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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. Class meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 216/218.

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 on Sundays 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 on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. 

Life Application Class (A Reconciling Community:

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 in person at the Congregational Care House at 9:30 -10:30 a.m. 

Navigators (A Reconciling Community:

The Navigators are a free thinking group focused on ideas and discussion pertaining to all matters of faith and spirituality. Diverse thinking and fresh perspectives are welcomed and encouraged. Our lively discussion is held every Sunday morning - 9:00 am via zoom

Logos (A Reconciling Community:

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 class meets the first Sunday of the month in Room 209. Other Sundays on Zoom.

Shalom (A Reconciling Community:

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 on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Congregational Care House. Contact Alison Lavine for more information.

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


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

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.


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. in 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 

Meets two Thursday mornings (9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) per month, September - May at the church. Childcare is provided. Email Laura Renteria at   for more information.

Christian Mothers United (CMU) is a community of moms of infant through school-age children who gather to make new friends, share experiences, and complete service projects. All are welcome as we share God’s love with one another and those around us.

Joy Circle

Meets the fourth Monday of the month
1:00 p.m. in Room 215.
Contact: Debbie Kolarik at 704-987-0695.
Location varies depending on the project. We are a project-oriented Circle with Mooresville being our primary focus. We welcome all women.

Sharing Circle

Meets the second Tuesday of the month
10:00 a.m. - Noon. at Bags of Hope Distribution Center in Cornelius.
Contact: Amy Baker at 704-957-6118 or Greta Wolff  at 704-953-9242.
The Sharing Circle is a group of women that enjoy service in our community and fellowship with each other. Our purpose is to share, support, laugh, and serve, all in the name of Christ.

Mizpah Circle

Meets the first Thursday of the month
10:30 a.m. in Room 216/218
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 at the Pines at noon on the second Tuesday of the month upstairs in the Living Room (from September - May); bring a sack lunch.
Contact: Donna Clark at 256-520-4118.
The Founders Circle is a fellowship group for ages 60+