Resuming Small Connexion Groups!
Get connected today! Join a Connexion Group!
Study after study shows that small groups become the anchor for many people in the life of the church. While worship is always central, small groups provide amazing opportunities for spiritual growth and connection. During our visioning process, it was clearly obvious that there was a desire for a more developed small group ministry for our church.
“Connexion Groups” were started in the fall of 2016. Connexion Groups are not short-term studies, they are on-going small groups of 8-12 people who meet either weekly or monthly for fellowship, accountability, and spiritual growth. Our Connexion Groups are facilitated by members of the church and each group has a focus. It’s important to know that Connexion Groups do not replace Sunday School classes or other groups like United Methodist Men or Women.
A description of all our active Connexion Groups can be found here. We encourage you to prayerfully consider joining one of these groups. Your life will be enhanced by doing so! If you have an idea for another new Connexion Group or if you feel led to facilitate a group, please contact Barb Combs, Director of Programs.
Some of our small Connexion Groups are starting back up! We’ve had a break and it was at times difficult being separated from seeing each other face-to-face. Connexion groups are a great way to get connected again. All of our groups are re-forming so now is your chance to join one! Look over the list and choose the one that interests you the most.
Each of these Connexion Groups will meet in either the Fellowship Hall and/or on ZOOM. All of these groups are open to any person of our church family community, any age or gender, although you men might feel out of place at LEO….or maybe not! Small groups are a great way to get to know others from church and to help you grow in your journey with God and help our church’s life to grow.
Please text, call, or email me with all your questions about any of these groups. I’ve been missing talking with you!! Blessings, Barb
Meets: 2nd & 4th Thursday's at 1:30pm
Began: November 2016
Description: The focus of this group is about growing more fully in our daily lives and having fun and fellowship time with others. We read and discuss various books on various topics. We recently finished Really Bad Girls of the Bible and are starting The Parables of Dr. Seuss.
Prospective Members: Any person who wants to grow in their faith while having conversation and fellowship with others.
Making Friends Lunch Bunch
Meets: The 3rd Sunday of each month at Noon at an area eatery
Began: November 2016
Description: The focus of this group is all persons who are interested in fellowship and getting to know each other.
Resuming in July 2021
Prospective Members: Any people within the church
Read It & Reap
Meets: Monthly the 2nd Monday at 7:00pm
Began: February 2018
Description: The focus of this group is to share insights and thoughts around a book chosen by the group
This group will resume in August 2021. Our book for August is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson. September’s book is Four Winds by Kristen Hannah.
Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys reading and book discussion.
Bible/Book Study with Barb
Meets: Weekly on Wednesday at 7:00pm, in person in the Fellowship Hall
and on ZOOM
Began: April 2020
Description: To dig deeper and learn new things about the Bible and the church. This group has been meeting weekly throughout the shut-down on Zoom, joining in-person folks in the fall of 2020. We are studying the book The Seven Next Words by Shane Stafford, phrases spoken by Jesus after his resurrection until the day he ascended to heaven. Our next study will be the Gospel of Mark, using both the Bible and a book titled Through Mark’s Eyes by Puck Purnell.
Prospective Members: Any person with an interest in learning more about the Bible and our church
Ladies Eat Out (LEO)
Meets: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 11:30am
Began: January 2017
Check back to see when we will resume
Description: To fellowship together in a relaxed atmosphere
Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys getting together at a nice lunch
Senoia Prays Walk
Meets: Monthly on the 1st Saturday of the month at 9:00 am
(Not meeting in June & July)
Began: October 2020
Description: A prayer walk in and around our church and community, lifting up the people we encounter or the places and homes we pass on our way. This is a stroll, not a power walk for exercise! Prayers can be spoken out loud or silently as we walk. This is a wonderful opportunity to let our community know that we are praying for them.
Members: Anyone who would like to be uplifted and fulfilled
through praying for others. All ages and abilities welcome!
The Upper Room at SUMC
Meets: Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the JOY Classroom off the sanctuary
Began: May 2021
Description: We follow the devotional booklet The Upper Room, reading and discussing the daily devotion for our meeting day and others from the previous week that spoke to us while meditating on them each day at home. The only resource needed is the current copy of The Upper Room, available at the church.
Prospective members: Anyone who would like to grow in their faith while having fellowship with other believers.