Adult Small Groups & Spiritual Growth

God working in & through community.



Centering Prayer
Mondays from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel
We begin with prayer and a sacred reading, followed by 20 minutes of silence, focusing on God's presence, and close with a prayer and time for reflection. Contact Mary Taylor.

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. - noon in the Purcell Room and First Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Room 222
Participants gather to pray healing prayers into shawls and baptism blankets created to comfort and enfold individuals with God's love. Contact Suzanne Carter.

Prayer Vigils
Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil: Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the DUMC Chapel.
Advent Prayer Vigil: 2019 date TBA


Companions in Christ
Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at The Pines in the Marshall Room
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 in Room 215
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 Sharan Carlisle.

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. Many in the group have children in choir during the same time that night, but all women are welcome. Contact Mary Stevenson. 

Bible In A Year               
Ready for a different kind of small group?  How often do you check your phone or tablet?  Have you wished you knew the Bible better?  Download the free Bible in a Year app by Alpha and join us on a two-month journey (with the option to extend for the coming year) where we commit to read the Bible each day and "meet" virtually for online discussions of how God is at work in our lives through our reading of God's word together. Contact Christie Page


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 Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women, and all women of the church are automatically members.

United Methodist Women 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 7 UMW Circles. Click here for full details.


Rev. Linda Zastovnik

Pastor for Faith Formation & Congregational Care