Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Small Groups at UALC

Get Connected into a Small Group

In small groups, we learn about life and living by the example of our Christian friends, and grow in faith by walking alongside someone who needs support and encouragement. A small group is a Disciple-Making tool that offers a social outlet, an emotional connection, and spiritual support. We can expect to grow spiritually, and form bonds with others who love Jesus, too. We call it Discipleship. Contact Jennifer Jerrome, for more information.

What's coming up?

Crafting Group
A new group has formed for those who enjoy fellowship while knitting, crocheting and fiber crafting. All skill levels welcome and everyone is asked to come prepared with their own supplies. The group will have a mission of giving, so emphasis will be on crafts to be donated, though personal projects are welcome. They will also have a short devotional time. Meetings will be the first and third Saturdays from 9:15 to 11:15 at Lytham Road in Fireside Lounge. Contact Dena Schnupp, or Gena White,
Women of the Word (WOW) Bible Study
WOW provides small group opportunities within a larger community. If interested in making connections with other women as they study the Word and support one another, please check out the WOW listing under Adult Enrichment here.
Support Group for Caregivers
Are you a caregiver? Would it help to have others to talk to and to pray with once or twice a month? We know that care-giving is lonely stuff and we all need the support and encouragement from others who have been there. Let us know if you are interested in hearing more. Let's not keep doing life alone. Contact Jennifer Jerrome, for more information.
Support Group for Families Dealing with Mental Illness
A support group for families who are navigating mental illness. This confidential group, formed with the intent of supporting one another through discussion and prayer meets the third Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact Jennifer Jerrome, with questions.
Alpha for Small Groups
We're offering training for individuals or groups interested in using the Alpha DVDs, outside of the traditional in-church setting. Click here to let us know you're interested in training so we can contact you.
Service Opportunities for Small Groups
There are always ways to get involved and serve at church and in the community with your group. Check out our local serving opportunities here and get involved.

Connect and Grow Groups and Resources

New small groups are geared to our busy lifestyles, offered in sessions, as short-term commitments. Connect and Grow Groups differ from on-going small groups in that they are offered as topic-specific opportunities to connect. They run short-term. It's a trouble-free way to join a small group, and one to which you can feel comfortable inviting your neighbor or friend.  We also offer resources for you to do within a small group:
"Grands" Small Group
Join a fun group of committed grandparents striving to leave a legacy of faith as we share joys, struggles and ideas in our journey together. All grandparents and step grandparents welcome. Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month, at various times during the year. Join us 9:30-11:00 am, at Lytham Road, $10 book. Contact Christine Thompson,
You're Invited!
This 6-week video Bible study for women will explore the roots of loneliness and rejection, while reminding women of a love that can never be diminished. Let us know your interested in the next study. Contact Jennifer Jerrome,

Help Us Get You Matched Up

Click here to help us find the right small group for you. Fill out the form, and we'll get back to you. 

Open Groups

Get a list of small groups open to new members, or contact Jennifer Jerrome, to get connected. 

Small Group Studies and Resources

Our church owns many small group studies, DVD series, and materials for groups to borrow. Download the Small Group Resource list here and contact Jennifer Jerrome, to borrow. Our libraries also have study series, find the DVD studies here to borrow from the  cases during business hours.
Transformed Through Discipleship – Small Group Study
Use our Small Group Study and Discussion Guide during the sermon series, Transformed Through DiscipleshipDownload the guide here. Contact Jennifer Jerrome,  for more information.
Walk Around the Block Small Groups
Small groups can use our study materials from our Walk Around the Block sermon series. Groups and individuals can follow along with our study guide and online videos. Download the Small Groups Study and Discussion Guide. Small groups can watch the small group discussion starters and sermon videos here. Contact Jennifer Jerrome,

Training and Support

Learn how to lead your own small group in our Small Group Leader Training. Offered at various times throughout the year. Contact Jennifer Jerrome,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4693 for information. She can also meet with individuals or groups to offer training and support.