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.
Each week, we are offering intentional conversations on racial equity on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. The invitation of these conversations is to listen, to learn, and to practice honest and vulnerable conversation with one another. While the foundational hope of these groups is to provide the opportunity to engage in a deeper relationship with one another, the purpose of these is not just to become more attuned to the reality of the presence of racism in our society, nor in our own lives. Ultimately, wisdom leads to action.
To this focus, these conversation groups will be walking a two-fold path: 1) Seeking to gain wisdom and hear with new ears the reality of one another’s experiences to gain a better understanding of where and how racism exists in the world; and 2) Seeking to direct our path of faithfulness toward a more Kingdom-like world of equity and justice that actively works to end racism.
You can join one of these conversation groups by signing up online at Sign-Up Genius.
Digital Fellowship meets the last Tuesday of each month. Come and join in fellowship through Zoom as your schedule allows! Tuesday April 28 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Sign up here.
Sundays at WSUMC
The Hal Fisher Sunday School Class meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
All are welcome to join in any week, every week, or just for one week. Visitors are warmly welcome!
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!
Each 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:
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. These include making stockings around Christmas, and collecting items for health kits in the spring. Anyone interested in participating or learning more about the Grace Circle should contact Rhonda McMillion.
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].
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].
The Prayer Team meets weekly on Wednesday 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 Kimberly Young for more information, or to join in praying for the congregation and community.
For more information on any of these classes or small group opportunities, please contact the church office.