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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.

Our theme for Advent this year is “Offering Christ”.  Our Advent study is titled “Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break” by James Moore.  Go on an Advent journey with beloved teacher and storyteller James W. Moore, exploring the spirit of Christmas. As you light the candles of your Advent wreath, reflect on the unbreakable gifts that God has given us: hope, love, joy, and peace. And remember God’s greatest gift, who comes to us as a baby and leads us through all the days of our lives.

Study Group Options:

Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm, beginning November 29th and meeting for 4 weeks, led by Pastor Jenny
Fridays from 9:30-11:00 am, beginning December 1st and meeting for 4 weeks, led by Lisa Wink
Sundays from 9:30-10:30 am, beginning December 3rd and meeting for 3 weeks, led by Toni Rossmiller

Cost for the study is $15.00.  To register for one of our studies please click here.

 

Chistmas Gifts That Won't Break

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, Nov 9th at 12:00 pm.  Join us as Pat Harrington reviews “Lemon Tree, An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East” by Sandy Tolan.  Based on extensive research, and springing from his enormously resonant documentary that aired on NPR’s Fresh Air in 1998, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.

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 Oct 5 / 6th.  We will be reading “Strong Was Her Faith”, Women of the New Testament by J. Ellsworth Kalas.

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.  They will be beginning a new study, “An Altar in the World” by Barbara Brown Taylor in a few weeks.  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 Women’s Group will resume on September 14th.  All women are always welcome to join us! This is a warm, relaxed and friendly place to grow and meet other women.

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!

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 Women’s Retreat met Oct 20-22, 2017.  If you are interested in joining us next year please contact Lisa Wink and she will put your name on a list when information becomes available.