Connections

Collaboration Hands holding one another

We are anxious to connect and re-connect with you!

A variety of opportunities are being formed with” Connection” groups to facilitate our re-connecting to one another. Below lists what current groups are organizing this summer. Depending on the group, you might meet weekly, monthly, or for a one time event. After a few months, groups may reshuffle, add new participants, or continue into the year. As time progresses, new groups may be added. It is our hope everyone will find something and/or someone to which they can connect to further Christian fellowship and faith as we Gather, Grow, and Serve at NPC. 

Dinner Connections

Do you like to eat with others? The purpose of this group is to gather for fellowship while sharing a meal together. We anticipate meeting monthly in people’s homes, at the park, a restaurant, or other gathering spaces. All are welcome — come alone, bring a friend, bring the family!

Leader: Leona Nau

 

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

1 + 3 =

Cribbage Connections

We are planning a monthly get together to play cribbage. The format will likely be a 6-game round robin. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

Leader: Mike Abrams

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

15 + 6 =

“Jesus”

at the Sight & Sound Theater 

Travel to Branson, MO as a group to attend the performance of ‘JESUS’ at the Sight & Sound Theater. “From the bustling streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, JESUS is an action-packed musical stage adventure for the whole family!” 

DEADLINE for signing up is JUNE 15 for this trip to Branson in Late August/Early september. Exact dates will be selected after group is determined. 

Leader: Harriet Den Hartog

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

7 + 14 =

Creative Hands Connections

Creative Hands brings together crafters of all abilities for a time of creativity and camaraderie. This might be the spark you need to finish an old project or start something new. Crafts may include knitting, crocheting, sewing, paper crafting, coloring, drawing, and more. Come join in the fun. The group will decide when and where to meet and how often.

Leader: TBD from group

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If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

12 + 11 =

Go to ICubs Games

We will travel to Des Moines to watch the ICubs in action one or more times this summer. Game dates and travel arrangements to be determined by the group. 

Leader: Joyce Shiers and SueAnn Daley

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

3 + 13 =

Potpourri Connections

Our first meeting will be a general gathering with engaging conversation to begin reconnecting. The group will decide what activities to do together after that. It can be anything from helping a neighbor, studying scripture, sending comfort cards, inviting a guest to speak, or any other idea that strikes your fancy. Meetings will likely be once a month.

Leader: Linda Westgate

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

15 + 13 =

Men’s Singing Connections

Looking to have some fun singing in harmony with the guys? Come with your favorite songs in whatever music genre (country, gospel, barbershop, etc.) and together we’ll make the chords ring! We can even share our ‘joyful noise’ with the congregation a time or two…

Leader: Mark Westgate

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

8 + 2 =

Picnics and Potlucks Connections

This is just a great way for us to reconnect and have fellowship. We will decide as a group what our gather-grow-serve will be. And this may change for each meeting as the group decides.

Leader: Mary Beth Oostenbrug

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

1 + 4 =

‘Serve’ the Food Bank of Iowa

What better way to get together and make a difference? Join a group and travel to the Volunteer Center in Des Moines to sort, box, and pack large volumes of food donations from manufacturers and community food drives. These packages go to mobile food pantries, schools, and disaster areas for relief. Details for shifts and group reservations are available from Debra Hop once you sign up.

Leader: Debra Hop

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

10 + 1 =

Hand & Foot and other Games

Hand and Foot is a card game similar to Canasta. Other card games are welcome as the group would like to pick.

Leader: Bill Watson

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

10 + 3 =

Gardening Connections

Specific locations and sites to be determined by the group.

Leader: TBD

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

3 + 2 =

Faith and Writing Connections

In this group, we will examine different ways to share our faith testimonies via the written word. The writing format could be poetry, a narrative, as parables, etc. We will learn there are many ways to minster by sharing your faith testimony in writing.

Leader: Leigh Carson

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

15 + 2 =

Book Connections “Half Truths”

by Adam Hamilton

This is a good summer read and the opportunity to discuss a great book. Meeting leaders would rotate.

Leader: Cathy VanBrocklin

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

14 + 13 =

Prayer Connections

Prayer is foundation to our life and congregation. We will meet weekly or monthly to prayer together as one body of Christ.

Leader: Jan Beran

If you wish to join this group, submit your request below and the organizer will contact you. Please include your phone number in the message.

11 + 13 =