Connect Groups are a great way to make a big church feel smaller. We believe those who participate in Groups not only feel a better connection with others, but more of a connection with their faith, the church, and God.
WHEN DO GROUPS MEET?
Connect Groups run three trimesters a year:
- Fall (September-November) – Sign-ups take place in August.
- Winter/Spring (January-May) – Sign-ups take place in December.
- Summer (June-July-August) – Sign-ups take place in May.
WHERE DO I START?
Connect Groups (CGs) capture the essence of how we further build relationships with each other here at The Village. CGs allow us to meet, fellowship, do life together, and work together in service. Everything from growing in God’s Word to sharing hobbies or interests, to learning a new skill, to participating in community service projects… if you are looking for something, we bet you will find it here! Some of the CGs are new; some have been around for a while. Some are in a classroom setting; some are in people’s homes, some are virtual…However you look at it, we believe there is something for everyone here!
winter/spring 2021 Connect Groups (jan 3 - may 28)
We have updated the way we offer information on all of our Connect Groups to make it easier for folks to find gatherings specifically for them. The Connect Group selections are now presented as a Finder Tool rather than a catalog!
Check it out by clicking the “Connect Group Finder” button below and see how easy it is to use and find a CG for you! Simply search and then click the “Join” button when you find a CG that you would like to attend! You can print the details of that CG right from your computer!
*Update - Connect groups meeting differently:
Due to social distancing restrictions, some of our Connect Groups are meeting online while others are meeting in-person. Those that are holding in-person meetings within the church facility, are following the guidelines that the CDC has issued regarding indoor gatherings.
Disclaimer: We continue to carefully monitor national, state, and local guidance to understand the implications for on-site programming. The format of the meetings/events for the Spring will be subject to any guidance from these sources. We take into account the information available and will revise the format of programming accordingly.
*Please allow the Group Finder a few moments to load. Thank you for your patience!
If you have questions about Connect Groups in general and would like to speak with the Connections Pastor, complete the form below:
Worship, support, and grow. Come relax and worship in a casual setting on Monday evenings. From 6:45 – 7:30 PM we CELEBRATE God’s hope and healing in our lives during our Worship & Teaching. From 7:30 – 8:45 PM, we CONNECT with others in small groups as we CARE for one another during a healing time of acceptance and community, covering all topics ranging from support and recovery to emotional and spiritual growth. For details about this ministry, please visit the Celebrate the Journey Page.
College & Young Adults
Our College & Young Adult Group meets on Tuesday nights, in The Village Cafe from 7 – 8:30 PM. We share a casual time of discussion and Bible study about various topics that are relevant to our stage of life. We also challenge each other to engage tough concepts from the Bible and apply them to our everyday life.
The Village Singles’ Ministry exists to provide fellowship, personal growth, and to help you, along with others, in your personal relationship with the Christ. This group is for men and women in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s who are divorced, widowed, or have never been married. We learn, eat, play, socialize, and worship together. The Village Singles' group is currently recessed for the Winter/Spring of 2021
Women of the Word is a place for women to develop and grow in a real and personal relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study and discipleship groups. We pray that God will build meaningful relationships among women, give them a sense of identity in the body of Christ, and encourage them to use their spiritual gifts to serve God and others. WOW is comprised of women of all ages and walks of life who are seeking to know God more. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00 AM or 7:00 PM, September - May. For details on the format of our meetings for Winter/Spring 2021, please visit the WOW Event Page.
You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face challenges in your bereavement. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. Through GriefShare you can begin to recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Our GriefShare group will be meeting virtually for the spring semester, beginning January 18, 2021. To register, please go to the GriefShare website—see link below. For more information, please contact Donna Tarnowski at 610.615.7709 or .