Connect Groups

Looking for a fresh opportunity to connect with others here at Hilltop? Whether you are still exploring this whole "Christianity thing" or are a long-time follower of Jesus, these ever-changing , relevant, short-term groups are a great way to connect with who we are at Hilltop. So dip your toes in the water, connect with other people, and discover what following Jesus is all about.

We encourage everyone at Hilltop to be a part of a Connect Group. Why? Because we believe that life is not meant to do alone. God designed us to be in community with others. Connect Groups are a great way to meet people, make friends, learn more about God and find real answers for life’s questions. 

The Chosen - Season 2 (begins Oct. 4 - 8 sessions)

Host: Jeff and Paulette Adams

Day/Time: Monday evenings 6:30 pm - 8:00pm

Location: Sanctuary                             

Cost: None


If you have seen the first season of "The Chosen", then you are likely excited to start the second season of this epic story of Jesus. We will watch each episode in the sanctuary where we can physically distance and have time for discussion each week.

Young Family Fellowship (begins Oct. 14 - 8 sessions)

Host: Shanna Blomquist

Day/Time: Thursday evenings 5:00-7:00 pm

Location: West Classroom             

Cost: None


You may recall a connect group on The 5 Love Languages—Shanna is changing the focus of the group to be a parent/toddler group, still looking to meet the needs of young families. This will be a casual weekly get-together where parents of young children can mingle, children can play and everyone can share in a meal. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hilltop will provide a meal at 6:00 pm.

The Chosen - Season 1 (begins Oct. 19 - 8 sessions)

Host: Jeff and Paulette Adams

Day/Time: Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm - 8:00pm

Location: virtual                       

Cost: None


If you haven’t yet seen the first season of "The Chosen", now is your chance, as we will be doing a virtual Connect Group to share this excellent series. "The Chosen" will bring the gospels alive for you, as it presents the story of the ministry of Christ from the view of his chosen disciples. Each online session will include viewing an episode of the series, followed by discussion of the episode and exploration of what it means to be chosen.

Women's Bible Study (begins Oct. 5 - 8 sessions)

Host: Adela Scherer

Day/Time: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-3:00 pm

Location: Fireside Room                  

Cost: None


A place where we can share what's on our hearts and minds, make friends, and learn from one another to grow into the Christ-like women God intended for us to be. We will be reading together Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, by Adam Hamilton. Learn how to face and overcome the fears we feel about loneliness, illness, financial insecurity, disappointing others, failure, insignificance, and aging. Expect prayer, coffee, and laughter!

Men's Morning Risers (begins Oct. 15 - 6 sessions)

Host: Don Putzier

Day/Time: Friday mornings 7:00-8:00 am

Location: Fireside Room               

Cost: None


Looking for a place to share faith with other men? This prayer and accountability group meets regularly throughout the year on Friday mornings at 7:00 am.

The Gifts of Imperfection (begins Oct. 16 - 6 sessions)

Host: Michelle Behsman

Day/Time: Saturday mornings 9:30-11:00 am

Location: Narthex lounge                 

Cost: $11.00*


Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.