Friendships are one of the most rewarding aspects of life. East Woods Community Groups bring people with mutual interests together in an informal setting. 

Establish closer relationships with those you know or meet new friends. It's an easy way to introduce friends to East Woods.Come join the fun!

Have Questions? Interested in something different?  

Contact Peggy McNees.  

Our Community Groups

  • Climbing Your Family Tree

    Genealogy is a hobby that can last a lifetime. It can be done from home, at family reunions or on trips visiting places you or your family used to live. Beginners will learn how to get started, how to record and document your finds, and some of the pitfalls to avoid.  People already searching for ancestors can share their sources and tips and discuss their "brick walls".  

    Hosted by Chris Eddy

    When: First Wednesday each month

    Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

    Location: East Woods Church, Maple Room

  • Genesis Photography club

    Part educational, part fellowship, and all about photography, this community group is open to anyone interested in the art of photography. We will share photos, explore ways to take our photography to the next level, create exhibits, preserve old family photos, and take field trips together. 

    ** On hiatus for the summer - we'll resume in the fall! **


    Hosted by Dennis Fisher

    When: Second Tuesday each month

    Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM

    Location:  East Woods Church, Maple Room

  • Girlfriends' Gathering

    Do you want to hang out with some very cool people and get to know each other better? Then come to our "Girlfriends Gathering." The girlfriends gather in individual homes and take turns co-hosting. Location and individual hosts will change. Watch this website or find out at service when and where. Gatherings occur periodically with the goal of getting to know each other and having some fun.  


    Please email us to receive location for our next event. 

    And bring a girlfriend with you!

  • men's Breakfast

    Meet at the church for some bacon and other breakfast foods, along with a cup of coffee, and join a group of men for some convivial conversation and fellowship. Often, there is a devotional that focuses discussion or it may be free ranging. This is an ongoing monthly event. 


    Hosted by Tom Koecher

    Prepared by Ron Prestwood

    When: Second Saturday each month

    Time: 8:00AM - 9:30AM

    Location: EWPC Fellowship Hall

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Join us for conversation and a fun time knitting and crocheting prayer shawls for those in need. Learn more.

    No experience necessary – we’ll show you how! 

    Hosted by Alta McLaughlin and Conni Pfeifer

    When: Second & third Thursday each month

    Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

    Location: East Woods Church

  • Theology Book Club

    This book club explores Christian writings on a number of topics. Learn more.

    Hosted by: Marcia Christian, John Weaver, and others.

    When:  Second & Fourth Sundays each month   

    Time: 2:30PM. – 4:00PM

    Zoom Link:  Contact Ronda Peterson

  • Walkers & Talkers

    Walking with others doesn’t feel like exercise! Join us for 2-5 mile walks - locations vary. 

    Sound like fun? Send an email to Peggy and we'll add you to the distribution for walk announcements and updates. If it’s too rainy, walks may be cancelled but we’ll keep you posted via email. 

    You should be able to walk a mile in 20 minutes. Expect some hills and gradients (ok a bit of exercise). Bring water and a snack if needed.

    Looking forward to seeing you on our walks! 

    Hosted by Peggy McNees & others

    When: First & third Saturday each month

    Time: 9:45AM

    Location:  Varies. Email Peggy by the preceding Thursday to be notified of details.

  • Women's Bible Study

    Bring your lunch and join us every second Thursday at 10:00AM at the church as we gather around the Presbyterian study, 

    "Sacred Encounters: The Power & Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts" by Olive Mahabir

    Contact Roberta (971) 222-9958 for more information or for a workbook.

    ** On hiatus for the summer - back in the fall! **

    Hosted by Roberta Schlechter

    When: Second Tuesday each month

    Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

    Location: East Woods Church