Home Groups

Home groups meet weekly to worship, pray and share life together. They are a great place to go deeper with others in pursuit of God. Our regular home groups are always open to newcomers, so feel free to reach out to the leaders of these groups for more information.

Tuesdays, in-person, 6:00-7:30pm at FSUMC. Childcare provided. Led by Hannah Croasmun, Patrick Dunn, and Jesse and Mandi Mangler. 

Thursdays, in-person, 7:30-9:00pm. 1855 Chapel St., New Haven. Led by Trinity Brandt and Sinclair Williams.

Thursdays, in-person, 6pm (dinner) - 8:30pm. 15 Knollwood Dr, New Haven. Led by Michelle and Todd Kennedy.

 

Affinity groups

In different seasons, affinity groups gather around a shared passion, gifting, or story that they want to explore together more deeply.

Artists’ Circle, 2nd Monday of every month, 8pm. 42 Hobart St., New Haven. Led by Moriah Felder and Tina Colón Williams. Artist Circle is a space for creatives of all varieties to cultivate creativity in community. The structure is simple: 1) bring something you've made & share it with the group; 2) choose something someone else shared as a prompt & make something new for a little while; 3) come back together and share the new thing you've made with the group. Whether you are pursuing art as your primary vocation or you simply enjoy dabbling in artistic things from time to time, you are welcome to this space. Singers, poets, painters, tap-dancers, crocheters, etc. of all ages and skill levels are invited. Come make art with us!

Classroom Teachers, every other Monday, 7-8:30pm, starting September 20. On the back patio at 47 Dyer St, New Haven until it gets cold and we switch to Zoom! Whether your classroom is in a grade school, a high school, a university, or at your own kitchen table (homeschool teachers welcome!), teaching can be a sacred vocation in which we can learn so much about ourselves, our students, and God’s work in our midst. Join us as we support one another and consider what God is doing in our classrooms.  Contact Matt Croasmun (matt@elmcityvineyard.org) for more info!

 

Topical groups

Some of our groups meet for only a few weeks or months to study and pray over a particular topic. Here are some of our current and upcoming topical groups.

Alpha, a 10-week course for folks to learn more about Jesus and faith. Currently scheduling for spring 2022. For more information, contact josh@elmcityvineyard.org

Rooted, beginning Thursday, September 30 @ 8pm on Zoom. Rooted is an eight week course focused on learning to live a richer and more fruitful spiritual life with deeper roots in God’s love and mercy. It will begin Thursday September 30 at 8:00pm and alternate between meeting as a large group as well as for smaller coaching groups. All meetings will be held on Zoom. Among the topics covered are Understanding God’s Love, Cultivating Desire for An Intimate Relationship with God, The Inside-out Life, Spiritual Practices and Disciplines, and Healthy Rhythms of Work and Rest. The course material includes weekly readings, short videos, and written assignments which will take about an hour a week outside of the meetings.

Click here to hear a few ECVers who did the course in the spring share about their experience of Rooted and the impact it's had on their lives.

Click here to register in order to receive the course material. For more information, email Pastor Bill.

 

For more information on any of these groups or other opportunities to connect at ECV, email our associate pastor, Patrick (patrick@elmcityvineyard.org). 

Book Clubs, Workshops, & Learning Cohorts
Nonviolence Workshop - Mondays, 8pm, on Zoom.  Nonviolence as Jesus articulates is an ancient path that folks have picked up time and time again for present difficulty. This was true of Gandhi, MLK, Cesar Chavez, and more. As an ECV friend & Vineyard Pastor, Ted Kim, recently said at our 2021 national conference, "God's work in history doesn't repeat, but it does rhyme." I think nonviolence is a powerful rhyme for our times. Come learn and explore more.

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 (patrick@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.”