Small Groups

Small Groups

Arcata First Baptist Church believes that the Kingdom of God flows out of relationships. We also believe that relationships are best formed and developed in a small group setting. Our church offers a variety of different small group opportunities ranging from fellowship groups, prayer groups, home groups and affinity groups that will help you get better connected relationally. We also have a small group close to you, with groups located in Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, Bayside, and Fortuna. Morning and evening groups are also available. For more information about our Small Group ministry please contact the Church office at 822-0367. Our Small Group Director is Charles McCann.

Below is a list of the various small groups that are presently available at AFBC:



Monday’s 7:00 p.m.
Church and Community Prayer – Meets in the Fireplace Room at church

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Led by Jed Hassler – 826-1309 ~ Meets at Sandra Vanden Plas’s home – 822-3955 ~ On break until further notice

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                            Women’s Bible Study in the Fireplace room at church.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:00p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prodigal Prayer Group – Call Linda Long at the church for location.

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
Women’s Study – Meets in the Fireplace room at church, following the Study there is a time of prayer

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Led by Larry & Brooke Fox – 822-5539
Meets on a rotating basis in the members’ homes (Arcata, McKinleyville, Bayside)

Saturday’s, 8:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Men’s Prayer Meeting – in the Fireplace room at church.

2nd Saturday of the Month 8:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                              Corporate Prayer meets in the Fireplace room at church

Sunday’s, 9:00 a.m.
Adult Bible Study meets in the Fireplace room at church

Acts of Prayer meets in the Conference Room

Breakfast for a Buck – Solid Rock – meets in the Lighthouse Room

Jr. High and High School Bible meets in the Upper Room of the Gym, 2nd Sunday of the month.


Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Led by Bruce Campbell and Tom Trepiak ~ Will meet every 2nd Monday of each month


Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Led by Michael Gent ~ Call Michael for more information


Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mission’s Prayer Group at the home of Els Woodke

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Led by Harlan Lawler. Meets at Harlan and Robin’s home

Thursday Mornings, 10:00 a.m.
Men’s Coffee Group – Eureka Natural Foods in McKinleyville