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Adult Ministry

Spiritual + Personal Growth

BYKOTA Adult Sunday School

Facilitated by Carol Dezur, BYKOTA ("Be Ye Kind One To Another") meets Sunday mornings from 10:15am-11:15am, in Classroom Room 109.

The current study is Overcomer by Dr. David Jeremiah. There is always an open invitation for new or returning group members anytime! 


"Pilgrim's Progress" Group Study

Facilitated by Lanae Shields, this group meets every Tuesday from 5:30pm-7:00pm, in the Church Library (lower level of church). The study will be "Pilgrim’s Progress", in today’s English, by John Bunyan.

Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you’ll begin to identify today’s many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he’s a true follower of Christ when he is really, only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we see in ourselves. New members are always welcome.  


A Bead and A Prayer

A Bead and a Prayer group is postponed until further notice. Stay tuned for future dates/times.

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Tuesday Prayer Group

This prayer group is open to ALL! Mason Buckingham leads a prayer group which meets weekly, every Tuesday at 12:15pm in Narthex (the hallway next to the Sanctuary). 
The purpose of this group is to gather at the church to lift the needs and concerns that people have. We invite you to come and fellowship with us. When we gather, we certainly pray for each other and the needs within our church family, but we also pray for those who have experienced disasters, conflicts around the world, and for leaders within the church and in our world. 
Respect for each other is a core understanding with-in the group.

We do not require that any person within the group must pray aloud. Their presence among us is enough to encourage us in an attitude of prayer. It is open to all who wish to attend. Join Mason and others Wednesdays - an exciting opportunity to serve Christ and your church family!

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Digging Deeper

Facilitated by Pastor Paul Gruenberg, Digging Deeper meets every Wednesday from 9:30am-11:00am in the Fellowship Hall.

They are continuing their study of 2 Peter, then will begin on the letters of John the Apostle.

If you are looking for personal growth, leadership growth. and spiritual growth, then this is your study!

Join us Wednesdays from 9:00am-10:30am in The Fellowship HallNew members welcome!

Care and Support

Care + Support

Aging with Grace

This is a small group Bible Study for seniors (ages 60+),  facilitated by Reverend Barry Sweet. This group meets every Thursday, from 2:30pm-4:00pm in the Fellowship Hall of the church. We will be studying from the book of Acts. New members are welcome to join our group! 
Seniors in their ‘golden years’ face bodies that no longer want to move as quickly as they once moved and backs and knees that creak and groan.  They may encounter lonely feelings as their families are grown and relocated.  They have faced the loss of parents and many loved ones.  Here’s the good news; we still have the wisdom that comes from living long-full lives! We have the time, energy, and desire to serve the Lord and our church. 
Join us as we share together how we can best serve and use our God given gifts while aging with Grace.  We guarantee laughs, perhaps a tear and there will always be food. 
Meetings are every Thursday from 2:30pm-4:00pm in the church Fellowship Hall.

Cheerful Seniors

"Reflections for the Grieving Soul" Small Group

Facilitated by Melanie Riling, this group meets every Friday at 2:00pm in the Church Library.  They are using "Beyond the Broken Heart" by Julie Yarborough as their study guide.

As a group, you may find comfort as you seek God in your grief. Together with others sharing your experience, find understanding about the regret, fear, and anger you may feel. The book offers you powerful Bible verses to meet you in your loss and pain as well as honest prayers to help you cry out to God. You don’t have to experience your loss alone and you don’t need an invitation.

If you would like to be a part of this groupplease click the "I Want to Join" button (below) and you will be contacted with further information. 

Fellowship and Connection

Fellowship + Connection

Holiday House Crafts

This group is for anyone who enjoys fellowship while completing art and craft projects. Each person brings and works on their own projects. Our members paint, knit, crochet, do needlework, sew and much more. We share and teach each other our skills.  All of the crafts we make are donated to the UMW Holiday House and UMW Alpenfest luncheons craft table. No need to commit to being present every week, just as your schedule allows. All are welcome; come check us out.
The Holiday House Craft Group meets every Tuesday, 9:30am-Noon in Room 109 downstairs in the church.​


Pinochle Group

Hosted by Craig Sisco and Debbie Altman, this small group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 2:00pm.  Sign up to have a great Bible Study taken from the Upper Room and a rousing game of Pinochle. 


Dinner & A Movie: Building Better Relationships

"Dinner and a Movie" meets the third Saturday of each month. Our next date is Saturday, April 20th, 2024. Details here.
Movies will always be a Biblically-based choice and family-friendly.  Our Potluck meals have never disappointed anyone.  No one goes home hungry. Please click the "I Want to Join" tab below, and we will notify you of the upcoming date, time, and movie choice. All are invited to join us. 

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Sportsmen Club

Calling all sportsmen­!  
Are you up for an exciting new small group adventure.  We are exploring the possibility of forming a small group based on sportsman/outdoor activities. If you are an outdoor sports enthusiast interested in coming together with other sportsmen or sports women to share some Biblically based, spirit filled outdoor sports adventures, let’s talk.  
The vision for this group is to enjoy and share outdoor sports, hobbies and collections, and fun day trip outings. The mission would be to bring together followers of Jesus Christ to be disciples and mentors to our youth by inviting them to explore and experience outdoor activities. The meeting date and time will be determined by the group.  If interested in learning more or if this is the opportunity you have been waiting click the "I want to join" button below:


Veterans Coffee

Calling all Military Veterans! Join us Tuesday mornings from 8:00am-9:30am in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and refreshments with like-minded men and women who have answered the call to serve our great nation. Veterans of all ages and walks of life are welcome to join. Let us give back to all of you who have given so much for us! 

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Painting Class

Painting Class: Every Saturday at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall! Claudia Chambers will be teaching painting with colored pencils, water-color painting, and acrylic painting. You don’t need to have any experience to join. Claudia will discuss class supplies and costs with those that sign up. Class space is very limited so sign up early to assure a place at the learning table. To sign up, please contact Sharon Greenhoe: (517) 331-2088.


The Methodist Players

John Panci has agreed to lead a group interested in a little theatrics. No previous experience necessary; the only requirement is that you have a little hambone.
Meeting time and day of the week will be determined by the group. If you have always secretly wanted to perform in a skit, holiday production or play, just complete a connection card and join in the fun. John will contact you with first meeting details. There are not first performance plans. The group will make those decisions together. Come on, don’t be shy; join the fun!

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The Diner's Club

This group is arranged with three to four couples or families paired for 4 months, enjoying monthly dinner and fellowship, rotating to each of the families’ homes (or location of your choice.) At the end of the four months, you would be shifted to a new set of three or four families. Families that wish to include children for bonding with other church families with children will be paired. 
Couples, singles, all adults will be grouped together. Members can request the family group, the all-adults’ group or either group.
The Diner’s Club is an opportunity to meet in the comfort of homes, break bread together, enjoy the fellowship of other Christians. Getting to know acquaintances better, meeting new friends, learning about their families and their lives offers the opportunity to make and enrich life-long friendships. 
Each group of families will decide their calendar and dining locations.    

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