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Adult Small Groups

Small Groups

The following are a variety of opportunities for adults to build life-giving relationships with God and with each other. Plan to get involved this fall!

Indicate your interest here.

led by Laura and Barry Sykes
Mondays    7 p.m.    Home of Laura and Barry Sykes
This newly formed home-based group of mixed-age adults meets weekly in western Flower Mound for a variety of studies focusing on spiritual disciplines. Current study is Adam Hamilton’s When Christians Get It Wrong. Participants enjoy video-based studies and decide on future studies as a group.

led by Ian Gill
  6 p.m.    Rehearsal Room
This chime choir consists of adults with a wide array of musical backgrounds. The group is open to anyone interested in using their gifts and talents toward presenting musical offerings in worship monthly.

Chancel Choir
led by Ian Gill
  7 p.m.    Rehearsal Room
The choir leads the congregation in the singing of traditional hymns and sung responses during 8:30 a.m. worship. They also present anthems most Sundays. Both youth and adults of all ages and musical abilities are welcome. If you love to sing God’s praises, come join in.

Christian Dedication
led by Philip Jones
  9:45 a.m.    Room 123
This Bible study group looks through the eyes of John Wesley, taking scripture and discussing real-life application of what is read in the Word. The group uses a quarterly Bible study from Cokesbury. The fall series focuses on Covenants with God.

Classic Women
coordinated by Nancy Kenyon
Second Saturday of the Month 
  10 a.m.    Fellowship Hall
This group of women age 50 and older celebrate and support each other through Christian fellowship, local mission projects and fun. Every January, a new calendar is set and local mission projects are selected. Activities include guest speakers, special luncheons during the year, local mission projects, and visits to places of interest to the group.

Companions in Christ: The Way of Grace
led by Martha Chandler/Dianna King
Sundays beginning September 10    4 p.m.    Portable 1
This 10-week spiritual journey invites participants to travel with biblical characters who discover God’s grace through their encounters with Jesus. More than a survey of biblical stories, it is a transforming interaction with the events and characters from the Gospel of John. The format introduces a weekly article to read, followed by daily exercises. The group will meet from 4-6 p.m. Sundays to share insights. Book cost is $12.

HeartPaths Spiritual Program
led by Brian Hardesty-Crouch
Mondays beginning September 18 
  12:30 p.m.    Portable 4 
HeartPaths DFW will begin a new nine-month program at Vista Ridge UMC this fall for those who want to deepen their spiritual direction and spiritual leadership. HeartPaths welcomes those who desire a growing closeness with God in daily life through prayer. VRUMC is one of four DFW locations. For more information or to complete an application, visit heartpathsdfw.com.

Into the Word
led by Jackie Lamb
  9:45 a.m.    Room 121
This inter-generational class focuses on a book from the Bible and discusses its meaning both within the biblical context and in contemporary life. The group continues the Gospel of Luke this fall. There is no advance preparation, as participants read the scripture together, followed by the asking of questions and listening to each others’ comments and interpretations.

Men’s Softball Team
coordinated by Scott King/Jay Young
Friday evenings beginning September 8    Gerault Park Softball Complex
Another season of men’s softball will start in September. The team plays Friday evenings in Flower Mound. For ages 16 and older. Contact Scott King, [email protected], or [email protected], to participate.

Pit Stop
led by Heather Garrison, Stephen Greenwade, Barbara Sepdham
Sundays    9:45 a.m    Wesley Hall South
This group, which formed this summer, continues to meet Sunday mornings to discuss issues for Christian development. Participants enjoy video-based studies that apply Christian scripture to real life.

Sisters in Christ
led by Barbara Sepdham  
Wednesdays beginning September 6
  ●  9:30 a.m.    Fellowship Hall
This mid-week women’s group is studying Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break by Kelly Minter. It includes video sessions and real-life ways to put feet to your faith as it focuses on Nehemiah leaving the comfort of his Persian palace to help those in need. Book cost is $15 or a digital copy is available. Each week, the group wraps up their study with lunch and fellowship at a local restaurant.

Women’s Fellowship Social
coordinated by Nikki Monkman-Lou
  Times and Locations Vary 
The women of the church meet every other month for a social event, which has included crafts, eating out, painting, journaling, cake decorating, tea and chocolate tasting, and bunco. Indicate your interest to receive email notices about future gatherings.

Word of God Bible Study
led by Barbara Sepdham
  8 a.m.    Market Street
This small group chooses a word from scripture and looks at both Old and New Testament usages. Interested persons can email Barbara Sepdham at [email protected] for a list of the scriptures. The only thing needed is your favorite Bible, as the group loves to hear different translations.

Young Adults
organized by Morgan Hutto
  9:45 a.m.    Portable 2
This small group has moved its meeting time to Sunday mornings for Bible study. Anyone interested is invited to attend. In addition to Sunday mornings, the group will gather monthly for a social activity.