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.
Therefore, we have created “Connection Groups”. 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. Our goal is to have 100 people involved in a connection group by the fall of 2017. It’s important to know that Connection Groups do not replace Sunday School classes or other groups like United Methodist Men or Women.
We are excited to announce we have six Connection Groups starting this November (2016). A description of these groups can be found by clicking here. There is a sign-up sheet for each one on the bulletin board between the sanctuary and fellowship hall. I encourage you to prayerfully consider signing up for one. Or if you feel led to facilitate a group, please contact our Lay Leader, Barb Combs.
Facilitator: Barb Combs (email@example.com)
Meets: Thursday's at 1:00pm in either the JOY Classroom or the Fellowship Hall
Beginning Date: November 3, 2016
Description: The 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.
Making Friends with Couples
Facilitators: Tom and Kathy Burdg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meets: Sunday's at Noon (or after the 11am service) at an area eatery
Beginning Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Description: The focus of this group will be couples who are interested in fellowship and getting to know each other.
Prospective Members: Any couples within the church.
Facilitator: Jon Morris (email@example.com)
Meets: Every other Saturday morning.
Beginning Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Description: The focus of this group will be men's issues, leadership, faith, marriage, fatherhood, and fellowship.
Prospective Members: fathers, husbands, and any gentleman of the church.
Facilitator: Melissa Severson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meets: TBD by group
Beginning Date: First week of November 2016
Description: The focus of this group will be to have fun through cooking, and fellowship.
Prospective Members: Those who are adventuresome and interested in trying new foods.
Giving and Gratitude
Facilitator: Jan Purcell (Janpurcellhome@att.net)
Meets: Every other Wednesday evening at 7pm at Jan's house
Beginning Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Description: The focus o f this group will be discussing and discovering those things in our lives for which we are grateful for.
Prospective Members: Any person who wants to grow in their faith and seeks to be grateful.