Small groups are one important way to grow deeper in relationships with God and with one another. We learn to know Christ more and how to follow him in word and deed in the context of community. Joining a small group is such a vital and easy way to get to know others in the church, establish friendships and grow in Christ in a more relaxed setting. Sometimes participating in a group can help you determine if joining a church in Denver is for you.
Adoption Connections (For families involved with adoption)
Time & Location TBA
Leaders: Gwen & Tim Vogelzang
Adoption Connections is a support group for families who are raising children through adoption and foster care. We meet once per month and support one another through our individual journeys. We will also host quarterly Adoption Community Meetings and offer mentors to families needing support through their journey of becoming adoptive or foster care parents. Interested families will be connected with Gwen and Tim Vogelzang for more information.
Babies and Tots (For families with infants and toddlers)
First Saturday of every month, 4pm - 6pm @ Platt Park Church (Parlor) - Childcare provided.
Leaders: Ana & Michael Nielsen
Babies & Tots is a place for parents with young children to gather and encourage one another in this new season of life. We will keep it simple, gathering together for guided conversation, worship, and community building (and maybe some food, too!). Please join us!
Evening Edition (Women)
Leaders: Carol Schmidt & Heather Easter
Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-8pm @ Platt Park Church (Lounge) - Childcare provided.
Make friends, have fun, and grow spiritually! This trimester we will look at what life is like as a Christ-follower. Jesus made it clear that we have an enemy and that we must be equipped to resist him. The apostle Paul said that we must not be "ignorant of Satan's schemes" and to "put o the full armor of God so that you may take your stand against the devil's schemes". We will take a look at Understanding Our Weapons, The Armor of God, and Understanding Our Marching Order: A Study of the Great Commission. Join us! (Meal is provided!)
The Front Door (For those who are new to our community)
Four Sunday Evenings in February and March (Feb. 18th, 25th, Mar. 4th, 18th), 5pm- 7pm (October 8, 15, 22, 29) @ the Grade's home
Leaders: Tim & Susie Grade
Are you new to Platt Park Church? Do you want to meet more people and get to know our staff? This four-week group is an opportunity for people who are newer, or not-yet connected in the faith community, to share a weekly meal and conversation about the mission and vision of our church. We will gather in co-pastors, Tim and Susie Grade's, home for a potluck style dinner, followed by casual conversation.
Holy Yoga (All are welcome!)
Monday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm @ Platt Park Church (Social Hall)
Leader: Kari Johnson
Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being; body, mind & spirit, with God. You will experience a Christ centered yoga practice including breath work,
meditation and physical postures. This "Slow Flow" yoga is for all experience levels, linking breath with motion. Modifications are offered if you are looking for a more gentle practice or if you are looking to up-level. Come join us for an opportunity to connect to God through His Word, worship and wellness. All levels are welcome! Please bring a mat, water bottle, and a friend! No childcare. Suggested Donation: $10
Wednesday Night Worship (All are welcome!)
1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30 - 7:30pm @ Platt Park Church (Sanctuary) - Childcare provided.
Leader: Charlie Dodrill
Charlie and others will lead us in an hour of worship. Come, relax, rest, sing, BE in the presence of God as 'He inhabits the praises of his people'. (Psalm 22:3)
Morning Edition (Women)
Thursday mornings, 10:00am - 11:30am @ Platt Park Church (Parlor) - Childcare provided.
Leaders: Lara Hedberg & Kelli Detzel
Join us for connection, honest conversation and weekly prayer. Get to know other women, and be known, as we open the Scriptures together. This trimester we will discuss the book The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.
Sunday Morning Men (Men)
Sunday mornings, 9am @ Platt Park Church (Lounge)
Leader: Mark Bixler
Sunday Morning Men will be doing a unique study on Apologetics. Each week we will tackle different questions regarding the defense of Christianity; having half of the group debate from a perspective within the faith, and the other half from a perspective outside of the faith. This study will help equip us for everyday situations while strengthening our relationship with God!
Simply Jesus (All are welcome)
1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30pm @ the Kelly's home (Holly Hills)
Leaders: Randy & Joy Weis and Bob & Debbie Kelly
We will be reading and discussing Paul's letter to the Colossians, focusing on the quote, "this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of Glory". There will be some light homework, so we ask for a level of commitment to attendance and preparation over these six Mondays. Join us!
Connect (All are welcome)
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm @ the Stein's home (Wash Park) - Childcare provided.
Leaders: Charlie Dodrill & Susan Stein
Deepen your relationship with God and experience new spiritual practices as we explore the spiritual wisdom of the early Christian tradition. Join us as we build community and experience new ways of encountering God this trimester!
Sunday Funday for Families (Families with school-age children)
First Sunday of the Month, 5:00pm- 7:00pm @ the Grade's home - Childcare provided.
Leaders: Olivia Kosky & Anne Coughlin
Sunday Funday for Families is a place where families can connect, socialize, and learn together. This winter, we will be continuing the video series, "Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days". This series is most relevant for families in the season of life of character-building and setting expectations for behavior in their kids.
Wednesday Morning Men (Men)
Wednesdays, 7am - 8am @ the REI Starbucks (1416 Platte River Rd.)
Leader: Tim Grade
Join us on Wednesday mornings at 7am at the REI Starbucks for conversation and study as we look at the Old Testament book of Job. Why wait any longer to read the oldest book of the Bible...and to answer the world's oldest question?!
Young Adult Connection (Adults in their 20's and 30's)
3rd Sunday of the month, 12pm - 2pm @ Platt Park Church (Parlor)
Leader: Kari Johnson
Looking for a way to connect and create fellowship with other young adults at PPC? Join us for a monthly potluck-style brunch on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We will share a meal while catching up with old friends...and meeting new ones!
Gathering Families (Families with young children)
Monday evenings, 5:30pm @ the Kienitz-Smith's home (Wash Park) - Children welcome!
Leaders: Justin Smith & Eliza Kienitz
Gathering Families is a child-focused and child friendly group where we share a meal together and enjoy conversation around a couple of verses of Scripture each week. Our goal is to build community and leave each gathering with a Biblical application to put into practice with our kids during the week. We hope you will join us!
Good Fights, Good Sex: Preparing For Marriage
Sunday evenings in March and April, 5:00pm - 7:00pm @ Platt Park Church
Leaders: Tim & Susie Grade
Are you seriously dating or engaged? If so, please join us in asking (and possibly answering!) questions helpful for laying a foundation for your marriage. We will meet on March 25, April 8, 15, 22, and 29. Cost is $100 per couple.
One Question Dinners
Always a hit, these standalone groups encourage us to enjoy a meal and get to know some of the amazing people within our faith community! Your host will offer "one question" to get the conversation started. The goal is simply to make friends and build community! Your host will provide the main course and guests are asked to bring a side or a dessert to share. Space is limited for each gathering. Please email your host directly for more details and/or to RSVP.
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