CONNECT GROUPS

Explore the fellowship opportunities available at NEW HOPE CHURCH

What are Connect Groups?

Connect Groups serve a single purpose - to bring people together.  We believe God created us for community and it is the context of relationships that real life change happens.  Connect Groups are important because they help people:
Know God
Connect Groups are a place where you can grow with others to become more like Jesus.  Within the safety of a group, you can explore your faith and grow deeper in your spiritual journey.
Get Connected
Find people to do life with - people who genuinely care about you and are committed to helping you grow in your faith, supporting you in times of need, and celebrating your achievements.

How do Connect Groups work?

Connect Groups at New Hope happen in a variety of ways and sizes!  Some types of groups include marriage or singles, family groups, coed couples and friends, interests and hobby groups, and work or neighborhood groups.  Some groups meet for a short time and others meet continuously throughout the year.  Most groups meet in homes or in the community. We have a group for everyone!

SPRING 2024

New groups forming now!

GROUPS FOR MEN

Thursdays at 6 AM  |  Blue Rapids Elementary
Leader:  Terre Carter
Starting February 22nd
Come have a cup (or two) of coffee and gather for fellowship and and spiritual growth with other like-minded men in the community! The group will watch a video-based Christian study.
Saturdays from 6-8 PM  |  Cleve's in Marysville
Leader:  David Wicks
Starting Date TBD
Dust off your hightops and come play basketball.
All skill levels welcome!

GROUPS FOR WOMEN

Tuesdays from 6-6:50 AM  |  NHC Student Auditorium
Leader:  Abby Tormondson
Starting February 20th
Fitness newbies & hardcore trainers welcome!  Bring your waterbottle and join Abby for a High Intensity Interval Training workout to some of your favorite Worship jams, followed by stretching and discussion from Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst.
Tuesdays at 6 PM  |  Turner Home in Washington
Leader:  Traci Turner
Starting February 20th
We sometimes feel like we need to curate our emotions when we talk to God. But God wants us to come to him honestly, no matter what we are feeling or going through. Join with other women in this study through the book of Psalms looking at the variety of circumstances faced by followers of God.
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 9 AM  |  NHC Student Auditorium
Monthly Playdates Available!
Leaders:  Brooke Heiman, Shianne Miller, Kara Thompson, 
Dacie Cain, & Pastor Jackie Creek
Moms of ALL ages and stages welcome! Our mission: The MomCo (formerly MOPS) encourages and equips moms to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders in relationship with Jesus .

Wednesdays at 9:30 AM  |  NHC Student Auditorium
Leaders:  Marilyn Newstrom & Pat Olson
Currently meeting through mid-May
Bible Study Fellowship is a non-denominational fellowship of women who gather all around the world to study God’s Word. Join local women as they study the book of John.
Note:  There is also a group that meets in BR on Thursdays. 
Inquire for additional info!

GROUPS FOR YOUTH

Sundays from 4-6 PM  |  NH Youth Room
Leaders:  Carlee Milner & Pastor Denise Wicks
Starting February 18th
Join the youth for a study of called “When God Doesn’t Fix It:  Learning to Walk in God’s Plans Instead of Our Own”. God may not fix everything in our lives, but we can know that God will lead us to a place where we are better because of it.

GROUPS FOR MARRIAGE & FAMILY

Saturdays at 5:30 PM  |  Local Marysville Park
(Will relocate indoors depending upon weather)
Leaders:  Tyler & Brooke Heiman
Starting March 9th
Open to all young families and single parents! Bring your children to play and burn off energy while you fellowship with other
like-minded parents.
Tuesdays from 6:30-8 PM  |  NHC Student Auditorium
Leaders:  Robert & Trinda Chase
Childcare Available (free will donation)
Starting February 27th
Couples that laugh together, stay together! This group will spend the first four weeks learning the four vows they can make to build stronger marriages, then spend the remaining four weeks in fellowship through trivia & game nights!
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM  |  Schmelzle Home (Marysville)
Leaders:  Matt & Michelle Schmelzle
Starting February 28th
This group is for couples wanting to enrich their marriage! Join with other couples for a study of What Happy Couples Know by Andy Stanley.

GRIEF & RECOVERY SUPPORT

Time & Day TBD  |  Elaine Boese's Home (Marysville)
(Will meet in evening)
Leader:  Elaine Boese
If you have experienced loss of a loved one and are looking for a safe place to process your grief, this group is for you. Join other women who are walking in your shoes, seeking comfort and hope in Jesus.
Thursdays at 7 PM  |  NHC Student Auditorium
Leader:  Tim Busey
Starting February 22nd
Whether you’ve been in recovery for one day, one year, or one hundred years - this group is for you. Find freedom from life-controlling addictions and discover hope for your future.

OPEN TO EVERYONE

2nd & 4th Sundays at 6:30 PM  |  Gillig Home in Blue Rapids
Leaders:  Jarrod & Jami Gillig
Currently Meeting
Join this group as they go through the study The Daniel Dilemma by Chris Hodges. This study is all about standing firm and loving well in a culture of compromise.
Sundays at 6 PM  |  Group Location will alternate - 
Thomas' Home (Home City) and Snellings' Home (Herkimer)
Leaders:  Phil & Ruth Thomas
Starting February 18th
Come for fellowship and spiritual growth with other like-minded people. This group will go through a video-based Christian study.

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