Connect Groups are the lifeblood of the House of Praise. Our belief is that “We’re not a church WITH groups, but a church OF groups” that does most ministry through the connect groups.

We believe that discipleship takes place in the context of meaningful relationships. Connect Groups consist of a small group of people (less than 20) from House of Praise that meet weekly, for 60 to 90 minutes, to grow spiritually and to connect with new friends.

Connect Groups at the House of Praise are semester based. Each semester is 8-12 weeks long, with meetings that are online or in person. The Fall 2021 Connect Group Semester Runs 10 Weeks, from 9/26/21 to 12/5/21

Attend an Online or In-Person Group. Your Choice!!

After you Sign Up on the form below, a Connect Group Leader will contact you to answer any questions you may have. Or, select a group and just show up! Look at the group time, and whether you wish to meet in person or online, and choose the best option for you.


This Semester Runs 10 Weeks, from 9/26/21 to 12/5/21


G1. Living In Freedom Every Day
Topic: Powerful study that will lead you to God's love and to a place of freedom through the Holy Spirit.
Meets IN PERSON - – Sunday 12 Noon – 1:30 pm – – 518-207-6709
Leader: Sally-Jo Waterfall
Where: 32 Langenbach Rd, East Greenbush, NY 12061

G2. The Presence and Power
Topic: A workshop for your walk with God.
Meets IN PERSON - – Monday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – – 518-779-6601
Leader: John & Kirsten Percey
Where: 7 Brashear Place, Castleton, NY 12033

Y3. Youth Group (ages 13-17)
Topic: Learning to Connect to God
Meets IN PERSON - – Monday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – – 518-366-3895
Leader: Dalina Quinones & Shelli Reickert
Where: 1688 Rte 9, Castleton, NY 12033 (Kids Connection Sanctuary)

W4. Book Study: Women of the Bible Speak Out by Marlo Schalesky
Topic:Read the stories of betrayal, abuse, healing and hope from some women of the bible.
Meets IN PERSON – -Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm – --518-221-6417
Leaders: Patricia Coyle
Where: 1630 Mid-State Lane, Castleton, NY 12033

G5. Our Identity In Christ
Topic: Come have breakfast at the Schodack Diner to discuss who we are in Christ.
Meets IN PERSON - – Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 am – – 417-763-8237
Leader: Ken Hallock
Where: 1842 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton, NY 12033 (Schodack Diner)


G6. Book Study: The Gentle Answer by Scott Sauls
Topic: This book teaches how to become people of "a gentle answer" in our relationally and culturally fractured world.
Meets ONLINE---Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm – – 518-618-6383
Leader: Sharon Crosby

G7. The Sunday Sermon In Review
Topic: Let's dig deeper into the Sunday Sermon message.
Meets ONLINE---Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm – – 518-337-7326
Leader: Peter Bolton

G8. A Biblical Look At Marriage
Topic: Building healthy, loving marital relationships.
Meets ONLINE---Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm – – 518-301-9164
Leader: Joe & Tracy Milanese

G9. Bible Study: The Book Of Mark
Topic: A look at the Book of Mark and how we can apply the message to our everyday lives.
Meets ONLINE--Saturday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm – – 518-944-6542
Leader: Colleen Lanigan

G10. Bible Study: A Look At Bible Characters
Topic: Learn about various Bible figures and how their lives parallel ours.
Meets ONLINE---Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm – – 518-421-5290
Leader: Pastor Bill Morgan

G11. Book Study: Get Out Of Your Head by Jennie Allen
Topic: While facing challenges like sadness, addiction, anxiety, depression, etc. you can learn to exercise your God-Given power to shift negative thinking patterns and take back control of your thoughts and emotions
Meets ONLINE---Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm – --518-428-4083 or 518-496-5656
Leader: Marge Kehrer & Stephanie Andreas

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