Connections

Collaboration Hands holding one another

Connection groups are well underway to connect and re-connect with you!

A variety of opportunities are available for you to facilitate our re-connecting to one another. Below lists what current groups have organized 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. 

Connections for Presbyterian Women

What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus. This Connections group is a thought and discussion provoking Bible study with a guide from Presbyterian Women. As we come together, we can enrich our faith and discuss ways to be connected with God’s world all around us. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Leading a study is not required in order to participate! Please join these women in fellowship and coffee. Transportation assistance is available. Guide books for the year available in the office for $10. (First meeting September 16.)

Leader: Leona Nau and Carol Kenealy

 

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 + 1 =

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.

10 + 9 =

Cribbage Connections

Join us for 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.

2 + 15 =

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.

14 + 5 =

‘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.

4 + 4 =

Potpourri Connections

This group will participate in a variety of activities that will likely change each month. We may do anything from helping a neighbor, studying scripture, sending comfort cards, inviting a guest to speak, or any other idea that strikes your fancy. The next event planned is on August 19 from 1-3 at the church. We will be writing/making encouragement cards to go in the back pack buddy food distribution packs. This is to give those children an extra lift when school is out and food is scarce.  Click here for details about this program.

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.

9 + 15 =

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.

9 + 2 =

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 + 11 =

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.

6 + 11 =

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.

7 + 1 =

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.

9 + 10 =

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.

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