fall CONNECT GROUPS

September, October, November 2019

At Grace we believe that having healthy, growing relationships with people around us is a very important part of having a healthy, growing relationship with God.


Whether you are looking for a Bible study, community outreach or just friendship, we have something for you!  There are groups for all ages and stages of life.  And the great thing is you decide which group fits you and your schedule.

  • extreme Scooby-doo after school program

    Jump in the fun at one of Extreme Family Outreach’s after school sites by helping to set up, bag and distribute food for the families, and encouraging the children through interaction and play. Many of the kid’s in the program face daily adversities such as poor choices by family members, home life, finances, etc. A one-time training is required.

    • MEETS: Tuesdays in September and October |  4-5 PM at Somer Set Manor | 5:30-6:30 PM at Bradford Green
    • LOCATION: 2 sites in Havre de Grace
    • LEADER: Pastor Bobby Hackett
    • CONTACT: Bobby@graceofbelair.com

  • Man up

    For the average man, if we discounted our golf buddies and co-workers, most men when being honest would say they have less than 3 close friends. As men of God we don’t need to be “besties” with everyone, but we do need to have other men to pray for us and hold us accountable. Proverbs 27:17  tells us the power of being there for a friend. Men, it’s time to man up, get on our knees in prayer, and walk beside one another, and gather together for fella-ship, wings, and football.

    • MEETS: bi-weekly
    • LOCATION: various
    • LEADERS: Steve Weifenbach, Helon Toribio, John Mills
    • CONTACT: Steve, steven.weifenbach@lmco.comHelon, helon.toribio@gmail.com, John mills2212@comcast.net
  • College Age

    Calling all high school graduates to 24 years old! Grace has a group just for you! College Age meets bi-weekly for nights of worship, God's Word, fun, and community!

    • MEETS: 2nd and 4th Sunday, 6:30 PM
    • LOCATION: Grace
    • LEADERS: Amanda Correlli, Ben Luckett, Katie Drost, and Kibeom Kwon
    • CONTACT: Amanda: 443-761-0068, Ben: 410-322-9980, Katie: 410-937-7905
    • Instagram: @gracecollegeage
  • Immersed

    Ladies, are you a God girl who loves to laugh, yearns to walk according to the Spirit, and likes being a part of a fabulous sisterhood? Do you love to network on social media, and would enjoy online engagement as part of your week? Then, we have a group for you!! Join IMMERSED and together we will help each other do what the Word calls us to .....”Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.” 1 Timothy 4:15 (ESV version).  For ladies 18 and older. 

    Study: 20/20 by Christine Caine. In this 7 session study, you’ll develop a new understanding of how God sees you and has chosen you to help make Jesus’ name known on this planet. Book study: $14, +$5 donation for the leader kit

    • MEETS: Every other Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM
    • LOCATION: Bel Air
    • LEADERS: Francie Correlli and Bonnie Weifenbach
    • CONTACT: Francie Correlli-franciecorrelli@hotmail.com, Bonnie 5weifenbachs@gmail.com


  • Tough questions

    Tough Questions is an apologetics group designed for open discussion where people can bring food, their doubts and questions, and learn some answers to help you grow in your spiritual life. These discussions will also help you to have better, more in-depth conversations with your friends, family, coworkers, and strangers if they ever ask why you're a Christian or issues they have with God and religion in general.

    • MEETS: Every 3rd Sunday at 12:30 PM
    • LOCATION:  Grace
    • LEADERS:  Greg Henderson and Jon Clunie
    • CONTACT:  Greg, gregchenderson@gmail.com, Jon, jono.clunie@gmail.com
  • REGENERATE

    All adults are invited to join us this Fall for a 6-week life changing, interactive class led by Action Outreach called Truth, Lies & Consequences.  We will be sharing some incredible truths about God’s love, who we are in Christ, how we hear the Holy Spirit and walk in His power, and how to answer the tough questions that many Christians have no idea how to answer. Following the 6 week study, we will begin an emphasis on corporate prayer. 

    • MEETS:  Wednesdays, 7 PM
    • LOCATION:  Room 14
    • LEADERS:  Darren Stauffer, Gary Smith, Greg Henderson
    • CONTACT:  Darren, canuckdad@outlook.com
  • Men's basketball

    Men 16 and older are invited to be part of the Fall Grace Basketball League. We will meet for pick-up basketball starting 8/22. $5 per night for gym rental.

    • MEETS:  Thursdays, 7-9 PM, 8/22-11/14
    • LOCATION:  St. Matthew's Lutheran Gym, 1200 E. Churchville Rd Bel Air
    • LEADERS:  Bobby Hackett
    • CONTACT:  bobby@graceofbelair.com



  • Sisters by Grace

    Come join us this Fall as we study the beloved Psalm 23, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven't experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It's more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life.

    In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and
    encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God's compassionate
    care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd's goodness throughout each season of life. Book cost-$14.00

    • MEETS: Wednesdays, 10 AM (beginning 10/9)
    • LOCATION: Grace Conference Room
    • LEADER: Lisa Roselli
    • CONTACT: Lisa@graceofbelair.com
  • Missionary Care

    We meet for the purpose of strengthening the partnership between our church and the 55+ missionaries Grace Assembly supports. Our role is to partner with their work on the field to better empower them and their ministry as they work to build His kingdom. We are committed to prayer and communication for our missionaries. Have an active role in spreading the Gospel to the furthest corners of the world, join Missionary Care.

    • MEETS: once a month
    • LEADER:  Phil Drost
    • CONTACT:  pdrost@aol.com
  • KNITTED TOGETHER

    Whether you have been knitting, crocheting, or quilting for years, or if you are interested in learning, we would love for you to join Knitted Together.  Our gatherings include fellowship around tea and refreshments, a devotion, knitting and prayer. 

    The group donates knitted and quilted prayer shawls, baby blankets and hats, booties, and prosthesis products to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Hooper House Hospice, Kennedy Krieger, and Birthright Pregnancy Care Center and to individuals for comfort and healing.

    • MEETS:  Fridays, 10 AM
    • LOCATION: Bel Air, MD
    • LEADER:  Bonnie Denton
    • CONTACT:  mommomd2006@verizon.net
  • PASTOR'S PRAYER PARTNERS

    Join us for a devotional and prayer for our church, community, nation and world.

    • Tuesdays, 9 AM
    • Grace Sanctuary
    • Pastor Paul
    • pastorpaul@graceofbelair.com
  • FAITHLINK

    Enjoy coffee and a breakfast snack while studying the Word in a discussion-based format. FaithLink will be studying: Letter’s to the Church by Francis Chan. Let's come together to hear God's heart for his bride.

    • MEETS:  Sundays, 9 AM
    • LOCATION:  Grace, Room 12
    • LEADER:  Marilyn McEvoy
    • CONTACT:  mmcevoy77@comcast.net
    • FB Group: FaithLink Connect Group
  • Meals for the homeless

    Help us provide monthly meals to the residents of the Fellowship Center Day Shelter in Edgewood. You can help by providing a dish, or by donating dry or canned food.

    • MEETS: Every fourth Tuesday
    • LOCATION: 2048 Watergate Court, Edgewood, MD
    • LEADER: Eleanor McElwee
    • CONTACT: eleanormcelwee@live.com
  • war room moms

    Moms of young adults will come together twice a month for a time of study, fellowship, worship, and prayer. This is a loving and supportive group of women who share a unique season in parenting and life. In Possessing Your Promises, Christine Caine will inspire us to step out through our identity in Christ and take hold of biblical promises that transform our lives. Included are sessions with Grace’s senior women of faith who will share experiences and wisdom with us. All moms of young adults are welcome!

    • MEETS: Every other Friday at 7PM beginning September 6th
    • LOCATION: Bel Air
    • LEADER: Pam Stauffer and Heather Dean
    • CONTACT: Pam, dpjps5@outlook.com, Heather, hdean326@gmail.com


  • Reach HarKids

    There are almost 200 children in Harford County foster care and 153 million orphans around the world. The purpose of Reach HarKids is to identify different ministry options and ways to participate in serving foster children and youth in Harford County. The will meet for interest meetings, outreach projects, and online prayer. On 9/29 at 6:30 PM there will be a Foster Care and Adoption Interesting Meeting with a Harford County DSS social worker to discuss the needs of the foster children in our community.

    • LOCATION: Grace Conference Room
    • LEADERS: Mitch and Terri Strong
    • CONTACT: strong654@msn.com



  • The remnant

    All are welcome to join our adult Bible study to build relationships and experience spiritual growth with fellow believers.

    • MEETS: Every other Tuesday
    • LOCATION: Forest Hill
    • LEADER: Scott Price
    • CONTACT: scottecirp@comcast.net


  • Brunch with a somewhat older bunch

    Come join us for a meal following 1st or 2nd service to get to know other mature adults ages 55+. The group will kick off the Fall season at the Kreisel’s home on Sunday, September 22nd with food catered by Smoke N Wheels BBQ food truck.

    • MEETS: monthly
    • LOCATION: various
    • LEADERS: Bob and Carolyn Kreisel, Mike and Cathy Pavese
    • CONTACT: Carolyn-ckreisel@icloud.com, Cathy-pavese8cathy@gmail.com



  • testify your freedom

    Are you free in Christ? Come share your story of something God has done for you and give all the glory to Him. Your testimony may help others in their walk to be free in Christ too. This is a safe place and confidentiality is a must. Come experience freedom in Christ through worship, prayer, and testimony sharing. Open to all 15 year and up.

    • MEETS: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
    • LOCATION: Grace
    • LEADERS: Dan and Helena Guthrie
    • CONTACT: Helena-443-619-4475, Dan-danjguthrie@yahoo.com
  • Gift discovery and leadership

    A class where you can hone your leadership skills and discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving in the body of Christ. The class is designed for you to discover your next step at Grace and your role within the church body, whether you’ve been attending the church for years or months.

    • MEETS: 
    • LOCATION: Grace
    • LEADER: Pastor Paul Drost
    • CONTACT: amber@graceofbelair.com

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