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Fall Session starts October 17th

FAQ

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

Count Your Blessings

Description: This group will focus on praising God for all the good things He has done, doing, and will do. 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday

Leader: Nichole B.

Couponing

Description: Learn to click and clip to save money on your grocery runs.

Location: TBD

Meeting/Update Time: TBD

Leader: Ranee R.

Education 

Description: Coming Soon.

Location: TBA

Meeting/Update Time: TBA

Leader: LaTonya D.

Embracing the Calm

Description: Develop and implement strategies to help live beyond anxiety and place more emphasis on practicing self-care. 

Location: Zoom

Meeting/Update Time: TBA

Leader: LaTosha B.

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: Lelia M.

Open – Click Here To Join Now

Journey to Ephesus

Description: Join us on a journey, studying the book of Ephesians

 

Location: Facebook Group

 

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesdays via Facebook

Leader: Tameka J.

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: Marie P.

Open – Click Here To Join Group

Description: This book club connection group will explore stepping stones to emotional healing and wholeness.

 

 

 

Location: Google Meet

Meeting/Update Time: Sunday @ 3:00

 

 

Leader: Shannon H.

Description: This group will equip members with the tools to breathe and beat stress.

 

 

 Location: Churchland Library, 4934 High St, Portsmouth, Va 23703

Meeting/Update Time: This 4 session group will start on Saturday, October 23rd and end on Saturday, November 13th. The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Churchland Library from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Seats are limited so, sign up today.

Leader: Shelia H & Maxine G.

Walk by Faith

Description: This is a walking group to encourage a healthier lifestyle. 

 

 

 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Saturday

Leader: Jackie B. & Anita S.

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.

Praise God

Meeting Wednesdays on Facebook

Join Now

Count Your Blessings

Description: This group will focus on praising God for all the good things He has done, doing, and will do. 

 

Location: Facebook Group

 

 

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday

Leader: Nichole B.

Clip And Save

Let's work together to save money.

Couponing-Shop Wise

Description:

This group is for beginners at couponing and welcomes anyone who would like to join the journey of shopping wisely to save money for other interests; investing, traveling, helping others etc.  Also anyone interested in recipes or cooking tips for good food and stretching meals.
 

Location: Facebook & In-Person  (Hybrid)

Meeting/Update Time: Fridays @6PM. First Meeting Oct 22nd. Initial meeting is virtual via Facebook.

Leader: Ranee R.

Education 

Description: Coming Soon.

 

 

Location: TBA

Meeting/Update Time: TBA

Leader: LaTonya D.

Live Beyond Anxiety

Connect with others to develop healthy self care practices. Meeting via Zoom.

Embracing the Calm

Description: Develop and implement strategies to help live beyond anxiety and place more emphasis on practicing self-care. 

Location: Zoom Meeting   

 ID: 821 3140 2965
Passcode: 232461

Meeting/Update Time: Saturdays  11:00am

Leader: LaTosha B.

Seniors are still essential

Update: Daily encouragement and prayers.

Join Now

Gals & Pals

Description:  This group will encourage, uplift, and inspire seniors. Seniors are still essential.

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Daily

Leader: Lelia M.

 

Journey to Ephesus

Lets study the book of Ephesians together.

Meeting: Tuesdays via Facebook Group

Join Now

Journey to Ephesus

Description: Join us on a journey, studying the book of Ephesians

 

Location: Facebook Group

 

Meeting/Update Time: Tuesdays via Facebook

Leader: Tameka J.

Rest, Relax and Smile Again

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

Meeting: Wed @ 2PM via Facebook Group

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.

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 rural areas. 

Location: Facebook

 

Meeting/Update Time: Wednesday @ 6:00 PM 

Leader: Marie P.

Join This Book Club

Relax, Relate, Read

Description: This book club connection group will explore stepping stones to emotional healing and wholeness.

 

 

 

Location: Google Meet

Meeting/Update Time: Sunday @ 3:00

 

 

Leader: Shannon H.

 

Breathe through it

This group will equip members with tools to overcome stress.

Meeting Saturdays in person.

Register Now

Waiting to Exhale…Breathe

Description: This group will equip members with the tools to breathe and beat stress.

 

 

 Location: Churchland Library, 4934 High St, Portsmouth, Va 23703

Meeting/Update Time: This 4 session group will start on Saturday, October 23rd and end on Saturday, November 13th. The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Churchland Library from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Seats are limited so, sign up today.

Leader: Shelia H & Maxine G.

Exercise your faith!

We will encourage each other to live a healthier lifestyle.

Meeting Saturdays on Facebook.

Join Now

Walk by Faith

Description: This is a walking group to encourage a healthier lifestyle. 

 

 

 

Location: Facebook Group

 

Meeting/Update Time: Saturday

 

 

 

Leader: Jackie B. & Anita S.

You are not alone!

Join this group today

Winning-Clean

Description: This group focuses on maintaining sobriety through building community and establishing accountability partners. 

 

 

 

Location: Facebook Group

Meeting/Update Time: Updates daily at 8am

 

 

Leader: Jackie W.