Activity Groups

Looking for a new hobby, sport or just a great community of people to hang out with?
Try one of the many Woodland Activity Groups! 

There is no commitment to these groups, other than pick an activity, sign up and go when they have an event! These are casual, event-based groups that may fluctuate with the seasons. You can try one, try another and another and another! Most of these groups are just show up and play.  You don't need to know anyone. Bring whomever you'd like, and just be ready to have fun!

disc golf club

Woodland Community Park will be hosting a BI-weekly handicap disc golf tournament through East Manatee Disc Golf Club. This will be a great way for the people of Woodland Community Church that are interested in the sport of disc golf to engage with locals from the community. Signups will begin at hole 1 every other Sunday at 7:00 AM and we will begin at 7:30. Handicap scores will be kept up with and giveaways will be given away for various closest to the pin shots for each tournament. We are excited to offer another great gift and resource God had given our church to reach the community, and have fun at the same time. Group leader is Daniel Sayne. Contact him at the button below.


Woodland Trails Team is a group of off-road enthusiasts who own 4-wheel drive SUVs, jeeps, and similar vehicles. We plan off-roading and sometimes overnight camping trips. Our group is open to everyone, but it does help to own a 4-wheel drive vehicle.  Group leaders are Tim Schmidt and John Osborne. Contact them at the button below.

Volleyball club

The sand volleyball club is a group of adults just looking to have fun and play volleyball in the sand. This club is open to anyone in the community and no experience is required. We haven't set a regular time/date to meet yet but if you are interested in joining, please reach out to our group leader, Tracy Lightburne. All ages 18 yrs old & up welcome to join this group. Sand volleyball courts are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Please reach out to Dewayne McFarlin to reserve the court, or if you'd like to join the club.

Crafts, Conversation and Cookies 

Open to anyone with a portable craft (knit, crochet, needlework, beading, etc) interested in getting to know others with similar interests. Bring your own project.
Location: Gateway Lobby
Meeting Time: On Break Until January 6
Starting Sept 9 on Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Group leader: Roberta Hill
Please reach out at the button below.

Runner's Group 

Woodland Runner's Group plans weekly / monthly runs with other runners in the Woodland community. Our group is open to everyone.
Group leader is Pastor Sammy. Contact him at the button below.

Locked & Loaded shooting group

A group of gun enthusiasts that like to visit local ranges together around the Bradenton / Sarasota area.
Meeting times vary. Contact the group leader for further details. Group leader is Kane Rigney. Contact him at the button below.

Woodland Paddlesports Club

Woodland yak’ers is a group of paddlesports enthusiasts. Many own sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddle boards. We plan a wide variety of trips per year. Some will have gear rental opportunities, others you may need to own / find your own. Our group is open to everyone. Group leaders are Tim Schmidt and John Osborne. Contact them at the button below.

Outdoors Group 

Woodland Outdoors is a group of outdoor enthusiasts that enjoy some or all of the following: Mountain biking, Road biking, Hiking, Car / RV / Tent camping, etc. Group leaders are Tim Schmidt and John Osborne. Contact them at the button below.

JOY GROUP for Seniors

Our Joy Ministry is dedicated to providing our 55 and over community opportunities and a platform for
spiritual growth, fellowship and lifelong learning experiences.

Common Table

Bringing people back to the dinner table!

Everyday, like clockwork, we get hungry and have to work through the age-old question of "what's for dinner?".   Young or old, single, or married, with or without kids, we have to feed one or more persons each and every day.  Join us to learn a tried and true method for advance meal planning for a week or a month.  Find new recipes, new friends, and new methods for planning, shopping, prepping, and assembling meals that can be refrigerated to eat that week, or frozen to eat later in the month.  In this one day cooking class we will offer 12 meal selections. (You can make as many of the meals as you desire.)
The cost for the day is based on the number of meals you will be preparing. There is one class scheduled for each quarter of the year. 
April 22nd   July 22nd   Nov 11th

Tap the link below for details and registration!

Drop In
Indoor Volleyball

Every Friday @ 6:30pm

Starting Friday, May 20 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm anyone and everyone is welcome to come and play pick-up games of Volleyball in the gym! We will have these indoor so we can play even during the heat of the summer. It's a great way to spend your Friday night with family & friends, not only from Woodland but the community!
Feel free to just bring your dinner or snack and watch if you'd like! It's always fun to just be together and laugh. Every Day Matters.
If you have any questions feel free to contact
 Feel free to contact our Activity Coordinator, Dewayne,  if you have any questions about any of our groups, or if you have an idea for a group you would like to lead.  Just fill in the form below.