Small Groups

Small Groups are gatherings of 8-12 people that encourage one another, listen to each other’s stories, and pray for each other. These groups help us grow in our Christian faith, foster meaningful relationships, and build community. The level of sharing and intimacy depends upon the group and each individual’s comfort level. The goal of a group is the transformation of the people participating.

Groups may be gathered around study of the Bible, a common interest or hobby, a desire to serve, or a common life situation, such as parenting, being single, or grief support. They may gather at the church, someone’s home, or other place in the community.

Small groups are for everyone! Whether you are new to the faith, or have been a Christian for all of your life, you will find these groups meaningful and drawing you deeper in your walk of faith.

Below is a listing of our current groups. To join one of our groups, or to learn about starting a new group, contact the church office.

Bible Study

Meets Wednesday evenings at 7p. Studies include short term topical studies, books of the Bible, and current events. All are welcome – no prior knowledge required.

Breakfast Ministry

Provides free breakfast to our community on the first Saturday of the month from 8:30-9:30a. Contact Bill Willix.

Community Campfire

A monthly (June through November) opportunity to gather as a community and invite our friends and neighbors to join us around the campfire for food, fellowship, music, and fun. Contact Joe or Barbara Celentano.

First Responders’ Support

Meets once a month after church – helping first responders provide support to one another and immediate assistance and care to those in crisis situations. Contact Tom Charles or Lorrie Schoemer.

Food Pantry 

Open the first Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:30a. The Food Pantry provides free nutritional support to families in need.  It is supported by our church members, area groups, and funding from NORWESCAP. Contact Claire Smith or Barbara Celentano.


Our J.O.Y. ministry meets on the 1st Tuesday of every other month and seeks to serve those in need locally, nationally, and globally through fund raisers, service opportunities, and collections. Contact Barbara Celentano.

Men’s Group

Helping men connect with one another, develop friendships, and reach out to other men with Christ’s Good News. Meet the 1st Thursday of every month at 7pm share some pizza and have a time of fellowship. Contact Bill Willix or Mike Tironi.

Stephen Ministry

Provides quality Christian care for people experiencing difficult life transitions and other challenges. Contact Pastor Dave.

United Methodist Women

Meets the 2nd Sunday of the month after worship. A community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Contact Claire Smith.

Worship Team

Meets Sundays from 8-11. Gathers to praise God and lead others in worship through music. Musicians and vocalists welcome! Contact Larrie Reynolds.

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