Connect Groups

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Connect Groups – Spring 2020

#1 – Book Club  Group LeaderLesa McKeon

Description:  A monthly gathering to discuss a chosen book, enjoy lunch and fellowship with each other.  Meeting dates and times will be established within the group via email upon signing up.

Times and Location:  TBD by group

#2 – Country Carriage on Sunday Group Leader:  Greg Sturgeon

     Description:  Each Sunday after church, all are welcome to join in for lunch at the Country Carriage.  Great food and great

fellowship as we stay connected with each other and how God is

working within us.

Times:  Sundays at 12:15 PM – 9237 Miller Road, Swartz Creek MI

#3 – Election Day Welcoming Team Group Leader:  Janie Salgat

     Description:  Join us as we welcome Swartz Creek residents to our church for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election.  We will be serving those who come to vote with cookies, snacks, drinks and an environment of hospitality for the entire day.

Times:  Shifts are available from 7:00am – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10.  Let Janie know what times you would be able to serve.

#4 – Friday Night Euchre Group LeaderBrian Kelley

Description:  Meets every other Friday night for fun, fellowship and cards   for all ages.  Knowing how to play Euchre is helpful, but not

required.  Cards provided, bring a snack to share

Times:  Fridays – 6:00-9:00 PM – March 6 & 20 (7:00 PM on March 6)

In the church Octagon – by Door 3/4

#5 – Higher Ground Group Leader:  Brian Kelley

Description:  Our Wednesday evening SH youth event during our

Mid-Week Grow Groups.  Teens will have fellowship and spiritual

lessons following the evening dinner event.

Times:  Wednesdays– 6:00-7:30 PM – April 15-May 20, 2020

#6 – Middle Ground Group LeaderBrian Kelley

Description:  Our Wednesday evening JH youth event during our

Mid-Week Grow Groups.  Teens will have fellowship and spiritual

lessons following the evening dinner event.

Times:  Wednesdays– 6:00-7:30 PM – April 15-May 20, 2020

#7 – Pastie Making Group Leader:  Arlene Lanning

Description:  Make, bake and prepare our famous pasties to sell to the community providing great affordable meals to anybody and


Times:  3rd Mondays/Tuesdays of month, Sep-May, 8 am-1 pm, 10:30 to help wrap or as your schedule allows

#8 – Swartz Creek 5K Challenge Led by  Brian Kelley

              Description:  Represent our church in the walking/running race which

       benefits the Swartz Creek High School Cross Country Team.  There will be $11.00 Entrance fee for the race ($21.00 if you want t-shirt).

Times:  Race is Thursday, May 28, Practices as able on Thursdays May 7, 14, 21

#9 – Thursday Night Volleyball Group Leader:  Kelly Klein

      Description:  Thursday night volleyball is open to people of all ages.  The style of game played is ONE BOUNCE volleyball which welcomes people of all skill and physical levels for exercise and fellowship.

Times:  Thursdays at 6:30-8:30 – September 12 – May 14

#10 – Tuesday Night Basketball Group Leader:  Brian Kelley

Description:  Full Court fast paced basketball open for all adults

interested.  8 minute games with rotating teams.  All adults are

welcome, but the pace of the game really is suited for young adults.  Cost is a $1.00 minimum donation which will support our annual

mission.  Halftime devotions are planned each week.

Times:  Tuesdays from 6:00-9:00 PM, October 1 – April 28

#11 – United Methodist Men Group Leader:  Greg Sturgeon

Description:  Our men’s group focusing on service and fellowship.  The men sponsor annual Chicken BBQ and Christmas Tree Sales among other activities.  Meetings on the second Sunday of each month.

Times:  2nd Sunday of the month breakfasts at 9:45 in the Men’s

Sunday School Room/Serving Room

#12 – United Methodist Women Group Leader:  Shirley Pittsley

Description:  Organized unit of women whose purpose is to know God, develop a creative supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the Church.  Prayer Shawl ministry, bake sales, rummage sale and Little dresses for Africa are among activities sponsored.

Times:  Ruth Circle – Second Wednesday of each month, Sep-May at 1:15

Book Club – Fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM

#13 – Wendy’s on Tuesday Night Group Leader:  Judy Barker

     Description:  Each Tuesday Night starting around 4:30 PM or later an open invitation to join in fellowship and food together.  Each week, a free will offering supporting the Good Samaritan Fund is taken.  All welcome.

Times:  Tuesdays at 4:30 PM – 4220 Elms Road,  Swartz Creek MI

#14 – Youth Group Group Leader:  Brian Kelley

     Description:  Junior and Senior High students meet on Sundays for

fellowship, food, fun, and spiritual development.

Times:  JH is from 4:00-5:30, SH from 6:00-7:30 with food from 5:30-6:00 on Sundays with occasional combined events or special trips.

For more information about a group please email Brian Kelley: