“Church is a place to belong, not a place to go – and a Small Group is the place to start.”

                                                                -Small Group Member

Small Groups are gatherings of 3-12 people who meet regularly for connection, growth, and community with others. They provide a place to fit-in and build relationships. Small Groups provide an environment where members encourage and support each other, laugh and listen, discuss challenges and pray about them, and grow together in their understanding of God.

Authentic community and friendship was a high-priority of the early church.  People were known and cared for by each other.  They served each other.  Prayed for each other.  Community was life-changing!  We believe this kind of community can and should exist in the church today.  The average person in America only has 2 people they can confide in.  Some people have no one they can confide in. Small Groups build community!

But healthy community doesn’t happen automatically.  Healthy community happens when ordinary people are committed to each other around biblical values:

Learning: An opportunity to study God’s word, and a commitment to each other to grow and transform as followers of Christ.

Intimacy: Developing honest, authentic community, by caring for one another, and encouraging each other through the natural ebb and flow of life.

Fun: People who laugh, play and celebrate life together.

Extending: Serving together to extend the love of Christ in local towns and communities around the South Shore.

In other words, community happens by doing “LIFE” together.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another.

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Some FAQ’s About Small Groups

When & Where Do Small Groups Meet?

Some of our groups meet together online, some meet in person, and some are meeting in person with members tuning in via Zoom.  

Are Small Groups for men, women or both?

There are Small Groups for men, women as well as coed.  Whichever your preference, we have a group for you. 

What do you do in Small groups?

Small groups meetings are structured around a simple format:  social time, study time, sharing time, and prayer time.  

What do you study in Small Groups?

All groups have a time of focused study when they meet.  This may be a book study, a Bible Study, a DVD Curriculum or campaign.  All curriculum is Biblical and theologically sound.

Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study

North River Church 334 Old Oak St, Pembroke, MA, United States

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Gather: A Small Group for Families with Children

Gather is a small group for families with children who are infants up through 5th grade. It is a place to connect with other parents in the same stage of life, learn about the Bible together, grow in faith together, and share a meal! Children...


North River Church 334 Old Oak St, Pembroke, MA, United States

We will be holding Baptisms on Sunday, October 15th. If you have thought about going public in your faith through baptism, please contact Pastors Paul, Todd, or Kristie, or Click HERE to let us know.

Become – 201 Class

North River Church 334 Old Oak St, Pembroke, MA, United States

The Become-201 class will provide you with foundational skills helpful in growing in your relationship with Jesus. In this class you will explore four healthy habits every Christian needs to grow in the process of becoming more like Jesus. Belong- 101 is a prerequisite to...

Build God’s Kingdom – Class 401

North River Church 334 Old Oak St, Pembroke, MA, United States

The Build-401 class will help you begin the journey of discovering your mission in the world,  and how to be an effective messenger of God’s Good News by using your time, talents and treasure wherever God’s mission takes you as an ambassador in the world.  Belong-101...

Event Series Connecting Point

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North River Church 334 Old Oak St, Pembroke, MA, United States

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North River Church 334 Old Oak St, Pembroke, MA, United States

Mentoring designed for men Journey with us in these unique 9- month men’s small groups. Advance your relationship with God.  Advance your life and leadership skills.  Cost Includes:   •Very Flexible Scheduling   •Meets once a month   •New Study Material    •Kickoff event and...