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Small Group Ministry

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.

SPUMC Annual Women’s Retreat

Each year the women from our congregation journey to Pine Lake United Methodist Camp for a wonderful weekend of rest, revitalization and spiritual growth. Need to slow down, savor a warm beverage while chatting with friends, and enjoy time with God? Then join us at Cozy Mountain Lodge! It’s a mountain lodge themed retreat you won’t want to miss!

COZY MOUNTAIN LODGE
Where Women Find Shelter in God
October 18-20, 2019
Pine Lake United Methodist Camp

Registration is now open!
Double $100 / Single $180
Includes lodging, meals and materials for the weekend. $15 non refundable deposit due by Oct 1st. Balance due by Oct 18th.  Click here to register.

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.

Thursday Night Group:  Disciple Fast Track: Into the Word, Into the World:  A study of Acts

Friday Morning Group:  Fierce; Women of the Bible Who Changed the World

6-Week Sessions begin Oct 3/4 – Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm or Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am

Click here to register!  Cost is $15.00 if you need a copy of the book.  Childcare is available if requested.

The Books Between Bites group will take a break during the summer months.  Please plan to join the group in September when we resume our group.

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 gathering will be Thursday, Oct 10th at 12:00 pm.  Connie Hansen will review the book ” How To Forget, A Daughter’s Memoir” by Kate Mulgrew.

In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter’s love for her parents.

They say you can’t go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer’s, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time they have left.

The months Kate spends with her parents in Dubuque—by turns turbulent, tragic, and joyful—lead her to reflect on each of their lives and how they shaped her own. Those ruminations are transformed when, in the wake of their deaths, Kate uncovers long-kept secrets that challenge her understanding of the unconventional Irish Catholic household in which she was raised.

Breathtaking and powerful, laced with the author’s irreverent wit, How to Forget is a considered portrait of a mother and a father, an emotionally powerful memoir that demonstrates how love fuses children and parents, and an honest examination of family, memory, and indelible loss.

Please RSVP to the church office by Wednesday, Oct 9th.

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).

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 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.

Our upcoming book will be, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. We hope it will help us all understand and celebrate each other. Please join us for study, prayer and encouragement.  The first session will be Thursday, Sept 26th at 6:30 pm.

If you would like to know more, about possibly ‘hanging out’ with some fun, kind, crafty women, please contact Donna Cole at dmcole@wisc.edu or Brenda Carlson-Hahn at carlson.hahn@gmail.com for more information. We will resume our regular small group book study in the autumn, look for more info in the fall or contact Lisa Wink at lisa@sunprairieumc.org in the church office.

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

Our Lent Study this year focused on our theme of Hope Around the Table.  The groups studied the book titled Come & Eat, A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table by Bri McKoy.   In today’s busy and often superficial world, we all crave something deeper and truer.  Maybe it’s relationships that go beyond the surface or gatherings that allow for joy and pain.  Bri McKoy tells us this is within reach! All we need is a table, open hearts, and a simple invitation:  come and eat.

A copy of the book is available in the church library.

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.