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When do you meet?
Our morning group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30am - 11:30am. Drop off for childcare begins at 9:15am. Our evening group meets every other week on Wednesday evenings 7pm-8:30pm in a group member's home. No childcare is provided for evening meetings. We also have a number of social events throughout the year that you can attend even if you do not attend meetings.
What content will be discussed?
Please see our Current Study page for more information on what we are currently studying. If you would like to join us for morning meetings, evening meetings, or social events, please take a moment to message us in the box below so we can help you get connected to our group! You can also Register Online.
Do you meet year-round?
We meet regularly on a "school schedule," from early September through late May, taking breaks over major holidays. We also have summer park days and a Summer Study for those new to town. Message us below for more information and we can provide you with a registration link if you are interested in the summer study.
Are there any other events beside the Wednesday morning/evening Bible Studies?
There are play dates at local parks (when the weather permits), ladies' nights, and family events throughout the year. These events will be posted in the Side By Side Grand Rapids newsletter which you can sign up to receive by messaging us in the box below.
Do you have dues? Do you charge for childcare?
We do not have any annual dues. We do charge a minimal fee for childcare. We have excellent adult women and some young adult childcare workers.
What will my children do while at Side By Side?
While in the hands of our experienced adult childcare ladies, our babies enjoy being cuddled, rocked & sung to. Preschool/Young 5s aged children enjoy hearing Bible stories, making crafts, eating a snack and playing together.
I have an infant who is too small to go in with the other babies/children. Can s/he stay with me during the Bible Study?
Of course...and we will probably offer to hold your little one for you!
What if there's a blizzard on Wednesday morning?
In the case of inclement winter weather, Side By Side will not meet if the Forest Hills Public School District is closed.
I'm not sure I can make it every week. Is that a problem?
Not at all! While we love to have regular attendance, we completely understand that balancing schedules can be hectic. Come as often as you can, and we'll be happy to see you!
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