Community groups

  • The Wesleyan Way: Living as Methodist Christians

    Led by Pastor Byron & Pastor Belinda in Room 116 

    This summer we dove into Wesleyan doctrine.  Now we look through that Wesleyan lens at discipleship as a way of life.  We will reflect on ways to live a deeper, more thoughtful, more active commitment to Christ.  This study will help us to understand how we become part of God’s work of transforming the world.

  • Prayer & Share

    Led by Angel Rait in the Conference Room

    Have you ever said “I just don’t know how to pray”?  Have you ever thought about praying the scriptures?  This study is just the basics of prayer, Biblical teaching along with personal testimony.  We will learn to leave our worries in God’s Hand’s and to focus on scripture and practical suggestions.  We will begin looking for ways to be intimate with God and how to encounter Him.  We will learn how to deal with a wandering mind and how to find time to pray in our busy schedules.  To borrow a quote from Margie Burger, this is what we hope to accomplish: “God meant for us to bear one another’s burdens and help each other in times of trouble.  We often find the strength to overcome through the prayer and support of others.”

  • The Chrismon Workshop

    Led by Kaye Cloud & Kat Martin in Room 106

    Join in the fun of refurbishing old and creating new traditional Chrismons for the sanctuary AND new contemporary Chrismons for The Beacon.  You’ll learn why we decorate our worship spaces this way for the Advent and Christmas seasons.  For more information, contactKaye Cloud at 205.812.9351 or the church office.

  • 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 To Mars and Beyond: Discovering the wonders of God’s universe. They’ll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them. They’ll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!

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

    Meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 on the 3rd floor for a study on the book of Acts.This is an 8-week series that takes students on a journey through the book of Acts. Students will identify the Holy Spirit as God, who is with us, to help us. They will learn to understand the importance of church involvement and some of the principles the church operates by. Along with learning that just like the apostles, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in them. Students will learn about the miraculous things that can be done through prayer. How Peter’s escape from prison can help preteens understand that prayer set people free in the book of Acts and it can do the same today. Learning that their walk with God will change the way they think and act as they fully obey God.

  • Youth Small Groups

    Youth Study Groups
    7th & 8th Grade led by Amy Stinson & Ann Ross
    9th-11th Grade led by Drew Alexander & Kristi Edwards
    12th Grade led by Bob Dent & Michelle Shelton

    How many times have you compared yourself with someone else today. Seriously — see if you can count. Whether it’s their stuff, their looks, their skills, or their popularity, we can’t help but notice all the things other people have, and how those things compare to all the things we wish we had. In this 4-week series, we’re going to focus on four things that God has given to every single one of us.  You have a past, you have today, you have a future, and you have a family. All four of these things make you valuable and uniquely you.

  • Grief Support Group

    Led by Ava Rozelle, The 2nd Monday of each month at 3:00pm. 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.