life is better in community

At YpsiFree we believe God created us for community—we are meant to live in relationship with Jesus and with each other. One of the best sources of meaningful community is to gather with community.  In these groups, we open ourselves to becoming formed as people who love God, love all people, and follow Jesus together.
New Groups start each
September, January, and April.




FALL 2023 community Groups



Saving Truth:
Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World
This group will participate in a video series and discussion based on the book, Saving Truth, by Abdu Murray. Saving Truth provides arguments from a Christian perspective for the foundations of truth and how those foundations apply to sexuality, identity, morality, science, and spirituality in the modern culture and will help equip Christians to respond more effectively to challenging issues and in sharing the gospel.
Sunday @11:20PM | David King | YpsiFree Upper Level Room 302
Practicing the Way
Join the Glei’s for a community group study called Practicing the Way. We will be reading the Bible to order our lives around the life of Jesus. Jesus says, “Come, follow me” and we want to experience how He makes a difference in how we live, work, and have our being. Participants need to bring a Bible and a journal. We will be meeting from (yet to be determined) on the first, second, and third Sundays of the month, with a Friday night meal at a local restaurant the fourth week. The group begins on Sunday, September 17. Join us on this journey of patterning our lives after Jesus.

Sunday @5pm | starting September 17 | Steve & Cathy Glei | various locations

Financial Peace University

If you’ve ever felt like you just can’t get in control of your money, you’re not alone. You’d be surprised how many people you know are struggling just like you. But it’s time for your struggle to end—starting today. Join our Financial Peace University class on September 17, and learn how you can pay off debt, save more money, and build wealth. This course will last for 9 weeks. Cost is $50; Contact Kathy Gram or Tammy Walker for the discounted rate and to sign up!


Sunday @4:00PM | Kathy Gram | YpsiFree Conference Room

Sunday Family Fun Day

As parents, it can often seem like our world is a snow globe, swirling with hundreds of activities, appointments, and schedules. It can be difficult to go beyond the boundaries of your own family with all of its wants, demands, and eccentricities and connect with others or even connect with God. Sunday Family Fun Day is a group designed for families with small(ish) children to gather, share parenting and relational tips, and connect using sermon-based discussion questions (no required reading!). We also will have a snack potluck each week (sweet and savory).


Sunday @4pm, bimonthly | starting September 17 | 

Geoff Tittyung & Tim Heires | YpsiFree Gym

Discovering Partnership

You will learn about salvation, our statements, our strategy, and our structure. Join us if you have been attending and would like to know more about us and have been considering partnering with our community. Lunch will be provided. Click to sign up.


Sunday @11:30AM, November 5, 12 & 19 | Steve Glei | YpsiFree Lower Level Room 116



ROOTED is a ten-week study book that helps us connect with God, the church and your purpose.  The study is appropriate for all followers of Christ. We will cover basic Christian principles that facilitate life changes and spiritual growth.


Monday @7PM (starts 9.18) | Rick Travis | YpsiFree Conference Room


Sisters in Christ

We gather to show love and acceptance to one another as we read and meditate on the Word. We desire to overflow with the love of Jesus so we can go out into the world and be a light in the darkness. We are studying Galatians on RightNow Media with a short video & guide.


Every other Tuesday @10:30AM (starts 9.12) | Ruth Mathieu & Jean Baker

| Mathieu’s @5824 Merritt, Ypsilanti 48197

“On Beauty and Faith” Reflection Group

This is a group book study of On Beauty and Faith, Exploring Beauty and Its Implications for Our Lives based on Matthew 14:1-11 by Alabaster. Discussion questions with prayer reflection homework provided for group discussion and creative faith walk. Journaling is encouraged.

Tuesday @6:30PM (Starts 9.12) | Mollie Bruno | 3630 Eli Rd, Ann Arbor


Wednesday Morning Prayer
We are a community of people living out the love of Jesus and the fire of our faith, so prayer is priority ONE. So, join us on Wednesday mornings as we pray for our community of faith, the greater community, our country, and the world to be caught on fire with God’s Word & Spirit! The prayer
of a righteous person is powerful and effective. | James 5:16

Wednesday @9AM | Jean Baker & Steve Glei | YpsiFree Conference Room


College & Careers

We foster and develop a continued deeper relationship with God as young adults transition through college and into careers. We will be going through the Beatitudes; in this eight-session series, Pastor Matt Chandler takes us through the Beatitudes and shows us what it means to live in the Kingdom of God. Through Jesus’s teaching, learn what the blessed life really looks like.


Thursday @6PM (2 weeks on, 2 weeks off , starting September 28); dinner provided | Pete & Jacquelyn Sturgeon | YpsiFree Upper Level Room 302


1St Friday Fasting & Prayer

Join us as we fast & pray as a faith community ONE time a month together. Fasting traditionally is to abstain from food and give that time and pangs of hunger to the attention of Jesus and His Kingdom in prayer. Seeking His way and will in our lives, community, mission, ministry, jobs, resources, etc. The list is endless, yet First Friday Fasting & Prayer is singular in focus too. “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness…” | Mathew 6:33

2nd Friday Men’s Breakfast
Join us for community, prayer, and, of course, breakfast.  As men, we all need a deeper community where others do not want something from us but wish to simply be with one another.  Gather with us for rich relationships based on lasting truth and leave full of the goodness of God.
2nd Friday @6AM | Steve Glei | Leo’s on Whittaker Rd.
JOY Group

Our JOY (just older youth) group will grow deeper in God’s word and his love, as we live it out to those around us.

2nd Friday @2PM | Gail Fontana | YpsiFree Lobby



GriefShare walks alongside individuals who have experienced a loss and want to address that loss in their life. GriefShare has three parts: Videos, Small group discussions and Workbook for personal study.
Saturday @9AM | Khani & Raymond Bell | YpsiFree Conference Room


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