Small Groups: CORE

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What is CORE?

CORE groups are a way for people to intentionally practice their faith and to do so in community. In CORE, we gather small groups of people together to reflect on God in our lives and to live out our faith in service to others, a practice which is deeply rooted in Methodist traditions. Each group signs an agreement stating their shared values, shared practices, and shared leadership.

When Can I Join CORE?
CORE Groups meet the following days and times:
  • Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Soul Train: Meets at various homes in the area and is open to all.
  • Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Jim’s Rebels (older adults): This group of older adults focuses on United Methodist authors like Mike Slaughter and Adam Hamilton. It meets weekly at someone’s home in Bothell. This group is currently full.
  • Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., The Golden Girls (older adults): This group of older adults explores devotional readings each week at The Sequoias in Kenmore. This group is currently full.
  • Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday Evening CORE (multigenerational): This is a multigenerational group with ages from young adults to retirees. Our focus is on book studies that span various religious perspectives that help us explore Methodism, Christianity, and other traditions. We seek to find how God is working in us and the world today. For the fall session we will be reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis and have openings for some additional folks. We meet weekly at someone’s home near Thrasher’s Corner on Bothell-Everett Highway.
  • Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m., Face to Faith (multigenerational): This diverse group shares personal experiences, discusses sermons and current events. The group meets weekly at a home in the Westhill neighborhood of Bothell. It is currently all women but welcomes men as well. This group is currently full.
  • Fridays, 9-11 a.m., CORE Parent/Child Group: Meets every Friday from 9-11 a.m. in the church nursery. This group of parents, with children 2 years and under, will meet to empower and encourage new parents spiritually through fellowship and education.
  • Fridays, 6-8 p.m., Bayanihan (largely Filipino/a): This group’s name means “Helping Hands” and it includes deep study and amazing food. The location rotates among different members’ houses in the Northshore area. This group is currently full.
  • Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m., Social Justice group (multigenerational): This is a new group meeting every other Saturday at the church or a Bothell home. This group is especially interested in faith's connection to matters of social justice.
  • Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m., North Kirkland group (multigenerational): In this group, in-depth study of the Bible and faith based literature combines with breakfast and lively conversation. The group meets every other Saturday in a home in the North Kirkland area but includes members from Redmond and welcomes members from any area.
  • Sundays, 5:45-7:15 p.m., Sunday CORE (parents): This group of parents meets weekly in the church lounge; childcare can be provided if needed. The group has sometimes focused on films and spirituality. It has also used Bible texts, books, and sermon topics as means for generating discussion and sharing life experiences.
  • Young Adult CORE, New Group Forming (ages 18-30): A new group for young adults 18 - 30 years old will select their meeting day and time based on the needs/preference of participants.

At the beginning of each trimester, groups will covenant with each other for that series of weeks.

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Can I Lead or Start a CORE Group

Yes! People are often called into leadership both individually and from within existing groups. One or two people from each group need to go through Leadership Training. Email your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..