What are Connection Groups?
Connection groups are groups of people who meet throughout the week for a time of fellowship, connection, and ministry. We have various connection groups that focus on various topics, so you’ll be sure to find one that you can join and connect with.
A message from Jerry and Colleen Jenkins
We are so excited to be leading the Connection Group Ministry at CCC!
When starting at CCC in 2012, we were new to the area. Our initial Connection Group quickly became our local “family” and helped transform our idea of what a church family should look like. We strongly believe that every member at CCC should be blessed with their own group of supporters to aid in their spiritual growth, have fun with and never go through a tough or celebratory time without a solid group of believers to surround them in prayer and love.
We have lead various types of Connection Groups throughout the years and are passionate about supporting our Group Leaders and helping guide church members into groups that will change their lives for the better.
Please feel free to stop us at church if you have any questions/concerns or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join a connection group and get connected with others. Check out all the different connection groups and sign up for a group below!
More groups will be available for sign up very soon!
We are looking for Connectors, if you feel led to be a Connector and you want more information, please contact Jerry and Colleen Jenkins at C3Groups@C3ChristianChurch.com or talk to them in the lobby on Sunday near the red Connect flag.
Group Leader: Tanya Bankert
Group Time: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10-11:30ish
Group Description: “Once you learn someone’s story, it’s impossible to not love them.” ~Pastor Dennis
My heart is for people. I want everyone to feel loved and connected. I love sitting around a table and sharing life experiences and stories with others!
Come join me for breakfast the second and forth Saturday of the month 10-11:30ish! We will visit local diners and coffee shops.
First meeting will be November 9.
Group Leader: Chris Kessler
Group Time: 6:30pm – 8pm every other Monday
Group Description: Each meetup will be designed to engage women in deep, meaningful conversation as well as provide opportunities to learn about and/or do something that will add value to their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Group will meet at various locations including but not limited to park pavilions, walking trails, another public venue, or someone’s living room.
Group Leaders: Austin and Allyson Colton
Group Time: 5:30pm on every other Saturday
Group Description: Austin and Allyson are new members of C3 church who are wanting to connect and grow with you! This group will meet at the Colton household where the group will eat, pray, and play games together. Each meeting Austin & Allyson will have the main course prepared and group members are welcome to bring a side dish. Once dinner is finished everyone will have the opportunity to channel their playful spirits and enjoy playing games together. Kids are welcome to tag along as well! If you are looking to build friendships, have fun, and connect with one another then please consider signing up!
Group Leader: Brandy Conner
Group Time: First meeting 2pm on November 16th
Group Description: This connection group will gather at Brandy’s home in Felton, PA. They will meet once a month to create a craft project. Brandy loves crafting and would truly enjoy learning and creating with you. This group will craft, snack, and get to know one another with the goal of becoming connected on a deeper level. Kids are welcomed into this group, as she has twins girls that also love to make new friends!
Group Leader: Diana Henry
Group Time: 6:30pm on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Group Description: C.O.F.F.E.E. (Conversations of Friends of Faith to Encourage and Equip)
This is a group of women who are looking for Real, Relevant, Relational conversations in their lives. We will do this by connecting with each other and other women whose desire is to uplift each other and equip each other with God’s truth by looking at the Word in relation to our own life experiences. This group will meet at my home to share a light-fare dinner, connect with each other and have various discussions that are relevant to the needs of the group. We are not fixing each other, or giving any type of formal advice. We are providing a loving ear to hear, a fun casual environment to provide a pat with the Word to equip and a push to encourage each other to grow in our faith.
The vision of this group is to fill us with lifetime friendships, lots of laughter and fun, a safe place to discuss and most importantly to feel the embrace of God’s love.
Group Leaders: Dennis Ray & Frank Miller
Group Time: Saturdays 9-10:30 a.m.
Group Description: Men’s Group
IMPACT Men’s Ministry exists to equip the men of Connection Christian Church to make an IMPACT in their homes, church and communities through Biblically based leadership and brotherhood.
Group Leader: Peggy Overmiller and Tanya Bankert
Group Time: We meet every Wednesday morning at the church in the nursery from 10-11:30AM.
Group Description: If you knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch, quilt, felt, etc; Come gather round the table with us and bring your current work in progress!
We meet every Wednesday morning in the church nursery from 10-11:30 am. Bring your current project and connect with others who love fiber arts! Childcare is not provided but children are welcome under your own supervision.
Peggy is an amazing teacher if you have a desire to learn to knit or to learn new knitting skills.
Our desire is to also have monthly field trips or activities to bond with each other and enjoy each other’s company.
Group Leaders: Chad and Holly Martin
Group Time: First Friday and Third Sunday of the month
Group Description: Our group will meet the first Friday of the month at our home for dinner/connect time and also the 3rd Sunday of the month for a hike near our home or other location. We live in Brogue by the Susquehanna River. We have 3 children ages 10, 15, and 16. Our family enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, four wheeling, etc. Our family also enjoys music so some of our Friday nights may involve some worship songs!
Groups Leaders: Abbie Sechrist and Aaron Hall
Group Time: This group will meet the second Tuesday of every month. Approximate start time is 6pm at the host’s favorite spot, rotating among the members each month.
Group Description: N.E.A.T. stand for Not Eating Alone Tonight. This group is for singles ages 30 and up. This group will meet at the restaurant and not at the host’s home. RSVP by Sunday morning so host can make the dinner reservation on Monday. Each person pays for his/her own meal.
Group Leaders: Jim and Joni Benedict
Group Time: Group meets every 3rd Saturday evening of every month from September-June.
Group Description: This group meets around 5:30 at the hosts’ home, and then after some light appetizers, will drive to a pre-arranged restaurant for dinner as a group. The gathering location rotates among the 10 primary couples (each hosting 1 time) during the season. Location of dinner is not known to the group members until the night of the event. Hosts are responsible for making the dinner reservations and providing any appetizers at their home. Each couple pays for their own meals at the restaurant.
Group Leaders: Rick & Amy Reinert
Group Time: Every other Friday at 6pm
Group Description: Amy and Rick have been attending CCC since 2010. They leaned in and got involved very quickly. They started their first Connection Group in 2012 and have been involved ever since. They have embraced the new vision for Connection Groups as they have always ran their group in this way. It has always been about connections and doing life together. They feel blessed to be part of the CCC family.
From the start of Connection Groups, Jim and Joni have lead and have been a valuable part of various connection/activity groups.
They enjoy connecting with others within the church on a deeper level and look forward to continuing to lead their group.
Group meets monthly on a Saturday night at Jim and Joni’s house
Group Leaders: Jerry and Colleen Jenkins
Group Description: A group of individuals and their children gather at least twice a month with an emphasis on Connecting with each other in various ways.
Our mission is to grow in faith with like-minded individuals to the point where we can look back in a few years and can’t believe there was a time when we didn’t have this group.
Group Leaders: Michael and Helen Madea
Group Time: Every other Thursday at 6:30, starting November 7th
Group Description: My name is Helen Madea and I am excited to be a Connector at Connection Christian Church. My husband Michael and I invite you to join our game night Connection Group. We will connect with each other as we laugh, eat and share our stories. Bring your favorite game and be prepared for Helen’s ping pong rules, which include ricochet. Interested? Called? Come talk to me or sign up!
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