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Adult Small Groups & Spiritual Growth

God working in and through community.

Sunday Morning Classes

All classes welcome walk-ins anytime! For suggestions regarding which class to visit, contact Rev. Dianne Lawhorn, Pastor for Adult Faith Formation. Classes are held on Sundays at various times.

Adult Bible Study

A class of (mostly) couples and singles over 55 that focuses on video and discussion of the Old and New Testament using the Efird Bible Study Series and Adam Hamilton video studies. Currently meeting via Zoom at 9:30 a.m.

Bill Hight Class

A class of (mostly) senior adults that uses the International Bible Study series. This class is led by a teacher and
attracts those looking for solid Bible study, therefore becoming more intergenerational. This group meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 222.

Faith in Action

This small group of parents with children/teens focuses on a common interest in building Christian relationships,
healthy marriages, and Christ-centered families. Studies are topical and typically run 6 - 8 weeks. The group also
participates in mission projects and social activities. Room 213. This group meets hybrid on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. 

Life Application Class (A Reconciling Community: rmnetwork.org)

This group of individuals and couples, generally ages 45+, focuses on incorporating DUMC’s mission statement
into our daily lives using community and fellowship, overseas and local missions, and Bible and spiritual study.
This group meets at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Navigators

A class of (mostly) couples and singles over 55 that focuses on video and discussion of the Old and New Testament using the Efird Bible Study Series and Adam Hamilton video studies. Room 216/218. This group meets at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Logos (A Reconciling Community: rmnetword.org)

Participants are generally 40+. Using formats such as video and/or sacred/contemporary/fictional writing, the
curriculum varies around Biblical, topical, and personal growth studies. This is a discussion driven class for
people looking to mature in their Christian discipleship. This group meets at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Shalom (A Reconciling Community: rmnetwork.org)

This class addresses a broad range of topics, usually relating to social justice, interfaith dialogue, and emerging
perspectives in Christian faith. Members volunteer to lead discussions that may be based on books, videos, or
guest speakers, and that reflect members’ diverse belief and opinions (theological, political, and otherwise).
This class meets at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Spiritual Growth and Prayer Groups

Intercessory Prayer Group

Intercessory prayer is prayer for others. An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another's case. One study Bible defines intercession as "holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God's intervention." Contact Judy Henry.

Film & Spirituality

Fourth Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. to view the movie; 12:30 p.m. to join the discussion
A "come as you are" movie discussion group that explores God's message in selected movies. Click here for more details. Contact Linda Turner.

Prayer Band

Using a prayer guide in the convenience of your own home, commit to daily prayer for our program leaders and their ministries. Contact Dawne Kakitsis.

Prayer Shawls

First Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. in the Purcell Room. Contact Suzanne Carter for more information or First Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Room 222. Contact Judy Martin for more information. The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a monthly gathering of women who knit, crochet, and bless the shawls and baptism blankets they make to be given out to anyone in need or at the baptism of a baby.

Study and Small Groups

Companions in Christ

Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
The Bible, fellowship, and friendship bring together this study group of intergenerational women who want to become more like Jesus. Contact Marsha Brodsky. 

Seekers of the Spirit

Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - noon meet via Zoom.
All ages are invited to join this group of women for Bible and spiritual study and growth. Group members work together to choose compelling curriculum. Contact Nancy Sinclair

Sisters

Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Congregational Care House (262 South Street)
A Bible study for women who want to integrate teachings of the Bible into their everyday relationships, decisions, and challenges. All women are welcome. Contact Jennifer Sherrill. 

Christian Women's Outdoor Trek Group

Meet monthly; locations vary
A group of women ages 50+ who love the outdoors and want to refresh and renew their mind, body, and spirit by reconnecting to nature through a variety of activities. Contact

Deborah Group

A group for single women of all ages whose focus is providing opportunities to gather for fun, fellowship, friendship, and support. Contact Janet Makee.

United Women in Faith

United Women in Faith is the largest denominational faith organization for women, and all women of the church are automatically members.

United Women in Faith and The United Methodist Church's principles and values include:

  • Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth.
  • Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism.
  • Promoting inclusion and equity.
  • Promoting fair labor practices.
  • Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.

(Source: https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/about)

DUMC has six United Women in Faith Circles. We invite each woman of the church to be a part of the sisterhood and service provided in a UWF Circle!
• Circles meet September through May •

Abundant Life Circle

Meets the second Tuesday of the month • 7:00—9:00 p.m. • Room 218
Contact: Mary T. Crowder at 704-650-6728) or Patty Gruce at 704-996-0198.
The Abundant Life Circle welcomes women of all ages to join us as we focus on educating ourselves about missions and 
executing projects that support women, children and youth. We strive not only to serve others but also to fellowship
with each other as we endeavor to grow in our faith.

Christian Mothers United /Carrie Robinson Circle

Meets Thursday mornings 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (Location varies). 
Contact: Keri Billig 
Join our 'broken circle' where there is always space for you. "A circle that's closed will stay the same size, but a broken one has the ability to grow." We invite all moms to join us for fellowship, devotions, and mission work. With plenty of play dates and socials in between! Beginning in September, we will meet one Thursday morning and one Thursday evening each month. Childcare is offered for all meetings.

Joy Circle

Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in Room 215.
Contact: Debbie Kolarik at 704-987-0695.
The primary mission focus of the Joy Circle supports the needs of Iredell County residents.

Sharing Circle

Meets the second Tuesday of the month • 10:00 a.m. - Noon. • Bags of Hope Distribution Center
Contact: Amy Baker (704-957-6118) or Greta Wolff (704-953-9242).
The Sharing Circle is a group of women that enjoy service in our community and fellowship with each other. Most have children between middle school through college and some have gone back to work. Our passion is hands-on missions and volunteer monthly at Bags of Hope in Cornelius. We also like to plan occasional nights out and participate in the UWF and DUMC events.

Mizpah Circle

Meets the first Thursday of the month • 10:30 a.m. • Room 222
Contact: Kathy Feezor at 704-230-5056)
A group of women over 69 who support programs centering around missions locally and abroad.

Founders Circle

Meets the second Tuesday of the month • 11:00 a.m. • Room 216.
Contact: Donna Clark at 256-520-4118.
The Founders Circle is a fellowship group for ages 60+