The spring and summer months are great times for us to build relationships and connect as a church family.
Connect Groups are designed to create opportunities for us do exactly that: have fun, meet new people,
make friends, and deepen the relationships we already have!
Let’s connect this Spring and Summer!

click the button below to sign up for a Connect Group.

 

Morning

Ladies' Aqua fit

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00-9:45am
Don Snyder Community Centre, Elmira - $5 per visit (Debbie Kubassek)

Kids at the Park

Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am, bi-weekly from May-July
Location tbd (possibly Victoria Park + splash pad) – this detail will be sent out to the group once confirmed

May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27
(Aline Kaehler)

 

Ladies' Golf

Tuesdays, 9:00am, weekly throughout the spring & summer months
Merryhill Golf Course

Join us each week for 9 holes of golf. The cost is $20, with an additional $3 if you need to rent a pull cart. You don't have to come every week, but we will be there! It will be a time to have some great fellowship, a lot of laughs, and of course some exercise! We will follow each week with coffee and a time of sharing either on-site or close by for those who can stay.
(Chris Rahn, Shirley Drost)

Moms & Tots

Fridays, 9:30-11:30am, weekly from the end of April-June in Kitchener.

We will share tips, prayer support, and encouragement.
(Maria Turner)


Afternoon & Evening

BBQ & Swim

Wednesdays at 5:30pm, bi-weekly from June-August (specific dates will be sent out to the group) For families, singles, couples – all welcome!
This group will meet at Pastor Steve & Beth’s home in Waterloo. Everyone brings food to contribute to the meal.

We will have a BBQ meal together, great conversation,  and enjoy the beautiful evening air on the deck and in the pool. We will plan to eat at 6:00-6:15pm, but come anytime after 5:30pm.

June 14, June 2, July 5, July 12, Aug 2, Aug 16

Sports at Koinonia

Wednesdays from 6-8pm, bi-weekly from May-August.
For anyone in Grade 9 and up. We will be playing various sports outdoor (beach volleyball, extreme Frisbee, soccer, etc). If the weather is bad, we will still play in the gym those nights.

May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23
(Laura Barnes)

Brookside chess club

For guys Grade 9+. Thursdays, 3-5pm, weekly in Kitchener.
There will also be monthly tournaments on Saturdays, dates TBD.
(Michael Krause)

Men's Hang Out

Thursdays @ 7:30pm, weekly
This group will meet at Dave Smylie’s home in Guelph (approx.. 20 min drive from Koinonia). This will be a very informal share & prayer for men.

Men's & Women's Slo-Pitch

If you love playing softball, and are age 16+, there may be some limited spaces available on one of the men’s or women’s slo-pitch teams. The men play on Monday nights. The women play on Tuesday or Thursday nights. Contact the team leaders directly if you are interested in finding out more.

(Dee Brubacher, Maryanne Mohle, Scott Stevens)

 

Running/Walking

Wednesdays from 6-7pm, bi-weekly from May-August
For Teens & Adults. This group will meet at Bingeman’s in Kitchener.

Join Dave and BJ Champion through the spring & summer on beautiful trails along the Grand River. All levels of runners or walkers are welcome.
May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, Aug 2, Aug 16

Movie & Conversation nights

Wednesdays at 7pm, weekly (may offer weekly once the group is established, if there is interest) For adults & teens
This group will meet at Joseph & Mora Olubobokun’s home in Kitchener. Max 12 spots. We will be watching movies and enjoying conversation.

Cooking with Kids

Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm, bi-weekly in May & June
For Gr 6+ (kids must be accompanied by an adult) – (max 15 spots). This group will meet at Koinonia in the main servery. There will be a small cost to cover the food. 

This group is designed to get kids and adults comfortable cooking great tasting food from scratch. We’ll start off with proper Irish Scones, then move to pies, then quiche with the intent of working our way up to authentic cultural dishes depending on the tastes of the group. Come prepared to get messy, wipe countertops, be flexible, help with the dishes, and eat whatever has been made at the end of class!

*Please note any allergies (gluten, dairy, peanut, etc.) as we will try to adjust menus accordingly.

May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28
(Cecile Turner)


Weekend

Geocaching

Saturdays, bi-weekly in May & June (dates will be sent out to the group) For families
This is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Lots of great life lessons can come from this great family activity. All ages are welcomed. There is no cost, and the location will vary each time, but will be in the KW/Cambridge area at a predetermined meeting point.

Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. You are guaranteed to see parts of Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge you have never seen before while hunting for hidden objects. For a one-time cost of approx. $12, you can download the geocaching to your phone, but it is not mandatory to have this. 

 

Gardening

Saturday or Sunday (depending on group consensus), every 3 weeks (dates will be sent out to the group)
This group will work in various gardens as well as visit botanical gardens & nurseries.

Teaching/reviewing gardening principles (both flowers and vegetables). May do some volunteer gardening as well.
(Millard & Maria Meyers)

womens' Walking Group

Sundays after second service, bi-weekly from Apr 23-June
(max 10 spots)
Lunch is included (small cost for the lunch)

April 23, May 7, May 21, June 11, June 25
(Cheryl Cronk)