Short-Term Small Groups

February 13, 20 and 27, 6:30-7:30pm

Grief and Spirtuality - DAC 416

Led by Pastor Jim Chandler and Eldon Reynolds. Those facing loss of any kind will discover steps that lead to a way forward. We can live life again. Loss of a loved one is not the end of us. Learn to listen to your inner self and receive helpful information to guide you. This is not a therapy group. It is a safe place to work through the grieving process. Contact - VIctoria Wilson

March 27, April 3 and 10, 6:30-7:30pm

End of Life Planning - DAC 416

Led by Pastor Jim Chandler and Hospice Social Worker, Danielle Robertson. Participants will gain knowledge about hospice care and learn to prepare and plan for end of life needs. CEU credit will be given to any social worker, registered nurse or case manager that attends the class. Contact - VIctoria Wilson


On-Going Small Groups 

Sundays

8:15am

Fresh Start - DAC 416

Couples and singles with study interests in Wesleyan education facilitated by members. Class uses four to eight week studies with videos.  Ages 55+. Contact- Mike Johnson

9:30am

Bible Journey - DAC 412

The class studies a book of the Bible (switching between Old and New Testament) studies and discusses one to two chapters a week.  Very little out of class preparation is expected/required.  Couples and singles take turns facilitating lessons.  Age 40 to 60. Contacts- Julie Sizemore or Alan Buchanan

Discovery - DAC 410

The class studies subjects using DVD media to cover a series of broad Christian topics in a Sunday School setting and with face to face discussions and comments by class members. Social activities outside the classroom includes dinner parties  through out the year hosted by class members. Couples and singles, baby boomers and older. Contact- Ken Woodall

Friends in Faith - DAC 416

Discussion-based group studying a variety of topics including the books of the Bible and current events.  Ages 35-55. Contact- Mark Wright, 817-680-2792

Life Quest - DAC 413

Couples and singles, with or without children, are on the quest for spiritual growth and Christian connection. All ages are welcome. Current class members range in age from 30-60. Contact- Dan Hester

New Life - DAC 407

You are welcome wherever you are on your spiritual journey. Our class thrives on non-judgmental, open discussion guided by tradition, reason, experience, and scripture. We explore the writings of Marcus Borg, John Shelby Spong, Adam Hamilton and other writers.  We have studied world religions and visited other faith communities to foster understanding. We search for ways to put our faith into action and welcome opportunities for service in our church and community. Contact- Carl Johnson

Open Door - DAC 408

This class has an open discussion format on a variety of topics using books selected by popular choice. Married and singles, age 60+. Contacts- Toni Bliss and Becky Parks

Pathfinders - DAC 417
This is a talented group of involved Christians that serve our church in multiple capacities. They are devoted to following the teachings of Pastor Hayes by delivering Sunday School lessons that are relevant to our daily Christian living as well as filling the purpose and expectations that God has so clearly outlined for our lives. Currently studying books from Adam Hamilton. Age 45 and over, couples and singles. Contact - Richard Valenta

Seekers - DAC 409

This class is Bible-centered, seeking to equip and enable its members to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Primarily expository in nature with class input and discussion. Senior adults, mostly retired. Contact- Jim Nagel

Wesley - DAC 415

The Wesley Class is an over 50 group of Christians, who's class was started in the small church on Pecan Street and still going strong. We love to discuss Old and New Testament material and we have also studied authors such as Rob Fuquay and Max Lucado and others. We love to discuss and discuss until everyone has had their say. We support many of the projects of the church including The Arlington Life Shelter. We are famous for our First Sunday Birthday Breakfast ( even if there are no birthdays for that month). Contact- Sandy McAfee

11am

Faith, Fellowship and Fun - DAC 416

This group gets together every Sunday for Bible study. On Wednesday nights they volunteer, go on fun outings or just eat together as a community. All ages welcome; most are in their 30s and 40s. Contact- Peter Sensenbrenner

Homebuilders - DAC 408

Class has lively discussions pertinent to the book being read. We encourage newcomers and participation in church activities, mission trips, and community support. We laugh a lot and offer support to each other in times of need. No before class preparation required.  Mostly couples, ages 40-60. Contact - Laurie Burke

Marriage Enrichment - DAC 407 *watch for dates for new study!

For couples who are looking to strengthen their marriage, grow closer to God as a couple and meet other couples in the church. During the study participants will be expected to read a chapter at home during each week. During our Sunday meeting we will have fellowship, discuss the chapter and make connections between our reading and the scripture. New study coming soon! Contact - Ashley and Kris Swanson

Advocate - DAC 413 

We strive to be a community of people who live into the belief that all are created equal. We encourage advocacy of organizations that support the most vulnerable and marginalized in our communities and we seek to find opportunities to serve the community around us as well as educating ourselves of relevant social justice issues. Contact - June Johnson

Crossroads Senior Class - DAC 403 *begins September 9 

How does our faith shape us in unique times of transition, especially something as big as high school graduation? Exploring that question is what Crossroads is all about! All high school seniors are invited to participate. Contact - Abigail Herrington

7pm

Basketball - FLC Gym 

Interested in playing basketball for fun and exercise? Connect and enjoy the fellowship! A group has already formed, but is open to new members, with the following guidelines:
* Age range 19-65
* Intermediate to advanced skills; there are current and former athletes so it will be competitive
* Usual attendance runs 8-15 people and is seasonal in nature
* We try to pair skill levels so that teams are evenly matched
* There are house rules and good sportsmanship is expected
If you would like more information about this opportunity - Contact - Text or call Kyle Wilson at 817-733-5665.


Monday

9:30am

Sisters of Sewing Circle (S.O.S.) - Susanna Wesley House

This is a United Methodist Women's circle who find fellowship in gathering the second Monday of the month (September-May) to make items for mission projects and learn new sewing/quilting techniques. Come join the fun and kinship! Even if you aren't a seamstress we invite you to join us! Sisters of Sewing has great teachers! Click here for current schedule. Contact - Julie McLauchlin, 817-337-2790 or Gloria Faver

10-11:30am

The Village - There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so we invite you to simply come and be a real one. - Offsite

Parents, grandparents, guardians and their young children are all invited for a time of fellowship and respite. Children will be provided a safe space where they are able to play, participate in new activities and make friends. Adults are provided a safe space as well where they can build up their village and share in the craziness of raising children. It is during this time over coffee, enjoying the weather or participating in new activities as well that the adults will focus on how the amazing grace of God is changing their hearts, lives and relationships with other people through using one simple check-in question each week: "How is it with your soul?" Contact - Kristal Haskins 
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11am-12:30pm

Womens Monday Morning Bible Study - DAC 411

This women's group participates in a Bible study three times a year - Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall.  Each semester, the class chooses a book for an in depth study. Although the majority of women are over 50, we encourage women of all ages to attend the group. This group provides encouragement and support of all members. We have a social afternoon gathering at least once throughout the semester of study. In addition, for the last class of the study, we meet at a restaurant for lunch and complete the last chapter of the book. Contact - Meryl Babcock and Susan Padgett

November 5 - December 10 - What Love Is by Kelly Minter
Kelly Minter dives in deep with 1, 2 & 3 John, helping us to know both the beloved disciple and our Savior more intimately. We think this message is perfect for anyone wanting an in-depth look at how to live as a Christian and wanting to learn Jesus’ definition of love. Books may be purchased for $13 at the Church Office or the first day of class - limited quantity available.


Tuesday

9:30-11am

Moms Bible Study - FLC 204 *new study will begin in January! 

Ashley Swanson will lead this group study. Childcare available by reservation - email Victoria. Contact - Ashley Swanson

10-11:30am

Mary Circle - DAC 415

This United Methodist Women's circle meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (September-May) from 10-11:30am. All women of the church are invited.. Contact - Robyn Childress
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10am

Prayer Covering Ministry  - Susanna Wesley House

This ministry promotes community and prayer by making lap size quilts, shawls, and afghans for individuals in need of comfort because of illness, loss of a loved one or are in the midst of a crisis. The creation of these coverings are made at home and prayed over at our meetings where we share ideas and get help if needed. Meets second Tuesday of the month (except June, July, August and December). Contact - Lisa Lerner, 817-235-7765. 

11:30am-12:30pm

The Upper Room Group Study - DAC 416
Christ said where two or more gather together in his name, his presence will be there also. This connection group gathers together weekly (September-May) for community and discussion, and to listen for God's guidance using the meditations from the Upper Room magazine devotionals. Contact: Kathy Pappy

7pm

Bibles and Brews - What's On Tap, Keller Town Center, 201 Town Center, Suite 1107 

Do you like beer? Have you ever picked up a Bible? Come have a pint at our new connection group. We’ll meet at What’s On Tap and spend time digging deeper into the previous Sunday’s sermon and how it might connect to our daily lives. Beer drinking optional. Contact: Sean Edins or Lauren Christenberry.

8:30-9:30pm 

Cyber Circle  - digital connection on Zoom

Finding it hard to schedule a regular time to meet with friends for fellowship, study, and prayer? Perhaps a Cyber Circle will be just what you need. We have launched our very first UMW Cyber Circle designed to connect busy women through their computers or smart phones. This approach can establish a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their faith journey. Cyber Circle meets the second Tuesday each month, 8:30-9:30pm, on Zoom. Due to online restrictions, this group is limited to 10 participants. Link for Zoom will be sent out to each participant to connect with the group. Contact - June Johnson.
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Wednesday

9:30am 

Crafty Crafters Circle  - Susanna Wesley House
This United Methodist Women's circle meets on the first Wednesday of each month (September-May). Most of the craft projects are associated with a specific mission project. Contact - Janette Gerig 
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6:30-7:45pm 

The Table (formerly called Empty Nesting)  - Meets in group member homes
This group connects moms who are "rearranging their nest" and creating a new normal. This is a place to share your experiences and navigate this time in your life in a safe environment. This group will meet the 2nd Wednesday each month for study and 4th Wednesday for dinner or a fun activity, September - April. Beginning September 12, will be study the book, For the Love, by Jen Hatmaker. Purchase a copy here. RSVP to Victoria Wilson and let us know you are coming! Contact - Kim Kuhlman


Thursday

9:30-10:30am 

Busy Moms Circle - FLC 204 

Are you looking to connect with other moms? Would you like a group of women you can share the joys and struggles of raising children in today’s world with?  Does finding a place where you can be physically and spiritually refreshed sound wonderful? Busy Moms is a United Methodist Women’s circle for moms designed to focus on creating community and spiritual renewal. Monthly daytime meetings will include a range of activities such as preparing freezer meals, effective de-cluttering techniques and service projects. Meetings are the 4th Thursday of each month Nursery available by reservation - email Victoria if nursery is needed. Monthly evening meetings will offer a Moms' Night Out where the group will go out to dinner together giving everyone an opportunity to relax, enjoy and connect. For more information, please contact Kristal Haskins or text 402-217-2343.
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6pm 

Esther Circle Susanna Wesley House
This United Methodist Women's circle is primarily involved with social justice issues and meets the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified. Social time begins at 6pm and the study begins at 6:30pm. Contact - Kara Hammonds
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Friday

10am 

Reading Express Circle - DAC 416
This is a United Methodist Women book club meets the third Friday of each month (September-May) at 10am. Book titles are chosen from the approved UMW reading list on social issues.RSVP and let us know you are coming and if you will need a book!. Contact - Imma Jeanne Alexander
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DAC - Discipleship and Administration Center
FLC- Family Life Center