Small Groups

Aldersgate has Small Groups for study and/or fellowship, offering a chance to study the Bible and connect with others in the same stage of life. Different groups may meet weekly, monthly, or a couple of times per month. Unlike short term Bible studies, the ongoing study groups remain together and choose studies that are relevant to their life stage. The fellowship groups provide an opportunity to socialize with other Christians. if there are any questions or to get connected to any of these groups, please contact Ginny Parr, the Adult Education Coordinator. Registrations for some studies are on the Adult Short Term Study page.

Study Groups

Chrysalis is a small group Bible study for the women going through life’s transitions: empty nesters, retirement, married, taking care of elderly parents, children moving out or back in, etc. They meet Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. in room 13.
This informal group meets offsite twice a month, usually on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 6-8 p.m., fo r a potluck dinner, and Bible study that focuses on issues relevant to families with children.
As women of faith, a primary key to raising strong children and developing healthy Christian marriages begins with knowing, building, and strengthening our relationship with the Lord. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8 p.m. in the office staff room.
This group helps mothers gain insight on the special challenges that daughters face in this complex world. They meet the 2nd Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the mid-high room.
SPIRITUAL SISTERS If you have been hungry for a women’s ministry to richly feed you by learning how God’s word can empower you to be the woman that God desires you to be, then Spiritual Sisters is for you. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 7 a.m. in the senior high room.
(NEW STUDY GROUP FORMING) A new group focusing on Bible study, spiritual growth, prayer and fellowship is now forming.  Women of all ages are welcome. They meet Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. offsite.

Fellowship Groups

Those who like to play bridge meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 1-4 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
M&M’s (MATURE AND METHODIST) Join this group of older adults that meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday for lunch.
This is a group of retired gentlemen that gather at the church every Wednesday at 7 a.m. for donuts, coffee, fun, and fellowship.
YOUNG ADULT GROUP For more about this group, please contact Bryant Belden.
Caregiving Groups
This group regularly hosts a party for members of the congregation who have reached 90 years young.
This group meets to make quilts for those in the congregation needing a blessing.
This is a group for those who have recently lost a loved one. They meet monthly on the 4th Friday at the church for support and conversation, with occasional speakers.
“Plarn” is plastic yarn that the harvesters make from plastic bags, then use it to knit mats for the homeless. They meet on the first Tuesday of the month
Shawl Sisters crafts prayer shawls for those in the congregation needing a blessing. They also make hats and scarfs for the homeless, and have made many red hats for newborns for the American Heart Association. They meet at 7 p.m. on the 4th Monday of every month at the church, as well as at 9 a.m. on the 2nd Friday of the month at Panera.
Discipleship Groups
These groups meet on a regular basis and are built to foster spiritual growth, no matter where you are in the faith journey. Groups are always forming, so contact Pastor Emmanuel to find the right fit for you.