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GROW

It's true - God loves us just the way we are. But he also loves us too much to let us stay this way. Embark on your personal journey toward spiritual and emotional flourishing and learn to love God and his ways more and more each day.

SMALL GROUPSĀ 

Small Groups at UMCL are varied in style and purpose. We believe in an organic group creation process where we remove barriers and offer support to meet the current needs of our congregation for small group life. One thing these groups have in common is that they meet regularly and continuously so there is always a place for you! Check 'em out!

Gathers: Sundays at 8:00 AM @ Church / Room 103


Description: A drop-in friendly class that meets year-round and discusses a variety of different content.

Gathers: Sundays at 8:15 AM @ Church / Room 101


Description: A Sunday School class that explores Christianity within the context of other religions and beliefs. Through discussion we work to engage, confirm or perhaps change our own beliefs of both the Christian and Wesleyan traditions. By dealing with difficult questions and topics we gain a deeper appreciation for our own faith and the faith of others.

Meets:

In the comfort of your own home! And then once together @ Church on Thursday, February 8th for a workshop & group discussion.


Description:

Work is a central part of our general calling as created humans. It was one of the few initial commands that God gave Adam and Eve in the beginning (see Genesis 2). Come join an independent study & group reflection in January & February on how to integrate the inseparable. Watch a video each week, take notes, & apply to life!

Meets:

Sundays at 9:30 AM @ Church // Room 208


Description:

A Sunday morning class for those who experience a life of faith to be a journey with Christ. Learning more each day, and stumbling forward on the path that leads to life. Therefore by the grace of God, we go.

Meets:

Monday Nights at 7:00 PM @ Church // Room 101


Description:

All are welcome! This group meets continuously throughout the year (including twice a month in the summer), but the studies vary with the seasons.


Current Study:

From Holidays to Holy Days by Albert Holtz

Meets:

Saturday morning at 8:00 AM @ Church / Room 208


Description:

A regular group of guys who usually view a rotation of topical video series (think, Chip Ingram's Living On The Edge kind of stuff)


Current Study: Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado

Meets:

Sundays / beginning January 14 / 4:00 PM @ Church


Description:

A small group that shares life together and supports each other while learning about prayer and growing in personal relationship with God.



Meets:

Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM @ Church / Room 103


Description:

A group of women seeking a meaningful spiritual life in the company of others using a variety of source materials including poetry, music, video, and prose.

Meets:

Restarting up in January we will gather every 2nd and 4th Friday evening @ 6:30 PM @ the Santillan Home (adjacent to the church entrance)


Description:

A group of folks in their mid 20s - late 30s (AKA: millennials) who get together to share in the Christian life together. One of the best ways to get to know other young folks in a similar stage as you at our church. We share food and provide childcare - so you can really commit to relationship building. For food, just bring something small to share for 6-8 people.

Meets:

Every Monday at 9:45 AM @ Church / Room 208


Description:

Lectio Divina (Latin for "Divine Reading") is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word.

Meets:

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM / January 10 - February 14 @ Church


Description:

Read through a majority of the Bible in just 24 weeks! Too much? Why not join in for 6 week sessions at a time. Disciple I (Fast Track) is designed to get you into what God is doing in and through human history. Get to know God's big picture - from the beginning of all things to the end of this age.

Meets:

2nd & 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00 PM @ Church / Room 208


Description:

Don't miss the discussion on issues of justice with a new book study as we read, Chasing the Scream, and join Johann Hari on his epic and fascinating 3 year and 30 thousand mile journey into the war on drugs.

We will also continue activities and projects surrounding homelessness and racial equity.