Small Groups

Here at UMCL, small group life serves as our primary means for fostering spiritual growth within individuals. Jesus used a small group in which he invested, taught and empowered to turn the world upside down for God’s glory. We believe this radical transformation is best possible through the life of small groups where people are known, loved, forgiven, and held accountable to bring Christ into their whole lives.
 
Our hope is that each small group embodies the vision for what a mature disciple in Christ is, one who is ever: connecting relationally, growing in grace and wisdom, and actively impacting the community.
 
No matter where you are in your life and faith story, we have a small group in which you can belong.

Below are a few of our small groups:

Journey of Faith

 Sundays at 10:45am in person and via Zoom
 
Together we grow in our faith through Bible studies, video series, and prayer. We meet once a week after the worship service in order to grow our relationships both which each other and with our Lord.
 
For more information contact Scott at rscottallen68@gmail.com

Lectio Divina

Mondays at 9:30am in person and via Zoom
 
Lectio Divina group is a group that uses the Scripture passage (usually from the previous Sunday’s sermon) to read, meditate, pray, and quietly rest in God’s loving presence. This is a group that helps us listen to God and have spiritual conversations with each other and Him. 
 
For more information contact Susie at susandicello@gmail.com

Priscilla Circle

Third Tuesday of the month at 9:30am in person and via Zoom
 
Priscilla Circle is a daytime, United Women in Faith (formerly UMW) circle. Consider a “circle” like a group of friends that you have for life! We enjoy programs about UWFaith as well as spiritual growth, mission and social justice issues and opportunities.
 
For more information contact MaryAnn at bookwormburson@att.net
 

Inquirers

 Tuesdays at 7pm via Zoom
 
Inquirers Bible Study is a co-ed group. We merged groups as we studied Disciple Bible Study, the long term version, in about 2009. After completing the 6 long-term
studies, we have participated in the all church-wide studies and choose other studies based on group interest throughout the year.
 
For more information contact MaryAnn at bookwormburson@att.net

Women’s Bible Study

 Wednesdays at 1pm in person and via Zoom (September – May)
 
We are a group of women who gather to dive into the Bible together and reflect on its teachings. We choose a book of the Bible to study and use a study guide that includes weekly lessons with introductory remarks, questions to answer in preparation for class. Class time includes an opening devotion, scripture reading and prayer. All women are welcome including non UMCL members.
 
For more information contact Kathie at kslocum@ameritech.net
 

Men’s Bible Study

Saturdays at 8:30am via Zoom
 
We are a group of men who meet to study the Bible together. This group is a way to form friendships and live a more spiritual life. 
 
For more information contact Scott at rscottallen68@gmail.com

Diving Deeper Together

 Wednesdays at 6:30pm in person
 
We are a year round small group open to anyone interested in joining a weekly bible study. Most of our studies are six-weeks long and we have explored a wide variety of topics including the Parables, world religions and other Christian denominations. 
 
For more information contact Erin at  erin@rusticrenaissance.com

Explorers

Saturdays at 8:30am via Zoom
 
We select a group of books which we would like to explore and then take turns leading the discussions on the chapters. Think of it as a book club, but better!
 
For more information contact Ana at anadraa81@gmail.com

Justice & Equity

2nd and 4th Monday evenings on Zoom at 7pm 
 
The Justice & Equity Conversations small group is designed for all people who are interested in studying a wide variety of topics to understand historical situations, current situations, and action projects to contribute to a more just and equitable community. The format of the group is similar to a book discussion with educational components grounded in Christian love and community. We would love for you to join us on this journey.
 
For more information please contact Janet  at mnjmason@sbcglobal.net.
 

Grace Circle

Once every 3 months for dinner
 
Grace Circle is a gathering of women of the church for dinner and fellowship. We congregate at restaurants such as  Lazy Dog, Ristorante Bottaio, and O’Toole’s for an evening of good food, friends, and memories to last a lifetime!
 
For more information contact Melissa at octoberhoneybee@yahoo.com

United Methodist Women (UMW)

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Youth Programs

 
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Children’s Programs

 
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Music Programs

 
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GriefShare

Sundays at 3pm during the Spring and Fall
 
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Stephen Ministry

 
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