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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.

Each year the women from our congregation journey to Pine Lake United Methodist Camp for a wonderful weekend of rest, revitalization and spiritual growth.  Please contact Lisa Wink at lisa@sunprairieumc.org if you are interested in next year’s retreat.

 

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.

The Thursday Night Group will begin meeting on Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 pm.  They will be reading and discussing “Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season” by Lucinda Seacrest McDowell.

The Friday Morning Group will begin meeting on Friday, February 8th at 9:30 am.  They will be reading and discussing “Come & Eat, A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table” by Bri McKoy. This is a 7 week study and cost is $15.00.

All women are invited to join the discussion.  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.   Reservations are required, so please contact the church office to make your reservation.  Cost of the lunch is $5.00 and includes soup & sandwich.  You are more than welcome to join us even if you choose not to have lunch.

Our next book meeting will be January 10th at 12:00 pm and we will meet in the church library.  Soup and sandwiches will be available.  When making your reservation please let the office know of any special dietary needs.

Frank Gaylord will review “Why Religion?  A Personal Story” by Elaine Pagels.  Why is religion still around in the twenty-first century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics, whether they are religious or not? In Why Religion? Elaine Pagels looks to her own life to help address these questions.

Please RSVP to the church office by Wednesday, January 9th.  Hope to see you there!   If you have any questions please contact Lisa Wink.

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.

The group will be starting a new study in January titled “Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today” by John Shelby Spong.

Five hundred years after Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses ushered in the Reformation, bestselling
author and controversial bishop and teacher John Shelby Spong delivers twelve forward-thinking theses to spark a new reformation to reinvigorate Christianity and ensure its future.

Cost for the book is $16.00, scholarships are available.

 

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 begin meeting on January 10th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and will be studying “Almost Everything: Notes on Hope” by Anne Lamott.  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.

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

Our Lent study this past year was “Which Way, Lord?: Exploring Your Life’s Purpose in the Journeys of Paul” by Rob Fuquay.  

Please check back as we get closer to Lent in 2019 for information about our study.

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.   Please contact Lisa Wink for more information about options to participate in this small group.