In this time of COVID-19, ECV is committed to be creative in how we meet together. Our efforts to walk, Zoom, and gather in affinity group is a simple offering for us to be together even in this challenging times.

Have other ideas for community in this time? E-mail our Associate Pastor, Patrick@elmcityvineyard.org

Lenten Groups

This Lent, we will have multiple groups (Zoom, outdoor, outdoor & walking) at different times (morning, evening, daytime, etc.) that will draw near to God and to one another.

Mondays at 8pm on Zoom
Led by Moriah Felder, Sam Luo, Jess Chen

E-mail moriah@elmcityvineyard.org for a Zoom link.

Wednesdays at 12pm on Zoom
Led by Bill Elander, Ryan and Katie Darr
Thursdays at 8am in person
Led by Asha Evans and Nia Campinha-Bacote

Meeting at the Edgewood Park Gazebo, off West Rock Ave., New Haven

Thursdays at 8pm on Zoom
Led by Josh Williams and Jin Yang

E-mail josh@elmcityvineyard.org for a Zoom link.

Fridays at 11am in person
Led by Patrick Dunn and Luke Stringer

Meeting at the center of Wooster Square Park, corner of Chapel Street and Wooster Place, New Haven

Regular Virtual Homegroups

Bible Study on the Sermon on the Mount | Tuesdays at 7:30pm | Led by Patrick Dunn | Contact: patrick@elmcityvineyard.org

Occasional Groups

In addition to regular meet-ups on Zoom, we have some groups that are continuing to organize occasional get-togethers virtually or in person. Please contact their leaders for more information.

Dad's Group, Led by Aaron Huberty (aaron.huberty@gmail.com)

Mom's Group, Led by Alison Eitel and Asha Evans (asha@elmcityvineyard.org)

Hamden Family Group, Led by Alison Eitel (alisoneitel@gmail.com)

Artists' Circle, Led by Luke Stringer (luke.scott.stringer@gmail.com)

Walk and Talk for Justice: 54 Miles Honoring the 'Selma to Montgomery' March

In this season of committing to Jesus’ way of peace, we need to embody our commitment. It’s easy to tune in on YouTube or Zoom and watch passively, but — as we’re able — we want to make a physical commitment to walk out our curiosity, interest, and adoption of Jesus’ way of nonviolence. Join our community as we take weekly walks throughout New Haven with a goal of covering 54 miles, the same length that was covered in the historic Selma to Montgomery march. We started on MLK Day — Monday, January 18th. We’ll continue until the first week of Lent in mid-February. Walks will be around two miles in length and will be on the following days:

  • Mondays | noon - Dixwell @ 100 Goffe St
  • Tuesdays | 4pm - Newhallville @ 13 Shelton Ave
  • Thursdays | 8am - Edgewood Gazebo (across the street from Manjares)
  • Saturdays | 2pm - West Rock (small parking lot at the corner of Hard & Stone Streets)

One-off walks this week:

We have currently walked 46 miles out of 54! This is our last week!

Stay tuned for more info about one-off walks sponsored by various groups at ECV and co-sponsored with folks around our city.

Book Clubs, Workshops, & Learning Cohorts

At any given time, there are a few groups gathered to go deeper in a topic, read and discuss different books together, or do workshops that are relevant to our discipleship and our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus in our time and place. If you would like to learn more about groups currently happening or about future opportunities to join a book discussion, a workshop, or a learning cohort, contact our staff (info@elmcityvineyard.org).

“I remember thinking, ‘seriously God, I just can’t do this…’ I asked my homegroup to pray and they did… It may sound small, but in this season of my life it was an amazing expression of God’s mercy and love for me. The love and power of Jesus was evident in the members of ECV during that time. I truly saw the mercy and kindness of God.”