Connect Groups

Don’t miss your chance to get connected at Calvary! For 5 weeks, Connect Groups are going deeper and getting more from our upcoming sermon series, Under Pressure. No matter who you are or what stage of life you are in, there are connect groups for everyone! You can choose a group by location, marital status, childcare available, etc. Don’t wait too long to sign up, Connect Groups begin Sunday, October 22.

Our next Connect Group Campaign will take place October 22-November 19.

Check out the complete list of available groups below, choose your favorite, and sign up! Sign up begins Sunday, October 1.

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Calvary Ladies
Calvary Church
Mondays | 10AM

Jamie, Emily, and Annette are 3 moms in different stages of life who have a passion for sharing God’s Word with other women. They all felt a “tug” from the Lord resulting in reviving the Calvary Ladies Monday Morning group that will meet weekly in the cafe. They are very excited about this opportunity to connect with more women and experience life change and growth.

This group is open to women of all ages and stages in life. *childcare is available.

Mike & Alison Holly
Calvary Church
Mondays | 6pm

Mike and Alison are in their mid 50’s and are loving life!  They don’t have any children but they stay very active with their dogs, tennis, and traveling.  Even with hectic jobs like being a stock broker and graphic designer, they still found time to learn how to speak Spanish.

This group is open to everyone of all ages and stages of life. *children welcome but childcare is not available.

Joe Forthome
Calvary Church
Tuesdays | Noon-1:30pm

Joe has a passion for life and loves to spend time with people.  He wants believers of all ages to gather together and share life’s experiences.  Everyone has “a story,” and Joe would love to hear yours!  Joe is energetic about studying the scriptures and learning church history.  He loves music and is a part of Calvary’s Worship Team.

This group is open to everyone of all ages and stages of life. *children welcome but childcare is not available.

Karl & Tami Heiss
Calvary Church
Fridays | 6-8pm

Karl and Tami have kids ranging in ages 6-23 years old.  2 of their children were recently adopted.  Tami is a stay-at-home mom, who homeschools their children and enjoys reading, crocheting, and scrapbooking.  Karl owns a construction business, enjoys movies, working in the yard, and fishing.  Their entire family loves missions and goes on trips often.

Due to this Connect Group reaching capacity, the Heiss Connect Group’s registration is now closed.

Tom & Laura Briley
Thursdays | 5:30pm

Tom and Laura are in their early 30s, married 7 years, and have two daughters (ages 5 mon. & 3 yrs). When they aren’t working, they enjoy spending time with family, going out weekly for ice cream, and trying to make time for working out. Usually, they also have several house/yard projects underway.

This group is open to adults in all stages of life. *childcare is not available.

Rebecca Clark
(Barry Bagels on Dussel Dr.)
Saturdays | 10-11:30am

Rebecca is 29 years old, single, and has no children.  She has lived in many places, including England until she was 10 and North Carolina until she was 22.  She has enjoyed experiencing the different cultures in her travels.  She also enjoys reading, writing, knitting, crafts and several outdoor activities.

This group is open to women, ages 20-35 years old. *childcare is not available.

Bill & Bev Welker
Sundays | Noon

Bill and Bev love life, enjoy laughter, and the ocean.  With their 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 16 month old goldendoodle, they stay pretty busy but still make time to golf or serve in a Prison Ministry, Bible Study Fellowship, and attend Calvary Ministry School.

This group is open to to those who are at least 40 yrs and older. *childcare is not available.

Richard & Dana Thompson
Sundays | 5pm

Richard and Dana are a hard working couple in their early 60’s.  With their military experience and missions trips, they have a great understanding of connecting with people from all walks of life.  They are very dedicated to their relationship with Christ.

This group is open to to those married or single, who are at least 40 and older. *childcare is not available.

James & Chelsea Deichmann
Mondays | 6:30pm

James and Chelsea are in their 20’s, married for 2 ½ years, and have a 10 month old daughter.  They enjoy being outside, drinking good coffee, playing board games, attending local events, and gathering people together.  They believe life was meant to be lived on purpose and shared shoulder-to-shoulder.  Join them for a potluck dinner and relax, share a meal, and experience community and spiritual growth.

This group is open to young families. *children are welcome.

Jared & Deidre Leaders
Tuesdays | 5:30-7pm

Jared and Deidre are in their early 30’s and have 2 children (ages 2 and 5).  They are very excited for the opportunity to build new friendships within the church and to grow stronger as a group.  They are family oriented and enjoy spending time outdoors, camping, fishing, serving with the church, and doing anything fun.  Deidre likes to shop while Jared tries to avoid it!

This group is open to young couples (ages 30-40). *children are welcome.

Sean & Leslie Crandall
Tuesdays | 7-9pm

Sean and Leslie have been married for 8 years and have 2 dogs.  They love to be adventurous together and enjoy boating, fishing, and riding bikes.

This group is open to married or engaged couples (ages 25-35). *children are welcome.

Shelly Cassidy
(Panera on Airport Hwy.)
Thursdays | 10-11:30AM

Shelly has been married for 45 years, has 2 grown sons, and twin 10 year old grandsons.  She is recently retired but is excited about the new adventures that lie ahead.  She enjoys knitting and reading and has attended Calvary for about 30 years.

This group is open to women of any stage of life. *childcare is not available.

Chuck & Melody Waters
Local Libraries

Heatherdowns Branch- Oct 24 & 30
Holland Branch- Nov. 6 & 13

Chuck and Melody have been married for nearly 10 years and have 3 children (ages 5, 7 & 8), whom they homeschool.  They love to go for long bike rides as a family, visit the many metro parks as well as the zoo, and they still find time for a good work out.  They are die-hard Cleveland Browns Fans.

This group is open to families with children ranging from infant to 6th grade. *children are welcome.

Don & Pam Roork
Oct. 27 & Nov. 10 |7pm

Don and Pam have been married for 43 years, and they have 3 married children and 8 grandchildren. They have served faithfully at Calvary for years. They enjoy reading, spending time with their family, and Bible studies.

This group is open to to adults in all seasons of life. *childcare is not available.