Small Groups

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Year round small groups are forming all the time.
Contact us if you are interested in hosting or leading a small group.
Seasonally we do all church Bible studies hosted in homes.


SUMC Church Family Camping  at Pinchot State Park  October 14-16, 2022
The group consisted of about 25 people who enjoyed this special time together in the great outdoors.  
Thank you to Ginger and Melia for coordinating this outing, which included a Sunday morning worship.  
They hope to offer this opportunity again next year.


Small Groups

Interest Faith Groups at SUMC
   
Golfing Group
Leaders:  Randy Babcock  &   Bob Hoyt  
"Golfing with God", has decided to meet every Friday afternoon at the Pleasant Valley golf course around 5pm. A short devotional and time for prayer will be followed by nine holes of golf on the course. Anyone that has a basic understanding of the game is welcome to participate. Feel free to contact Randy Babcock  or Bob Hoyt  for additional information.


Flower Gardening Group
Leader: Betsy Vahey 
At the first meeting our gardening group of eight decided on logistics and discussed our various interests in gardening- from potted plants to native plants. The group meets the first Friday of each month usually at 2:00 at a different member's home or different location, sometimes including a field trip. The host decides on the subject.   We discuss how the topic relates to our own lives and it's connection to God's Word.   We are excited each month to learn about new gardening ideas! Please join us if you have an interest in plants/flowers.   PS - And our hosts have provided some delicious snacks after the meeting!!
 
Trains and Tunes: Toy Train and Victrola Restoration
Leader:  Paul Nesbitt 
This is a group for those who have interest in restoring or maintaining old mechanical devices with a focus on old electric trains and spring driven Victrolas. If you have a toy train from your past or an old Victrola family heirloom and want to get it working again this group is for you.
The group would initially meet at SUMC with a start date in mid-January. Subsequent meetings would be in homes. Key scripture verse would be presented at each meeting for discussion while working on restorations. Zoom check-in meetings are a possibility.
 
Sailing Small Group
Leader: Joe Dablock 
This group is for seasoned sailors and persons who want to learn how to sail. Members will come together and each be enriched, through sharing knowledge and learning the sport/craft/heritage of sailing.   The ability to swim is encouraged though not required. The group could meet as often as once a week during sailing season. Key scripture verses would be included in conversation.

Craft Beer Appreciation Group
Leaders:  Mary and Edward Sloat   

For those who have an interest in and appreciation for crafted beers. Suggested meeting twice a month, once at a member home, and again at a local brewery/tap house. The next gathering will be at the home of Bob & Kim Hoyt on Wednesday, October 19th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  The theme is Octoberfest and guests are asked the bring an Octoberfest themed beer or snack to share.  All are welcome.  
 
Cars Maintenance Group
Leader:  Joe Dablock
This group is for those who want to learn the details of how cars work and to teach basic maintenance. It will also include learning how to make good decisions regarding whether maintenance should  be done by themselves  or by professionals  for best dollar value. This group would meet weekly and could also be a revolving group welcoming new members based on need. Key scripture verses would be included in conversation

Women’s Book Group
Leader:    Janet Fischer-Byers  

For women of all ages who like to read and share in discussion of books and who wish to be in fellowship. The group would encourage spiritual growth by discussing the various situations found within the books as well as devotional verses. This group  meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.  Name of the book is "Finding Chika" by Mitch Albom,  author of "The 5 People you Meet in Heaven".  Books available on Amazon.

Hiking Group
Leader:  Ginger Babcock

For anyone interested in hiking easy to moderate trails, mostly within an hour’s drive of Stewartstown.

   Participants can participate during all four seasons and should dress according to the anticipated weather, and have additional

   items in their backpack.   The group  will share a key verse at the outset and will discuss during the hike.  

Future dates with be released in the near future.  



 
Seniors Fellowship Group
Leader:  Ev Barrows   
A group for seniors who are seeking fellowship. The group will meet 1-2 times a month in the
beginning, starting with lunch at Taylor Haus then progressing to other restaurants. The hope is to
add other fellowship events as the group grows. Key scripture verses will be discussed as a part
of the gathering.
 
Landscape Watercolor Painting Group
Leaders: Jim & Karen Starr    
A group for people who seek fun, fellowship, and discovery while painting watercolor landscapes. All skill levels are welcome exploring basic tips and techniques, moving on to creating paintings from photos or references of your choice. Watercolor Paper will be provided, but participants will need to bring all other supplies into the class. Us the sign up below to contact us about your interest and Jim & Karen will reach out to you about details and supply list.  

Baking Group
Leader:  Julie Allen
Do you love baking for family and friends?  Maybe you’ve never baked, but always wanted to try!  Do you just like getting to make a mess in the kitchen?  This group may be for you!  We meet the  3rd Wednesday of the month in the church kitchen where we concoct and connect over recipe and Scripture.  Recipes will be provided ahead of time, but supplies/equipment will need to be supplied by each attendee.  If you want to join in, please email Julie at nerdygirljules@comcast.net .

Let’s Pray
Leader:  Pat Hendrix 

A small group to pray for our congregation,  the Church, our community,  our  world,  our families and friends,  and any prayer needs we know of.  We will praise God and thank Him in a quiet setting on the first Friday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. weather permitting, in the church library.

Dementia Support Group
Leaders:  Carol Knepley and Kathy Fix

A support group for caregivers of people with dementia.  The group will meet on the first Monday or every month from 11 am - 1 pm in the community room at the Stewartstown Library.  Will be using "The 36; hour Day", a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer's Disease and other related dementias and memory loss.  It is NOT necessary to have or read the book before meetings.  Chapter excerpts will be used to guide our discussions.

Midweek Home Fellowship
Leader :  David McDowell      
     
A group for anyone who wants a midweek evening time to gather for a meal and for prayer and study. Wednesday evenings at the home of Dave McDowell.  The intention is to do topical studies. To begin, the host will provide the main course for the meal with others bringing sides. Planning on Wednesday evenings beginning in November. If interested, contact Dave.
 

Quilting Group
Leader :  Pat Dablock    
A group of people that enjoy quilting, fellowship and devotions.  The group is meeting twice a month in homes.  Future dates are 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, and 11/16 from 1 – 4 pm.  Contact Pat if you wish to join this group.
 
 
Other groups to begin in the spring: Biking Club, Psychology/Mind  
If you have a hobby/interest that you would consider forming, contact the church office 717-993-2507 x13

  

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