Six-Week Groups – Fall 2018

Young Families Book Study

Group Leaders: Megan Vogelsberg
Meeting Times: Sundays @ 9:00 AM
Are you wondering if you’re ever going to survive this “phase”? You’re not alone! Come join others in your life stage and connect with other young parents! You’re gonna make it!

Understanding Your Grief

Group Leaders: Danny O’Dell
Meeting Times: Mondays @ 6:30 PM
Winter can be harsh! Especially if you suffer from depression or have lost a loved one recently. Come join this group as we discuss the book, “Understanding Your Grief.” You are not alone.

Don’t Write My Obit. Just Yet!

Group Leaders: Kathy Nuss
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM
In your 70’s? 80’s? 90’s? Wondering what this season of your life is supposed to look like? Feeling like your best days are behind you? Guess what! They’re not! Join us as we seek to find the blessings and gifts in aging.

Deal Me In!

Group Leaders: Navene Rains
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
Calling all card players! Looking for a weekly card game and a chance to meet new people? Come join us! We’ll save you a seat at the table!

Dinner Out!

Group Leaders: Brenda Sales
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
Enjoy eating out and finding new places to try? Me too! Come join us as we explore the fun hole-in-the-wall restaurants around the McPherson area.

Help! I’m Raising Teenagers!

Group Leaders: Wade & Angie Gaeddert
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
In the same moment, they can be precious and punks! Everyone else’s kids seem well behaved, so why aren’t mine? You’re not alone! Come join the conversation about how to survive and thrive while raising teenagers.

Loving Your Neighbor

Group Leaders: Neighboring Team
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM & Wednesdays @ 6:15 PM
Did you really love the sermon series about Loving your actual, literal neighbor and want to learn and dream more about what that could look like in your neighborhood? This is the place for you! The Neighboring Team will be here to walk with you on this new journey!

Help! I’m a Parent Caregiver!

Group Leaders: Shelby Shaw
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 6:15 PM
You’ve entered uncharted waters. How do navigate this new dynamic in your relationship with your parent? You’re not alone. Come share stories and pick up some tips!

Bible Study – Gospel of Mark

Group Leaders: Pat Johnson
Meeting Times:  Wednesdays @ 6:15 PM
Looking to go deeper this Fall? Come join us for a two-part study on the Gospel of Mark. Pat Johnson is back and will be leading this fantastic new study!

Confirmation for Adults

Group Leaders: Pastor Karen
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 6:15 PM
Do you find yourself watching the Confirmation class each spring and wish there was something like that for you? Are you curious what we believe as United Methodists or wrestling with some big faith questions? Join us!

Ongoing Groups


Rachel / Barbara’s Circle

Group Leaders: Glenda Sims
Meeting Times: 1st Wednesdays of the Month @ 6:30 PM
Looking to join a group with other women that have kids in school and understand the crazy stage of life you’re in right now? This circle is for you! We’re a group of women that like to make a difference in our community in a way that still fits our busy schedules! Come join us!

Deborah’s Circle

Group Leaders: Glenda Bayles
Meeting Times: 3rd Thursdays of the Month @ 9:15 AM
Are you looking for a traditional UMW Circle experience? Deborah’s Circle is the place for you! We do bible studies and we curate a UMW book list that you can check out right here at the church! Come join us as we grow our Circle together!

Lamplighters’ Circle

Group Leaders: Kathy Nuss & Barb Gale
Meeting Times: 3rd Mondays of the Month @ 7:00 PM
Looking to try some of the best desserts in town? Sorry guys! They’re for the women of the Lamplighters’ Circle! We meet monthly for a guest speaker and a program and for fellowship and dessert! Come give us (and our desserts) a try!

United Methodist Men

Group Leaders: Scott Reimer
Meeting Times: 1st Thursdays of the Month @ 6:00 PM
Guy time. It’s important! We need relationships with Christ-minded men that are looking to grow the same direction we are. If you’re looking to join a group of men that seek to spur each other on in Christ, this is the place for you!

Chancel Choir

Group Leaders: Becky Setser
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 5:45 PM
The Chancel Choir is one of the best ways to become active in the music ministries of FUMC. They sing for the 8:30 am service from August through May. Membership is open to all who have an interest in singing sacred church music and who have the desire to serve Christ through their musical abilities.

Handbell Choir

Group Leaders: TBD
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM
If you can count to 4 and love music, you can join the Handbell Choir! The Handbell Choir plays in worship services several time a year and is always looking for more musicians! Come make a joyful noise with us!

Sew Group

Group Leaders: Manelia Stephenson
Meeting Times: Last Monday of the Month – 9:00 AM to Noon
Calling all sowers! Are you looking for a place to come and fellowship with others as you work on your projects? Then the Sew Group would be the perfect place for you! This group is open to sowers of all skill levels and would be a great place to learn some new tricks too!

Methodists on the Move

Group Leaders: TBD
Meeting Times: Various
Over 60 and still on the go! Methodists on the Move travels to various places and events throughout the year. If you’re looking to get out of town, this is the group for you! (Trip costs will vary with the distance and expense of the event.)

Silver Set Social

Group Leaders: Peggy Mills
Meeting Times: Various
Looking for a chance to get out of the house? The Silver Set Social plans events right here at FUMC for those in the nursing home, the home-bound and everyone in between!

Prayer Team

Group Leaders: Neisha Dahlstrom
Meeting Times: Thursdays @ 9:00 AM
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”– Phillppians 4:6
If you’d like to join others in regularly praying for our church members, leaders and the world, then the prayer team is the place for you!

Questions about any of the groups?

Contact Ben Wheeler, Director of Youth and Discipleship Ministries at or call the church office at 620-241-3626.