…where everybody knows my name…

“I wanna go where everybody knows my name…..”

 Do you remember the line of that song from the old TV show,  Cheers”?

 One of the best places for that feeling of “community” to happen, is in the midst of a small group …and there are tons of types of groups to go around.

 My current group is an affinity group for those moms and children blessed by adoption.  (OK…basically we play and talk…but isn’t that kind of what moms and kids like to do?)

 “Is small group today?” my kids ask on Saturdays, and then get a bit pouty if it is not.  They look forward to going to the group as much as I do. 

 They now have a set of friends with whom they play, look forward to seeing at church, and with whom they spend birthdays.  This all started because we go to the same small group.  (And now we do all know each other’s names-like the line in the song says.)

 There is something to be said for attending small groups and sharing life together…….something very good that is.

 I want to encourage you to find a small group that fits you.  There will be a small group fair at church this weekend between services where you can see lots of options.



Author: Thora Anderson

Pastor, wife, daughter, sister, friend, Recovering worrier, Thinker, Mother of two teenagers. I've been in ministry for over 30 years and count that as huge success.

One thought on “…where everybody knows my name…”

  1. This is absolute truth. In our group, we do life together, which is church. We love each other, we minister to and encourage one another. We lift up the Lord and worship Him together. We have communion together. We pray for one another. We meet practical needs at times. We eat 🙂 , play games, and share Holidays together.
    I am praying for God to speak truth into the heart of anyone not currently involved in a small group. Small Groups Rock!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *