel free to take more than on session if you so desire. We meet Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the courtyard between the main office and the Worship Center (the building with the word "Welcome" on it). Social distancing observed. Masks strongly recommended. Please bring your own chair.

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CARE - Living Grace

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

This is a support group for the Southwinds family, friends and surrounding community. We study, share and help each other and the ones we love through anxiety and depression. We are Trading Silence for Hope and support mental health! We welcome new and returning members. Our group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We are currently meeting over Zoom and will return to the church campus once government regulations allow. POST COVID RESTRICTIONS: We will meet in the Children's Worship Room in Children's Ministry, and childcare is available, free of charge. The cost of the workbook is $20. Join us and watch lives change!

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CARE - MarriageCARE

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: Zoom Tracy, CA 95304

Couples today are not prepared for all—the good and bad—that may happen in marriage. Are you prepared? Through The Seven Rings of Marriage, readers gain a deeper appreciation of what marriage is, and get a clear picture of what may lie ahead in their marriage. Diligently go about making your marriage everything you and your spouse hoped for, and more! The seven rings are: • Ring #1—Engagement RING • Ring #2—Wedding RING • Ring #3—DiscoveRING • Ring #4—PerseveRING • Ring #5—RestoRING • Ring #6—ProspeRING • Ring #7—MentoRING This group is meeting over Zoom and will move to the church campus once government regulations allow.

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CARE - Pregnancy & Infant Loss

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 West Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

Join us for a compassionate study for those recovering from a miscarriage, stillborn birth, or loss of a young infant. We experienced a stillbirth at 20-weeks. We will be studying Anchored by Erin Cushman, available on Amazon. This group is currently meeting in Rubinos' backyard (with COVID regulations observed!) and may move to the church campus once government regulations allow. While meeting at the house, childcare is not provided, but your kids are welcome to come and hang out. Once on campus, free childcare is provided.

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CARE - Sexual Assault

    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

START DATE: TBD Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart takes an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Now with its companion workbook, survivors can work through the complex issues of sexual abuse in a concrete way by following a step-by-step process towards healing.

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Celebrate Recovery

CR - The Landing

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 13400 West Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

A Christ-Centered program to help minister to teenagers who struggle with life-controlling hurts, hang-ups and habits. The lessons deliver hope-filled truths and real life strategies for giving young people the tools for making wise choices and developing healthy patterns for living.

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First Responders

Specialty Group - First Responders (Sasser)

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 4000 block of Canal Blvd. Tracy, CA 95304

Open to all First Responders, no matter what stage or place you serve. Our group is made up of married and single members. We are currently following the Sermon Based Questions. Bring your Bible, your sermon notes and let's unpack the message together. We are building a community and family of First Responders who come together in God's word for support and continual growth as a Christ Follower. We meet on Monday evenings in Tracy from 5:30p - 7:00p for fellowship. We begin & end promptly. There is no childcare available at this time.

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General (All Ages & Stages)

General - Living from the Unseen - Corbett

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

A continuation of the 30 60 100 Fold Blessing study. Living From The Unseen study intent: For you to see your life through the lens of BODY, SOUL, SPIRIT. For you to know which realm you are pully from. Then adjust your thinking, how you react, how you view your circumstances through that realm. Then live from that realm which is of your choosing - 30, 60 or 100 Fold blessings.

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Married

Married - The Book of Titus - Zelmer

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: (1600 block) Southbrook Street Tracy, CA 95377

In this Book of the Bible series, Chip Ingram unpacks the book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God's favor, but as a result of God's favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world. We meet in person (social distancing) every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm in northwest Tracy.

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Married - The Starfish Movement - Orino

When: Sunday, Afternoon    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

The "Starfish Movement" will show you how to fully engage with the original Movement that Jesus launched. This movement was designed to include, engage and inspire. However, somewhere along the way, Christian leaders began imitating the leaders who went before them instead of imitating Jesus. As a result, most never experienced the power of the unstoppable mission of Jesus. The Starfish Movement addresses practical issues and give a clear step by step process for how to engage with the unstoppable mission of Jesus. Our group meets Sunday afternoons at 1pm in person (social distancing in place).

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Men's Group

Men - Greater Than - Villaluna

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

In the "Greater Than" study, Francis Chan walks us through his own difficult childhood to help us understand that God is greater than any pain, sin or hardship that we might encounter in this life. Watch the videos and follow along with the study guide, and you too will realize that God is greater than any obstacle standing in your way. We will continue to meet on Tuesday evenings at 7pm via Zoom. Please contact me at my cell: 707-580-3116.

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Men - The Book of Colossians - McNely

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us. In this 8-session series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world. This group meets Monday evenings at 7:00 via Zoom.

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Men - Willing to Believe - Landeros

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (2700 block) Annette Court Tracy, CA 95304

What does an individual contribute to his or her own salvation? Does God wait on the doorsteps of our hearts, quietly hoping to be let in when we decide to open the door? Or does he call us and pursue us in a way we can't resist? The debate between the irresistible call of God and a human being's free will has raged for centuries. So what is the answer? And why does it matter? In Willing to Believe, R. C. Sproul uncovers issues that provoked the Reformation and revived the controversy between Pelagius and Augustine. We meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7-8:15 pm sharp!

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Specialty Groups

Specialty Group - Engage - Ulloa

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

Raising children in a tech-obsessed social media world is tough. What limits do you put on it? Is it safe? Why can't kids just put their phones down? Engage is a five-lesson, practical course hosted by Kirk Cameron that will help you navigate parenting in a social media age. Packed with expert interviews, a hands-on study and resource guide, it's the ultimate tool for not just surviving but thriving as a parent in today's culture and engaging your children on such a crucial topic. Our group meets on Wednesday's at 6:30 on Zoom.

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Women's Group

Women - 2 Samuel - Bronson

When: Monday, Morning    Where: 2578 Pebble Creek Court Tracy, CA 95377

David is known as Israel's greatest king, but he was not a super-hero. He had to fight many battles to establish his throne, and when he did become king, he committed murder, adultery, and brought disaster on his family. He was a man with human failings and far from perfect, yet he was also a man after God's own heart. David depended on God's grace for forgiveness when he stumbled—the same grace that is available to us today. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at the historical period beginning with David's struggle to establish his throne, continuing through his sin and repentance, and concluding with the tragic rebellion of his son Absalom. Our group meets Monday's, 9:30am via Zoom.

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Women - Anxious for Nothing - Swanger

When: Thursday, Morning    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

We all encounter anxiety, but we don't have to let worry and fear control our lives. Anxious for Nothing, by author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am. We meet in person (social distancing) on the campus in front of the Worship Center.

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Women - Matchless - Costa

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

We are finishing up our Study of Joseph and will be beginning the book of Matchless - The Life and Love of Jesus. Who is Jesus? Why did He come to earth? How can I know Him? We live in a world where there's a lot of confusion about Jesus. Too often people want to shape Him and His message to fit their personal needs or agendas. So how can we know the truth? Join author Angie Smith in this 8-session search for truth as she unfolds the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message. Our women's group meets on Mondays at 6:30pm via Zoom.

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Women: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World- Roll

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

Often we feel as if we're not doing enough. Then we feel guilty because we're supposed to be having quiet times with God too—but when we try to slow down, our hearts and minds are still busy. The story of Mary and Martha offers us guidance as well as grace in this tension. It's a story of two sisters. It's a story for each of us. Please feel free to join us. We meet on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm over Zoom.

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Young Adults-Launch(18-30)

Young Marrieds

Young Married - Building a Better Marriage -Zelmer

When: Monday, Evening    Where: (1300 block) Bessie Ave Tracy, CA 95376

Everyone wants their marriage to be fruitful and full of joy, but it's a lot harder to get there than most people think. What does it take to build a godly marriage? Join pastors Earl and Oneka McClellan as they share principles from Scripture and lessons from over twenty years of marriage. In this six-session series, they invite you to explore God's blueprint for building a healthy marriage through trust, honesty, service, love, and God's Word. This group is for Young Married Couples. Join us Mondays at 7pm via Zoom.

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