As a newcomer to Istanbul it is normal to feel a little lost and overwhelmed. Even if you have lived here for a while, it is not always easy to connect with people in a city of this size. It is wonderful on a Sunday to meet together with brothers and sisters in Christ and to enjoy Biblical teaching and fellowship. But Union Church of Istanbul is more than just a Sunday service. Our church realizes the importance of a place where people living in Istanbul can experience a sense of community and helping each other. That is where Small Groups fit in.
Throughout this large city we have Home Groups that meet regularly, one evening a week or one evening per two weeks; for a time of fellowship, friendship, accountability, Bible study, discussion and prayer. The goal is to build community, encourage, and pray for one another in a relaxed home environment. Couples, singles, families, everyone is welcome.
We currently have Home Groups in Üskudar Altunizade, Üsküdar Merkez, Ümraniye, Kanlica, Ortaköy, Istinye, Osmanbey Pangalti and Avcilar. If you plan to join one, please contact the church office for details.
Along with Home Groups we also have men’s and women’s Bible studies, along with a Friday evening Bible study at the Han primarily for young adults.
For a list of our Home Groups and their details, click here and for a list of our Bible studies click here. Please also note that during the summer holidays, some Small Groups will not be meeting and will resume at later dates to be announced. Follow our monthly calendar in order not to miss out on the upcoming events.