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ON RAMPS are entry points into Garfield Memorial Church. Three are short-term small groups (Connect, Bible 101, and Discovery: Ministry by Strengths); the other two are experiences: Team (Volunteering) and Prayer (participating in the ministries of our House of Prayer). The ON RAMPS are a great way to get started here. you may also want to join a Small Group. See below for a description of each of the five ON RAMPS and a form to indicate interest:

DISCOVERY: MINISTRY BY STRENGTHS (5 weeks) - This is one of our most popular On Ramps. This Biblically-grounded short term small group uses the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to discover your “top 5” strengths. This group will help you learn how uniquely and wonderfully you –and others!- are made (Psalm 139). Next session starts TBD with childcare. We'll distribute the books that have the assessment at the first meeting (cost $20). Led by Pastor Chip & Terri Freed and Pastor Terry. Use the form below to sign up or learn more.

CONNECT: EXPLORE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP - This small group experience (5 weeks) will help you understand what it means to be part of the church, how you can grow spiritually, and to learn about - and live into - Garfield's mission, vision, and values. You can join Garfield Memorial at the conclusion of the group if you wish. 

NEXT SESSION STARTS APRIL 22, 6:30-8:00 PM with childcare.

BIBLE 101 - Experience the Bible in a small group atmosphere and gain tools to study God's word. (Six weeks)

TEAM - Join our “team” and volunteer! There are many ways to volunteer, from Children's Ministry to Hospitality to Outreach. Learn about current volunteer opportunities here.

PRAYER - House of Prayer will lead you deeper into the heart of God through prayer. House of Prayer meets via conference call each Monday at 7. Learn more on our House of Prayer page.

MICROCHURCH - It’s a small weekly gathering of diverse people who are glad to see you when you’re there and who miss you when you’re not. Most MicroChurches will gather in-person around a table (to eat and/or play games) in a home, a park, or a restaurant. Learn more on our MicroChurch page

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