Connect Groups

Connect Groups

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Below you can find a list of Connect Groups for adults we are currently offering sorted by day of the week. If you would like further information, just click on the Contact Us tab and provide us your contact info and any questions. Or just show up at the given time and place.


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Adult Coed Bible Study:

Sunday, 11:00 – 11:59 AM, Sanctuary Bldg., Fellowship Room
(Group Leaders – Jim Kurre/Andy Herrick)

A traditional verse by verse Baptist bible study using the “Explore the Bible” curriculum. Targeted exploration combined with lively discussion.

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All Things New by Kelly Minter

Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Sanctuary – Fellowship Room.
(Group Leader – Glenda Kirby)

The Wednesday night Connect Group (Women in the Word on Wednesdays) meets in the Fellowship Room is from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

The cost for this study is $20.00 and includes a study guide.
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The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For, by Lisa Harper

Two Sessions available every Thursday:

Thursday Morning, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Grace Center, Childcare Provided
With Doni Ahearn and Stephanie Jamison

Thursday Evenings, from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Fellowship Room
With Deb Hall

Starts March 7. Cost is $20

Join us, and author Lisa Harper, in this 7-session study if you want to:
– Expand your understanding of the gospel by reading the entire Book of Mark.
– Understand the depth of Jesus’ compassion and passion for humanity.
– Come to know the real Jesus of Scripture without the lens of man’s perspective.

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If schools are ever closed or delayed due to bad weather on a class day, the class will be rescheduled for the following week.

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Thursday 11:30 AM – 1:00 pm, Sanctuary Fellowship Room
(Group Leaders – Ron &amp Nancy Switzer)

A gathering of senior (50+) adults every Thursday FROM 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary for Bible study, regular fellowship, and mission and ministry in our community. It is a great way for senior adults to remain connected to Effort as a community. Bring your “Word for You Today”.

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Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM – Men’s Ministry – FLC Cafe
(Group Leaders – William Feight & Larry Cormier)

Ask any guy if he wants to be in a “band of brothers.” The answer is almost always yes. He wants to be accepted, admired, and protected by men he accepts, admires, and protects. Acceptance: in spite of his shortcomings. Admiration: of each other’s complementary strengths. Protection: as we look out for each other and watch each other’s backs.

The idea of community is appealing. It’s fear that prevents guys from jumping in, and men have very different fears. Some fear possible exposure of something they want to hide. Some fear that the cost of community (time, competing interests) outweighs the benefits. This is a group that cuts through those fears and explores what it means to be a part of something and what it means to be a Godly man in today’s world.

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Come join real women who want to leave expectations behind, comparisons in the corner, and insecurities on the sidelines. Breathe is a safe place for women to share, laugh, grow, and just be real. With each exhale, we can let go of the world’s expectations and inhale the confidence that comes from knowing Christ. We come together to Breathe.

Join us for our Breathe ministries Winter Warm-Up, for those who are ready for the warmth of spring, come out and join friends as we warm our hearts with fellowship.

Friday, February 24th 7pm in the Children’s Chapel.

Childcare is available!


March 17 – comedy night
April 21 – Prayer, praise and worship night
May 12 -Paint Night
June – Blank (We’re busy with V B S.)
July 21 – game night fellowship
August 18 – Back to school pot luck dinner
September 15th – Speaker, Christine Hoover
October 21st Breathe Fall mini retreat
November 17th
December – Share a meal together (date tbd)

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Prayer Mondays

On Monday evenings, from 7:00-9:00 PM, we meet in the Sanctuary for a time of corporate praise and prayer. A Praise Team leads us in unplugged, intimate worship from 7:00-7:30 PM, and then we create a prayer circle and address needs of individuals and the church. Child care is provided if we know of your need in advance! Call church office.

Daily Morning Prayer

Weekday mornings, Monday through Friday, members of the Prayer Team meet in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary from 6:00-8:00 AM. The small outside door to the right of the glass doors facing the FLC leads directly into the Chapel. If you need special prayer for a challenging circumstance in your life, a health problem, or to intercede for a family member, we will be happy to pray for you. Or, come and join the Prayer Team. We are praying for the needs of our church, community, nation and world. We welcome anyone who would like to join us.

“We can never expect to grow in the likeness of our Lord unless we follow His example and give more time to communion with the Father. A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution.”
–E.M. Bounds

Weekend Prayer

Every Saturday and Sunday, members of the Prayer team gather in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary from 8:00-9:00 AM. (on Saturdays, we are sometimes there until later) to prepare hearts for our worship services and to pray specifically for our Church Leadership. We welcome anyone from the community who wants to come by for prayer — for healing, for help with life’s circumstances, and to intercede for others. The outside door to the Fellowship Room will be open, and all are welcome to join us.

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