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Fun activities for those who have a shared interest. *sorted alphabetically & there's a calendar at the bottom too. 

Biking

Saturday / April 13 / 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: College Church — Garrett Entrance
Leader: Denise Spotts

We leave right at 9:00 am to bike on the Indian Creek Trail. We bike about 10 to 12 miles at about that speed. A light breakfast will be enjoyed after the ride.

Bunco

Fridays / January 12, February 23, March 22, April 19 / 7:00 pm
Location: College Church – V301
Leader: Denise Spotts
Cost: $3, bring a snack to share.

704 Blue Run

Saturday / April 27 / 8:00 am
Leader: Olathe Police Department
Where to sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/KS/ Olathe/704BlueRun2024

This run is not sponsored by College Church but is highly supported by the staff and several members of the church. It benefits families of fallen Olathe police officers. Free pancakes served at the conclusion of your run.

Choir - 10:30am Worship Gathering

Sundays / February 25, March 31, April 28
Location: College Church – Green Room + Main Worship Center
Leader: Katie Rose Weissend
Contact Katie Rose if interested:
katierose@collegechurch.com

This is an opportunity to sing in the 10:30 am gathering once a month. If you love to sing, are new to singing, or are looking for a chance to learn more about music, this is the opportunity for you. We rehearse the Wednesday night prior to the Sunday morning we sing and you will receive all the details in advance to feel prepared. Join us!

Computer Classes

Tuesday/ February 20 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
• Apple, Google, Windows: Can Someone Explain the Difference?
Tuesday / March 5 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
• Understanding the Google Waffle, Gmail and Everything Else Google
Tuesday / April 2 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
• A Day in the Office: Let’s Start with Excel Spreadsheets
Location: College Church – V305
Leader: Denise Spotts
No cost

Need to enhance your computer skills? Come join Denise for quick lessons. Sign up recommended. Class size limit to 12. Bring your own device. Email Denise at
groups@collegechurch.com with questions.

Cooking – Small Meals and Lunch Packing Prep Round Table

Monday / February 5 / 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: College Church – V301
Leader: Jerri Sapp
Limited Space: Sign up by January 31.
No cost

During this time, you will hear about some techniques used to purchase, prepare, and store food to use for a small family of 1-3 people. There will be chances for all attendees to share and discuss the best practices that could save you money, time, and frustration. Along with meal prep will be a discussion on packing lunches using leftovers, planned-overs, along with supplemental products to make balanced, nutritious, and tasty lunches.

Cooking – Appetizers in April

Saturday / April 6 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: College Church — Dining Room
Leaders: Denise Spotts with Special Guests
Limited Space: Sign up by March 30
Cost - $10

Having guests? Need a great snack for the Final Four? Come watch and enjoy demonstrations on great tasting
appetizers. You will even sample what is demonstrated.

Cooking – Spring into Pie Making

Saturday / March 23 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: College Church — Dining Room
Leaders: Denise Spotts + Dale Marie Story
Limited Space: Sign up by March 16.
Cost - $10

Dale Marie will be demonstrating the art of making a pie going beyond just making the crust.

Cross Stitching - X Marks the Spot

Mondays / January 8, February 5, March 4, April 8 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: College Church — V304
Leader: Amy Bird

Bring your own project and a snack to share. All levels are welcome.

Gettin’ Crafty

Thursdays / February 22 and April 11 / 6:30 pm
Location: College Church – V301
Leaders: JoAnn Degraffenreid + Janelle Freeburg
Cost will be approximately $20
Limited Space: Signup by February 15 and April 4

Please join us for an evening of fun, fellowship and crafting. No crafting experience needed. Step by step instructions and supplies provided to create seasonal decor for your home.
Sign up for a laugh group today!

Hasfit

Mondays / January 8 – March 25 and April 8 – April 29 / 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesdays / January 3 – April 24 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fridays / January 12 – March 29 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: College Church – Downhaus
Leader: Denise Spotts

We will use a website that encourages strengthening by using small weights or the weight of your body. A variety of levels will be demonstrated, including how to utilize a chair. Bring a mat and a couple pairs of small weights suitable for your fitness level.

Intersection Family Potluck

Sunday / March 24 / 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: College Church - Dining Room and Garrett Chapel
Leader: Amber Weyrauch

Bring the fam and join us for lunch after church! The main course and drinks are provided, but we need you to help with the rest. Sign up and let us know what you’ll be bringing! Sign up at: tinyurl.com/intersectionpotluck.

Intersection – MNU Basketball Game

Saturday / February 17 / 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: MNU Campus — Cook Center
Target: Adults approximately 25 - 55
Leader: Amber Weyrauch

Join us for an adult only evening to watch the MNU Pioneers take on the Graceland Yellowjackets. Tickets are provided and snacks will be served in the Allega room in Cook Center. Please RSVP by February 10. 

Memory Makers Club - Preserve Your Memories!

Tuesdays / February 13 and April 9 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: College Church – V301
Leader: Tamara Bright
Sign up by January 30 and March 27

Come sort your photos, create your project (scrapbook, calendar, etc.) and have fun! Bring your own supplies and preserve your family memories! Supplies you will need: scrapbook, photos, adhesive, and any tools you wish to use. If digital, your computer.

Jigsaw Puzzle

Wednesdays / January 3 – January 24, February
14 – March 6, March 20 – April 24 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: College Church – Downhaus
Leader: Denise Spotts

Join us for a time of putting together a jigsaw puzzle. A puzzle or two will be provided to start the group on the first evening. The number of people will determine how many puzzles we will assemble each evening. Drop in or stay the whole time. Come when you can, or come every time.

Men – Pizza and Bowling

Saturday / January 20 / 12:00 pm
• Pizza Street Buffet, 2018 E. Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS
• Olathe Lanes East, 303 N. Lindenwood Dr, Olathe, KS
Sponsored by: Men’s Ministry
Cost: $10 for lunch plus $8.50 for one hour of bowling with shoes

Come enjoy pizza with the guys, then go bowling.

Men Eatin’ International Food

Thursday / January 25 / 6:30 pm
• Jasmine Pavilion, 15040 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS
Thursday / February 22 / 6:30 pm
• Hot Basil Thai Cuisine, 7528 W. 119th, Overland Park, KS
Thursday / March 28 / 6:30 pm
• Romieto Cuban Restaurant, 111 N. Parker, Olathe, KS
Thursday / April 25 / 6:30 pm
• Niji Sushi & Steak, 1811 S. Ridgeview, Olathe, KS
Sponsored by: Men’s Ministry
Cost involved for meal

Come enjoy a good meal, great conversation, and maybe meet someone new.

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Laugh a little, make some new friends, and find encouragement for all that life throws at you.

Photography Class 

Saturday / February 3 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: College Church – V305
Leader: Joel Capps
No cost

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Come learn more about photography and what it looks like to be on the College Church photography team. This group will go from how to capture images to basic editing and uploading. Don’t have a camera? No problem! We have one that you can use. Don’t have editing experience? No problem! We will be teaching you how to use tools to make images look great. Sign up recommended. Class size limit to 12.

Men: Par-Tee Disc Golf

Saturdays / 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month / 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Register for location
Leader: Daniel Albertson

All dates are weather permitting. Contact Daniel Albertson for more details.

Pickleball Levels

Level 2 and below: Beginners are inconsistent in shots. There is little knowledge of court awareness.
Level 2 – 3: Can sustain a short rally, have developed a decent forehand, backhand still a struggle
Level 3 – 4: Able to hit a medium paced ball. Consistent on serves and most hits
Level 4 – 4.5: Very consistent with shots, Can control speed of shots, applies spin to serve

Pickleball – Beginners / Low Impact

Saturdays / January 13, March 9 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: College Church – Gym
Leader: Denise Spotts

These dates are set for beginners or those who still need assistance with the rules. Some instruction of the game will be included. Racquets will be available.

Pickleball — Level 2+

Thursdays / January 4 – April 25 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: College Church – Gym
Leader: Kristi Sanderson

These dates are for adults comfortable playing the game of Pickleball and understand the rules. Please no beginners. Bring your own racquet.

Pickleball — All Levels, Adult only

Saturday / January 20, February 24, March 23, April 27 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: College Church – Gym
Leader: Nancy Shultz

This session is for adults who enjoy playing Pickleball. This is not a beginners clinic, but all levels of play are welcomed. Bring your own racquet.

Sew What — Weekend Retreats

Friday and Saturday / January 19 – January 20
Friday and Saturday / February 9 – February 10
Location: College Church – V301
Leader: Rachel McLane

We will work on sewing projects of our own choosing and/or offer mending services. For those who are sewing, bring your own machine and project. Come in the Garrett entrance where there will be carts for you to transport your equipment to the room. Equipment provided: ironing board, iron, cutting mat, rotary cutters, rulers. Fridays’ time frame will be 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. Saturdays’ time frame will be 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. For mending services, you may show up during any of these times frames.

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Volleyball

Tuesdays / January 9 – April 30 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: College Church – Gym
Leaders: Jenny Albertson + Kim Toburen

Come for the three hours or just for a while. Teams will be mixed and rotated throughout the night. This evening is for anyone ages 16+

Wednesday Workdays

Wednesdays / January 17 – April 24 / 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Meet in Vanderpool Lobby
Leader: Denise Spotts

Come help us spruce up College Church. You will laugh at some of the old items you will find here at the church. It might even bring back a memory or two for some. This is a drop in or work the whole time event. When you arrive go to the coffee bar in Vanderpool Lobby. There will be a list of jobs for the day. We need people who are willing to clean, repair, paint, and do yard work. We are also looking for people willing to bring snacks/treats for those who volunteer to work.
Sign up recommended but not required. We need your help keeping College Church looking good. If you want to help, but cannot come during this time frame, contact Denise Spotts at groups@collegechurch.com.

Women of Hope

2nd Tuesday of each month / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: MNU Campus - Bell Center - Gilmore Room
Target: Widows
Leaders: Nancy Hill + Gina Jacobsma + Janet Simpson + Kathy Walter
Sponsored by: Women’s Ministry

Need fellowship and laughter with people who get it? Come to our group. Contact Kathy Walter with questions: kathy. walter@sbcglobal.net

Women’s Winter Gathering

Wednesday / January 10 / 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: College Church – Vanderpool Lobby
Leaders: Tammy Madden + Amy Wetmore
Sponsored by: Women’s Ministry

This gathering is an opportunity for women in the church and community to gather for refreshments and fellowship. No signup necessary.

Laugh Groups Calendar

Registration is required for many of the events in this group.
Where required, the forms are available by clicking in the event description.