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Grow with us


We encourage you to attend one of our small groups for you to begin or continue to live, learn and share the story of God’s grace.

Fellowship Groups


This eclectic class of social groups each has its own unique flavor.  Friends gather to enjoy each other’s company while they have breakfast, lunch, or attend a special event.  Some include time for prayer and devotion, but their main focus is just to get together.

Life Groups


Life Groups are made up of people who share common interests, life stage or geographic area.  They covenant together to meet weekly, study scripture or discipleship practices, and serve beyond the walls of the church every month or two.  These groups commit to staying together for 12-18 months and have a maximum number of participants. 

 

Connect Groups


Connect Groups meet weekly and provide a supportive, nurturing and caring community for each other. They may include short-term Bible studies, seasonal studies or long-term studies that where members decide to study scripture or other topics of interest.

Got Questions?

Below is a listing of some of the groups that are currently meeting.  If you don’t see something that fits your schedule, or a group you are interested is currently at its maximum capacity, please contact our staff and we will be happy to discuss other options.  New groups are always forming along with seasonal studies. 

                                                                                               Associate Pastor Ian Collier        

Current Connect and Life Groups

If you would like to attend a group, please contact the group leaderbefore showing up to the group in order to make sure there has not been a change in schedule or location. 

 

Sunday

Adult Connect Group

Chapters


Yes, it is that simple. This group works through the Bible a “Chapter” at a time, moving between the Old Testament and the New Testament. This group is one you can move in and out of as each week’s study is independent of itself; you don’t have to worry about missing a class or making up work.

8:15 am

 WFUMC Room 201

Sunday

Adult Connect Group

Stories Made New


This group is a fun, entertaining and eclectic group of individuals dedicated to improving their knowledge of God’s Holy Scriptures, Jesus’ ministry and the life of the early church. This group also addresses seasonal topics during Lent and Advent. 

 9:45 am

 WFUMC Room 201

Sunday

Adult Connect Group

Christianity in a Secular World


This group studies scripture by reading through a book of the Bible. If you are looking for a mix of people with whom to connect, who sometimes has brunch and works on church projects together, this is a group for you. Just bring your Bible.

 9:45 am

 WFUMC Room 111

Sunday

Adult Life Group

Hungry Disciples Book Club


 This group meets once per month at a member’s home to discuss the chosen book. This group will focus on informal conversation and the fostering of spiritual community.

 5:00 pm

 Member’s Home

Sunday

Adult Life Group

 Thirsty Disciples


This group of young adults with children enjoys food and fellowship together and studies a variety of materials.  Childcare is provided. 

 4:00 pm

 Member’s Home

Sunday

Adult Life Group

 Parents of Kids in College


This group has one thing in common – a kid in college. They meet together to study Scriptures, topics of interest and serve together. 

 7:00 pm

 Member’s Home

Monday

Adult Connect Group

Bible Basics for Busy People


This group is for people who have wanted to know more about the bible, but haven’t known where to start. Using the popular and widely renowned Disciple Fast-Track Bible Study, this group will spend 12 weeks in the Fall in the Old Testament and 12 weeks in the Spring in the New Testament, guided by a step-by-step reading guide and facilitated by Kevin Silberzahn. If you are looking to grow in your faith, this group is for you.

 7 pm

 WFUMC Room 201

Tuesday

Adult Connect Group

 Bible and Breakfast


A Women’s Bible study where you are invited to bring your breakfast on the go and join women of all ages to read and study Scripture.

 9:30 am

 WFUMC Room 201

Tuesday

Youth Life Group

High School Ministry Girls Small Group


iHigh School can be overwhelming.  This group of High School Girls meets together to help each other grow spiritually by studying the Bible or current spiritual interests. 

 6:30 pm

 WFUMC Room 200

Tuesday

Adult Connect Group

A.D.A.M. (A Day After Monday)


All men are invited to come and discover why the Bible is the greatest story ever told.  No experience necessary. Just bring your Bible. 

 6:00 pm

 WFUMC Room 201

Tuesday

Adult Connect Group

 W.O.W ( Women of Wesley)


Women of all ages, in all different seasons of their lives and in all different stages of their spiritual journey make up this group.  If you are a woman who enjoys studying scripture, laughter, and fellowship with other women, then you will want to check this group out.

 6:30 pm

 WFUMC Room 303

Tuesday

Adult Life Group

Reflecting God’s Light


Empty nesters?  Dreaming of retirement or already there? This group is for you. A Life Group for those who no longer have children living at home and is rediscovering life for themselves. 

 7:00 pm

 Member’s Home

Tuesday

Adult Connect Group

 Market Tavern


Adults over 21 who find the tavern atmosphere a comfortable place to grow their faith and build relationships make up this group of individuals and couples of all ages. 

 7:00 pm

 Market Tavern, Sykesville

Wednesday

Adult Life Group

Light the Way


Young adults with small children who are lighting the way for disciples of Jesus Christ.

 6:30 pm

 WFUMC Room 200

Wednesday

Adult Life Group

 Parents of Youth


Navigating those teen-age years can be challenging.  Parents of Youth is for those ready to go deeper in their Spiritual Journey while maintaining some sanity in raising their children.  Enjoy a time of fellowship/ relationship building and worship while studying together. 

 7:00 pm

 WFUMC Room 401

Thursday

Adult Connect Group

 WF Inklings


This group studies the Bible outside of the box. We use science fiction, famous scientists, and other geeky studies to look at Scripture in a different way. We have lots of fun, laughs, insightful conversation, serious discussion, and an open mind to explore our lives with Christ.

0 pm

 Member’s Home

Thursday

Adult Life Group

 God’s Children with Children


This Life Group for parents of young children is for those ready to go deeper in their Spiritual Journey.  Enjoy a time of fellowship/ relationship building and worship through a time of study and serving together. They discuss a variety of materials including books of the Bible.   Childcare is provided. 

 

 6:30 pm

 WFUMC Room 303

Thursday

Adult Connect Group

(Holy) Spirits


This group is for young adults (21-39) to gather together in fellowship at a local bar and talk about living Christianly in daily life. Over the course of the year, participants will also follow along with any congregation-wide studies or sermon series as discussion starters. 

 7:00 pm

 A local bar

Friday

Adult Connect Group

Friday Friends


Friday Friends is a small group of women (with coffee) who meet  to study daily readings or devotionals and discuss how they are meaningful today.

 9:30 am

 WFUMC Room 201

Fellowship Groups


 

Keenagers

3rd Wednesday @ 11:00 – Room 101

All are welcome to join this group (50+) which begins with devotions together and then carpools to a predetermined restaurant of their choice for lunch. 

Karen Covino

Men’s Breakfast

1st Saturday @ 7 AM – Room 500

All men are invited to meet together for a hearty breakfast and time of devotion and discussion. 

Mark Gage

Prime Timers

Meets as events arise

This social group (mostly retired individuals and couples) enjoys getting together for dinner, ball games and theater experiences. 

Gordon Huggins