CONNECT GROUPS: Summer Term 2017

Connect Groups meet together to build friendships and grow spiritually. All of our Connect Groups meet fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (unless otherwise stated) at various locations. 

The dates for this term are:  2nd & 16th May, 6th & 20th June, 4th & 18th July

We have Classic Connect Groups and Themed Connect Groups, both of which offer different things. You are welcome to join the one that you think works best for you, and you can sign up to a group at the bottom of this page and the leaders will contact you directly with more details. If you would like help in finding the right connect group for you please email philippa@stjohnshamptonwick.org.

 

Classic Connect Groups (ongoing)

These generally meet in people’s homes, and consist of eating together, worshipping and praying together. They are a great place to make new friends and grow in faith. 

Paul and Hannah Freeland - meets in Walton on Thames

Dave and Carey-Anne King - meets in Thames Ditton

Jamie and Zoe Klair - meets in Kingston

Al and Pip Ramsay - meets in Teddington

Dan and Sarah Bates (Fridays monthly) - meets in Hampton Wick

Robin and Hope Bell (Fridays monthly) - meets in Hampton Wick

Iain and Gail Evans/Rowan and Penny Miller/Kyle and Michele Shaw (Fridays monthly) - meets in Esher

 

Themed Connect Groups (for Summer term only)

These groups will be focussed on exploring a particular topic as outlined below and they will run for one term only. Different groups will be available in the following term, and some of the themes of these groups may get repeated later in the year. 

Shakti and Andi Sisodia - “Soul Detox” - Through a Bible study DVD, pastor and best-selling author Craig Groeschel sheds light on relationships, thoughts, and behaviours that quietly compromise our wellbeing. Using concise teaching and honest humour, Groeschel provides a source of inspiration and encouragements for a faith-filled lifestyle that will keep you free of spiritual toxins. This grace-based experience will challenge you out of complacency and into a life of clean, pure, and focused living based on the standard of God’s holiness. Sessions include: 1. Lethal Language: Experiencing the Power of Life-Giving Words 2. Scare Pollution: Unlocking the Chokehold of Fear3. Radioactive Relationships: Loving Unhealthy People without Getting Sick 4. Septic Thoughts: Overcoming Our False Beliefs 5. Germ Warfare: Cleansing Our Lives of Cultural Toxins - meets in The Warehouse at St John's. 

Nick and Steph Monaghan (8pm Fridays fortnightly) - “Son of God - The Life of Jesus in You" by Rick Warren - What would happen if you applied the lessons from events in Jesus' life - temptation, suffering, death, resurrection - to your own? Would you come to know him more intimately and with a greater understanding of your purpose? Would you embody more completely the mission, love, and mind of Jesus? This small group study explains how you can find your purpose in studying the life of Jesus. Dates this term are: 28th April, 12 May, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th July - meets in Teddington

 

Daytime Connect Groups (ongoing)

Simon and Caroline Groves - Meets Tuesday lunchtimes (1-3pm) in Kingston.

Just Women - A time for women to meet, pray and study the Bible (without children).  Join this group, if you would like to follow a Scripture Union study on making Godly decisions - meets at Rachel Phillips home in Teddington on Friday mornings from 9.30 to 11am.  Dates this term are 21 April, 5 May, 19 May, 9 June, 16 June, 14 July. 

Mums Connect & Pray - Meets in The Warehouse every other Wednesday morning for coffee, chat, prayer and worship (with creche)

Prime Time - Meets fortnightly on a Friday morning in Thames Ditton for coffee, worship, spiritual input and friendship for those who are older and unable to meet in the evenings.  Lifts are provided for those who need help getting there.

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