We all need people in our lives who can give us advice, help us through hard times, laugh with us, and help us grow.

Groups are a great way for you to become connected with other believers in our church and find community. Groups are simply smaller groups of people who do life together outside of church.

So how do you find a Group? At Bedford Alliance, we have several open Groups that you can join at any time without needing to sign up. Browse our open Groups below!

Young Married Couples

Marriage is never easy, but it’s harder going through it without support. This group is for young married couples who are looking for a community where they can share the struggles and successes of this new stage of life.

This group is designed for people ages 20-30 who have been married for five years or less. Couples both with and without kids are welcome, but childcare is not provided. Engaged couples are welcome as well.

Leader: Brian and Rachel Pearch
When: Wednesdays (begins November 28)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Leaders’ house (Ida, MI) (contact for location)


Ladies’ Book Club

Attention all book lovers! This group is for women of all ages who love reading and book discussion. This low-commitment group meets once every-other month. You can come every time the group meets or only when the book is of interest to you. Sometimes the books are novels, sometimes they’re non-fiction. Please read the book before we meet so you are prepared to participate. Join us for snacks, book discussion, and community!

Leader: Amy Corron
When: Monday January 21
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lambertville, MI (contact leader for location)
Book: The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford


Quilting Ministry

Are you a quilter or would you like to learn to be? This group quilts for a cause! The Catherine Cobb Safe House is an emergency shelter for women and children in abusive situations. During these tumultuous times, having a personal item to hold on to can provide a sense of comfort. The quilting ministry will be making quilts to give to those at this shelter. Join us to make a difference!

*Must have and bring your own sewing machine

Leader: Cheryl Smith
When: Thursdays every other week – contact leader to determine if group is meeting
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Community Room (park on north side; enter Door D – View Map)



Grief can be suffocating. Whether you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found many people don’t understand the deep hurt you feel. Sometimes it’s hard to find any optimism about the future.

GriefShare is a support group for those going through the grieving process. Each week, the GriefShare group will watch a video featuring top experts on grief and recovery. After the video, you and the other group members along with your group leader will spend time talking as a support group, discussing what was presented in the video and what’s going on in your lives.

Join this group if you’re struggling with grief and need the support of those who are going through the same pain.

Leaders: Ron and Donna Blair
When: Tuesdays (begins October 2)
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: VIP Room (park on north side; enter North Main Doors – View Map)


“He Brews” Bible Study and Coffee

This women’s study will take a closer look at the book of Hebrews while enjoying some delicious brew. Even if you’re not familiar with this book of the Bible, join us to experience the three essential “C”s: community, conversation, and coffee. Open to women of all ages and life stages.

Leader: Nikki Knapp
When: Thursdays – resuming in January 2019
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Coffee House (park on north side; enter North Main Doors – View Map)


Men’s Bible Study

This laid back atmosphere is a place for men to hang out, talk about life, apply the Bible, pray for and encourage each other to take steps of faith. Open to men 18 and older.

Leader: Larry Nelson
When: Wednesdays (begins October 10)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Coffee House (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)


Summit for Retirees

Summit is a group for people in the same stage of life – retired. Every week, we spend time watching videos from a series called “That the World May Know.” These illuminating faith lessons afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. After the video, we spend time in discussion as a group.

Aside from these weekly discussion times, we also have regular lunches and events outside of the church. Retirement doesn’t mean stopping!

Leaders: Gary and Cheryl Meinhart
When: Tuesdays
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Connect Room (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)


Prayer Team

Prayer is powerful. It is through prayer that our personal relationship with God grows. Through prayer, we partner with God to establish His will. Prayer is engaging, exciting, and rewarding.

Our prayer team meets together to lift up requests within the church and from around the world. Wherever you are in your personal prayer life, God wants to take you higher!

Leaders: Bob and Eunice Wilkinson
When: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00-8:15 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Prayer Room (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)