FMC has two types of house groups. Encounter Groups meet primarily for Bible study and spiritual growth, while House Fellowships have a more social orientation. Programmes vary but generally include outings, picnics, guest speakers and occasional Bible studies.
Most House Fellowship groups meet monthly.
Avondale meets at 8.00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
Calthorpe Park meets at 2.00-4.00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Canalway meets at 2.00-4.00pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month (tbc)
Church Crookham meets at 2.30-4.00pm on 2nd Friday of each month
Corringway usually meets at 10.30am-12.00pm on 3rd Monday of each month
Dinorben meets at 8.00pm on 1st Friday of each month (exc. Aug & Dec)
Pondtail (time and date tbc)
Connections is a social gathering of 30+ year olds (some more + than others!), who meet once a month for fellowship, and usually for food! With a mixture of sedentary and more active events, everyone is welcome.
Connections Plus is an informal social group which follows on, age-wise, from Connections. We usually have six meetings a year, either in members' homes or at arranged venues and, again, often involving food!
Ladies' Night takes place every other Monday (typically the 2nd and 4th Monday in each month) between 8.00 & 9.15pm. Meetings typically include a talk or demonstration from a visiting speaker, or an 'in-house' evening of entertainment, finishing with refreshments. Despite the name, we would like to think that all our groups are open to everyone, ladies and gentlemen!!
Wednesday Afternoon Fellowship
The Wednesday Afternoon Fellowship caters mainly for those who are retired. We meet on Wednesdays during school term for tea and a chat, and a talk from a guest speaker. Subjects vary from holidays to nature, from music to poetry, from sacred to 'secular' and from the serious to the decidedly light-hearted.
LOTS (Ladies Out Together Socialising) is a social evening for ladies, whether you are new to church or a longstanding member. We want to reach out beyond the church walls, offering friendship and company in a relaxed atmosphere.
Come and join us on the third Friday of each month at 7.30pm for fellowship and a meal together. We meet at various restaurants across the local area, suiting a range of culinary preferences.
For the more adventurous, we have in the past arranged some active events during the summer, including clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, a sponsored bike ride and a trip to 'Go Ape!'
BOTS (Boys On Tour Socialising) is our social and support group for all men connected with the church, whether they regularly attend or not. We meet to share food, socialise, relax and talk, build relationships and above all to have fun! Meetings are on the first Friday of every month, typically at a local restaurant.