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Small Groups

Small Groups at First MethodistSmall groups are gatherings that meet regularly, usually weekly, that provide an opportunity to make friends, make disciples, and make a difference. Connect with others and grow spiritually through study, prayer, and sharing lives together.

It’s barbecues, birthday parties, deep conversations,
community service, open-minded discussions,
prayer requests, laughter, and mourning.  

It’s doing life together!

While there are already several ways to connect at First Methodist, we’re excited to announce even more.  This fall, new small groups will be starting and we’d love to help you find the best one for you.  Over the next few weeks you’ll be hearing more about these new groups.  In the meantime, look for the blue “Small Groups” brochure (or get the PDF here) and check out the group details below.

Sign-Up Online!

Our current small groups are listed below. Contact the group leaders below if you have any questions about their group…

▶ Bread for the Journey • Sundays • 9 – 9:45 am • Weekly
Sherry Barnhart (shbarnha@iu.edu)
A mixed generation group that reads continuously through a book of the Bible and discusses how the Word (or “Bread”) applies to our lives. Meets in Room 318.
▶ Coffee Talk • Sundays • 9 – 10 am • Weekly
Melissa and Jeremy Jeffers (mjbunger@yahoo.com) 
An active group of couples with kids looking to connect with others and Christ. Childcare is provided.
▶ Bunger Bible Study • Sundays • 5:30 – 6:30 pm • Weekly
Jill Bunger (tbunger@aol.com) 
A group of long-time friends meeting weekly at the church for Bible Study, with shared leadership. They also enjoy doing service projects together, such as the Interfaith Winter shelter, and social gatherings.
▶ Teen Spirit • Sundays • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Monthly
Martha Moore (msmartha25@comcast.net)
Parent group meeting once a month during youth group to support each other in raising the next generation.
▶ Webb Discipleship Group • Mondays • 2 – 4 pm • Weekly
Marilyn Kelsey (mjkels@att.net) 
Named after the late Kenda Webb, the original leader, this group of retired men and women engages in the discussion of faith-based books and videos, Bible study, and service projects, meeting most often in Thurston Parlor.
▶ Jared & Peter’s Pack • Tuesdays • 6 – 7:30 pm • Weekly
Jared Jones (jaredhjones@gmail.com) & Peter Roeth 
Male graduate students & young adults. The guys alternate been Bible study one week and games and hangouts the next, usually meeting at the Pourhouse.
▶ Pruden’s Posse • Tuesdays • 2 – 3:30 pm • Weekly
Margaret Pruden (mlpruden@att.net)
Men & Women, mostly retired folks, meeting weekly in Thurston Parlor to discuss life and faith.
▶ Micah’s Mishmash • Tuesdays • 8 – 9:30 pm • Every-other week
Micah Lamb (micah_lamb@yahoo.com)
A mixed group of couples/singles men/women meeting at the Lambs’ home every other week, with discussions based on the sermon series. This group has a lot of zip and pep.
▶ Jim’s Jamboree • Wednesdays • 7 – 8:15 pm • Weekly
Jim Barnhart (jimbarnhart18@gmail.com) 
A mixed group of adults, meeting in Thurston parlor, often found sharing delightful desserts. They will discuss THE STORY following the sermon series this summer.
▶ Wendell’s World • Thursdays • 8 – 9 am • Weekly
Wendell St. John (tseminars@aol.com) 
A group of 8-12 men, ages 35-85, meeting weekly in Thurston parlor. Usually found seated around a table drinking coffee, taking notes, and holding a book, looking at a TV screen, with a leader asking, answering, fielding questions and comments.
▶ Lunch Bunch • Thursdays • 11:30 am – 1 pm • Weekly
Maria Schmidt (marschmi@indiana.edu) 
A group of faithful, journeying women meeting weekly to discuss books by contemporary Christian writers on various topics. We read about 4 books from September to May, as we build valuable friendships and support each other through life’s many challenges and joys. Meet at the church in room 310.
▶ Joe’s Jazz • Thursdays • 7 – 8:30 pm • Monthly
Joe Nowlin (nowlinassociates@comcast.net) 
Mostly retired couples and singles meeting in members’ homes and currently going through a DVD series of “The History of the Bible”.
▶ Jesus and Wine • Thursdays • 7:30 – 9 pm • Twice a month
Leah Bunger (leah.bunger@gmail.com) 
A group of moms who meet twice a month in members homes to share about their lives and discuss a question of the day, over cheese and wine. They are active in taking care of each-other and reaching out to the community.
▶ Family Ties • Thursdays • 6 – 7:30 pm • Monthly
Rachel & Shawn Gerber (rsgerber@yahoo.com) 
Young families who meet together (with the kids) to share a simple meal (i.e. pizza), do intergenerational activities, pray for each other, and explore faith.
▶ Sweet Bible Study • Fridays • 10 – 11:30 am • Weekly
Carolyn Sweet (mandc530@sbcglobal.net)
A newly forming women’s group who will do a 6-week Beth Moore Bible Study, starting Feb 3rd.

Other groups are still being formed! Let us know what you’re interested in and when you’re available.  
Email us connect@fumcb.org or sign-up online today!

Small groups and spiritual growth opportunities are coordinated by the Connection Ministry Team (CMT).
Email: connect@fumcb.org

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