Small Groups

Small Groups

Please note: We are working hard to update this page with the most current information. Due to COVID-19, many groups have had to adjust their meeting times and meeting venues. As we collect this new info, please be patient. If you have an immediate need or concern regarding a specific small group, please contact Pastor Mantu.

Small Groups

Small Groups enable deeper spiritual growth & commitment, and we find, this is where the deep, life transformation occurs. SRVUMC offers all types of small group experiences. Book study groups, social and recreational groups, and groups dedicated to exploring and growing your faith. During special liturgical seasons – like Lent and Advent – we offer special all-church small group opportunities. We also break away and be in retreat on several occasions during the year.

We offer small groups such as:

  • Meditation Groups
  • Book Groups
  • Service Groups
  • Support Groups
  • United Methodist Men and Women’s Groups
  • Youth Group

Interested in finding a small group?

Take a peek below at some of our offerings. Don’t see what you are looking for or want to start a small group? Let us know. Contact Pastor Mantu.

DIALOGUE FOR CHANGE
Facilitated by Lucinda Huffaker
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

We look forward to our Dialogue for Change discussion where we learn and understand more about the racial issues confronting us. The goal is that participants will demonstrate compassionate engagement against racial insensitivity and injustice through continued self-reflection and education. Please join us in listening and learning to identify and work against racial injustice in ourselves and our community. 

GREAT ADVENTURE
Facilitated by Terrie Bailey

Join us on safe and healthy trips that nourish the mind, body, and soul. We will travel near, and someday, far. All are welcome!

LIFT (Learning, Living, Loving in Faith Together)
Facilitated by Debbie Kelly and Sandy Gsand
Thursdays, 9:45 – 11:15 AM or Sundays, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

LIFT will be starting a new study on September 10th and September 13th.
The book will be “Matchless” by Angie Smith. Please consider joining this inter-generational Women’s Bible Study.

MEN’S FAITH SHARING
Facilitated by Steven Wood 925-736-1744
Saturday mornings, 8:00 – 10:00 AM

We meet in the Conference Room (with coffee, donuts and juice provided) in the Before Times and After Times and via Zoom in the During Times. All men are welcome to share in this rewarding experience of confidentially discussing faith issues and building community. 

PRIME TIME PLAYERS CLUB
Facilitated by Nancy Benvenuto
Currently on hiatus due to COVID-19

Prime Time Players is a Social Outreach group serving the 55+ group of our church and community. In reality – all are welcome. We never turn anyone away! We look forward to the day when we can resume our regular schedule: Potluck and presentation on the FIRST TUESDAY of the month and home-cooked comfort food on the SECOND TUESDAY of the month. Then, once a quarter, we take a field trip. All in the community are welcome, bring a friend, and please join us for this outreach to those over 55.

SARAH’S BOOK CLUB
Facilitated by Sarah Stribling
Wednesdays, beginning August 19, from 12 – 1:30 PM

Looking for a new perspective on your spiritual journey? Join us as we explore The Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault.  Email Facilitator Sarah Stribling for more information and/or to join.

SPEAKING OUT STUDY GROUP
Facilitated by Lucinda Huffaker
Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:15 PM

In this group we strive to learn, reflect, hold one another accountable, and speak out against racial insensitivity and injustice in our community. We eagerly welcome new members who share this commitment!

TAIZE
Facilitated by Teri Hawk
Wednesdays, 7:15 – 7:50 PM

Taize is a time to rest in God. There is no preaching, no teaching, no talk of sin or repentance or forgiveness. It is a simple “service” with short chants sung over and over, interspersed with short scripture, poetry readings, and silence. The repetition of these chant-like songs can be a time of meditation and possibly a way of listening to God. There is no right or wrong way to participate – sing or be silent, be prayerful or “bask in the energy of joyfulness.” It is a time for us to be at peace together as a group without leaving our homes. We hope you will join us on Wednesdays via Zoom!

TAKING THE SERMON INTO THE WORLD
Facilitated by Laura Sanchez
Sundays, following the live-streamed worship service

Taking the Sermon Into the World is available on Zoom to discuss the day’s worship service theme and scripture. We invite you to dive a little deeper into the sermon.

WESLEY WRITERS
Co-facilitated by Brad Stribling & Terry Sherman
2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 3 – 5 PM

Wesley Writers has been running over twelve years!  We provide community, spirituality, encouragement and support for participants wishing to express themselves in writing.

People’s writing interests include, short stories, personal vignettes, autobiographies, faith stories, poetry, novels, plays, and yes… even Baseball, Haiku and Limericks!  We greatly enjoy sharing these around…  and for the price it’s the ‘best show in town’.