Interest Groups

Interest Groups

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MBIC Interest Groups provide opportunities for our church family to better connect with each other and those outside MBIC.

Interest Groups are gatherings of people who come together based on shared interests (i.e. golf, motorcycle riding, crafts, hiking, dog-walking, trail-running, knitting, etc). The possibilities are endless, but the purpose of these groups is connection.

PLEASE NOTE:  MBIC is not providing oversight to interest group gatherings.  Thus, we have no involvement in ensuring participant safety as you take part in any activity that you choose.  To that end, we encourage you to consider the safety of these activities like you would for any activity outside of MBIC. 

Women’s Gardening

Who: Women and children
Facilitator: Carren Weidler

Description

A group for women who are fans of gardening, including vegetable gardening. Group is open to all gardeners – beginners through masters! Group will tour local gardens, or our own! Group could attend local events together to learn more. We can also have work parties where we help one another in their gardens. Children are invited as well!

Dog Walking

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Gail Steinweg

Description

Those individuals who are interested in getting together in the evening to walk their dog(s) for about an hour. 

Gardening

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Carol Huber

Description

Gardening… all types. Flowers – annuals, perennials, ornamental shrubs, herbs, miniature gardens. Would be looking for a group who desires to be involved, hands-on and share knowledge and ideas. Possibility of “field trip” to local greenhouses.

Trail Running

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Brian Thomas

Description

Running on trails. Meeting at Pumping Station parking lot.

Martial Arts

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Bill Auer

Description

Learning fundamentals of Okinawan karate, basic escapes, strength of attitude, and fun. All ages, all strength levels, The only requirement is an “I really want to try” attitude!

Mountain Biking

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Ryan Gerlach

Description

Recreational mountain biking in the Mt. Gretna, Camp Mack and Hershey area for all skill levels. Once a month on Saturdays at 8:00am. Mountain bike & helmet required.

Basketball

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Ed Engelbert

Description

Fun and exercise in one – playing basketball. Every Tuesday night, 7pm in the MBIC Gym.

Ultimate Frisbee

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Ryan Shenk

Description

Most Sundays at 2pm. Contact to be added to the schedule update list. Soccer field across the street from the church (between MBIC and Doe Run Elementary).

We are looking for 2019/2020 Small Group HOSTS! Would you consider HOSTing a Home Group or Interest Group?