Growth Groups are places where people gather to study, pray and engage in respectful, challenging conversation in order to be formed more in the image of Jesus. These groups are of various sizes and can be on-going, long-term or short-term. Visit the Growth Groups page for more information on the various groups.
Holiday Marketplace Crafting: All supplies as well as instructions are provided for everyone who'd like to help make items for November's Holiday Marketplace. The group meets on the 2nd floor Epworth Hall in Room 211. Questions? Contact Carol Morris at (239) 595-6714.
Wednesday Night Supper and Study: Wednesday Night Dinners are back at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall! The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for kids 10 and under, with a maximum cost of $20 per family. Please RSVP on Sundays using the Connection Cards in the pews, or call the church office at (352) 372-8523 no later than the Monday before the Wednesday you’d like to attend. After dinner stay for an about-an-hour-long study starting a 6 p.m. Two studies are available and details are on our Growth Groups page.
UMW (United Methodist Women): A community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative and supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Our circles meet September - April and for more information on UMW, contact Cleo Abbott at (352) 665-8675.
First Tuesday of the month:
Daytime Circle led by Cleo Abbott at 10:00 a.m.
Meets in the Bethany Room on the 1st floor of Bell Hall.
Evening Circle (Circle 5) led by Joyce Knox at 7:00 p.m. in the members’ homes.
Second Tuesday of the month:
Evening Circle (Circle 6) led by Joan Van Winkle at 5:45 p.m.
Meets in the Epworth Conference Room - 1st Floor of Epworth Hall.
Women's Connection: This is an opportunity for women ages 20’s-40’s to relax and renew monthly through sharing snacks, stories, laughs and life. Women’s Connection meets monthly off-campus from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All are welcome to join in the fun! For more information contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Night Out
Connect with a new 50+ women’s group, meeting Mondays, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please join us for food, fun, and sharing! Also, bring $1 and an appetizer that feeds 10 to 12 people. Dessert and drinks provided. Please RSVP to Lynda at (352) 317-5755 by text or call. Come and expand your circle of friends, you’ll be glad you did!
Young at Heart: Primarily couples and singles with food, fellowship, and a program on various topics. This fun group meets on the second Sunday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Bethany Room located on the 1st floor of Bell Hall. For more information, call Diane Loyless at (352) 377-0302.
Hospitality and Care ministries provide love and support during the joys and trials of life. Learn more about where you can find support or volunteer to assist others with the support that they need.
Church Bus Ministry: Provides transportation each Sunday from Senior Living communities around Gainesville to and from the 11:00 a.m. worship service as well as other church trips as needed. New drivers with a CDL license (or who are willing to get one) are always welcome! For more details, contact April Zink at (352) 262-3455 or email@example.com.
Faithful Friends Team: Provides care such as visits, calls and cards to those who are no longer able to come to church due to health and/or mobility issues. For more details, contact Chris Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 278-2458.
Family Life Team: Provides hospitality for many church wide events throughout the year. They also care for families who have lost a loved one by providing funeral/memorial service receptions in our Fellowship Hall. For more details, contact Harriet Wise at email@example.com or (352) 727-8363.
Lunch Bunch: A monthly gathering of older adults for food and fellowship, featuring shared devotions and a free meal. For more details, email Peggy Halsey firstname.lastname@example.org. Meets second Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Bethany Room on the 1st floor of Bell Hall.