Small Groups

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Connect in a Group

We have different kinds of groups because everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to meeting people and sharing our lives with them. To some extent, all three types of groups will Connect, Grow, and Love, but the focus for each is a little different. Some groups are large (over 40 people), and some have as few as six members. Hopefully, there will be something for everyone!


To get connected, scroll to the bottom of the page and use the form, or contact the leader listed. Please note that the current social distancing situation has affected how groups are meeting and many are not currently gathering at this time.

Connect Groups

Generally focused around an activity/social event and many are comprised of people in similar life stages

  • Book Club—Meets 3rd Thursdays at HPPC to discuss books with Christian themes. Organizer—Betty Thompson

  • Welcoming Committee—Meets 3rd Tuesday evenings to brainstorm ways to help newcomers feel connected at HPPC. Leaders—Kay Steinhilber and Joseph Correia

  • Top of the Hill—Meets 2nd Tuesday afternoons from October-May. Listen to a speaker share an informative program and enjoy lunch together. Organizer—Pastor Jennie Barber

Grow Groups

These tend to be more traditional “small groups” with a focus on Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.

  • Growing through the Scriptures—Meets Sunday mornings before worship, currently over Zoom at 7:30 AM.  Leader—Bob Nofsinger

  • Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study—Meets in person with social distancing (also available via Zoom) on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Leader—Joe Bruce

  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study—Meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM. Leader—Pastor Jennie Barber 

  • Gladys Rivers’ Group—Currently meeting over Zoom, Friday afternoons at 1:00 PM. Leader—Gladys Rivers

  • Betty Rogers’ Group—Meets Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 on Zoom for Bible study and discipleship. Leader—Betty Rogers

Love Groups

The purpose of these groups is to serve those in need in our congregation, our community, and beyond.

  • Beyond Relief—Meets monthly, currently over Zoom, with a current focus on looking at the systemic issues that are causing homelessness in Spokane. Leader—Roland Madany

  • Mission & Service Committee—Meets monthly, currently on Zoom, to discover ways the HPPC congregation can support our community with volunteer and financial assistance. Leader—Heather Marshall

  • Congregational Care Team—Provides a phone call ministry to people in our congregation who need care. Leader—Pastor Jennie Barber

  • Deborah Circle—Will resume meeting first Mondays at HPPC in January. The Debs work together to provide hats and mittens to area school children, as well as lap robes and blankets for area agencies. Leader—Donna Odean

Sign Up For a Small Group Here

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