Sterling Mennonite Fellowship

Care Groups

Care Groups


Long Term Care Groups

Care groups are a vital part of Sterling's ministry. Care groups are small groups of people who commit to meet together on a regular basis. This is a chance to study the Bible, share about life, and pray for one another. There are a variety of groups that meet on different days and at different frequencies.

Are you interested in joining a care group or want more information? Please contact us.

Short Term Care Groups

The Sterling Book Club (October 25 - December 6)

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The purpose of this book study is to come together as a small group to read and discuss a book about theology, faith and life. Join us for a fascinating study together as we meet to discuss what we have read. We will meet 4 times over 8 weeks to ask each other questions, enter into dialogue, and challenge one another in faith. Please contact Moses Falco for more information or if you would like to join ( 

The book we will study:
The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom
by Jamie Arpin-Ricci, InterVarsity Press, 2011. See Moses' review here.

Moses has copies of this book available for $10 each. Please contact him if you would like one. You can also borrow or buy this book at CommonWord (located on the campus of Canadian Mennonite University) or

We will meet four Wednesdays, 7-9pm, at Moses and Jessica’s house, 600 Rosedale Ave.
October 25 - Discussing from the forward - chapter 3 (p.9-64)
November 8 - Discussing chapters 4-6 (p.65-112)
November 22 - Discussing chapters 7-9 (p.113-164)
December 6 - An evening with author Jamie Arpin-Ricci, discussing chapter 10 - the conclusion (p.165-220)

Things to Ponder:
As you read this book feel free to highlight, make notes and write down questions you have. If it helps, use these questions to guide your reflection:

  1. Which parts of the book resonate with you? Which parts did you like?
  2. Which parts of the book did not resonate with you? Which parts did you not like?
  3. Which parts of the book did you not understand? What questions do you have?
  4. Which parts of the book teach you something about God?
  5. Which parts of the book can you apply in your daily life?