Small Groups

On-Going small groups

Sunday
8:15am
Fresh Start - DAC 416
Couples and singles with study interests in Wesleyan education facilitated by members. Class uses four to eight week studies with videos.  Ages 55+. Contact - Mike Johnson

9:30am
Bible Journey - DAC 412
The class studies a book of the Bible (switching between Old and New Testament) studies and discusses one to two chapters a week.  Very little out of class preparation is expected/required.  Couples and singles take turns facilitating lessons.  Age 40 to 60. Contacts - Julie Sizemore or Alan Buchanan 

Friends in Faith - DAC 416
Discussion-based group studying a variety of topics including the books of the Bible and current events.  Ages 35-55. Contact - Mark Wright, 817-680-2792

Life Quest - DAC 413
Couples and singles, with or without children, are on the quest for spiritual growth and Christian connection. All ages are welcome. Current class members range in age from 30-60. Contact - Dan Hester

New Life - DAC 407
You are welcome wherever you are on your spiritual journey. Our class thrives on non-judgmental, open discussion guided by tradition, reason, experience, and scripture. We explore the writings of Marcus Borg, John Shelby Spong, Adam Hamilton and other writers.  We have studied world religions and visited other faith communities to foster understanding. We search for ways to put our faith into action and welcome opportunities for service in our church and community. Current class range is 40 and over. Contact - Carl Johnson

Open Door - DAC 408
This class has an open discussion format on a variety of topics using books selected by popular choice. Married and singles, age 60+. Contacts - Toni Bliss and Becky Parks

Pathfinders - DAC 417
This is a talented group of involved Christians that serve our church in multiple capacities. They are devoted to following the teachings of Jesus by delivering Sunday School lessons that are relevant to our daily Christian living as well as filling the purpose and expectations that God has so clearly outlined for our lives. Currently studying books from Adam Hamilton. Age 45 and over, couples and singles. Contact - Richard Valenta

Seekers - DAC 409
This class is Bible-centered, seeking to equip and enable its members to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Primarily expository in nature with class input and discussion. Senior adults, mostly retired. Contact - Jim Nagel

Wesley - DAC 415
The Wesley Class is an over 50 group of Christians, whose class was started in the small church on Pecan Street and still going strong. We love to discuss Old and New Testament material and we have also studied authors such as Rob Fuquay and Max Lucado and others. We love to discuss and discuss until everyone has had their say. We support many of the projects of the church including The Arlington Life Shelter. We are famous for our First Sunday Birthday Breakfast (even if there are no birthdays for that month). Contact - Sandy McAfee

11am
Faith, Fellowship and Fun - DAC 416
This group gets together every Sunday for Bible study. On Wednesday nights they volunteer, go on fun outings or just eat together as a community. All ages welcome; most are in their 30s and 40s. Contact - Peter Sensenbrenner

Homebuilders - DAC 408
Class has lively discussions pertinent to the book being read. We encourage newcomers and participation in church activities, mission trips, and community support. We laugh a lot and offer support to each other in times of need. No before class preparation required. Mostly couples, ages 45-60. Contact - Laurie Burke

Crossroads Senior Class - DAC 403
How does our faith shape us in unique times of transition, especially something as big as high school graduation? Exploring that question is what Crossroads is all about! All high school seniors are invited to participate. Contact - Abigail Herrington

5-6:30pm
Super Moms Circle
This United Methodist Women circle provides an evening group setting for study, worship, fellowship and service for women who work during the day. Super Moms meets the second Sunday of every month from 5-6:30pm in the home of a member, and each member will bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Contact - Jenny Muzik
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7pm
Basketball - FLC Gym
Interested in playing basketball for fun and exercise? Connect and enjoy the fellowship! A group has already formed, but is open to new members, with the following guidelines:
* Age range 19-65
* Intermediate to advanced skills; there are current and former athletes so it will be competitive
* Usual attendance runs 8-15 people and is seasonal in nature
* We try to pair skill levels so that teams are evenly matched
* There are house rules and good sportsmanship is expected
If you would like more information about this opportunity - Contact - Text or call Kyle Wilson at 817-733-5665.


Monday
9:30am
Sisters of Sewing Circle (S.O.S.) - DAC 414
This is a United Methodist Women's circle who find fellowship in gathering the second Monday of the month (September-May) to make items for mission projects and learn new sewing/quilting techniques. Come join the fun and kinship! Even if you aren't a seamstress we invite you to join us! Sisters of Sewing has great teachers! Contact - Julie McLauchlin, 817-337-2790 or Gloria Faver
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9:30am-12pm
Prayer Covering Ministry  - DAC 417
This ministry promotes community and prayer by making lap size quilts, shawls, and afghans for individuals in need of comfort because of illness, loss of a loved one or are in the midst of a crisis. The creation of these coverings are made at home and prayed over at our meetings where we share ideas and get help if needed. Meets fourth Monday of the month (except June, July, August and December). Contact - Sarah Colvin or Paula Burda

10-11:30am
The Village - There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so we invite you to simply come and be a real one. - Offsite
Parents, grandparents, guardians and their young children are all invited for a time of fellowship and respite. Children will be provided a safe space where they are able to play, participate in new activities and make friends. Adults are provided a safe space as well where they can build up their village and share in the craziness of raising children. It is during this time over coffee, enjoying the weather or participating in new activities as well that the adults will focus on how the amazing grace of God is changing their hearts, lives and relationships with other people through using one simple check-in question each week: "How is it with your soul?" Contact - Kristal Haskins
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11am
Women's Monday Morning Bible Study - DAC 411
This women's group participates in a Bible study three times a year - Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall.  Each semester, the class chooses a book for an in depth study. Although the majority of women are over 50, we encourage women of all ages to attend the group. This group provides encouragement and support of all members. We have a social afternoon gathering at least once throughout the semester of study. In addition, for the last class of the study, we meet at a restaurant for lunch and complete the last chapter of the book. Contact - Meryl Babcock

New Study August 5-September 16
The Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan
This study is based on the miracle at the Red Sea, that occurs in Exodus 14. We will discuss the journey that the children of Israel faced, and the challenges and fear they (and we) face on our own personal journeys. We will learn a 10 step process of praising and trusting God in the face of adversity, and each step is a lesson learned through the challenge of the Red Sea. So, come with us as we go to the Red Sea and wait for the parting of the waters!

Class is led by Kerry Kniese and Linda Simmons. Books are $6.
Register here by July 24. 


Tuesday
9:30-11am
Moms Bible Study Circle - FLC 204 
This UMW circle begins a new study September 3 through November 19 on the book, Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeust. Contact Victoria Wilson if you need to get a book, and come to discuss! Contact - Ali Beckwith
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10-11:30am
Mary Circle - DAC 415
This United Methodist Women's circle meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (September-May) from 10-11:30am. All women of the church are invited. Contact - Robyn Childress
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11:30am
The Upper Room Group Study - DAC 416
Christ said where two or more gather together in his name, his presence will be there also. This connection group gathers together weekly (September-May) for community and discussion, and to listen for God's guidance using the meditations from the Upper Room magazine devotionals. Contact - Kathy Pappy

6:30-7:30pm
Journeys Circle - third Tuesday each month - DAC 414
This UMW circle is for moms of high schoolers, college students or young adults. This group meets for fellowship, worship, study and service.  Contact - Corinne Green
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7pm
Bibles and Brews - What's On Tap, Keller Town Center, 201 Town Center, Suite 1107
Do you like beer? Have you ever picked up a Bible? Come have a pint at our new connection group. We’ll meet at What’s On Tap and spend time digging deeper into the previous Sunday’s sermon and how it might connect to our daily lives. Beer drinking optional. Contact - Sean Edins or Lauren Christenberry

8:30-9:30pm
Cyber Circle  - digital connection on Zoom
Finding it hard to schedule a regular time to meet with friends for fellowship, study, and prayer? Perhaps a Cyber Circle will be just what you need. We have launched our very first UMW Cyber Circle designed to connect busy women through their computers or smart phones. This approach can establish a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their faith journey. Cyber Circle meets the second Tuesday each month (September-May) , 8:30-9:30pm, on Zoom. Due to online restrictions, this group is limited to 10 participants. Link for Zoom will be sent out to each participant to connect with the group. Contact - June Johnson
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Wednesday
9:30am
Crafty Crafters Circle  - DAC 414
This United Methodist Women's circle meets on the first Wednesday of each month (September-May). Most of the craft projects are associated with a specific mission project. Contact - Janette Gerig
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6:30-7:45pm
The Table - Meets in group member homes
This group is for those getting close to an empty nest at home, or already experiencing it.  We share experiences with support and friendship for one another.  This group will meet the second Wednesday of the month to discuss a current book.  This year, we are reading Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love.  The group also meets for a time of fellowship the fourth Wednesday of the month for dinner or a fun activity.  You may join this group at any time.  Contact - Kim Kuhlman


Thursday
6:30-8am 

Men's Prayer Breakfast - DAC 411 
The prayer breakfast is open to all men. We are both retired and actively working. One person reads a pre-arranged chapter from the Bible and then discussion follows. A brief, casual breakfast brought by one volunteer precedes the reading. We conclude with concerns and prayer. Contact - Jim Nagel

9:30-10:30am
Busy Moms Circle - FLC 204
Are you looking to connect with other moms? Would you like a group of women you can share the joys and struggles of raising children in today’s world with?  Does finding a place where you can be physically and spiritually refreshed sound wonderful? Busy Moms is a United Methodist Women’s circle for moms designed to focus on creating community and spiritual renewal. Monthly daytime meetings will include a range of activities such as preparing freezer meals, effective de-cluttering techniques and service projects. Meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month. Monthly evening meetings will offer a Moms' Night Out where the group will go out to dinner together giving everyone an opportunity to relax, enjoy and connect. For more information, please contact Kristal Haskins or text 402-217-2343.
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6pm
Esther Circle - DAC 415
This United Methodist Women's circle is primarily involved with social justice issues and meets the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified. Social time begins at 6pm and the study begins at 6:30pm. Contact - Kara Hammonds
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Friday
10am
Reading Express Circle - DAC 416
This is a United Methodist Women book club meets the third Friday of each month (September-May) at 10am. Book titles are chosen from the approved UMW reading list on social issues. RSVP and let us know you are coming and if you will need a book! Contact - Imma Jeanne Alexander
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DAC - Discipleship and Administration Center
FLC- Family Life Center