Get connected today! Join a Connection Group!
Study after study shows that small groups become the anchor for many people in the life of the church. While worship is always central, small groups provide amazing opportunities for spiritual growth and connection. During our visioning process, it was clearly obvious that there was a desire for a more developed small group ministry for our church
“Connection Groups” were started in the fall of 2016. Connection Groups are not short-term studies, they are on-going small groups of 8-12 people who meet either weekly or monthly for fellowship, accountability, and spiritual growth. Our Connection Groups are facilitated by members of the church and each group has a focus. It’s important to know that Connection Groups do not replace Sunday School classes or other groups like United Methodist Men or Women.
As of Fall of 2017, we have over 50 people involved in various Connection Groups. Quite a few of these people are involved in more than one Connection Group!
A description of all our active Connection Groups, Giving and Gratitude, Making Friends, Spirit Journey, Caring Christians, and The Holy Strollers I and II, can be found here. We encourage you to prayerfully consider joining one of these groups. Your life will be enhanced by doing so! If you have an idea for another new Connection Group or if you feel led to facilitate a group, please contact Barb Combs, Director of Programs.
Meets: 2nd & 4th Thursday's at 1:30pm in the JOY Classroom
Description: The focus of this group will be about growing more fully in your personal relationship with God, including discovering ways to enhance your time with God through Bible Study and learning more about our Wesleyan heritage.
Prospective Members: Any person who wants to grow in their faith and become closer to God.
Meets: The fourth Sunday at Noon (or after the 11am service) at an area eatery
Description: The focus of this group will be people who are interested in fellowship and getting to know each other.
Prospective Members: Any people within the church.
Giving and Gratitude
Meets: The 2nd & 4th Wednesday evening at 7:15pm in the JOY classroom
Description: The focus of this group will be discussing and discovering those things in our lives for which we are grateful.
Prospective Members: Any person who wants to grow in their
faith and seek to be grateful.
Facilitator: Barb Combs ()
mornings at 10:00am in the church sanctuary
To begin: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Description: The focus of this group will be to pray for persons in our congregation, our community, our nation, and our world, whether in need of healing, support, encouragement, comfort, or any other need. Also to send cards to persons and eventually visit with them in times of need.
Prospective Members: Any person who has a heart to care for and pray for all persons in need.
Holy Strollers I
Facilitator: Laura Riggiola ()
Meets: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30am in the church parking lot
Description: A more brisk walk of 4-5 miles at a pace of appx. 3 MPH
Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys the outdoors and would like to become more fit.