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Connect Groups


Connect Groups are a great way to build friendships and grow in your walk with the Lord.  We have several groups that meet throughout the month, all with great leaders who welcome you to visit!  Each group operates with an open door policy – feel free to check them out, and if you feel they’re not for you there’s no obligation to stay!  Check out the groups available, or if you have an idea for another one, let us know!


A Caring Connection for Single Moms… This will be a time of encouragement, friendship and practical tips for our journey as Single Moms.  We will meet on the first and third Wednesdays, and childcare will be provided!

Hosted by: Cristin Germaine
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Where: Evangel Assembly of God Conference Room
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.


Marriage is a covenant designed by God to model the love of Christ for His people.  God intended for it to be a thriving, lifelong relationship between a man and a woman, enduring through trials, sickness, financial crisis and emotional stresses. Our goal is to partner with you to enrich marriages and strengthen families — so, please join us!

Hosted by: Rod and Cindy Bard
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Where: Evangel Assembly of God Cafe
When: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 6:00 p.m.


The Connection is a group of friends who gather to have fellowship and to help each other apply biblical principles to life’s daily challenges. We study and discuss Christian materials which provide guidance for tapping into the resources God provides for walking the walk of faith. Food is also part of our gathering, and we are always pleasantly surprised by the variety of pot-luck carry-ins. Feel free to join anytime!

Hosted by: Tim and Margaret Ryan
Contact Tim and Margaret: 738-3144
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Where: Tim and Margaret’s home (350 Spring Garden, Ephrata)
When: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5:30 p.m.


This is a fun group for anyone aged 50 or above who enjoys going out for breakfast. We meet every third Saturday of the month (location and exact time vary month to month) to try out different restaurants and enjoy a time of fellowship. On occasion, we plan out-of-town events (i.e. Longwood Gardens) or in-town events that involve more than breakfast (museums, etc.). Come join the group and make some friends. We’d love to have you!

Hosted by: Gloria Dougherty
Contact Gloria: 859-2502
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Where: Location varies
When: 3rd Saturday morning of every month, exact time announced month to month


After the loss of a spouse, you can feel really lonely and disconnected. This group is an excellent way to make some friends and have someone to do fun things with. Each member of this group has experienced this loss, so you can feel that you’re among friends who can not only relate, but also who care! In addition to the monthly lunch, they sometimes take day trips to local places of interest.

Group Leader: Betty Reichardt
Contact: 733-2628 (Evangel church office)
Where: Location varies
When: Lunch on the 2nd Saturday of the month


Women of Evangel, do you like to read?  Are you looking for a time and place to fellowship with other ladies in the church?  Join us for 31 Book Club!  We’ll read a book together each month and be uplifted by our time and conversation together.

Group Leader: Meg Massey
Contact Meg: 484-258-4236
Where: Evangel cafe
When: Announced each month
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