Growth Groups are communities of 8-15 people who gather to encourage each other, grow spiritually, and serve together. 

   “Two people are better together than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls,
other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”

(Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)


 Sunday Morning Group
Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.

Everyone is invited to this Bible study exploring the big picture of God’s redemptive story in Scripture. Childcare is provided! Contact Phil & Lorena Zahradnik: email link

Chinese Sunday Growth Groups
Sundays @ 11:30 a.m.

The Chinese Ministry gathers for lunch to discuss the sermon followed by Bible studies. Contact Chung & Rebecca Hsu: email link

Women’s Growth Group
Sundays @ 12:30 p.m.

Are you looking for a diverse community of women filled with support? We explore what the Bible says about topics especially meaningful for women. Contact Evie Hopkins: email link

Prayer Warriors
Sundays @ 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to this prayer gathering to worship together, share praises, pray for each other and intercede for FBC’s mission partners around the world. Call Ron Loescher: 413-253-9728.

African Community
Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.

The African Community gathers twice a semester to celebrate together, share delicious meals, and build friendships. To learn more contact Lucy Mule: email link

Search the Scriptures
Mondays @ 6:30 p.m.

Search the Scriptures welcomes people of all ages seeking to dig deeper into the Bible among a supportive community. To learn more contact Sue Dierks: email link

Northern Growth Group
Tuesdays @ 6:45 p.m.

Do you live in North Amherst or a town north of the church? This Bible study is forming closer to home! We will meet twice a month in South Deerfield. Contact Bill & Jeanne Morris: email link

Women’s Morning Group
Tuesdays @ 9:00 a.m

This community of mostly moms of young children gathers to drink lots of coffee, support each other, and learn Bible wisdom. Childcare provided. Contact Lexie Mullins:  email link 

Young Adult Fellowship
Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

These young adults and grad students gather to encourage each other, explore Bible themes relevant to our lives, and pray for each other. Contact Cheng: email link

Chinese Friday Night Group
Fridays @ 6:00 p.m.

The Chinese community starts the weekend with dinner together followed by worship songs and small group Bible study classes. Contact Pastor Lily Soh: email link

Band of Brothers
Saturdays @ 7:00 a.m.

Band of Brothers are men helping each other to honor God as husbands, fathers, friends, employees, etc. We choose Bible books to discuss and pray for each other. Contact Jerry Gates: email link

Living Faith Group
Saturdays @ 10:15 a.m.

This diverse group from many nations gathers to sing hymns, explore how the Bible applies to daily life, and pray together. Contact Tina Kurian & Deepu Thomas: email link



Amherst College Growth Group 
Fridays @ 5:00 pm

Amherst students gather in Chapin Lounge to build community centered in Christ and explore how the Gospel speaks into our lives. Contact Daniel Chung: email link

Mount Holyoke College Group
Thursdays @ 7:15 pm

The Moho women celebrate God’s transforming love and study how Jesus shapes our lives. We meet each week in Mandelles B10. To learn more contact Katy Gore: email link

Smith College Growth Group
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm

Smith women are invited to get together at Helen Hills Chapel to delve into God’s Word and wrestle with how faith guides our lives. Contact Jamie: email link or Whitney: email link

UMass Growth Group
Thursdays @ 7:30 pm

UMass students are invited to gather at the Isenberg Atrium to study the Bible and encourage each other navigating life in college. Contact Emily: email link or Sung-Bin: email link or Dylan: email link