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Summer Session June 28 - Aug 23, 2020

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Connect Groups are the front lines in caring for one another and building relationship beyond a Sunday morning. This is where passion and people meet. 

Connect Groups are relationship developed small groups designed around your every day passions and routines. This means each group is affinity-based and operate using a free-market approach. Connect Groups can be formed by anyone (become a connect group leader today), anywhere, based on their interests, talents, hobbies, etc. Connect Groups are held during the week at homes, coffee houses, libraries,  (now with Online options) or any available space where the Connect Group is comfortable gathering.

Connect Groups operate on a seasonal calendar (Fall, Winter/ Spring, Summer). View the connect group directory below to see a full listing of days, times, & locations.

Sessions last either 8 or 12 seeks depending on the season. Some groups end after the sessions other continue. We value your time and onsite groups last from 1 to 1.5 hrs.

We encourage you to commit to only 1 group per session in order to build real relationships, but you know what your schedule can handle. 

Connect Groups are open to everyone. NO, You do not have to be a member of St Mark to join a Connect Group. We highly encourage Connect Groups to invite their family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others to participate in their Connect Group

A Connect Group Directory is  available below. The Connect Group Directory will list type, time, date, and contact information for every Connect Group.

No, you can continue growing in God through our weekend services, or begin to ENGAGE through our Growth Track, or even join a ministry team and begin to SEE God in your life …the choice is yours!

Connect Groups help to fulfill the mission of St Mark by creating places for us to ENGAGE and model the Acts 2:42-46 church. We believe it allows us to see God in our every day lives.  

Join A Connect Group

Connect Groups are relationship developed small groups designed around your every day passions and routines.

Lead A Group

Are you interested in starting your own Connect Group?

Our Connect Groups exist to make sure everyone in our church has a family around them to encourage and support them as they grow with God. Our Connect Leaders make that possible. We are constantly equipping and launching new Connect Leaders

Short List of Current Connect Groups

View this List of Group Names and CLICK FOR DESCRIPTIONS. Scroll Down to View Details.

Abundant Living

Description: This group will focus on living an abundant senior life and enjoying the golden years.

Location: Facebook

Meeting/Update Time: Thursday 2:00 PM

Leader: Connie T.

Open – Click here to Join Now

Description: This group will be comprised of those who are 60 years young or older. They will collect birth dates and send Happy Birthday wishes to people so they will know they are not alone. 

Location: Phone (712-770-4399; Participant Code: 428850)

Meeting/Update Time: Tues @ 10:00AM

Leader: Joyce C.

Open Click Here To Join Now

Clean

Description: This group addresses victory for former drug addicts living drug free

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 10:00AM

Leader: Jacquelin J.

Open – Click Here To Join Now

Description: This group will offer encouragement and a time of dialogue for educators.

Location: Zoom Video Call (Click here to join)

Meeting/Update Time: Thursday @ 7:00 PM 

Leader: Mildred G.

Open – Click Here To Join Now

Family Fitness

Description: This group encourages family walks, jogs, workouts and outside physical activity. Let’s show that we are better together as a family. 

Family & Youth Friendly

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday 7:00PM

Leader: Bernard & Joi B.

Open – Click Here To Join Now

G.A.P (Gals & Pals) For Seniors

Description: This group will focus on nutrition and gardening for natural foods. 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

Leader: Marie P.

Open – Click Here To Join Now

Description: A conversation among YOUNG ADULTS about transitioning into Adulting. This group will encourage, uplift, and inspire Young Adults in all life stages. 

Location: GroupMe Group 

Meeting/Update Time: Saturday @ 3:00 PM

Leader: Jha’Ron
Co-Leader: Jamesa

Open-Join Group Now

Holy Ghost Writers

Description: This group will focus on creative writing for magazines, newsletters, books, and more.

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday & Thursday @ Noon

Leader: Lucretia MU

Open – Click Here To Join Now

Mental Health

Description: Conversations and information about how to best live with and serve those with mental health.

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Thursday 7:00 PM

Leader: Vonda W.

Open – Click Here To Join Now

Peace not Panic

Description: This group will help men and women find peace in Christ

Location: Facebook Group 

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 2:00 PM

Leader: Davida LG.

Open – Click Here To Join Goup

Plant-It

Description: Show off your green thumb with pictures. Get and share tips on successful gardening in the city and the rural. 

Location: Facebook

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 6:00 PM 

Leader: Michele S.

Open – Click Here To Join Group

Step by Step

Description: This group will focus on the joys and benefits of walking and exercise often. Share your walking goals and gain accountability partners. 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 7:00 PM

Leader: Brenda H.

Open  – Click Here To Join Now

Description: Learn and share helpful tips on skin care and make up application. 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Saturday @ Noon

Leader: Jayla S.

Open- Join Group Now

Description: This group will offer encouragement for widows 

Location: Phone (712-770-4399; Participant Code: 428850)

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

Leader: Andrea B.

Open – Click Here To Join Now

Detailed Connect Groups List

Where Seniors Thrive

Meeting Thursday @ 2:00 PM Via Zoom

Join Now

Abundant Living

Description: This group will focus on living an abundant senior life and enjoying the golden years. There’s so much more in life to do, see and become. Learn to have the most from life with your peers. 

 Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Thursday 2:00 PM

Leader: Connie T.

Happy Birthday Highlights

Lets celebrate others

Meeting Tuesdays @ 10AM Via Conference Call

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Celebration

Description: This group will be comprised of those who are 60 years young or older. They will collect birth dates and send Happy Birthday wishes to people so they will know they are not alone. 

Location: Conference Phone Call
(712-770-4399; Participant Code: 428850)

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday 10:00AM

Leader: Joyce C.

Substance Abuse FREE

Alcohol, Drugs, or any other substance will not defeat you.

Meeting: Wed @ 10PM Via Facebook Group

Join Now

Clean

Description: This group addresses victory for former drug addicts living drug free

 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 10:00AM

Leader: Jacquelin J.

Let's Get in Shape Together

A healthy family is a whole family. For all ages.

Meeting: Tues @ 7PM via Facebook Group

Join Now

Family Fitness

Description: This group encourages family walks, jogs, workouts and outside physical activity. Let’s show that we are better together as a family. 

Family & Youth Friendly

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday 7:00PM

Leader: Bernard & Joi B.

Senior Citizens Are Essential Personnel

Come together with Senior Aged Peers and increase your online fellowship.

Meeting: Tuesday @ 7PM via Facebook Group

Join Now

G.A.P (Gals & Pals) For Seniors

Description: This group will focus on nutrition and gardening for natural foods.

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

Leader: Marie P.

Young Adults This is For You

Young enough to still learn, but old enough to know better.

Meeting: Sat @ 3PM via GroupMe

Join Now

Grown-ish

Description: A conversation among YOUNG ADULTS about transitioning into Adulting. This group will encourage, uplift, and inspire Young Adults in all life stages. 

Location: GroupMe Group 

Meeting/Update Time: Saturday @ 3:00 PM

Leader: Jha’Ron
Co-Leader: Jamesa

The "WRITE" Place

Lets write articles, books, blogs, and more.

Meeting: Thursday @ 7PM via Facebook Group

Join Now

Holy Ghost Writers

Description: This group will focus on creative writing for magazines, newsletters, books, and more.

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday & Thursday @ Noon

Leader: Lucretia MU

Live Your best Life

For those who serve others with mental health challenges

Facebook - Thursday @ 7:00PM

Join Now

Mental Health

Description: Conversations and information about how to best live with and serve those with mental health.

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Thursday 7:00 PM

Leader: Vonda W.

Co-Leader: Bri L.

Rest, Relax and Smile Again

Don't worry be Happy, and learn how here.

Meeting: Wed @ 2PM via Facebook Group

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Peace not Panic

Description: This group will help men and women find peace in Christ

Location: Facebook Group 

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 2:00 PM

Leader: Davida LG.

Virtual Gardening

Let's post about our plants

Facebook - Updated Weekly

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Plant-It

Description: Show off your green thumb with pictures. Get and share tips on successful gardening in the city and the rural. 

Location: Facebook

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 6:00 PM 

Leader: Michele S.

Join This Book Club

Featured Book: Living in Crazy Peace

Relax, Relate, Read

Description: This book club connection group will explore stepping stones to emotional healing and wholeness. The book for this session is Living in Crazy Peace: The Stepping Stones to Emotional Healing and Wholeness by Natasha Bachar

Location: Google Meet

Meeting/Update Time: Sunday @ 3:00

Leader: Joi B.

Teachers Study Group

Let's encourage each other

Meeting: Thur @ 7PM Via Zoom Conf Call

Join Now

R.A.A.P.E.G

Remarkable, Appointed, Anointed People Extending Grace – (Formerly Encouragement for Educators)

Description: This group will offer encouragement and a time of dialogue for educators.

Location: Zoom Video Call 

Meeting ID:  585-337-5368

Password: 25120407

Meeting/Update Time: Thursday @ 7:00 PM 

Leader: Mildred G

Let's Walk and Share Each Step

we are going to stay fit together

Meeting: Wed @ 7PM via Facebook Group

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Step by Step

Description: This group will focus on the joys and benefits of walking and exercise often. Share your walking goals and gain accountability partners. 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 7:00 PM

Leader: Brenda H.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Get makeup and skin care tips that matter

Meeting: Sat @ Noon via Facebook Group

Join Now

Think Makeup & Skin Care? 

Description: Learn and share helpful tips on skin care and make up application. 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Saturday @ Noon

Leader: Jayla S.

Widows you are NOT ALONE

Lets take this new journey together

Meeting:

Join Now

Wisdom for Widows

Description: This group will offer encouragement for widows 

Location: Zoom

Meeting ID: 894 9888 5953

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesday @ 7:00PM

Leader: Andrea B.