Mission Statement: To read and study the word of God through Bible study spreading the Gospel to hearts, homes and communities. Vision Statement: Bible study hopes to fulfil it missions by: Faith: Believing in our Lord Jesus Christ and experiencing restoration through him. Hope: Positive thinking learned through the study of the Gospel. Love: Learning to follow the greatest commandment given to us by and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Small Group Bible Study Small group Bible studies are now underway. These groups gather once a week to study the Bible, discuss how to ap- ply scripture to daily life, pray together and become small spiritual support groups. These sessions are discussion based, not lecture based. This is an opportunity to work side by side with each other to learn more about the faith. As group members get to know one another on a deeper level and as groups become more committed, you’ll see that the groups will not only become a resource to help learn and live the faith, but through these groups, we’ll eventually help “carry one another’s burdens and so build up the body of Christ,” as we are told to do in Galatians 6:2. And this is what the church is all about—helping one another through this life, on the journey to everlasting life. Monday Night Bible Study (for everyone)?We will be studying Hebrews?. Location: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in the Administration Building meeting room? Group Leader: Charlie Hambos Charlie.firstname.lastname@example.org, 813-843-8471 ?Meeting time: Monday evenings from 6:30– 8:00 p.m. October Meeting Dates: October 3, 10, 17 and 31 Women’s Group (for adult women of any age) ?Location: Meets at the home of Debbie Kavouklis,?Debbie lives in South Tampa, a mile or so from the church. 3315 Jean Circle, Tampa, FL 33629? Group Leader: Debbie Kavouklis email@example.com, (813) 690-0155.? Meeting time: Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments)?October Meeting Dates: October 4, 11, 18 and 25 Men’s Group (for adult men of any age)? Location: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in the Administration Building in the meeting room? Group Leader: Father Stavros for the first one but we are going to rotate this among group members. Please email Fr. Stavros at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him at 813-394-1038. Meeting time: Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. For this early morning group, bring your own coffee or break- fast food if you wish—we will not be providing these things. October Meeting Dates: October 5, 12, 19 and 26 South Tampa Mixed Group (for any adults) Anyone can attend this group but obviously this will be most convenient for those who live in South Tampa?Location: At the Church in the Librar y Group Leader: Bessie Paliosemail@example.com, 813-523-0347.?Meeting time: Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. October Meeting Dates: October 4, 11 and 18 East Tampa Mixed Group (for any adults)?Anyone can attend this group but obviously this will be most convenient to those who live on the East side of town Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, Seffner, Lakeland? Location: Home of George and Donna Hambos?2604 Herndon Street, Valrico, FL 33596? Group Leader: Donna Hambos ?firstname.lastname@example.org, 813-843-8412? Meeting Time: Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. October Meeting Dates: October 4, 11 and 18 Contact Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis or Charlie Hambos for more information on how you can get involved in this ministry.