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Small Group Ministry

Lisa Wink, Treasurer and Director of Small Group Ministries at Sun Prairie United Methodist ChurchSmall groups are the heart of a large church. Find community, friends and learn, all while having fun. Explore our small groups by clicking on the titles below!

Download our current printable small groups listing.

Contact Lisa Wink with questions or for more information.

Check back for more information about our Advent Studies as we get closer to November.

The title of the class is “The Holy Land Revealed,” one of the many classes offered on the Great Courses website.  Each week, we’ll begin the class with a half hour video lecture, followed by a time for us to discuss what we learned.  The video lectures we’ll be watching are given by Dr. Jodi Magness, a distinguished archaeologist and a professor at the University of North Carolina.  Over the course of 36 weeks, Dr. Magness will take us through archeological finds in Holy Lands that help shed light on what we find in the Bible.  

The class will held Wednesdays beginning on Oct 7th at 10:00 am and last about an hour or so.  If there are some weeks that someone isn’t able to join the class, it’s not a problem. Attendance is never taken, and each lecture is a standalone class. 

Zoom Link for weekly meetings: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86559981815?pwd=UmdJNXgvK3VmV2ZHN1FkL3NoSUFBUT09

Please contact Lisa Wink or Brad Mather for more information. 

Books Between Bites is an informal group that gets together once a month to listen to a book review while enjoying lunch together.  

Currently due to Covid-19 this group is not meeting.  We will post information about the group when we are able to meet again safely. 

 

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

Currently the Thursday Group is not meeting.  Check back for more information at a later date.

Friday Morning Group

The Friday morning group began meeting Friday, Sept 11.  The group is reading and discussing “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros, 25th Edition.  The group is meeting via Zoom from 9:30 to 11:30 am Friday mornings.  If you would like to join the group please email Lisa Wink at lisa@sunprairieumc.org

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 via Zoom from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  If you would like more information or would like to join the group please email Lisa Wink at lisa@sunprairieumc.org.

 

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.

The current book the group is reading and discussing is “Kindness is Contagious” by Nicole J. Phillips. The group will study this for October and into November.

This group meets via Google Meet.  For more information about how to connect with the M&M Group, please contact Donna Cole or Brenda Carlson-Hahn for more information.

SPUMC Annual Women’s Retreat

Three people sitting near a lake at Pine Lake United Methodist CampDue to Covid-19 we will not be hosting our annual Women’s Retreat.  We hope to be able to offer this again next year. 

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?