Even the earliest disciples knew that to be truly faithful, they had to be connected with one another in community. True faith, authentic community, and real relationships make a difference in our lives and in the lives of the world around us. There are multiple opportunities to be involved in the small group life of the church, inviting you to connect with others and to grow in your faith.

Fellowship Groups

Small Groups

Table Fellowship — “Fermenting Discussions,” as we lovingly call our Table Fellowship gathering, seeks to create authentic and faithful relationships with one another in the church. We gather once a month for fellowship and conversation. We meet on the last Tuesday of each month at a local bar or restaurant.

Our next Table Fellowship gathering will be on Tuesday, August 28, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Come and join in fellowship and conversation each month! For more information, contact Pastor Thomas at [email protected].

Hal Fisher Sunday School Class

Sundays at WSUMC

9:00-9:50 a.m.

The Hal Fisher Sunday School Class meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Upcoming themes are:

Summer 20018 = Justice in the New Testament

All are welcome to join in any week, every week, or just for one week. Visitors are warmly welcome!


Fellowship Fifteen
hal fisher class 2

Each Sunday, following worship, there is a social gathering for the entire church to engage with one another. Refreshments, including water, coffee, and finger foods, are available in the Narthex and the Church Cafe. Spend some time each week getting to know the community at WSUMC!

Coffee House Chat

coffee_house_iconEach week, Pastor Thomas holds office hours in a local coffee house. All who wish to stop in for conversation and coffee are invited to do so. Usually these chats run from 9am – 1pm. You are welcome to stay for as short or long of a stay as you desire!


Most of the coffee houses Pastor Thomas frequents are in the Old Town community. However, if you want him to come to your neighborhood, email him and invite him to join you elsewhere!

Upcoming Coffee House Dates:

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Short Term Book Studies

There are seasonal studies in the Fellowship Hall following worship on Sundays.

Grace Circle
grace circle 2014 group

 Grace Circle members after a recent service project.

Women of all ages are invited to join in the Grace Circle for lively discussions and small service projects on the 2nd Sunday of each month after worship. Anyone interested in participating or learning more about the Grace Circle should contact Rhonda McMillion.

More Than Books Club

There is no expectation that everyone in the group has read the book or seen the movie that is used to launch the month’s discussion. Drop-ins are welcome. All that is needed is an interest in reading and a willingness to share information about your favorite books and authors. Meets on Sundays listed from 11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Contact Catherine Fratrik, [email protected].

Disciple Fast Track

Disciple Fast Track is an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study which came out 30 years ago. According to Cokesbury.com website, this new incarnation of the classic study is especially designed “for busy people who are seeking a comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text.” FastTrack is a two-part study, offering the OT and NT each 12 weeks of study.

The group will gather each session for 1 hour and 15 minutes in which a brief video presentation will launch the group into a discussion of the session’s readings and topics. Participants will also have the opportunity to complete a spiritual gifts assessment and discover meaningful ways to serve and live out your discipleship. Questions? Contact Christine Hagan, [email protected].

Wesley Covenant Group

Wesley Covenant Group – These small groups are formed around the historical framework of Wesleyan Class Meetings. The groups meet once or twice a month, or more often depending on the schedule of members. If you are interested in learning more about the Covenant Group model, or joining a Covenant Group, please contact Pastor Thomas at [email protected].

20s & 30s Fellowship

20s & 30s Fellowship – a small group Bible study for young adults. We would love for others to join! We plan to meet once a month when convenient for the group. If interested, email Grace Richards, [email protected].

Mom's Group

Moms of children of all ages get together to do small service projects and have social gatherings. Contact Dana Wood, [email protected] or Erin Lee, [email protected] for information.

The Sanctuary Pray-ers

The Sanctuary Pray-ers meet weekly on Wednesday mornings to pray together in the Sanctuary at church. They pray for each person in the congregation, as well as any special prayer requests that come in each week. Contact Cynthia Kneidinger, [email protected].

Sewing Fellowship

We plan to get together every other Thursday at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining, contact Dana Payne ([email protected]) or Christine Hagan ([email protected]). Please bring a project to work on!

For more information on any of these classes or small group opportunities, please contact the church office.