Community groups


  • Kitchen Table talks

    Led by Rev. Byron Vance, Wednesdays at 6:15 in the Beacon:

    In 2016, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church(our main legislative body) found itself at an impasse and in need of guidance from the spiritual leaders(Bishops) of the global church (in the U.S., Europe, the Philippines, and throughout Africa). The Bishops appointed a Commission to help identify possible Ways Forward for us as the UMC to stay together while still respecting the differing convictions and contexts for ministry regarding human sexuality. This Commission, after 18 months of prayerful work, is prepared to offer three possible plans for a future to a called session of the General Conference on February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. They have come to be known as the One Church Plan, the Connectional Conference Plan and the Traditionalist Plan. It is possible that other pathways will be offered at the General Conference session, but these three will be presented to the voting members for consideration.

     

    In order to help our congregation better understand these possible ways forward and their implications on our work to transform lives through Jesus Christ, Byron will be leading Kitchen Table Talks on Wednesday evenings beginning August 15 at 6:15 p.m. in the Beacon, following our midweek fellowship dinner. Whether you’ve been part of PCFUMC for three weeks or three generations, these talks apply to you; they will help us understand our possible future together. Remember to pray for this process, and what God has in store for us, at 2:23 every day.


     


  • Enchanted Children's CHoir  

    Meet on Wednesday's at 6:00pm in The Garner Room.   Join in on lots of fun as the kids meet together to practice hand bells and singing.  Its always a treat when the kids get to share their talents with the rest of the church during worship.  

  • Rooted (3k-3rd grade)

    Kids ages 3k-3rd Grade will meet in The Garner Room at 6:30pm.  The Curriculum for this fall is Shipwrecked: Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.

     


  • Club 456 (4th,5th, & 6th grade)   

    Meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 on the 3rd floor. This fall Club 456 will study epic battles that took place in the Bible and discover what they can learn from them.



  • Real Conversations (Youth)  

    Led by Drew Alexander and Stirling Rait.  Wednesdays at 6:30 on the 3rd floor.  Open to Junior High and Senior High Youth: Maybe its time to squash the myth of pushiness….. and at the same time break the silence with real conversations about an authentic faith.  Jesus wasn’t pushy or silent. For many teenagers, sharing their faith in Jesus to their friends is an overwhelming and scary prospect. Outreach is inviting their friends to a fun event once a year.  In this entertaining video-based study, Jonathan McKee ignites the passion of Christian teenagers to live authentic lives and gives them tools to reach out to their friends in ways that won’t give them cold sweats! The message is simple: an authentic faith creates opportunities to talk about Jesus. Students will discover the secret to sharing the reason for the hope that’s within them.

     


  • Sticky Faith (Youth) 

    Led by Seana Alexander & Stephanie Sawyer.  Wednesdays at 6:30 on the 3rd floor. 


    Due to some of the content this group is open to High School youth only: This small group is for youth who are looking for a more serious study and wanting to dig a little deeper into their faith.

    Churches are waking up to the reality that almost half of their high school students struggle deeply with their faith in college. Offering special high school “Senior Seminars” or giving seniors a graduation Bible and hoping for the best are too little, too late. In response to this problem, the Fuller Youth Institute conducted a national study to answer the question: What can youth workers do to help students develop a lasting faith in God? By following high school seniors into their first three years of college to gain an understanding of the transition from high school to college, they found their answers. This study challenges youth with a theological and philosophical framework alongside real-world, road-tested programming ideas. The study is designed to help high school students develop a solid foundation that endures through the faith struggles they will face in college.

     


  • Grief Support Group

    Led by Ava Rozelle, The 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30pm. This group is for all who wrestle with grief due to loss of loved ones and all of life’s other challenges.

  • MEN'S Bible Study

    Led by Rev. Byron Vance on Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. Conference Room, This group walks through books of the Bible verse by verse.

  • Women's Bible Study

    Led by Rev. Belinda Rives on Wednesday Mornings at 10:30. This groups enjoys fellowship together and the encouragement of God’s Word.