Our Connect Groups 2020

Our connect groups have one primary goal and that is to provide you with opportunities to connect with others and build friendships within our church. We’re constantly looking at ways that help make the programs within our church more effective and this format helps people connect in all sorts of ways, and also enables our key leaders to build relationships with more and more of our church family.

There are two very important aspects regarding the format of Grace Connect Groups. First, our groups have an expiration limit. In other words, they won’t go on forever. In fact, each year we have two seasons of connect groups, where you will have two opportunities to join a new group and meet new people. Usually, each round of connect groups runs for 4 – 5 months.

Second, the types of groups that we offer are highly varied. While we do offer Bible study and ministry-style groups that are focused and topical, we also have a range of activity- and interest- based groups. These provide opportunity for people outside of Grace to join in as well. They could be cycling groups, business groups, bushwalking groups, photography groups, coffee groups; in fact any type of group that people would enjoy that give its members the opportunity to build relationships with each other.

1) Discussion/Study – Sensible Shoes – Developing your 2020 vision

Leader/s: Lyndy Burt
Venue: 10 Bayside Drive Lauderdale (or as agreed)
Day & Time: Timing fortnightly with the day and time being worked out to best suit everyone (maybe daytime or be over an evening meal). Commencing (TBC)
Info: Sensible Shoes is a narrative by Sharon Brown that weaves together the lives of four vastly different woman each of whom encounter a crisis of faith. This study will follow each of these woman on their individual spiritual journey.
(Postponed till 2021)

2) CBD Men’s Breakfast Group

Leader: Will Downie
Venue: Currently at Waffle On, Liverpool St.
Day & Time: Fortnightly Wednesday 7.30 am
Info: Have breakfast together and share. Cost is the price of your breakfast or coffee

3) Life and Faith – A Connect Group Women 15+ 

Leader: Anne Sakaris (A group for young women 15-25 years.)
Venue: currently via Zoom and other
Day & Time: Timing will be flexible, aiming for fortnightly with the day and time being worked out to best suit everyone.
Info: We’ll talk life and faith and share real stories of testing Jeremiah 17:7-8

4) Connect on Sunday

Leader/s: David and Lyndy Burt
Venue:  The Burts’ Place – 10 Bayside Drive, Lauderdale
Day & Time: Every 3rd Sunday, after church. Bring-a-plate lunch or turn up after lunch. Commencing 12:30 onwards from Sunday 20th September. All (to the then applicable Covid -19 group number limit) are welcome.
Info: Informal discussions.

5) Blooming Bible Study (TBC)

 Leader/s: David & Tam Bloomfield & others by invitation
Venue: 4 Takone St., Geilston Bay (and via ZOOM)
Day and Time: Monday fortnightly 730-9pm
Info: Various Topics – study & discussion

6) Bike Group

Leader/s: Gus Yearsley & Tim Dwyer
Venue: It changes so we’ll let you know
Day and Time: 2 – 3 Saturday mornings/month – or as notified
Info: For beginners through to experienced cyclists. Family groups are also welcome. You will need: your own bike & helmet.

7) Grace Bushies

Leader: Sandra Reeve
Venue: Various
Day and Time: Various – notice via FB Page
Info: If you’re into bushwalking and would like to join our group, register below and Sandra will be in touch with details of our next walk.

8) Connecting Blokes (various options)

Ps. Ray Sakaris is the contact for monthly Mens Breakfasts and other shared activities/contact options not in the Connect list – see him direct.

Register to Join a Group/s Below

Sign Up For a Connect Group
Click to register your connect group

Connect Groups 2020 (Second Semester)

Apply to run your own group!

We’re calling for expressions of interest by those interested in running a Connect Group during the second half of 2020. Groups run for 4 – 5 months and there is no obligation to run your group again. We love being able to offer a wide variety of groups so if you have an idea for a group that you think others would be interested in joining let us know by going to our sign up page and we’ll get the ball rolling. In the past we’ve run all sorts of groups from Bible studies, cycling groups , bushwalking groups, coffee groups, all the way through to web design groups; in fact we’re happy to run just about anything that will help people connect. So what are you waiting for? Click HERE and let us know that you’re interested and we’ll get back to you ASAP!