FUMC Groups – Fall 2019


Group Leaders: Pastor Emily
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 6:15 PM
What does it mean to be a United Methodist? Where do our traditions come from? How are we like other Christian denominations, and what makes us unique? We’ll explore these questions (and more!) as we travel to 18th-century England with Adam Hamilton’s “Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It.” If you’re enjoying the ABC’s of the UMC, this is the perfect group for continuing your Methodist education!

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.

Deal Me In!

Group Leaders: Steve & Terry Salter
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 @ 5:30 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.

Timothy Circle (Youth)

Group Leaders: Ben Wheeler
Meeting Times: Sundays @ 9:00 AM
Hey Youth! Are you interested in trying out a group this Fall? Join us for donuts as we explore this new online curriculum from the Institute for Discipleship designed to help you discover your calling!

Young Adult Group

Group Leaders: Pastor Lacey
Meeting Times: TBD
Are you adulting in your 20’s or 30’s (ish) and looking for others who are adulting? Come join our Young(ish) Adult group! We won’t be eating burritos every week; we will shake it up with a taco bar or a potato bar as well, as we dig into food and scripture together and learn from one another! This group is super chill and a place to get connected in real and genuine ways, come join us!

Young Families Group

Group Leaders: TBD
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 6:15 PM
Are you a family with kiddos from the ages of 0-5th Grade? Does your family resemble more of a chaotic hurricane wrapped around a tornado than a have-it-all-together unit? Then join the fun! Sometimes it seems that our families are the only ones that are messy, come find out how our messy families fit into God’s family together. We will look at the lives of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Esau and see that the people through whom God works can be equally as messy through Jacob Armstrong’s book God’s Messy Family! Drop off your kiddos at Kid’s Zone at 6:15 PM (PreK-5th Grade) or the Nursery (0-5 yrs) and join us as we walk through our mess together!

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: Carol Ek
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!

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!

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 ben.wheeler@mcphersonfumc.com or call the church office at 620-241-3626.