Small Group Opportunities

Group of PeopleAs individuals, we have differences in our journeys and our places along the path.  Wherever you are, being in a supportive and purposeful small group will allow your relationship with God to grow.  It is the act of being connected that gives us strength. We work together for the understanding and living in God’s Word.

Find that comfortable place, settle in, and may you find many blessings as you take this journey in building your relationship with God and the faith community.  For more information, contact the church office (, 269-327-6643).

Sunday Morning Small Groups
Parenthood!  Hey Moms and Dads! We have a small group for you. Let's get together in fellowship, reflect on some scripture and talk about the joys and struggles of parenthood. In the chapel, during the Sunday school hour (10:05-10:45) during the school year September through May.  Summer schedule to be determined.  Please contact Greathen Derenne, with questions, all are welcome!

Monday Small Group An Invitation to a Small Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A small group meets on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. at Park Village Pines, 2920 Crystal Lane in Kalamazoo. It is a senior assisted living center:  we use their activity center which is complete with access to beverages, a flat screen TV and tables and chairs. This fall we will begin a series about women in the Bible which includes Esther, Ruth and Mary. We are actively seeking additions to our group. You are welcome to join us at any time. Questions? Contact Deacon Pat at

Tuesday Small Group-Tuesday's Grace                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This small group meets on Tuesday (duh!) evening at 7:00 pm with a variety of activities and lots of fun! We meet in the library unless we have a craft that is not “library friendly” or we are on an outing. We started with a book, have done crafts (Pumpkin centerpiece, Mother’s day cards, mod-podge clay pots), meet off-site for coffee and other treats (think Water Street and Station 66), and have walked the trail at Celery Flats.  We also strive to provide service to the church and community.  We provided the breakfast for our graduates and a Vacation Bible School meal on (wait for it…) Tuesday night! We are open to a lot of subjects and activities and would love to have you join us as we learn and demonstrate God’s grace in our lives. Contact Cindy Weill for more information at

Wednesday Night Small Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Looking for something to do on Wednesday evenings and also a great way to connect and engage with others in the church?  Join our Wednesday night small group on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15pm in the conference room #201.  No reading required because this group watches Oprah’s Super Soul lessons or other spiritual engaging digital contact.  Contact Amy Swaney at for more information.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Thursday Night  Small Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A Thursday night small group has room for more members. Meetings are held each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30 p.m., in the Upper Room. We're enjoying getting to know each other and deepening our faith together. If you're interested in joining, contact Dawn Kemp at  269-365-7380 or

Sisters in Spirit
Jean Christie and Shirley Freeman, Coordinators, 269-327-3213, ; 269-381-8208,  Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30am in Jean’s home (wheelchair accessible).  This is a group of women that love books!  During the school year, books are read and discussed on topics of theology, spirituality, social justice and living in the world.  During the summer, members meet socially and share books being read.   All women are welcome. 

Mission Focus
Mission Quilters
Gayle Franklin, Coordinator, 269-217-6866,  Mission Quilters - returning for our 13+ season!!
If you can thread a needle and tie a knot, come join our fellowship starting Thursday, September 15th. We meet every Thursday, excluding holidays, from 6:30 to 8:30, Room #108.  Tied quilts are distributed to Parent to Parent, The Free Store at Sunnyside and YWCA Women’s shelter.  No experience is necessary.  Please contact Gayle Franklin at 269-217-6866 or email

Senior Ministries
Bob and Jean Christie, Coordinators, 269-327-3213,  Third Thursday of the month in Bob and Jean’s home at 7pm.  (wheelchair accessible)  This group coordinates meals for people following illness or surgery, transportation and/or much-needed assistance in times of difficulty.  A published directory is available listing where seniors may locate different forms of assistance in the community. 

Fun and Fellowship
Camera Club
Matt Kerr, Coordinator, 269-324-5664,  Events and time varies. This group focuses on learning more about photography and its many elements. Regardless of make and model of camera, whether it is film or digital, SLR, compact camera, smartphone with a camera app or just the desire to learn more about photography, there is a place for you! 

Genealogy with Doris
Dorris Mettler, Coordinator, 269-327-8272,  Third Tuesday in the Wesley Room (Rm # 218) from 10:00 to 11:30am.  Sessions will be discuss how to do research and searching on the Internet.  Any level of experience is welcome. 

Sewing Group
Jean Christie, Coordinator, 269-327-3213,, Tuesdays Sept – May in Jean’s home (wheelchair accessible) from 1 - 3pm.  If you enjoy crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch (any hand sewing) and like to do it with others, this group is for you!

Over the Chapel Hill Gang
Dorothy Harrington, Coordinator, 269-327-0303,  First Wednesday of month at various local restaurants at 11:45am.  This group is open to any retired, or close to retired friends from Chapel Hill.  All interested adults are welcome.  Personal care items for the Romence Road Food Pantry are collected each month.