CONNECT - GROW - SERVE

We believe that community is essential for abundant living within our church walls as well as in the world around us. All of our groups for adults create space to:

Connect with others

Grow in our faith journeys

Serve alongside one another

 All visitors, guests, and members are encouraged to check out our opportunities to Connect, Grow, and Serve in the church and community around us.


We have several ways  to connect with others and grow in your faith based on different interests and life seasons. We have large Connect Groups for senior adults, young adults,  and smaller groups for all ages like book clubs,  small groups, and topical support groups. Groups offer the opportunity to meet new people in the church and community, while having a chance to explore topics of faith and life in safe and friendly settings. 


Hymn Sing - Sunday - June 4th - 6:00 pm

  • Come sing hymns with the organ and hear stories about people's favorite hymns. If you have a hymn or two you'd like to request, or a story you'd like to share to go along with a hymn, please email or text Barb Van Roekel ( | 515-991-5868) by May 28th.

Guys Grill Out at Cutty's - Thursday - June 8 - 3:00-8:00 pm

  • Join other men from the Bridge at Cutty's Campsite ( 2500 SE 37th St A, Grimes, IA 50111) for a grill out and games. Meal will be provided. Please bring a side to share and your own beverages (beer and wine welcome). 
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Women's T (ea/ee) - Saturday - June 24 - 3:00-5:00 pm 

  • Join other women for a playful take on a classic Tea Party as we meet other women, eat snacks, and make t-shirt crafts. Wear a t-shirt, and bring an old t-shirt you don't mind cutting up. (We'll have extras if you don't have one). Bring a friend! This will be a great way to meet other women at the Bridge! Childcare will be provided.
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ICubs Outing - Sunday - June 25 -12:00-4:00 pm

  • Come join us for lunch and an ICubs game at Principal Park. The church will cover half the cost of tickets, so $13 will get you into the game and also provide you lunch! (Sign up coming soon.)


* Many of our classes take a break over the summer, so please check back in the fall for more class and group options!

Dive Into Acts- 11:00 AM - Tuesdays - May 30th-July 25th - Balcony

  • Pastor Suzanne will be facilitating a conversation about the upcoming Sunday's passage from the book of Acts. Stop in any Tuesday this summer that you have free. We only ask that you read the passage at least twice before coming so you can participate in the discussion. Kids age 1st-6th grade are welcome to come play in the student ministry triangle during this time.


*Many of our groups take a break over the summer, so please check back in the fall for more class and group options!

Feasting on the Word – 9:00 AM – Sundays – Room 207-209 – Arlan Van Roekel

  • This group will break for the summer.

Young Adult/Young Family Group – 4:00 PM – Sundays – Offsite

  • This group discusses the sermons preached on Sunday mornings and contains young adults, parents, and kids. It meets offsite in the homes of some of its members. Email for more information.

Pillars – 9:30 AM – Wednesdays (2nd & 4th) –  Room 207-209 – Arlan Van Roekel 

  • A place to connect with other retired individuals, share prayer requests, explore biblical teaching together, participate in service projects, and have social events. 

Women's Bible Study – 9:30 AM – Fridays –  Room 207-209 – Barb Van Roekel 

  • This group will break for the summer. 

*Contact Pastor Sara Nielsen ( if you're interested in connecting with one of these groups or hearing about other small group opportunities. 


A great way to connect with others at The Bridge, is serving others by using our passions and talents on Sunday mornings, during the week, and for special events as they arise. Serve Groups also offer a chance to connect with other volunteers who share similar interests, as well as the members who attend our church and events.

  • Sunday Hospitality
  • Worship 
  • AV/Tech
  • Kids Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Outreach
  • Driving Our International Members to Church
  • Habitat for Humanity
    • Each year our church takes a group to serve with Habitat for Humanity a few different days in the summer and fall. In 2023, we are set to serve on June 24th, August 5th, September 16th, and October 14th. Email Marilyn Clauss ( if you're interested in volunteering!

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