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” 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.

A description of all our active Connexion Groups can be found below. 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.   

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 look forward to talking with you!! Blessings, Barb

Spirit journey

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 faith-based topics.  

Prospective Members: Any person who wants to grow in their faith while having conversation and fellowship with others.

Read it & reap

Meets: Most months the 1st 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 

  Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys reading and book discussion. 

Bible/Book Study  

Meets: Weekly mid-August thru May on Wednesday at 7:00pm, 

in person in the Fellowship Hall

Began: April 2020

Description: To dig deeper and learn new things about the Bible and the church. This group meets weekly in the Fellowship Hall.  

Prospective Members: Any person with an interest in learning more about the Bible and our church

Ladies Eat Out

Meets: Most months on the 3rd Thursday at 11:30am

Began: January 2017

Description: To fellowship together in a relaxed atmosphere

Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys getting together at a nice lunch

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. 

Sunday Lunch Bunch

Meets: Most months on a Sunday at 12:30am

Check the calendar for details.

Description: To fellowship together in a relaxed atmosphere

Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys getting together at a nice lunch