church is where the people are
Galileo Church is wherever the people are — in homes, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. We don’t have (don’t want) a building of our own, so we borrow space where can find it, and become shelter for each other.
Join us for worship every Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Big Red Barn, where Gilman Road meets the I-20 access road in Kennedale. We explore ways to connect our spirits with God’s Spirit, from music and prayer to art and movement. Galileo Worship is beautiful, honest, funny, multi-sensory, LGBTQ-friendly, kid-friendly, and awesomer than you have thus far imagined. Just come. Actual address: 5860 Interstate 20, Fort Worth 76119.
Galileo Groups meet in living rooms, restaurants, and anywhere else that humans can have an honest conversation about God, the universe, and everything. Right now, you can join us for:
Central Arlington G-Group meets at Francine’s home, Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Supper, Bible-reading, life-sharing. Life’s most important questions are being asked, and occasionally answered, here. (Send email to get the address.)
G-Study meets weekly to talk about a book we’re reading together, Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at America’s Best Coffee in Mansfield. We enjoyed The Bible Makes Sense by Walter Brueggemann. We loved What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell. We ate up An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. We’ve pondered Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking. We dug into Alice Dreger's Galileo's Middle Finger. Always a new book on the horizon. (Send email for details.)
Bible and Beer (Mansfield) at Fuzzy’s is just what it sounds like. We get together on Tuesdays from 8 p.m. till whenever, and explore scripture with people we like. So much more fun than “daily Bible reading” by yourself at home. Buy your own supper, but the first beer is on Galileo. Side patio in warm weather, middle of the restaurant when it’s coldish. You don't need permission; just come on over.
Mansfield G-Group at the Hays-Pape homestead on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. We serve homemade supper, beer, Dr. Pepper. We read the Bible together. Your older kids are welcome here (with you) if they can hang out amicably with other kids. (Send email to get the address.)
Joe Pool G-Group at the Rodrigues home on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. Homemade supper, beer from Luke's eclectic collection, Bible study, prayer. We have a babysitter for babies and toddlers. (Send email to get the address.)
South Arlington G-Group meets at the Wikoffs’ and Byrums’ homes, alternating between these close neighbors, Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. Homemade meals. This group is mostly parents of teens and young adults. (Send email to get the address.)
North Richland Hills G-Group meets at the Baumann-Spicer home, Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. Homemade supper, lots of life to share, Bible-reading, kids, kids, kids, kids, kids. (Send email to get the address.)
South Fort Worth G-Group meets at the Webers’ home, Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. Homemade supper, Bible-reading, sharing our lives. Lotsa young adults, not so kid-friendly except for the hosts’ baby Elora. Just sayin’. (Send email to get the address.)
Far North-of-Dallas G-Group meets at the Blunts’ home, mostly, with occasional stops at Fuzzy’s and other people's living rooms; Thursday nights 6-8 p.m. Mostly young adults, no kids but plenty of fur babies.
G-Brite meets at or near Brite Divinity School on Friday afternoons, time varies. Students from TCU and the divinity school gather to talk about reimagining church and their experience with Galileo Church. (Send email for details.)
G-Coffee meets at the McDonald's next to the Big Red Barn on Sunday afternoons, 3 to 4:30 p.m. This is an informal gathering, mostly of parents who have dropped off their kid for G-Kids -- see below. All are welcome for a cuppa and conversation. No permission needed; just come on over.
To connect with any of our Galileo groups, just ask for the address. We’re happy to hook you up. Also, if you're curious about G-group formation (why, how), check out this document we wrote so we could do our best.
Kids in kindergarten through 8th grade have their very own Galileo group, Sundays from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. at the Big Red Barn, 5860 Interstate 20, Fort Worth 76119. Youngster Czar Ryan and Kid Wrangler Kelley help them share prayer, play, and Bible stories with good humor and creativity.
Our high-schoolers comprise G-Youth on Sunday afternoons, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in at the Big Red Barn, 5860 Interstate 20, Fort Worth 76119. No topic off-limits. No questions ignored. Who is God, what is God like, and what is God doing? And who will I be in response to God? This is what we want our kids to figure out.