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.
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.
Come and join in fellowship and conversation each month! For more information, contact Pastor Thomas at [email protected].
Sundays at WSUMC
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!
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:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – Misha’s (102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria) 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 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.
There are seasonal studies in the Fellowship Hall following worship on Sundays.
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.
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 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 – 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 – 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].
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].
For more information on any of these classes or small group opportunities, please contact the church office.