In order to build relationships and grow with others in your spiritual journey, we encourage adults to become a part of a small group at SUMC, be it a Sunday School Class, Bible Study or other Ministry Connection Group. Please browse our subpages to explore small group options at SUMC.
Adult Sunday school classes exist for the purpose of growing together in our faith. Most classes meet from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the rooms listed below.
The Sunday After Room C-5 | Adults 40+ The Sunday After group joins in discussion about the scripture lesson and sermon from the previous Sunday. Good friends and good conversations are found in this group.
Samaritans Room C-20 | Adults ages 55+ This class revolves around an in-depth Bible study in a discussion-based format with an open-minded, no judgments atmosphere. The class is mission-minded and active in various forms of outreach and participates in occasional social gatherings.
Women of Grace Room C-2 | Adults Women of Grace is a new class led by and geared toward women. Bring a friend and find out more about this group.
ADULT CONNECTION GROUPS
The Sisterhood 2nd Thursday of the month | 7:00pm | Fellowship Hall This group is for women of all ages! At their monthly gatherings, they enjoy games, conversation and great food. Nursery care is provided. The Sisterhood also sponsors an annual women's retreat each spring.
United Methodist Men 2nd Saturday of the month | 8:00am | Fellowship Hall This men's group joins together for breakfast and fellowship followed by various work projects. The United Methodist Men also sponsor a men's retreat each fall.
Welcome Group 2nd Tuesday of the month | 6:00pm | Fellowship Hall This potluck dinner happens once a month and is an opportunity for all ages. It's a great time to come and meet new people, make new friends, and enjoy dinner and conversation. Bring a dish to share and join us!
Saginaw United Methodist Church Quilters Every Wednesday | 8:00-11:00am | Quilters' Annex Building For over 30 years women of the church and a few from the community have gathered every Wednesday to quilt. At least two quilts are made for the church to auction at their Lord’s Acre sale and Fall Craft sale. The highest bid for one of their quilts was $6,000. The ladies also quilt for their own projects, special requests from those outside the group and for the Presbyterian Night Shelter. In 2010 over 100 quilts were made and donated for the Presbyterian Night shelter, shut-ins and Community Link Mission.
ONGOING BIBLE STUDIES
Men's Bible Study Tuesday Nights at 7 p.m. in room C-20 and via Zoom. Rev. Ramon Smith leads this weekly study that focuses on readings selected by the group.
Women's Christian Study The Women's Christian Study Group is currently on hold. The group hopes to meet again in the fall.
Journey Groups at SUMC are an opportunity to journey towards deeper relationship with a small group of friends. By meeting regularly and sharing about the ups and downs of our everyday lives, we can find support, encouragement and accountability with one another. Through discussion of where we see God at work in the world we help one another grow in our faith and in our love of God.
Who Anyone who wants to experience new friendships and grow in their relationships with Christ and one another. Singles, couples, families - all life stages welcome.
What A group of 8-10 adults who meet regularly and follow the Journey Group discussion format:
What was a high moment of your week?
What was a low moment of your week?
Where have you experienced God?
Share in conversation about a Scripture or prompt provided by the church.
Where Groups may meet wherever they determine is best for the group - at homes, a restaurant or neutral site, the church, etc. Groups who need childcare can meet at the church on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings and childcare can be provided.
When Groups determine the best time for them to meet - morning, afternoon, evening. Groups also determine their own schedule for meeting - weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.
How Participate in a Journey Group by:
Gathering your own group of 8-10 friends and neighbors for the purpose of intentional sharing using the Journey Group format. Email Nancy Allen to inform her of your group and the church will support and resource you.
Schedule Signup is ongoing now. Journey Groups will begin the first week in October.
UNITED METHODIST MEN
Elmer & Claire Watson Memorial Golf Tournament was a huge success. The annual golf tournament presented by Methodist Men was held Friday, Sept. 24 at The Golf Club @ The Resort. It is the only source of funds for Methodist Men’s ministries in SUMC and we are pleased to tell you that your generosity resulted in the tournament raising over $6,600. Everyone had fun. Many thanks for the Golf Tournament Committee for the hard work putting it together: Tom Griffith, Jerry Avery, Ken Sipll, Lenny Moore, Bob Pressler, Orlando Martinez, Ken Myers and Don King.
Methodist Men greatly appreciate the support of the church with players, sponsors and volunteers. Thanks to the volunteers who spent the day at the golf course making sure everything went well: Joan Sipll, Dave White, Lou Ann Pressler, Joann Avery, Jane Moore, Dale & Londa Pontius, Ken Myers and Tom Griffith.
We were surprised and pleased that Elmer & Claire’s daughters, Nancy and Susan attended the BBQ and awards ceremony after the play was finished.
Special appreciation to Ray & Juanita Jordan for their generous sponsorship contribution.
The Sisterhood We are Methodist women that like to meet for fun, fellowship and spiritual growth. We are involved in community outreach through various missions and philanthropic endeavors. We support women within our church and community through women-led activities, annual retreat, and other ministries.
LNO (Ladies Night Out) The Sisterhood meets monthly for fellowship on the second Thursday of the month. Join us Thursday, November 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the fellowship hall. We will have a short devotional and start planning for 2022. Please be thinking about what activities you would like to do for LDO & LNO. We’re looking for suggestions and ideas. If you’re unable to attend but have a suggestion please email Shirley Stephens, or text her at 817-683-5289.
Also, mark your calendar for our crazy “White Elephant Christmas Party” December 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Check your attic and closets for an ugly, not wanted item! Wrap or bag it “pretty” so someone will select it and then the fun begins. Refreshments will be serve.
Community Link Donations The Sisterhood holds monthly collections at Community Link, usually the first Saturday of the month 10 to 11 a.m. Our next collection date is Saturday, November 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. Community Link is located at 300 S. Belmont St. They are collecting items for Holiday Boxes. They could use stuffing, canned baked beans & green beans & yams & corn, gravy/gravy mix, chicken broth, cranberry sauce, large box mashed potatoes, cornbread mixes, can pumpkin, can milk/sweetened condensed, box hot chocolate, bag of candy (for stockings), cake mix, frosting. You can also give $15 towards a turkey or ham with a check or gift card (no cash please). The next donation date is December 4. Thank you for your generous spirit.
Presbyterian Night Shelter If you have anything you would like to share with PNS (not furniture please) just contact Shirley Stephens.
Ronald McDonald House We continue to collect pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth. Parents and families are able to rest at the RMD while their children are at Cooks Children's Hospital receiving treatment. You can bring your pull tabs to our Community Link donations or you can bring them to church on Sundays. We have 2 glass containers located by the open doors for you to put them in. Thank you for helping in this worthy mission.
SUMC Adults has several upcoming events this season. Click on the link to be taken to the event's page.