We are a congregation of people on a journey of faith.
702 North St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 Phone: 608.837.5554

Small Group Ministires

Small groups are the heart of a large church.Lisa  Find community, friends, and learn all while having fun.  Explore our small groups by clicking on the titles below!

 For a printable listing of our current small groups please click here.

Contact Lisa Wink with questions or 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.  We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at Gus’ Diner in Sun Prairie.   Reservations are required, so please contact the church office to make your reservation.  Cost of the lunch is $8.00 and includes soup, sandwich and a drink.  You are more than welcome to join us even if you choose not to have lunch.

Books Between Bites meets next on March 9th at 12:00 pm.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, Mar 8th to the church office.  We are delighted to have author Mark Bertrang here to share his book “Investments Don’t Hug:  Embracing the Life Insurance Asset”.

This IS NOT a boring discussion of life insurance written for actuaries, accountants and attorneys.
Instead, it’s a collection of love stories told through the words of husbands and wives, moms, dads, and their families of how each was forever impacted by an act of love demonstrated through the simple purchase of a life insurance policy.

Grace Cafe 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.

Our next Grace Cafe session will begin Feb. 23/24th and end April 6/7.  Our next read will be “Sky Lantern” by Matt Mikalatos and this will be a 7 week study with the first week being an introduction and receive your book.  The cost of the study is $15.00 and childcare is available.  If you do NOT need the book, the cost is just $5.00.  Please contact Lisa Wink for any questions or to register for the study.

“Rediscovering Jesus for Ourselves”
Join us for our Lent study as we explore the four Gospels in the New Testament.  Bert Lohr will lead the class through the beginning of New Testament focusing on Jesus and how we can rediscover Him.
This is a 5 week class beginning the week of March 6th.  The class will be offered Monday evenings at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 12:00 pm.
For more information or to register for the class please contact Lisa Wink at lisa@sunprairieumc.org.  Cost for the class is $15.00.

We have two active men’s groups:

  • Early Risers: Saturday mornings at 8:00 am in the Church Conference Room.  The group meets for fellowship, devotions, and discussion.
  • New Men’s Group: Starting Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 pm.  The group topic will range from book studies to Bible studies, to discussing current events. The first study will be “Dare to Be Uncommon” by Tony Dungy.  The group will be led by Rick Mulhern and the first study will be 6 weeks.

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 at the Wesley House.  The 2nd of the month is a more informal meeting with fellowship and a time to help one another with projects.  The 4th Monday of the month we share in a devotional, prayers and fellowship.

Please consider participating in this worthy mission. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Lisa Wink (lisa@sunprairieumc.org or 208-880-2594) or Sandi Gordon (608.212.6597 or cgor-don1108@yahoo.

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 6:30-8:00 pm.  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 next study group will begin February 9th at 6:30 pm.  They will read “Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You” by John McArthur.

Celebrated for their courage, vision, hospitality, and spiritual giftedness, it’s no wonder women were so important to God’s plan revealed in the Old and New Testaments. It wasn’t their natural qualities that made these women extraordinary but the power of the one true God whom they worshiped and served. In Twelve Extraordinary Women, you’ll learn more than fascinating information about these women, you’ll discover-perhaps for the first time-the unmistakable chronology of God’s redemptive work in history through their lives. These women were not ancillary to His plan, they were at the very heart of it.

This parenting small group meets in the Church Library during the Church School hour at 9:45 a.m. Sept. through May. The group will spend time sharing what is going on in our own families and learning together. Support and insights of other parents is invaluable. Every child is unique and every family situation is different, but we can certainly learn from our church family. No registration is required, and you are invited to come when you can. What a great opportunity to invite a friend to join you!

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.   We will be offering the first study in two parts:  one beginning in October and lasting 6 weeks with a break for Advent, and reconvening in January for 6 weeks, ending before Lent.

The study resumes Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm led by Connie Meyer.

Join our team!!  Relay for Life is Friday, July 14th from 5:00 pm – midnight at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, Upper Ashley Field.

To join our team follow this link:  Join our Team

If you aren’t able to join us the night of the event, please consider making a donation to support the cause.  Your donations help in the fight:

  • Funds raised through Relay for Life not only help to fund cancer research, it also helps fund Hope Lodge, a free place for patients and families to stay during treatments
  • Road to Recovery, transportation for patients to and from treatments
  • Look Good … Feel Better, a free service that teaches women battling cancer beauty techniques to help them improve their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments
  • Reach to Recovery, a support program that matches specially trained breast cancer survivors with people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and want to talk to someone who has been there.

 

“Getting Connected” is a series of classes to help you grow in your faith at SPUMC and learn more about our church and being a United Methodist.  These classes are not in any particular order and we will offer these continually, so if one doesn’t fit your schedule now, watch for it at another day/time in the future.  To register for any of these classes, contact Lisa at lisa@sunprairieumc.org or 837-5554 ext. 109.

“Methodism 101”
What is at United Methodist?  What do they believe?  Why do they do what they do?  Meet John Wesley and learn about the early history of the United Methodist Church as well as Methodism’s governing structure, sacraments, “The Social Creed” and more.     November 6 & 13 from 9:40-10:40 am; no registration required! 

“Bible Basics”
Have questions about the Bible, but have been afraid to ask?  Do you just want to know more about the basics of this common book of our faith?  We will learn about how and when the Bible was put together; when were the books of the Bible written and by whom.  How should we read the Bible?  Why should we read the Bible? Why are there so many different versions of the Bible?  Which is the best to read?  These are just some of the questions we will think about together along with our own questions.  Lead by Pastor Jenny.   Wednesday, January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1 at noon; register by 1/9


 

Thank you to those who joined the softball team – You finished on a high note with 4 wins in a row!

If you like softball and having fun then look for information about next year’s team!