There is a small group Bible study (Life Group) for everyone!

Activate Life Group

A Life Group for adults 20 years and older, Activate meets from 6:00-7:00pm on Tuesday nights. Beginning October 1st we will look at the accounts of Gideon, Deborah, Samson and a host of other Judges as we journey together through the Book of Judges.


Youth and Young Adult Life Group

Life Group for youth & young adults (7th grade – 19). High Octane meets every Wednesday night at 6:00 - 8:00pm. Octane stands for: Obeying Christ Through Any Necessary Extreme. Group led by Jim, Kathe & Joel Cutter, Brady & Aaron Noel and Pastor Norm Mesel.

Practical Application Life Group

This Life Group for men 19 years and older meets on the first & third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 pm. at the home of Jim Cutter. Alongside Bible study and fellowship, they do various community projects, helping those in the community with needed repairs and projects.

Courageous Life Group

Courageous is a Life Group for men meeting every Saturday morning at 8:30 am under the leadership of Pastor Norm Mesel. Courageous Life Group will begin a weekly study in the Book of Genesis stating September 28th. This study will set the foundation in regard to God's creation, historical events and a foreshadow of redemption. We welcome all men to join us for coffee, donuts and study of God's Word.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery (CR) meets on Monday nights at 6 pm. CR is a Biblical and balanced program that helps individuals overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory and introduces people to the love of Christ, Who alone gives the power to be overcomers. 

Click here for the CR brochure. Click here to search for a CR meeting near you.

Woman of God Life Group

Women 20 years and older meet every Thursday afternoon at 1:00 pm.  We are beginning the book The Names of God by Anne Spangler.  26 lessons focus on the names of God and the other 26 on the names of Jesus. If you want to get to know God in a deeper, more intimate way and to grow in your relationship with him, please join us at anytime! For more information, feel free to contact Pastor Judy Pribis by email or phone (518) 562-0655.

W.A.I.T.S Life Group

Women Active In The Son is for women who enjoy being active in the Lord.  Regular walking meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm. During the late fall and winter we meet inside the Champlain Centre Mall near where Sears used to be. 

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Vilas Home Life Group Ministry

This is a lively group of senior citizens who live at a local assisted-living home. This Bible study meets at 3:00 PM on Tuesdays at the Vilas Home and studies passages of Scripture and topics that are relevant to the struggles of people at this stage of life.  Pastor Judy Pribis leads this Life Group.

Growing in Grace Life Group

This group meets from 9:45 - 10:30AM on Sunday mornings.  It has begun a study entitled New Testament Characters that focuses on ordinary people from the New Testament whose lives were touched by Jesus in a life-changing way. 

Overcoming Grief

This new life group will be meeting on Thursdays at 2:30 PM in the Church Fellowship Hall.  The focus is on Overcoming Grief.   If you are interested in delving into the Word of God in the company of others who understand,  please contact Rev. Judy Pribis for more information.

Pick Up Basketball

We will be hosting open basketball on Monday and Wednesday nights beginning at 6:00 pm each night. If it is not raining and you want to come out for several games of pick-up basketball, join us as you are able on either or both days. The basketball goals will be set up in the handicap parking area.

Weekend Backpack of Food Ministry

Throughtout the school year Turnpike Wesleyan Church provides weekend backpacks of food for students in a local elementary school.  The backpacks contain at least two meals per day per child.  We are packing for 43 children during the 2019-2020 school year. Everyone can participate through prayer for the students and their families and by donating food items to be packed.  If you wish to participate in packing the food, please contact the church office.  Click here for a list of helpful donations.