Six-Week Groups


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.

Recipes of a Generation

Group Leaders: Jana Koehn
Meeting Times: Mondays @ 6:30 PM
How do they make those wonderful smells in the kitchen? Come join our “seasoned veterans” as they share their favorite recipes and how to cook them! This is a great opportunity to hone your cooking skills and learn some new (or old) tricks!

Movie Mondays

Group Leaders: TBD
Meeting Times: Mondays @ 7:00 PM
Buttered popcorn, soda and a good movie with good friends. What more could you want? Except some half-priced appetizers at Applebee’s to talk about the movie afterwards! Come join us as we check out a new movie each week!

Youth Bible Study

Group Leaders: TBD
Meeting Times: Sundays @ 7:00 PM
Calling all youth! This is going to be a group where you can come together to study the Bible, learn from one another and be challenged and encouraged to live for something larger than yourself.

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.

The Good and Beautiful Life

Group Leaders: TBD
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
Why is it that books and warm beverages seem to go hand-in-hand? Come join us at the church for coffee and let’s chat about living the Good and Beautiful Life!

Young Adult Book Study

Group Leaders: Megan Vogelsberg
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM
Are you a Young Adult looking for a place to connect? This is it! Come join us as we discuss Adam Hamilton’s book, “Creed” and learn about what we believe as Christians and why!

Holy Heartbeats!

Group Leaders: Peg Graber
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
Looking for a way to get a little more active over Lent? We’re going to be combining a exercise with various prayer practices into a time of Holy listening, open yourself up to God’s presence in a holistic way.

Odd Jobs

Group Leaders: Dick Keefer
Meeting Times: TBD
Do you like short-term projects? Are you tired of being cooped up in the house all winter? Do you like to “tinker”? This group is for you! Come join others as we tackle some odd jobs in our community!

Party Games!

Group Leaders: Tammy Odle Goering
Meeting Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
Calling all game players! Looking for a weekly game and a chance to meet new people? Come join us! We’re going to try out a different party game each week!

Bible Study – Moses

Group Leaders: Darren Frazier
Meeting Times:  Wednesdays @ 6:15 PM
Looking to go deeper this Spring? Come join us for a 6-week study on Moses titled, “In the Footsteps of a Reluctant Prophet.” Pastor Darren will be leading this fantastic new study!

Ongoing Groups


Rachel / Barbara’s Circle

Group Leaders: Glenda Sims
Meeting Times: 2nd Thursdays 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.