Summer Interest Groups

Looking for a way to get connected and have some fun this summer? We've got you covered! Read the group descriptions below and then click the link to sign up!

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  PICKLEBALL

Leader: Denny Johnson 
When: Tuesdays at 6:30PM

Did you know that pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country? Come join our summer interest group and learn how to play. No experience necessary! Anyone high school age through great-grandparents is invited to join us! We'll meet Tuesdays at 6:30pm (day and time are flexible, depending on the needs of the group!) at local tennis courts (Manheim or Lititz) to play this non-strenuous, but totally fun game that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. We'll have paddles and balls available for anyone who wants to try it.


  LADIES CARD MAKING CREW

Leaders: Cindi Balson & Donna Robinson 
When and Where: Dates and location to be determined.

We’ll be creating handmade cards for the Deaconess Board to send on behalf of LEFC – cards of encouragement, sympathy, and to welcome new babies. We will meet 3 or 4 times during the summer, probably on Sunday afternoons. Some material will be provided, but please bring your own as well.


  LEFC GOLF

Leaders:  Alan Beck
When and Where: Dates and locations to be determined

Join us for a few rounds of golf throughout the summer! All are welcome!


  LEFC DISC GOLF

Leaders: Dan Lindenmuth 
Where:
Alternating between a few different courses in Lancaster County
When: Every week on Monday evenings starting at 6pm

Can you throw a frisbee or want to learn a new low-impact sport?  If so, you are the perfect candidate for Disc Golf.  We are looking for individuals, couples, and families at all skill levels to come play.  There is no cost to play at any of the courses.  We will provide plenty of discs if you don’t have any.  This is a friendly, non-competitive time and we're planned ways to mix it up to make it fun for all skill levels!  If you have any questions, please ask.  At the end of the season, we'll plan a cookout! It’s a fun way to officially end our time together.

Courses we plan to visit: 
- Roland Park in Akron
- Herr Park (west of Lancaster, north of Millersville)
- Buchmiller Park (just south of Lancaster City).
- And possibly mini disc golf at a mini disc golf course!


  CONVERTIBLE CRUISIN'

Leader: Steve Spangler
When: One Saturday per month (June 25, July 16, and August 20)

Anyone with a convertible is invited to join us for an exploration of some of the byways and back lanes of Lancaster County and surrounding areas.  If you own a convertible, come for one or come for all of the trips this summer. We will find the road less travelled.

Please note: This summer interest group is not an official function of the church. Any liability must be assumed by the operator of the vehicle, and proper insurance must be carried by each participant.


  MEN'S BOOK STUDY

Leader: Ross Unruh

This is an opportunity for men of all ages to gather together and grow in the knowledge of God and Scripture in community with one another. This summer, we will be discussing how to cultivate and exercise biblical wisdom as we read through "The Wisdom Pyramid" by Brett McCracken. The group will meet weekly through June and July. Hope you can join us!


  FREE RIDERS

Leader: Rich Preston 

Do you have and ride a motorcycle, if so come join us for relaxing rides along the backroads of the surrounding countryside. Regardless of our destination, ice cream, a light lunch or just being out and enjoying God's creation, come ride with the Lancaster Evangelical Free Riders. Have a friend that does not attend LEFC, bring them along, this group is open to all motorcycles and all people.

Please note: This summer interest group is not an official function of the church. Any liability must be assumed by the operator of the vehicle, and proper insurance must be carried by each participant.


  LITITZ COMMUNITY GARDEN

Leader: Eileen Bowlby

Join neighbors and friends to grow produce at a community garden site! Work cooperatively to grow and donate food to local outreaches or adopt your own raised bed (as available) to grow food for your family and friends. Be part of the second growing season for Lititz Community Garden as we enrich our lives by working in community, educate one another about gardening practices, and steward the Earth that God has given us. 


  FLY FISHING

Leader: Dave Jones
Who:
Anyone! Male or female. Young or old.
Experience Needed: 
None, we will help and assist anyone interested with learning to fly fish.

Fly fishing is the process of using an artificial “fly” (imitating some type of aquatic life) to catch fish. During this summer interest group, we will explore the strategies, techniques, and equipment used in fly fishing and actually go fly fishing. Doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced fly fisherman or women come join your brothers and sisters in Christ and have some fun and maybe even catch some fish! It is our hope to even invite some local fly fishing experts to share their expertise and experiences fly fishing with us.

Some of the topics we will discuss are:

- What is fly fishing and why it is considered the “natural” way to fish?
- Why someone would want to become a fly fisherman or women?
- What is the equipment “tackle” and supplies used in fly fishing?
- What does it mean to “read the water”?
- What does “match the hatch” mean and how do you use it?
- Why “catch and release” and what does that mean?
- Identify and locate some local “water” to fly fish and enjoy the sport of fly fishing.
- Find fellowship and encouragement with some folks from church you may not have known.


  LADIES' REFIT

Leader: Grace Messersmith
Where: LEFC's Crossover Room 
When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm (June 8 - August 17)

REFIT is a dance fitness format (similar to Zumba) that is a lot of fun. It is for EVERY BODY! Ladies of all ages, body types, fitness levels - anyone can do it! Bring someone from your oikos and let's enjoy being active together this summer!


  SUMMER MOMS IN PRAYER

Leader: Lynn Herr
When: Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:15PM (June 7 and 21, July 5 and 19, August 2 and 16)
Where: at LEFC

Open to Christian ladies in the church and community (including moms, grandmas, and aunts!), this group will meet two evenings per month to pray for children, school staff, and our local school districts. 


  BACKYARD GATHERING 2.0

Leaders: Bruce and Jalisa Gingrich & Mike and Pat Landis
When: at 6PM on June 18, July 9, August 5, and September 9
Where: 1221 E. Newport Road, Lititz
Who: Adults Only

Hanging out with friends in our backyard has created some lasting memories! Grab your lawn chair and a snack to share and joins us for a relaxing evening outdoors!


 SIGN LANGUAGE

Leader: Natalie Bates
Experience Needed: New and seasoned!

This group is open to all seasoned ASL interpreters and to anyone who would like to learn sign language! We look forward to sharing our experience and learning together!


  GAME NIGHT

Leaders: Gay Gillespie & Cathy Hart
When and Where: Dates and location to be determined

Come out and join us for some serious board game fun! We'll play some old favorites and learn some new ones too. There will be games for all levels of play. This group is open to older teens and adults.


  wALK & TALK

Leader: Melody Lucchese
Where: Talmage Park
When:
Monday evenings at 7PM, starting June 6

Women of all ages are welcome to come out and walk a few laps while talking with others. This is a great way to get exercise, stay connected to LEFC women, and meet new people! There is a play ground at the park too, so older children can play while moms walk and talk.


  CHESS CLUB

Leader: Alex Swann
When: Dates to be determined
Where: 
LEFC

We invite you to join us at LEFC to play chess once a month! Play against others, learn from others, or share your knowledge with younger players... All experience levels are welcome!


  KNOTS & NEEDLES

Leader: Laura Tramel & Ashley Eberly
When: Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30PM (June 16 and 30, July 14 and 28, August 4 and 18)

Are you needling something to do over the summer? Then our group might be sew perfect for you! Come spend time with other like-minded ladies, and we are sure you will leave in stiches every time. There's no need to yarn for more skills - all levels of experience are welcome! Get thready by gathering and bringing your own supplies. We think you wool love our group!