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. 

Fall 2019 Interest Groups

Ladies Game Night

Who: Women
Facilitator: Lindsey Faro & Brittney Cutarelli

Description

Ladies game night! We meet the first Tuesday of every month. Join us for a time of fellowship with other ladies who enjoy a good night of fun playing games together! 

Karate Training

Who: Any age, strength, or level.
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!

Learn & Play Pinochle

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Paul & Andy Sleek

Description

Pinochle – double-deck (card game) – looking for anyone interested in playing pinochle or learning how to play. Pinochle is a classic four-player game developed in the US, and it is still one of the country’s most popular games. It primarily consists of bidding per prescribed meld (card) points and taking tricks (card point value). Primarily looking to start in October/November time frame over the winter months. Would plan on meetings at the church in the evening for now but could go to days in the future.

Basketball

Who: Men
Facilitator: Jason Redcay

Description

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

Cultural & Regional Cooking

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Carolina Auer

Description

A cultural/regional cooking group. Interacting and learning new recipes as we talk about our upbringing/culture. Each time we will meet, a different host will cook/eat and teach in their own style.

Trail Running

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Ryan Gerlach

Description

Running on trails. Meeting at Pumping Station parking lot.

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).

Shutterbugs (Photography)

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Bill Reilly

Description

This will be a group exercise in different types of photography. Scenic, portrait, actions, stills, whatever people would like to do. The first meeting will be at the church on a Saturday morning to get a feel for different experience levels and interests. It would be great to have access to a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera, but not required. 

Knitting & Crocheting

Who: Anyone
Facilitator: Doris Herr & Fannie Sue Martin

Description

Open to anyone interested in learning to knit on a loom or crocheting. Open also for those who already knit or crochet and want the interaction of a group.