LOVING OTHERS – SMALL GROUPS

Small Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design and ongoing change occurs as we are growing in our relationship with Christ, and that this happens best when we are prioritizing intentional relationships with others who are seeking this same goal.
Small Groups provide people with the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God, His Church, and in their personal relationships. We believe we are truly better together.

Sunday School Classes for Children

We believe that the Bible should never be boring and that God’s Word can impact your children even at a young age. Our Sunday School classes are designed to engage your children on all levels – sight, sound, touch, smell and even taste! We do this through a variety of activities, skits, music, food and so much more! Your children are exposed to God’s Word and are challenged to grow in their relationship with God. Sunday School classes are at 8:45 a.m. in the fall, winter and spring. Our children’s services are fully staffed with adults and high school students who are committed to teaching and helping your kids live God’s story for their life. All of our staff and volunteers who work with children and teens undergo reference and background checks prior to serving.

Check some of these other Small Groups out!

UPPER ROOM – Adult Bible Study led by Mark and Linda Smith. Sundays at 8:45 a.m. in Martha’s Room off sanctuary. They study and meditate on different books of the Bible.
DISCIPLESHIP CLASS – Adult Bible Study led by Mark McDaniel. Sundays at 8:45 a.m. in the classroom off Wesley Fellowship Hall. They study different authored book and the Bible.
PARENTING THRU GOD’S WORD – Young Adult Bible Study for parents. Sundays at 8:45 a.m. in Wesley Fellowship Hall. This class helps young adults – married or single – raise children God’s way.
TEEN BIBLE STUDY – Teens in grades 6th through 12th led by Pastor Jason Snyder. Sundays at 8:45 a.m. in the Pastors Office. They dig deeper into God’s Word and apply His Word to their everyday life.
SIMMONS BIBLE STUDY – All ages and stages led by Paul and Diane Simmons. They meet Sundays at 617 E. Columbus Rd in Utica at 7p.m. They study different themes, authors and books of the Bible.
ALTERED YOUTH MINISTRY – Teens in grades 6th – 12th led by Pastor Jason Snyder meet at the parsonage, Wesley Hall, or somewhere in the community! We meet typically Sunday nights from 6 – 7:30 p.m. At ALTERED YM every teen has a safe place to practice their faith and they will have a life changing experience with God’s Word and Jesus Christ through devotionals, games, service projects, mission trips, food, friends and fun! Check out our Facebook page to stay up-to-date www.facebook.com/AlteredYM
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – All women 18 years and older led by Linda Owens. They meet in the Heaven Bound Classroom off Wesley Hall on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for a time of sharing, Bible Study, prayer and lots of laughter.
LECTIO DIVINA BIBLE STUDY – All ages and stages led by Pastor Jason Snyder at Wesley Hall on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Lectio Divina means “divine reading” and describes a way of reading Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us.
EMAIL BIBLE STUDY– For anyone with an email! This group is led by Mark McDaniel. Please send an email to cmcdaniel58@gmail.com to be added to the study. This group is for those who want to dig deeper in God’s Word but can’t get out physically to a group due to health or other commitments.
S.O.A.K. FACEBOOK GROUP – For anyone with a Facebook account. This group is led by Rachel Snyder. It is a closed group so you will need to request to be added. Visit Utica UMC SOAK to request to be added to the group. Come S.O.A.K. in God’s word! Using Scripture, Observations, Application, and the Kneeling in prayer, we will draw closer to God and listen as He speaks through His written word.
CANCER SURVIVOR GROUP – For cancer survivors, cancer patients, family and friends who are or have dealt with cancer and is led by Mary Lou Dixon. It is held in Martha’s Classroom off the sanctuary on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. This is a caring prayer support group for individuals who were diagnosed with cancer or are survivors of cancer. This is for friends and family members of patients and survivors too.