At McPherson FUMC, we are committed to growing deeper in our faith, wider in connection in our community, and more joyful. We have a variety of groups that meet on an ongoing basis.  We also have short-term studies that meet in the fall and spring.

The Class Meeting

Group Leader: Scott Reimer
Frequency: Weekly
Growing deeper into a relationship with Jesus through a transformational small group experience.

Barbara / Rachel Circle

Group Leaders: Darla Williams
Frequency: Monthly
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!

Lamplighters Circle

Group Leaders: Joyce Hall
Frequency: Monthly
Meetings usually include spiritual growth, a program, conversation and treats. Come join us as we grow our Circle together!

United Methodist Men

Group Leaders: Scott Reimer
Frequency: 1st Thursdays of the Month @ 6:30 PM
Guys gather together for fellowship and growth in living as disciples of Christ. 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: Dee Johnson
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 6:15 PM
Location: Bell Choir Room
If you can count to 4 and love music, you can join the Handbell Choir! The Handbell Choir plays in worship services several times a year and are 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
Location: Room 108
This group is open to sewers of all skill levels and would be a great place to learn some new tricks too! We work on machine made quilts and other sewn items. Much of the actual work is done at home. We give much of what we do to charity and sell items (quilts, table toppers, etc.) to raise funds for missions.

Quilt of Many Colors

Group Leaders: Manelia Stephenson
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM
Location: Room 108
We make and tie bedrolls out of fabric scraps, worn sheets, and worn blankets and throws. These are given to OPEN DOOR Homeless Resource Center in Wichita. Some women in this group also crochet plastic bag mats for the homeless and these are given to HRC as well. We collect individual hygiene items to donate as well, things like hotel soaps and shampoo, small tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Hand Quilting Group

Group Leaders: Sheryl Messenger
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 9:00 AM
Location: Room 108
We work on custom hand quilting on quilts for individuals. Monies they earn go toward mission work through United Methodist Women.

Prayer Team

Group Leaders: Gene Railsback
Meeting Times: Thursdays @ 9:00 AM
Location: Room 107
“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!

Congregational Care Ministry Team

Group Leaders: Deacon Jeanne Koontz
Meeting Times: 4th Thursdays @ 10:30 AM
Location: Room 107
Congregational Care Ministry Team members are trained to be ambassadors of the church offering God’s healing presence. They visit others, send cards, call, and provide support to those who have requested care.

Partners Sunday School

Group Leaders: Various
Meeting Times: Sundays @ 9:30 AM
Location: Partners S.S. Room 106
The Partners in Christ Sunday School Class meets weekly to share life together, study scripture, and hear how God is at work in their lives.

Sunday Connections

Group Leaders: Various
Meeting Times: Sundays @ 9:30 AM
Location: Couchland
Opportunity to connect with others on Sunday in a small group setting and engage in discussion.


Group Leaders: Amy Warner
Frequency: Monthly
We meet to discuss and share our dreams.

Young Adults

Group Leaders: Sarah Hendricks
Meeting Times: TBD
Location: Couchland
Young adults meet to fellowship and study scripture. 

Questions about any of the groups?

Contact Deacon Jeanne Koontz at or call the church office at 620-241-3626.