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 Spring/Summer 2021 Connect Group Semester Runs 10 Weeks, from 5/30/21 to 8/7/21

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 5/30/21 to 8/7/21


G1. Book Study: Do It Afraid by Joyce Meyers
This group will meet outside in the Schodack Town Park, please bring a bag lunch and a lawn chair! The group will hold devotion based upon this book and a time of walking in the park.
Meets IN PERSON - – Sunday 12 Noon – 1:30 pm – – 518-949-4882
Leader: JoEllen Peters
Where: 800 Poyneer Rd, Nassau, NY 12123 (Schodack Town Park)

G2. Bible Study: The Book of Galatians
We’re going to take a closer look at the letters Paul wrote to the Galatians focusing on what is grace, the law and legalism, freedom and behavior and following Jesus.
Meets IN PERSON - – Monday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – – 518-207-6709
Leader: Sally-Jo Waterfall
Where: 1630 Midstate Ln, Castleton, NY 12033

W3. Soul-Care
A women’s group providing scriptural tools to care for your soul. Empowering and equipping women to ... “prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers”. 3 John 1:2 NASB
Meets IN PERSON - – Tuesday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm – – 914-806-4033
Leaders: Deb Morgan and Kirsten Percey
Where: 8 Lape Road, Nassau, NY 12123

Y4. Youth Group (ages 13-17)
Using nonviolent communication in the age of rage. A look at how Jesus (and others) responded to people.
Meets IN PERSON - – Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – – 518-929-4751
Leader: Emily Farrell
Where: 1688 Rte 9, Castleton, NY 12033 (Kids Connection Sanctuary)

G5. Bible Study: Exploring Genesis
A biblical discussion over breakfast, of some very flawed people (like us).
Meets IN PERSON - – Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 am – – 518-421-5290
Leader: Pastor Bill Morgan
Where: 1842 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton, NY 12033 (Schodack Diner)

G6. Hiking
This group will be hiking some moderate hills and trails in the area.
Meets IN PERSON - – Saturday 9:30 am – 11:00 am – – 518-727-3871
Leader: Pastor Carrie Zusy
Where: 79 Capital Blvd, West Sand Lake, NY 12196


W7. Book Study: Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers
A women’s group exploring biblical principles.
Meets ONLINE- – Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm – – 518-496-5656
Leader: Stephanie Andreas

G8. Closer to God
Developing a Closer Relationship with God through Prayer and Bible Study
Meets ONLINE - – Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm – – 518-618-6383
Leader: Sharon Crosby

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