Small Group Ministry
Check back for more information about our Advent Studies as we get closer to November.
Books Between Bites is an informal group that gets together once a month to listen to a book review while enjoying lunch. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month. Reservations are required, so please contact the church office to make your reservation. Cost of the lunch is $5 and includes soup and sandwich. You are more than welcome to join us even if you choose not to have lunch.
Our next gathering will be Thursday, February 13th at 12:00 pm. Amanda Hinthorn will review the book “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others” by Barbara Brown Taylor.
Christians are taught that God is everywhere–a tenet that is central to Barbara Brown Taylor’s life and faith. In Holy Envy, she continues her spiritual journey, contemplating the myriad ways she encountered God outside of the church, while teaching a college course on the world’s religions.
Please RSVP to the church office by Wednesday, Feb. 12th.
Have you wanted to take Disciple I classes but don’t feel you have the time for a 32 week class?
Good News! Disciple Fast Track was created with you in mind. The study breaks the Bible into 2-12 week studies, one on the Old Testament and one on the New Testament.
Please contact Lisa Wink for more information about options to participate in this small group.
Grace Café is a book group for women. We have one group on Thursday nights and one group on Friday mornings – pick whichever one works best for your schedule. Grace Café is a time for you to fellowship with other women, as well as grow in your faith through scripture, discussion, friendships and of course, food and coffee! Come and be pampered while you get together with both long-time and new friends to discuss a good book. There will be both large group time, as well as small group discussions. There is typically one book in the fall and one in the winter.
Thursday Night Group
Life-Giving Choices: 60 Days to What Matters Most by Lucinda Secrest McDowell – The 7-week session begins February 6th and meets Thursday nights in the church library from 6:30-8 p.m.
Friday Morning Group
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor – The 7-week session begins February 7th and meets Friday mornings in the Chapel from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Register for event! Cost is $15 if you need a copy of the book. Childcare is available if requested.
Our knit and crochet group creates prayer shawls, baptismal shawls, confirmation shawls, caps and lap robes. They provide a significant ministry of comfort and support. This year at our Prayer Shawl dedication we had 40 prayer shawls, knit caps, and baptismal shawls blessed. If you, or someone you know, would like a prayer shawl please have them contact Lisa Wink and we will make sure they receive one.
Would you like to be a part of the creation of these garments? We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday at the Wesley House. The 2nd of the month is a more informal meeting with fellowship and a time to help one another with projects. The 4th Monday of the month we share in a devotional, prayers and fellowship.
Please consider participating in this worthy mission. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Lisa Wink.
Our Lent Study this year focused on our theme of Hope Around the Table. The groups studied the book titled Come & Eat, A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table by Bri McKoy.
In today’s busy and often superficial world, we all crave something deeper and truer. Maybe it’s relationships that go beyond the surface or gatherings that allow for joy and pain. Bri McKoy tells us this is within reach! All we need is a table, open hearts and a simple invitation: come and eat.
A copy of the book is available in the church library.
The Men’s Group meets Saturday mornings at 8 a.m in the church conference room. All men are welcome to join at any time. This is a great opportunity to meet other christian men from our church, discuss our faith and life issues and challenges.
The M&M’s Bible Study Group has been in existence at SPUMC for over 10 years. M&M stands for Martha and Mary. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at SPUMC from 6:30-8 p.m. A book is chosen to study and the ladies in the group take turns leading the discussions. The group also meets socially throughout the year. New members are welcome at any time.
Our upcoming book will be, “Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life”. The book is a series of scripture based meditations and reflection questions which examine seven tasks essential to living The Last Third fearlessly and with purpose. We discover God’s presence in the gifts and losses of our life and move us easily into prayer and reflection. We discover life in old age filled with love, hope and continuing spiritual growth.
The first session will meet February 13th from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
“Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life”, a seven week discussion group will be offered Tuesday’s, 10-11 a.m. beginning February 4. A book will be available for $15. Please register no later than January 28 by phoning the church office. We need a week to get in our book order so please honor that date. Frank Gaylord will facilitate the discussions.
The book is a series of scripture based meditations and reflection questions which examine 7 tasks essential to living The Last Third fearlessly and with purpose. We discover God’s presence in the gifts and losses of our life and move us easily into prayer and reflection. We discover life in old age filled with love, hope and continuing spiritual growth.
SPUMC Annual Women’s Retreat
Each year, the women from our congregation journey to Pine Lake United Methodist Camp for a wonderful weekend of rest, revitalization and spiritual growth. Need to slow down, savor a warm beverage while chatting with friends, and enjoy time with God? Then join us at Cozy Mountain Lodge! It’s a mountain lodge themed retreat you won’t want to miss!
COZY MOUNTAIN LODGE
Where Women Find Shelter in God
October 18-20, 2019
Pine Lake United Methodist Camp
Registration is now open!
Double $100 / Single $180
Includes lodging, meals and materials for the weekend. $15 non refundable deposit due by Oct 1st. Balance due by Oct 18th. Register for event!