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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.

Our Lent study this year is “Which Way, Lord?: Exploring Your Life’s Purpose in the Journeys of Paul” by Rob Fuquay.  This is a 5-week study beginning the week of February 18th.   

Through many detours, adversity, and time spent thinking about his life, Paul completely reoriented his understanding of faith and God’s purpose for his life. God placed Paul in a community that shared God’s love with him, and Paul underwent several years of training in preparation for his ministry.

Discover how to discern and follow God’s leading, explore ways God can use you and your life experience, respond to God’s signals, endure hardships and doubts, and persevere with hope and faith. Rediscover the truths that you are wonderfully made, created for purpose, and equipped to live a life of significance. Join us in traveling together to find your purpose.

. There are several opportunities for you to join the study:

Sundays from 9:40-10:40 am – Intergenerational with the Sr. High Youth
Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm – led by Jenny Arneson (bring your lunch and join the discussion)
Fridays from 9:30-11:30 am – led by Lisa Wink (Grace Café Group)

Cost is $15.00 and childcare is available upon request.  To sign up follow this link:  Lent Registration or for more information please contact Lisa Wink at lisa@sunprairieumc.org.

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 will meet on Thursday, February 8th at 12:00 pm.  Join us as Frank Gaylord will review the book “Healing the Heart of Democracy” by Parker Palmer.  The book was written 6 years ago and has been the subject of adult groups in many congregations.
The book awakens the open mind and heart Palmer sees as essential to a flourishing democracy.  No matter what our political leanings, all who care about the quality of public discourse and decision making in our time will find this to be a helpful, insightful and important book.  It helps us discover how each of us can be involved in this fragile system and how much democracy depends on each of us.

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.   The second part, the New Testament, will begin this fall.  Look for more information to come regarding class days and times.

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 Friday, February 23rd at 9:30 am.   We will be studying “Which Way, Lord?: Exploring Your Life’s Purpose in the Journeys of Paul” by Rob Fuquay.  This is a 5 week study and will coordinate with Lent. 

The cost for the study is $15.00 and childcare is available.

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 Men’s Group meets Saturday mornings at 8:00 am in the church conference room.  All men are welcome to join at any time.  This is a great opportunity to meet other christian men from our church, discuss our faith and life issues and challenges.  For more information please contact Dave Heinle.

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 M&M (Mary & Martha) Small Group will be starting a new book titled “The Power of Kindness…The unexpected benefits of leading a compassionate life” by Piero Ferrucci.  The book touches on forgiveness, sense of belonging, generosity, respect, gratitude, service and joy, (among others).
The group will begin meeting on February 8th and continue meeting the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, unless there is a holiday or planned change.  For more information please write Brenda Carlson-Hahn at carlson.hahn@gmail.com, Donna Cole at dmcole@wisc.edu or call Lisa Wink at lisa@sunprairieumc.org.

If you are a parent of a tween or teen please join us for our Parenting Group.  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!

Check back for more information about our Advent Studies as we get closer to November.

Each year the women from our congregation journey to Pine Lake United Methodist Camp for a wonderful weekend of rest, revitalization and spiritual growth.  Our next Women’s Retreat will be Oct 19-21, 2018.  If you are interested in joining us please contact Lisa Wink and she will put your name on a list when information becomes available.