Group Ministries are gatherings where all are welcome to study, pray, ask questions and share life's joys and challenges in order to be formed into more deeply committed disciples of Jesus. These are groups of various sizes that can be on-going, long-term or short-term and can also be formed around interests in common activities and fellowship.
Faith Forum: Primarily 50+; encourages questions and open conversations about faith using contemporary DVD curriculum.
Meets 1st Floor Epworth Hall- Parlor
Maranatha: Primarily 50+; engages in lively Bible study and discusses its relevance to daily life.
Meets 1st Floor Bell Hall - Bethany Room
New Beginnings: Primarily 70+; Bible study led by a team of teachers using lectures and discussions.
Meets 1st Floor Epworth Hall - Conference Room
Young Adults: Primarily 20-40's who enjoy conversations about faith, current events and other life happenings.
Meets 2nd Floor Bell Hall- Rm. 201
Companions in Christ: A small group experience in spiritual formation that lasts 28 weeks but will be taking breaks based on needs on the group. For more details, contact Susan Webb at (352) 219-5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets off campus on Tuesdays starting Feb. 27 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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. Questions? Contact Carol Morris at (239) 595-6714. Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2nd floor Epworth Hall Rm. 211
Wednesday Night Supper and Study: Wednesday Night Dinners are back beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall! $7 for adults, $4 for kids 10 and under and $20 family max. Please RSVP by Sunday, Sept. 16 on the Connection Card or call the church office.
After dinner stay for Bible Study, “Digging Deeper into Acts,” from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Bethany Room. Retired UMC Pastor, Rev. David Leonard will be leading.
Questions? Contact Beth at email@example.com.
Morning Edition: Women's group that enjoys sharing together and is studying the book, “In His Steps” by Charles Sheldon. For more details, call/text Carol Morris at (239) 595-6714.
Every Thursday, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 1st Floor Epworth Hall- Conference Room
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 unit meets for a church wide Christmas Celebration and Spring Banquet. Our circles meet September - April.
First Tuesday of the month:
Daytime Circle led by Cleo Abbott at 10:00 a.m.
Meets 1st floor Bell Hall- Bethany Room
Evening Circle (Circle 5) led by Joyce Knox at 7:00 p.m. in homes.
Second Tuesday of the month:
Evening Circle (Circle 6) led by Joan Van Winkle at 5:45 p.m.
Meets 1st Floor Epworth Hall- Conference Room
For more information on UMW, contact Carolyn Scheaffer at 352-376-5032 or Cleo Abbott at (352) 665-8675
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!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Young at Heart: Primarily 50+ couples and singles with food, fellowship and a program on various topics. For more details call Diane Loyless at (352) 377-0302.
Meets second Sunday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 1st floor Bell Hall- Bethany Room.
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. 1st floor Bell Hall- Bethany Room.