Get connected with Small Groups

One of our favorite ways to build relationships and grow in faith is through small groups. Some groups focus on faith formation, some are interest-based, and others center around service projects. No matter the style, there is always room for YOU. No experience is necessary to join, just a desire to connect with others. 

The Gathering

Food | Faith | Friendship

Wednesdays, September 14-April 26

Dinner @ 6:00p | Small Groups 6:30-7:30p 

(unless otherwise noted)

Kids' Kingdom (6 months-PreK)

Nursery

Our nursery offers a welcoming, bright, and loving environment for our littlest ones to play, be cared for, and build relationships with others. Our volunteers love children and will provide a safe and fun environment. 

Kids (K-2nd & 3rd-6th)

Rooms 2 & 3

Through story, play, activities, and crafts, Park Kids learn about God's love together. We will use the Bible Story Basics curriculum to gain the tools needed to read and learn the Bible. Kids will experience the love of God expressed in the stories!

Confirmation (~7th-8th)

Room 4

Explore your faith by learning about the Bible, the Church, and putting your faith in action. Confirmation is a two-year program. See more information here.

Youth (9th-age 20)

You have options!

Youth Group | Room 1

A space for you! We'll follow your lead in how we spend our time, but in general, we'll hang out and explore our faith in words and actions.

 

Teach or Help in the Nursery or Kids Min | Sept-Apr or as you are able

Do you remember the big kids you looked up to as a child? You can be that person for one of our Park Kids! Volunteer to teach or help in the nursery or with Kids Ministry! 

Adult Study Groups

Opportunities vary! 

Modern Disciples | Sanctuary
Using various studies, this group will connect through discussion, conversations, and regular social events! This group is designed with young(ish) adults in mind but all are welcome. The first study we will focus on is Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say by Adam Hamilton. Sign up by Aug 26 to have the church order a book for you.
 

Ephesians Study | Library

Sept 14-Nov 16
Using the book, Ephesians: Discovering your Identity & Purpose in Christ by Sue Edwards, we will read and discuss the lessons. This study book is designed with women in mind, but all are welcome! Sign up by Aug 26 to have the church order a book for you. 

Faith Formation Groups

We believe in the power of small groups to help foster relationships -- with God, with Jesus, and with each other. Explore what we have to offer.

Book Club

Meets Monthly TBA

Location Varies

 

Join in reading books on the UMW reading lists! This group reads a book a month, then meets at Park Church or other locations to discuss. Meets one chosen evening of the month. This group is open to all who are interested! 

Mocha with the Father

Tuesdays @ 7a | Year-round

Currently meeting via Zoom

 

Coffee Shop Devotions to Jump Start Your Day.  

A study group gathering in friendship and faith. We come together with prayer concerns, read a book, and share conversations. All are welcome to join us!  Leader: Lonni I.

 

Lectionary Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 11a | April-November

Park Church

 

Dig into the Bible by following the lectionary calendar of scripture readings. Everyone is welcome!  Leader: Russ C.

Interest Groups

These groups are geared toward a special interest or need in our community. Each group has a ministry associated with it, whether it be as simple as supporting mothers in the day-to-day chaos of life, or as wide as creating quilts or prayer shawls to wrap people in the love of God when they most need to feel it. 

Needlework Ministry

Meets monthly TBA

Location varies

Needlework Ministry is a group of people who share a love of all things created by hand -- knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, embroidering, and admiring. Bring your needles and yarn and join in! Any skill level is invited. Want to learn? We will show you how! Make prayer shawls for sharing God's love, make baby blankets for baptisms, work on sweaters for UMCOR, or create something just for you. Coffee, tea, and conversation are always on!  Leader: Delores N.

Paper Art Ministry

1st Wednesdays @ 10a | Year-round

Park Church

We gather together for card-making and camaraderie! Our handmade cards are sent to parishioners and others to acknowledge life events. All are welcome to create, whether you are just starting or you have been at this for years. We love to share our creativity with others!  Leader: Kathy D.

Threads of Love Quilting Ministry

1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 9:30a | Year-round

Park Church

All quilters, sewers, appreciators, and those wanting to learn the art of quilting are welcome to come to any gathering. No experience necessary. We donate quilts to many people in our community as one way to share God's love with others. Click the image to find out more!  Leader: Sharon H.

Mom's Time Out

Meeting time and place vary. TBA

A time for grace. A time for renewal. A time for laughter. A time for you. This group is for moms of youth 18 and under. We gather for conversation, commiseration, and compassion. Enjoy some adult time. Take a little breather. Spread grace. You are welcome anytime!  Leader: Cassie J.

Sisterhood

Meeting time and place vary. TBA

The Sisterhood is a group of women who informally gather to support each other in a loss – spouse, child, or parent. Each of us has a shared journey as we move to a new understanding of who we are. You are invited into the conversation as you, too, re-chart your journey. If you have experienced a loss and are in need of a support community, please join us.  Leader: Kathi H.

Faith In Action Groups

These groups focus on outreach and ministry.

Stewardship Ministry Team

 4th Mondays @ 6:30p | Year-round

Park Church

The Stewardship Ministry Team focuses on all aspects of Stewardship: being good stewards of our time, talents, gifts, and finances. It also focuses both near and far -- from supporting local programs like TheShop, Operation Sandwich, and Garfield School, to supporting a Missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Leader: Scott B.

United Women in Faith

Board Meetings, 1st Mondays, 9:30a | Sept-May

Circle Meetings, 3rd Wednesdays, 1p | Sept-May

Park Church

Any woman who calls Park Church home is considered a part of United Women in Faith. Our focus is missions, at home and around the globe. Click the image to find out more!  President: Mary R.

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