Small Groups

Get Involved with Small Groups

We are forming and continuing several small groups as a way of doing prayer together and building community. These small groups are fluid and not established. This means you can join at any time and come frequently or occasionally. Join a small group and make some new friends, join some old friends and do prayer with a renewed spirit. If you’d like to establish a new small group, contact one of our Pastors, Julie Kline or Matt Weiler: jkline@umckzo.org or mweiler@umc-kzo.org. Small groups will continue to form and existing small groups will share current plans. Watch our Around the Corner weekly e-newsletter for small group updates.

1st Stitchers

Our dedicated group of stitchers recently resumed their in person meetings! They meet, masked and socially distanced in the Fellowship Room on Thursday mornings from 9:30am-12pm. They cut, layout and sew small quilts for those in need of comfort within our community and talk to support each other on life’s journey. All material and sewing equipment is provided. They also have yarn in our cupboards and on occasion have knitters (or crocheters) join them making hats or dish cloths. They would love to welcome others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Contact Linda Lueth or Ellen Portis if you have any questions (request their contact information through KalamazooFUMC@umc-kzo.org).

Biking Beautiful Kalamazoo

Thanks to all who joined for some fun summer rides on our beautiful Kzoo and Portage trails! This group is on hiatus and we’ll share any updates in the future.

Chancel Singers

Choral rehearsals are live and in person at the church. If you love to sing and would like to join us, we welcome you. Rehearsals are on most Thursday evenings from 7:15-8:30pm. Please contact Jackie Stilger at jstilger@umc-kzo.org for more information. 

Children and Families Ministries

Join our family fun events! Stay tuned for upcoming event information and contact Julia with any questions at jlibrizzi@umc-kzo.org.

Cuppa Inspiration on Facebook Live

Cuppa is an informal way of speaking of a “cup of tea.” Join Pastor Julie on Wednesdays at noon for a “Cuppa Inspiration.” This is a short, small group experience that is interactive on our Facebook page.

Dawn Patrol

A diverse group of men who meet each Wednesday at 9am in the Parlor at FUMC Kalamazoo. Their goal is growing in an understanding about, not only what it means to be a follower of Jesus in a divided world, but also what Christians are called to do to help bring an end to systemic racism that still harms so many People of Color. Contact Pastor Matt at mweiler@umckzo.org with any questions. 

Family Foundations

This group for parents with small children is currently on hiatus, but will share info. on upcoming gatherings soon. Contact Magen at jeffmagenlindstrom@gmail.com to learn more. 

KLUMP (Kalamazoo League of United Methodist Players) Softball

KLUMP softball’s 2021 season has concluded. Contact Jay Gross at jaynlaura5@gmail.com with any questions. 

Manna

Young adults are invited to gather with Pastor Matt on Wednesdays at 6:30pm for “Manna.” In the Bible, Manna represents God arriving to a people who were yet discovering who they were. Manna was God’s provision. Manna was God’s way of teaching a people how to live and be together. Manna was preparing them for the journey ahead. Our Wednesday nights are like Manna! Email Pastor Matt at mweiler@umc-kzo.org to learn more.

Praise, Pickleball and Prayer (3P’s Group)

Thanks to all who joined for praise, prayer and pickleball this summer. This group is currently on hiatus and we’ll share any updates in the future. 

Walking Group

Due to colder temperatures, this group is currently on hiatus. Email Tammy Eaton at teaton@kcsa.org if you are interested in taking part when walks resume. 

Yoga

Join us for yoga and prayer on Wednesday mornings at 8am on Zoom. This yoga is for every-body. It is most often a gentle session that stretches our bodies and reminds us to breathe. This is a video led session from popular yoga websites. If you are interested in connecting with this class, email Pastor Julie at jkline@umc-kzo.org