NCC 19

Connect Groups

Connect Groups are gatherings of people meeting together to cultivate friendship and to support and encourage one another in our inward, outward and upward journeys as disciples of Jesus.

Some groups have a particular focus of growing and developing in a particular area, others have a shared purpose. Some groups meet for a specified number of weeks; others meet weekly longer-term. Our groups are all different, as they reflect the fact that we are a church family of different people at different stages ... but whoever you are and wherever you’re at we’d love you to join a group and find a place of belonging with us. Come and be a part of it!

Welcome Connect

- Weekly on Tuesday (except the 2nd Tuesday of each month) from 5th Nov. 2019.
- 7.45-9.30pm
- Room 4, Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF. (Entrance via car park)
- Leaders: Shirley and Richard Webster, and Nico and Carolyn Chart


We are a welcoming connect group that is a great place to start if you are new to New Community Church or have only been attending for a few weeks or months. You'll have the opportunity to get to know others, build friendships and develop your relationship with God, and we can help you to find out more about our church community and how to get involved.

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Monday Night Group

- For women
- Every other week on Monday
- 7.45-9.30pm
- Bitterne Park
- Leaders: Keren Wickins, Fiona Haigh, and Laura Waterton


We explore how to be more like Jesus, and encourage each other in this.

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Business Group

- Weekly on Tuesday
- 7.45pm
- Shirley and Hythe
- Leaders: Anna and David Wright, and Tom and Shelly Frame


We support each other as business owners to grow both our businesses and our faith. We want to encourage and support others thinking of starting a business.

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Connect Mums

- Weekly on alternate Mondays and Fridays
- Daytime
- Various locations, usually close to Bitterne Park
- Leaders: Jen Cox and Kirstie Chart

We're a community for new (or not so new) mums, providing an opportunity to gather together and support each other at a time when life in general - and church life - may have changed significantly. We meet to catch up and aim to build our faith together - whether it's through doing a bible study or reading a book, or just sharing life. 

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Scutt Group

- Every other week on a Tuesday
- 7.30-9pm
- Portswood
- Leaders: Geoff and Olivia Scutt


We meet for mutual support, prayer and to discuss relevant biblical issues.

 

MacArthur, Comer and Whyley Group

- Weekly on Thursday
- 7.30pm
- Bitterne Park or Highfield
- Leaders: Charlotte and Ben MacArthur, Rachel and Mat Comer, and Chris Whyley


We meet to encourage, support, study, discuss and pray together, as we live out our Christian faith. We often eat together and always include a boys' social, a girls' social, and a mixed social each term.

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Millers Pond Group

- Every other week on Thursday
- 7.30pm
- Woolston and Sholing
- Leaders: Di Bower and Mandy Harding


We aim to grow in our relationship with God and be an encouragement to each other and those around us. We share experiences and knowledge, read and study the Bible, pray, worship, and seek to deepen intimacy with God. We like to practically help one another, and often have social events.

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Payne Group

- Weekly on Tuesday
- 8pm
- Bitterne
- Leaders: David and Cate Payne, and Mike and Jane Evans


We meet to learn, worship, pray, break bread, and look outwards (not all on the same week!). We have been focusing on God being in our work, and pray for and encourage each other in our work and personal lives. We enjoy a meal together once a term.

 

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Creative Prayer Group

- Every other week on Tuesday
- 7.30-9pm
- Highfield/Portswood
- Leader: Nicola Symes


We'll meet to encourage each other in our walk with God, and to discover new ways to pray. We'll use pictures, music, nature, colour and more to explore different ways we can communicate with God.

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Older Youth Connect Group

- For youth in school years 9+ (up to age 18 years)
- Weekly on Thursday
8-9:30pm
- Bitterne Park
- Leaders: Ben Hinks and Catherine Sheen

 
We meet to catch up, play games, eat, look at the Bible and apply it to our lives, pray for each other and encounter God!

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Coming Soon: Walking With God Group

- Every other week (day and time TBC)
- Location TBC
- Leader: John Deagle

 

We will use a variety of activities to explore living in God's presence, recognising that much of Jesus' discipleship was on the road/on the move. Activities will include walking and prayer walking, amongst other things, and we'll link with the Biblical accounts of Enoch, and also Jesus appearing to disciples on the road to Emmaus.

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Coming Soon: God Secrets Group

- Every other week on Wednesday (from 22nd Jan 2020 - 13th May 2020 inclusive)
- Bitterne Park
- Leaders: Amy Ward
- Starting in the New Year 2020

 

We will be working through the God Secrets course, written by Shawn Bolz. This course focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of Words of Knowledge and their application in life today.

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Coming Soon: Young Adults Connect Group

- Particularly for young adults
- Every other week on Wednesday
- Time TBC
- Location TBC
- Leaders: John and Frances Duff

 

We are a group that provides a place of welcome and encouragement for young adults, whether single, married or with families. We'll spend time following up on our Sundays services, praying together, socialising and having fun.

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