Connection Groups

Connection Groups

Spring Term 2018

Whether you have been part of the Eastgate family for a long time or have just started coming along, joining a Connection Group is a great way to get to know people and create new friendships.

The Spring term starts from Monday 15th January 2018 and runs through to the end of March, with a week’s break for half term.

How do I join in with a connection group?

Once you’ve seen a group that you like, there are three easy ways for you to request to join:

  1. Sign up below. To see the groups use the search facility below – to see them all just click Search and they will all appear. To join a group click on the group leader to send an email request to join. You will be contacted to confirm your space on the group.
  2. Fill in the paper form inside the connection group leaflet available at Eastgate and put it in the offering basket or return to the church office.
  3. MyEastgate users can login and automatically join any group that is based at Eastgate (i.e. not in a member’s home). Simply log in and click on ‘Groups’ in the menu list; to see all the Connection Groups, type in ‘Connection’ and the list will appear. To join your chosen group, just click on the ‘Join’ button on that group’s page. If the group is full, you will see a ‘Request to Join’ button instead so you can still register your interest in the group.

Will I be signed up to a group for life?

No! Many of the connection groups run for one term only. These groups have ‘Spr18’ in their title. This means you join the mailing list for one term and then it ends. This gives you the chance to make meaningful connections and can choose a different group the following term if you wish. If you join an ongoing group, you will remain on the leaders mailing list until you ask otherwise. Exact times and locations of groups will be sent to you once you join a group.


 Download the Connection Groups Booklet