Connect Groups

Connect Groups are a key value to the life of Mahurangi Vineyard Church.

We weren’t made to be alone, we were made to share and be in relationship.

Connect Groups in Mahurangi Vineyard are a place to do life together with people you know and maybe some new friends.  Together we learn and grow as we delve in to what it is to Love God, Love People and Love Life.

Don’t miss out on the rich experience of doing this as part of a Connect Group.

We have a range of Connect Groups, some carry on and others are only for the duration of the school term and then new ones start.

Below is a list of the current connect groups, please sign up below or text the leader if you’d like more information.


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Sunday Potluck Lunches! 

What better way to connect than over food! Introducing Sunday potluck lunches! Straight after church, every Sunday from 22 October through to 26 November. Sign up to a group in a location near you, bring some lunch to share and enjoy 6 weeks of food, fun and friendship. 


Algies Bay: Hosts: Paul & Nikki Chapman - 021 848 845
Snells Beach East: Hosts: David & Regan Townsend - 021 649 447
Snells Beach Central: Hosts: Steve & Jo Hathaway - 021 0290 4050
Snells Beach North: Hosts: Christine & Jeremy Coote - 022 425 4261
Warkworth: Hosts: Lee & Sheralyn Cotton - 021 245 5640
Kaipara Flats: Hosts: Adam & Lexi Waterhouse - 027 628 7007
Matakana: Robyn & Jesse Van Kekem - 027 467 0897

To register: Contact the group host or use the form above. 


24 Lemons - Motor Racing Team

This connect group is open to Men, Women and Teenagers. It will meet once a week on a week night, yet to be decided. It is focused on building relationships.

It’s all about:

  • Fun
  • Friendship
  • Family

The connect group will build up a $1000 lemon of a car into a race car. Race prepping it, painting it, testing it ......there is lots to do. Next year we will race the car in the 24 hour LeMons race which is a motor racing event held at Hampton Downs racing circuit just south of Auckland. The events main aim is charitable - raising money for Cancer research.

We will need a team of 5 drivers and we are hoping for a large support crew. You don’t need any previous motor racing experience or even car experience. We are looking for a group of people that are willing to have fun together and work together as a team. We need willing helpers to do a large range of tasks

  • Design and visual art - develop a theme - creatives
  • Administration - keeping records and communication, organising stuff
  • Pitt crew - keep the car running, all in good time
  • Support team - everything else

We will be holding an information meeting for anyone interested, held after church next Sunday October 1st at 12pm at the Factory across the road. Come along let's have some fun together and support a great cause. 

We intend to start and get underway with preparing the car the week of the information afternoon. If you would like to talk to us before this, you are welcome to contact us:

Steve Pound - 022 198 6695,

Mark Elley - 027 672 5126, 


Young Adult Group

7:30pm on Wednesdays at the Factory. Starting 18 October. A meal and some bible study, sometimes social events. 

Contact Charli 


The Classics (formerly 'the Baby Boomers')

Married or single, Wednesday evenings in Snells Beach is the place to be. We meet at 6:30 pm to share a meal together, study and build some great relationships. Bring something to share for tea. 

Text Linda on 021 237 0237


Prayer Meeting for Mark and Kerrie

Monday, October 9, 7:30pm at Kerry Millers (10 Mera Road, Algies Bay). 

For those of you who don’t know, Mark & Kerrie have been sent out from Mahurangi Vineyard to the mission field in India. They value our prayers and support.  While they are far away geographically we are committed to keeping them close and covered in prayer.

Prayer meeting will be the second Monday of each month. Venue to be determined month by month. 

Contact: Kerry Miller 425 6960