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Normal 1st UMC

Small Groups - September 2020

Get connected to your church family and go deeper in faith by joining in one of the September Small Group opportunities. 

*List of small groups available at www.normalfirst.org

*Most groups will meet on Zoom.

*Most groups will be limited to 8 people.  

*Most groups will meet for 4 weeks. There are also ongoing groups which are open to new members.   

*Make sure to sign up in order to receive the Zoom link to join the discussion. 

 Contact Pastor Kathy with questions.  [email protected]

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Understanding Racial Inequality

Drawing from multiple sources, we will delve deeper into our own understanding and experience of race & explore the underlying causes of racial inequity. Respect, acknowledging our unique perspectives, & really hearing other group members will be key.

Led by Beth Harris (4 weeks) in the church parking lot after worship 

09/06/2020
(Sun, 10:30am - 11:30am)
(8)

 

One Vote, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy

Jana Edge will lead a discussion of this book authored by Carol Anderson.

Led by Jana Edge (4 wks) via Zoom 

09/16/2020
(Wed, 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
(8)

 
4 of 8 slots filled
Ellen Tingley
Peggy Scott
Betty Grove
Jayne Fitschen

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School

Karleen Dude will lead a discussion of this book authored by Monique W. Morris.

Led by Karleen Dude (5 weeks) via Zoom 

10/01/2020
(Thu, 10:00am - 11:00am)
(8)

 
5 of 8 slots filled
Jayne Fitschen
Ginny Riggins
Sue Anvick
Betty Grove
Suzanne Coons

Monthly Movie Discussions - 13th

Watch the movie 13th (2016, directed by Ava DuVernay) from home, then join others on Zoom to discuss. The movie selected each month will help us better understand the history of racism and will provide us with a call to action.

Led by Pastor Kathy via Zoom 

09/24/2020
(Thu, 2:00pm - 3:00pm)
(8)

 
All slots filled
Jayne Fitschen
Sue Anvick
Cindy Mohrman
Kathryn Gossard
Steve Gossard
karleen Dude
Arlene Pennie
Jean Macesich

The Prophets Study (6 weeks) - Choose from any of these groups.

Their wisdom remains relevant today. What are the Prophets saying to us today? How do their words lead us, cause us to rethink some of our preconceived ideas, and push us to go deeper?

Led by Jan Mowery at McGraw Park 

09/04/2020
(Fri, 9:30am - 10:30am)
(8)

 
Women's Group in person or via Zoom 

09/09/2020
(Wed, 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
(8)

 
Led by Pastor Kathy via Zoom 

09/14/2020
(Mon, 2:00pm - 3:00pm)
(8)

 
4 of 8 slots filled
Jennifer Schwarz
Betty Grove
Jayne Fitschen
Becky Goeckner
Led by Pastor Kathy in person at FUMC 

09/16/2020
(Wed, 6:30pm - 7:30pm)
(8)

 
7 of 8 slots filled
Pat Arbuckle
Leona Smedley
Theresa Garrett
Susan Anderson
Jill Schaab
Michelle Hoerner (2)
Allie Morse & Michelle Hoerner

Choir Fellowship

Join Chancel Choir this fall! Attend when you can. We’ll discuss virtual Choir projects and continue making music!

Led by Janna Peterson via Zoom 

09/02/2020
(Wed, 7:00pm - 8:00pm)

 
4 slots filled - more available
Betty Grove
Ed Grove
Arlene Pennie
Steve Gossard

September Centered Sundays

Meet in the McNiff’s backyard for visual prayer, yoga for all ages, and a time to set a weekly intention for you and your family. Social distancing measures and masks will be required. Bring a yoga mat if you have one

Led by Jill McNiff (4 weeks) at McNiff's home 

09/06/2020
(Sun, 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
(8)

 
1 of 8 slots filled
Sue Randle

Finding Hope

This group is for those living with chronic illness or pain. The meetings will include support, fellowship, and encouragement.

Led by Pastor Kim Burke (4 weeks) via Zoom 

09/08/2020
(Tue, 10:00am - 11:00am)
(8)

 
1 of 8 slots filled
Jayne Fitschen

Monthly Caregivers Support Group

Visit with others who are providing support for family members. Participants can join by phone or video on Zoom.

Led by Judy Poultney & Pastor Kathy via Zoom or phone 

10/05/2020
(Mon, 10:30am - 11:30am)
(8)

 
2 of 8 slots filled
Lois Young
Arlene Pennie

Context

This group will tackle thoughtful topics from both a contemporary and a historical perspective. Using select readings, we offer an opportunity to explore issues confronting us in our church and our society.

Led by Howard Daughenbaugh (monthly) via zoom 

09/23/2020
(Wed, 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
(8)

 
3 of 8 slots filled
Jayne Fitschen
Kathryn Gossard
Steve Gossard

Weekly Men's Small Group

This group will meet each Wednesday, beginning September 2, at 6pm in the FUMC prayer garden (with masks and social distance). Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom and Emmanuel Acho's videos will be discussed.

Led by Brent Anderson in FUMC Prayer Garden 

09/02/2020
(Wed, 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
(8)

 

Weekly Men's Small Group

This group will meet each Thursday, beginning September 3, at 7pm via Zoom. Group members will discuss Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom and Emmanuel Acho's videos.

Led by Brent Anderson on Zoom 

09/03/2020
(Thu, 7:00pm - 8:00pm)
(8)

 

Slow & Steady Bible Study

Pastor Kent leads a study of the book of Acts with no homework or tests, and no prior knowledge is necessary. This group provides support and enjoys the company of each other. The focus is on making the Bible helpful and relevant to our everyday lives.

Led by Pastor Kent (weekly) via Zoom 

09/03/2020
(Thu, 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
(8)

 
All slots filled
Ellen Tingley
karen mills
Eli Lahr
Flora Foltz
Looking forward to continuing
Janna Peterson
It will be good to be "together"!
Lois Young
Sue Randle
Cindy Mohrman

Tech Group

Questions about Technology? Cindy is available to share tips to be more productive with your devices. There's always something new to learn to use technology to make your life easier and more efficient. Sign up to find out meeting times.

Led by Cindy Mohrman - Date & Time to be determined by group 

09/22/2020
(Tue, 12:00am - 12:00am)
(8)

 
4 of 8 slots filled
Lois Young
Sue Anvick
Karleen Dude
Linda Waldron
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