Connect Groups

At New Hope, we believe that being connected in small Christian community is essential.  Connect groups help us develop lifelong friends who support and encourage us, hold us accountable, and help us grow into the people God has called us to be.  Connect groups include Sunday School classes that meet on Sunday mornings, as well as groups that meet throughout the week.

Check out the following list to find a connect group.  All groups meet weekly unless otherwise specified.  Groups that are all men, all women, or for young adults only are marked.  For more info on connect groups, please contact Rev. Vicki at or 813-689-4161.  Download a print version of our group listing HERE.

Sunday Morning Connect Groups
9:30am: 11:00am:
Ray Harrison – Rooms S1 & S2 – Senior singles and couples   New Hope for Young Families – W209 - Married couples in their 20s and 30s with or without kids
Friendship Class – Room S4 – Senior singles and couples Seekers – S1 – Singles and couples of all ages
Steeple People – NH106 – Singles and couples of all ages Roots’ Revival – S4 – Singles and couples, mainly 60+
Word Study – NH108 – Singles and couples of all ages Faithful Friends – W108 – Singles and couples of all ages
New Beginnings – NH112 – Singles and couples of all ages Passion Parents – W106 – Parents of teenagers
Koinonia – NH115 – Singles and couples, mainly 50+
Sunday Night Connect Group
6:00pm – Jeff & Linda Sheffer – singles and couples of all ages (Lumsden Pointe in Valrico); contact Jeff at
Monday Connect Groups
Morning: Evening:
6:00am – Phil Ranalli – single and married men of all ages  (Cracker Barrel in Valrico); contact Phil at 813-546-0718. 6:00pm – Willie & Augustine Nobles – single and married couples, mainly 50+ (church in rooms S1 & S2); contact Willie at
7:00am – Don Marsh – single and married men, mainly 60+ (Brunchery in Valrico); contact Don at . 7:00pm – Mary Strommer – single and married women of all ages, in South Brandon; contact Mary at
10:00am – Marilyn Roberts – single and married women, mainly 60+ (various homes); contact Marilyn at 7:00pm – Don Durrance – single and married men of all ages, 1st, 3rd, & 4th week (South Oak in Valrico); contact Don at
7:00pm – Paul Hooper – singles and couples, mainly 50+, 1st and 3rd week (various homes in Valrico); contact Paul at
Tuesday Connect Groups
Morning: Evening:
10:30am – Ken Jones – single and married men, mainly 60+, 1st and 3rd week of month (church Social Hall); contact Ken at 6:30pm – Karen Stromquist – single and married women of all ages (Seffner); contact Karen at .
11:00am – Elvis Wilson – singles and couples, mainly 60+ (church rooms S1 & S2); contact Elvis at 6:30pm – Gayle & Clifford Clark – singles and couples of all ages (North Brandon); contact Gayle at
6:30pm – Deb Cumbie – singles and couples, mainly 50+ (South Brandon); contact Deb at
7:00pm – Judy Hogan – singles and couples, mainly 50+ (North Brandon); contact Judy at
7:30pm – Roger & Ann Bell – singles and couples, mainly 50+ (South Brandon); contact Roger at
Wednesday Connect Groups
Morning: Afternoon/Evening:
9:30am – Women in the Word, Bobbie Ranalli - single and married women of all ages (Social Hall); contact Bobbie at 12:00 noon – Bonnie Mercer – single and married women, mainly 70+ (Room S1); contact Bonnie at 
6:00pm – Ann Bell – singles and married couples, mainly 50+ (Room S2); contact Ann at
Thursday Connect Groups
Morning:
Evening:

9:30am – Julie Hamilton - single and married women, mainly 20s to 50s (Room S4); contact Julie at

6:45pm – Carolyn Shank – singles and couples, mainly 50+ (River Hills); contact Carolyn at

7:00pm – Wally & Claudia Ingram – singles and married couples, mainly 50+ (Citrus Woods in Valrico); contact Wally at

7:00pm – Paul & Janice Lancaster – singles and married couples, mainly 50+ (North Brandon); contact Janice at .

7:00pm – Dennis & Linda Hall – singles and married couples of all ages (River Hills in Valrico); contact Linda at

7:00pm – Denise & Steve Williams – married couples of all ages (Fishhawk); contact Denise at

7:00pm – Sharon & Joe Kuebler – singles and married couples, mainly 50+ (North Brandon); contact Sharon at

7:00pm – Laurie & Tom Hofts – singles and married couples of all ages (Plant City); contact Laurie at

7:00pm – Jay & Marchelle Cornish – married couples of all ages (Valrico); contact Jay at

7:00pm – Kim Seace – single and married women of all ages (Riverview); contact Kim at

7:00pm – First Place for Health, Mandy New – single and married women of all ages who want to get healthy (W209);

7:00pm – Young Adults, Mark Soule – young adults, ages 18-late 20s (Panera’s at the Brandon Mall); text Mark at 813-523-0687.

Friday Connect Group

7:00am – Jeff Sheffer – single and married men of all ages (Recipe Box in Bloomingdale area); contact Jeff at


Want to Host a Group in Your Home?

The best way to start a new connect group is to invite 8-10 people with whom you already have relationships to consider joining you in forming a group. Responsibilities for organizing and running the group are shared among its members, with you serving as the catalyst to get things going. You also serve as the point person for the group – the individual with whom the church communicates. Most of our studies are video-based, so you can spend your time nurturing the members of your group instead of preparing lessons.  To learn more about starting a group, write