Connect Groups

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.

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Contact: Rev. Jayne Rideout at jayner@fumcwp.org


Connect Group Options

 

Picture1This Connect Group is for couples with kids in middle school, high school and college.

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 atchison.tricia@gmail.com or 407-416-1634

 

 


matthewsThis Connect Group is for women of all ages who want to know how to walk out their faith in everyday life through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Hosts: Elaine Matthews

Time: Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:00am

Location: 221 Dommerich Drive, Maitland, 32751

For more info contact: Elaine at elainematt@mindspring.com or 407-496-8327


pic3This 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 odfamily@cfl.rr.com


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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

 


Testimonials

connectgroup1“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.


connectgroup2“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.”