Small Group Ministires
Small groups are the heart of a large church. Find community, friends, and learn all while having fun. Explore our small groups by clicking on the titles below!
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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 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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.