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Life happens in groups. They provide the opportunity to grow in community and in your faith. With a variety of groups meeting throughout the Lehigh Valley, you’re bound to find the right one for you!

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Name Day Time Type Area Campus
Battlefield of the Mind Sunday Lunch Connect Group Allentown Area NC4 Bethlehem
Battlefield of the Mind  
Leader: Diane Miller

This Bible Study group is for both men and women and meets in Diane Miller's home. You will learn to replace negative thinking with how Jesus thinks in order to learn how to think truth.

Allentown Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Sunday
Lunch
Bright Hope Group Saturday Morning Connect Group Easton Area NC4 Bethlehem
Bright Hope Group
Leader: Lois Licsko

The purpose of this group is to keep NC4 aware of Bright Hope (formerly CareNet) ministry needs, to participate in fund raisers (Gala, 5K Walk/Run, Baby Bottles, etc.), and to quarterly collect items to replenish supplies needed at Bright Hope centers.

First, we discuss the needs of Bright Hope, and pray for personal requests. Then we have a bible study.

We meet monthly on 3rd Saturday 10am-noon.

Easton Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Saturday
Morning
Bwala's Prayer Group Evening Connect Group NC4 Bethlehem NC4 Bethlehem
Bwala's Prayer Group
Leader: Bwala Amunabi

The purpose of this group is to create a community where people can come and release their burden to God.
In the presence of God, you get discernment, prophecy, illumination, and revelation to whatever you're going through.

This group will be a combination of fellowship, bible study, and prayer.
In the fellowship, we share life experiences/challenges.
That leads us to the Bible to remind us how Jesus responded to such issues.
Finally, we will gather in group prayer to receive encouragement and/or instructions to achieve success/ peace for the challenges in our lives.

We will go to scriptures to address whatever topics the group needs to study and discuss.

We'll meet monthly at the Bethlehem church building. The room, times and dates to be determined.

This group is open to men and women.

Bwala Amunabi will be hosting this group.

NC4 Bethlehem (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Evening
Christian Writers' Group Every Other Thursday Evening Connect Group Bethlehem Area NC4 Bethlehem
Christian Writers' Group  
Leader: John Moser

Whether you currently write or have nursed the desire to write for years, our group will encourage you to write. Brief teachings on writing, editing, how go get published and other relevant topics are discussed. We will support each other's projects by sharing limited pages of draft works in progress. Our goal is to write. Our long term goal is to disciple and influence the secular world through letter writing, online content, letters to the editor, book reviews and music, articles, poetry, picture books, book-length fiction or non-fiction projects, or memoir.

We are open to interested writers!

Member Responsibilities: On rotation, we each read each other's submissions to provide a constructive, but encouraging critique.

Serious adult and teen writers are welcome.

Meetings are alternate Thursdays at 7pm-9pm. We promise to start and end on time. Since we meet all year long, please contact to learn when we meet next!

Bethlehem Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Every Other Thursday
Evening
Divorce Care Thursday Evening Connect Group NC4 Bethlehem NC4 Bethlehem
Divorce Care
Leader: Jeanine Greener

You don't have to go through divorce or separation by yourself.

Some people have said that separation and divorce are one of the most painful and stressful experiences they've ever faced. It is a very emotional time when you feel like you are all alone and have no one to answer the hard questions you have. And this is brand new for most of you.

Divorce Care groups meet weekly for 13 sessions designed to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session includes a video with counselors/experts followed by a support group discussion. [2 extra classes are added at the end of the schedule as make-up for snow cancellations.]

Books are required for participants and cost $13. Pay what you can afford.

Thursdays from 6:30-8:30p
At NC4 Bethlehem Campus
Led by Jeanine Noelle

NC4 Bethlehem (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Thursday
Evening
Gospel of John Study Monday Evening Connect Group Allentown Area NC4 Bethlehem
Gospel of John Study  
Leader: Chad Wakeman

Gospel of John Bible Study group.
Meets on Mondays 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Leader contact info:

Chad Wakeman, 610.905.8715, chad.wakeman@gmail.com
Angie Wakeman, 484.764.9878, runneramw@gmail.com

Hosts: Wakeman's in the Orefield area.

Yes, childcare provided. However, please contact the leaders first.

Allentown Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Monday
Evening
Home School Moms First Sunday of Every Month Afternoon Connect Group NC4 Bethlehem NC4 Bethlehem
Home School Moms
Leader: Angie Wakeman

This moms' group purpose is to learn and grow together and support and encourage one another in our mothering and homeschooling journeys.

We will primarily be reading and discussing a book together, but also fellowshipping and supporting each other in prayer.

It meets once a month on Sunday afternoon, after the Sunday service at the Bethlehem Campus building.

Bring along lunch and plan to hang out for 2 to 3 hours together.

There is no childcare provided, but dads play a key role by watching the little ones so mom can attend undistracted.

Leader: Angie Wakeman

NC4 Bethlehem (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
First Sunday of Every Month
Afternoon
Ladies Bible Study Group Tuesday Morning Connect Group NC4 Macungie NC4 Macungie
Ladies Bible Study Group
Leader: Michele Lutzko

This group meets for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. It is currently focused on getting to know God better through a study of both His attributes and praying through the Psalms.
Always welcome to new faces!
Tues. 9:30 - 11:30 am

NC4 Macungie (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Tuesday
Morning
Mamas in the Word Wednesday Evening Connect Group Center Valley Area NC4 Bethlehem
Mamas in the Word
Leader: Elissa Hoogerhyde

THIS GROUP IS AT CAPACITY.

Calling all Mama's! Now, also with Dad's and kiddoes.

Come join us for a time of fellowship as we rest in God's heart for our families through the study of scripture. We will begin our time with conversation and light refreshments before entering a time of prayer and study.

This group will be studying materials that go with the series in Sept., October, and November based on the putpit teaching series "Practicing the Presence."

Weekly, Wednesday Potluck Supper, Evening.

Leaders: Elissa Hoogerhyde, Delaina Sirard

Center Valley Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Wednesday
Evening
Mid-Week Study Group Wednesday Evening Connect Group NC4 Macungie NC4 Macungie
Mid-Week Study Group
Leader: Rex Cox

This group starts with prayer each week and then covers a variety of Bible study topics. Presentations are delivered in a lecture format with time for Q&A as available. Expect a deep dive into the historical context and geographic significance of the events studied.

This group is also available to ON-LINE participants.

Starts at 6:30 pm

NC4 Macungie (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Wednesday
Evening
Missions Prayer Meeting First Tuesday of Every Month Evening Connect Group NC4 Macungie NC4 Macungie
Missions Prayer Meeting
Leader: Virginia Langan

This group serves as a support group to all NC4 missionaries.
It meets monthly.

Meetings cover things like praying for our missionaries, reviewing their mission reports, finding ways to share this information with the congregation, sending encouraging notecards and more.

Date/Time: First Tues monthly @ 6:30p

NC4 Macungie (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
First Tuesday of Every Month
Evening
Monday Book Study Group Monday Evening Connect Group NC4 Bethlehem NC4 Bethlehem
Monday Book Study Group
Leader: Christopher Moyer

We are studying and discussing the prophesies of Isaiah.

Our time together includes fellowship, lively discussion, and closing time of prayer.

Study starts at 7 pm on Mondays, but come at 6:30 for food.

MEETING AT NC4 BETHLEHEM BUILDING.

Our book study question: Why are Paul's letters to the Thessalonian church so different from his letter to other churches like the ones at Corinth or Rome?
In these books, we'll discuss how to interpret and apply the principles in these New Testament letters.

Leader: Chris Moyer

NC4 Bethlehem (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Monday
Evening
NC4 Game Night Evening Connect Group Varies NC4 Bethlehem
NC4 Game Night
Leader: Arnold Rego

Are you looking for ways to fellowship with others? Do you like to play games and have fun? This group is open to ALL ages.

Contact the Leader for the next date and location.

Varies (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Evening
Plants/Gardening Ladies in Coopersburg-2nd Mon Second Monday of Every Month Evening Connect Group Allentown Area NC4 Bethlehem
Plants/Gardening Ladies in Coopersburg-2nd Mon
Leader: Rachel Cregger

This is a fellowship group for Ladies interested in plants / gardening.
This group includes all experience levels. (The expert, the hobbyist, and the beginner who wants to learn).

Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 pm
beginning September 12.

For sharing plant love, knowledge, experience, fellowship, and maybe even some plants and clippings here and there....and of course snacks!

At Rachel Creggers's home in Coopersburg (Summit Lawn exit).

Sorry, No child care. But I'm good with kids tagging along.

Allentown Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Second Monday of Every Month
Evening
Practice Group - 18/30 Group ( Allentown) Tuesday Evening Connect Group Allentown Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - 18/30 Group ( Allentown)
Leader: Ian Martin

The 18/30 group is for 18 to 30-year-olds and they meet Tuesdays at 18:30! They meet at Ian & Celina's house weekly and start on Aug 29. This home is not handicap accessible, is smoke-free, and has a dog.

Tuesdays at 6:30p
Allentown
Starting Aug 29

Allentown Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Tuesday
Evening
Practice Group - 2024 Monday Evening Connect Group Macungie Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - 2024
Leader: Andrew Hanna

This group will meet on Mondays at 5:45p in Macungie at Andrew & Jana Hanna's home. This is a kid-friendly, smoke-free home with one dog.

Macungie Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Monday
Evening
Practice Group - Bethlehem Onsite Sunday Sunday Afternoon Connect Group NC4 Bethlehem NC4 Bethlehem
Practice Group - Bethlehem Onsite Sunday
Leader: Andrea Gorde

This group meets on Sunday after church @ Noon at the Bethlehem Campus. It is facilitated by Andrea and Ashish Gorde is handicap-accessible, pet-free, smoke-free, and kid-free.

Sunday @ 12 noon.
Bethlehem Campus Room 4 (or Room 7)

NC4 Bethlehem (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Sunday
Afternoon
Practice Group - Ceron Family (Breinigsville Area) Wednesday Evening Connect Group NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Ceron Family (Breinigsville Area)
Leader: Perla Ceron

This group will meet in the Ceron home on Wednesdays at 6:30p starting on Sept 13. The home is not handicap accessible, has a dog, is smoke-free and for adults only.

Connect Group
Wednesday
Evening
Practice Group - Chris Moyer (Beth. Onsite) Monday Evening Connect Group NC4 Bethlehem NC4 Bethlehem
Practice Group - Chris Moyer (Beth. Onsite)
Leader: Christopher Moyer

This group meets on Monday evenings @ 6:30p at the Bethlehem Campus. It is facilitated by Chris Moyer, is handicap-accessible, pet-free, smoke-free, and kid-free.

Monday @ 6:30p
Bethlehem Campus Room 4

NC4 Bethlehem (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Monday
Evening
Practice Group - Cox Family (Emmaus) Thursday Evening Connect Group Emmaus Area NC4 Bethlehem
Practice Group - Cox Family (Emmaus)
Leader: Tavillia Cox

This group meets weekly on a Thursday at 6p for dinner at James & Tavillia Cox's home in Emmaus. This is a smoke-free home with a dog; the max capacity is 12. The home is walker/cane accessible but not wheelchair accessible. The start date is Sept 7.

Thursday 6p to 8p
Starting Sept 7
Emmaus

Emmaus Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Thursday
Evening
Practice Group - Cregger Family (South Mountain) Friday Evening Connect Group South Mountain Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Cregger Family (South Mountain)
Leader: Rachel Cregger

This group meets weekly on a Friday at 6p for dinner at the Cregger's home. This is a smoke-free home with two dogs (which will be put away during the gathering), two cats (which will roam freely), and the max capacity is 12.

Friday 6p to 8p
Starting Sept 1
South Mountain

South Mountain Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Friday
Evening
Practice Group - Franke Family (Bath) Friday Evening Connect Group Bath Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Franke Family (Bath)
Leader: Jennifer Franke

This group meets weekly on a Friday at 6p for dinner at the Franke's home in Bath. This is a kid-friendly, smoke-free home with a dog, and two cats. The max capacity is 10.

Friday 6p to 8p
Starting Sept 1
Bath

Bath Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Friday
Evening
Practice Group - Helman Family (South Mall Area) Every Other Tuesday Evening Connect Group Allentown Area NC4 Bethlehem
Practice Group - Helman Family (South Mall Area)  (Full Group)
Leader: John Moser

THIS GROUP IS FULL.
This is a fellowship group for men and women.

Time together will include Fellowship, Bible Study, Prayer and Praise.

For September, October, and November, this group will include discussions about "The Practicing the Presence" pulpit teaching series.

Meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesday 6:30 pm,
Will be meeting at the Helman's place in Allentown.

Leader: John Moser

This is a smoke-free home with one cat. This home is not handicap accessible. The max capacity is 12.

Allentown Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Every Other Tuesday
Evening
Practice Group - Ladies Night Out (Varies) 2nd and 4th Friday Evening Connect Group Varies NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Ladies Night Out (Varies)
Leader: Sue Cox

This is a WOMEN ONLY group. The Ladies Night Out group is committing to use their time together to follow along with the materials. They will meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The locations will vary as they take turns hosting.

2nd & 4th Friday
6:30p to 8:30p
Start date Sep 8

Varies (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
2nd and 4th Friday
Evening
Practice Group - Macungie Onsite Sunday Afternoon Connect Group Macungie Area NC4 Bethlehem
Practice Group - Macungie Onsite
Leader: Rex Cox

This group will meet Sunday afternoons at the Macungie Campus. This option is pet-free, smoke-free and Rex Cox will be facilitating.

Macungie Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Sunday
Afternoon
Practice Group - Moravian House (Bethlehem) Saturday Afternoon Connect Group Bethlehem Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Moravian House (Bethlehem)
Leader: Elaine Olmeda

This group meets in the Moravian House on Saturdays from 12p to 2p starting Sept 30. This home is handicap accessible and is being hosted by Felicita Rodriguez.

Saturdays
12p to 2p
Starting Sept 30

Bethlehem Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Saturday
Afternoon
Practice Group - Novak Family (Bethlehem) Wednesday Evening Connect Group Bethlehem Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Novak Family (Bethlehem)
Leader: Denise Novak

This group will meet on Wednesdays at 7p in the Novak home. This is a smoke-free home that is handicap accessible with cats. The max capacity is 6.

Wednesdays at 7p
Bethlehem
Starting Aug 30

Bethlehem Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Wednesday
Evening
Practice Group - Pinnock Family (Allentown) Tuesday Evening Connect Group Allentown Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Pinnock Family (Allentown)
Leader: Mike Pinnock

This group will meet weekly on Thurs at 7p in Mike & Tina's home. The home is pet-free, smoke-free, and adults-only. The max capacity is 4.

Thurs 7p
Starting in Sept
Allentown 18104

Allentown Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Tuesday
Evening
Practice Group - Rose Sandberg ( Riegelsville) Wednesday Afternoon Connect Group Riegelsville Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Rose Sandberg ( Riegelsville)
Leader: Rose Sandberg

This group will meet in Rose's home in Riegelsville on Wednesday afternoons at 2p. This option is not handicap accessible but is pet, smoke and kid free. Max capacity is 6.

Wednesdays at 2p
Riegelsville
Starting Aug 30

Riegelsville Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Wednesday
Afternoon
Practice Group - Sirard Family (Coopersburg) Saturday Morning Connect Group Coopersburg Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Sirard Family (Coopersburg)
Leader: Delaina Sirard

This group meets every other Sunday at 5pm for dinner at the Sirard's home in Coopersburg. This is a smoke-free home, has one dog, is not handicap accessible and the max capacity is 12.

Every other Sunday 5pm to 7pm
Coopersburg

Coopersburg Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Saturday
Morning
Practice Group - Wakeman Family (Orefield) Monday Evening Connect Group Orefield Area NC4 Macungie
Practice Group - Wakeman Family (Orefield)
Leader: Angie Wakeman

THIS GROUP IS FULL.

This group meets every other Monday night at Chad & Angie's house.

Orefield Area (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Monday
Evening
Sunshine and Cheer Varies Varies Connect Group Varies NC4 Macungie
Sunshine and Cheer
Leader: Tavillia Cox

This is a group of encouragers who send out cards to people who could use a little sunshine and cheer in their life!

Varies (NC4 Macungie)
Connect Group
Varies
Varies
The 18/30 Group Tuesday Evening Connect Group Allentown Area NC4 Bethlehem
The 18/30 Group
Leader: Ian Martin

The idea is to build community for 18-30 year olds. We'll start with dinner together, then spend about 90 mins in study/discussion. Through the year we'll rotate between doing small group studies, to open discussion on spiritual topics, to sharing our stories, worship nights and social nights. Our biggest thing is providing a safe space to discuss tough topics and explore the foundations of Christian faith. In our experience, this is the ideal type of venue for deep friendships, belonging, and real spiritual growth. We can't wait to get started!

Tuesdays 6:30pm

Invite anyone aged 18-30 who might benefit from community and stimulating spiritual discussion. They don't have to be from NC4, or even sure of what they believe!

Allentown Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Tuesday
Evening
The Prepared Christian Varies Evening Connect Group Bethlehem Area NC4 Bethlehem
The Prepared Christian
Leader: Giles Baker

DESCRIPTION: Jesus instructed us to "be always on the watch and pray" (Lk 21:36). How much more applicable is this to the time in which we are now living. In this group we will aim to experience Christ in a deeper way according to the New Testament pattern, while delving into the topics of both spiritual and practical preparedness.

We will also spend time discussing the weekly church message.

ANTICIPATED MEETING DATE/TIME: Bi-weekly, 7-8:30, day to be determined. Held at the Baker's home, Hanover Township (3 minutes from Bethlehem Wegman's).

Contact Giles Baker at 610-755-1021 or gilesbaker@netacc.net if interested.

Bethlehem Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Varies
Evening
Women's Bible Study Group Every Other Wednesday Evening Connect Group Bethlehem Area NC4 Bethlehem
Women's Bible Study Group  
Leader: Nancy Schnader

A women's study group, re-starting a study with the LifeGuide Study book: Faith.
Leader: Nancy Schnader

2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30p - 8:30p

Host: Hoffman's

Bethlehem Area (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Every Other Wednesday
Evening
Women's Bible Study Group-Saturday Every Other Saturday Morning Connect Group NC4 Bethlehem NC4 Bethlehem
Women's Bible Study Group-Saturday  
Leader: Lorraine Roberts

The purpose of this women's group is:

* To study God's word and

* To confidentially share and pray for one another.

Women of all ages welcome.

Nazareth area -

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month - 9:30 -11:30 am

Sorry, no childcare.

NC4 Bethlehem (NC4 Bethlehem)
Connect Group
Every Other Saturday
Morning