Looking for ways to live out your faith in community?
We are now launching Connect Groups, which are small groups for 6-12 people meeting in homes weekly to support each other. We will offer a variety of options or you can start one in your home. Connect groups meet weekly in homes for fellowship and study.
Contact: Rev. Jayne Rideout at firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect Group Options
Hosts: Tricia & Bob Atchison and Karen & Fred Winterkamp
Time: Sunday Evenings from 6:00-7:00pm
Location: 3016 Temple Trail, Winter Park 32789
For more info contact: Tricia at email@example.com or 407-416-1634
Hosts: Elaine Matthews
Time: Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:00am
Location: 221 Dommerich Drive, Maitland, 32751
For more info contact: Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-496-8327
This Connect Group is for women who wants to Walk & Talk. The hour would start with a 15-minute overview/devotion then hand out 3/4 discussion topic cards to guide conversations along a three-mile loop. Groups of 2-4 can break off to a comfortable walking pace. The hope is that people would mix up their walking partners each week.
Host: Erin O’Donnell and Jill Ciambella
Time: Tuesdays at noon
Location: 1808 Stonehurst Road, Winter Park
For more info contact: Erin at 407-687-3543 or email@example.com
This Connect Group is for young couples.
Hosts: Laura-Grace and Carl Anderson
Time: Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm
Location: 2332 Banchory Rd., Winter Park 32792
For more info contact: Carl at Carlanderson405@gmail.com
“I was saved within a Connect Group setting while in college. God reached me through people who were in the same walk of life, fellow students. Years later I met my wife through a similar Connect Group being in community with those in the same stage of young adult life. We’ve hosted our own life groups since and have walked through various stages of life together which included miscarriage, job loss, moves, adopting our beautiful son, and more. It’s very personal and it’s a great way to grow, through relationship with others.”
This is what Connect Groups are all about, Leading one another to the feet of Christ and living out our faith together in community. We are looking for people who like us are passionate about Connect Groups, willing to facilitate a group like this in 2017.
“I believe in connect groups, and how God uses these connections between us to draw us closer to Himself. He definitely sharpens our faith as we walk alongside each other.
I actually didn’t love the first couple of connect groups I tried, but I didn’t give up on finding the right fit for me. My husband and I started attending a married couples group, years ago, and we hit it off with everyone. Something just clicked there.
Into our second year of meeting together, our church suffered the terrible loss of our lead pastor. It was a great time of transition and uncertainty for the whole congregation. I know if it weren’t for the strong bond we formed in our connect group, we would not have transitioned through that season as well. We felt God leading us within our meetings and studies, despite the turmoil at the head of our church. Our group still meets till this day, years later. We do life together. We’ve become great friends, accountability partners and supporters of each other’s faith. We’ve truly become a spiritual family.”