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Adult Ministry

Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Group Life ... A journey best taken with others

In a small group, you will have the chance to:
  •  Connect with old and new friends in a small-group setting (fewer than 20 participants per group)
  •  Grow deeper in your faith through sermon-based or topical group study
  •  Make a difference in the community through service

Groups typically meet for 10-12 weeks during the fall and spring. Weekly discussions are sermon- or topic-based, depending on the group's choice and leadership. Some groups continue from one session to the next, while others do not.

Fall 2017 groups are in the process of being posted. Pick a small group based on the time, place, and group that interests you. 

Sims/Smith

Tue •  Sept 5 - Nov 14  •  6:30 - 8 pm  •  Room 211, 2nd floor education building

This group is made up of adults ranging from late 20s to early 40s, with or without kids. Group discussions are based around topics that are relevant to our life stages. We enjoy socializing together at our group meetings, growing deeper in our relationship with God and doing mission work within the community. Led by Stuart and Dalaina Sims, Scott and Shannon Smith.led by Stuart and Dalaina Sims and Scott and Shannon Smith.

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

Facilitated by: Stuart and Dalaina Sims, Scott and Shannon Smith

Register Aug 3 - Oct 31, 2017


Adams/Ochoa

Tue •  Sept 5 - Nov 14  •  7 - 8:30 pm  •  Rm 215, 2nd floor Education Building

Our group welcomes women of all ages and stages. We encourage one another through babies, jobs, losses, hardships, joys and 'God moments!' We laugh a lot and enjoy 'doing life together' through service projects, movies and dinners together. We grow in our faith journey by selecting a different topic, book or DVD series to discuss each semester. This Spring, we'll be exploring methods to study the Bible. This will be a fun, approachable, and low-study commitment. Come join us!

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

Facilitated by: Sheri Adams and Leah Ochoa

REGISTER ONLINE July 15 - Oct 31


Baumann/Lyons

Wed •  Sept 6 - Nov 15  •  1-2:30pm  •  Room 203

We are a diverse group of women and men, individuals and couples, who enjoy the diverse community at FUMCR that we believe makes for a strong, vibrant congregation.

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

Facilitated by: Suzie Lyons and Jean Baumann

REGISTER ONLINE July 15 - Oct 31


Cave/Wentz

Wed •  Sept 6 - Nov 15  •  7 - 8:30 pm  •  Rm 205, 2nd floor Education Building

We are a friendly and welcoming group who enjoy studying God's word, exploring each sermon in more depth and growing closer to the others in our church.  This group is made up of married and single individuals in their 50s + and up.

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

Facilitated by: Bobby and Teresa Cave, Don and Marcia Wentz

REGISTER ONLINE July 15 - Oct 31


Laura Bray/Suzie Kuddes

Sun •  Sept 10 - Nov 19  •  12:15 - 1:30  •  Room 210

A mixed group of adults, couples and singles, men and women.

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

Facilitated by: Laura Bray, Suzie Kuddes

REGISTER ONLINE Aug 15 - Oct 31, 2017


Bookman/Tesmer/Wilcoxen

Sun •  Sept 10 - Nov 19  •  12:15 pm  •  Room 213

A mixed group of singles and couples, ages 40+

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

Facilitated by: Ron Bookman, Steve and Vickie Tesmer, Connie Wilcoxen

REGISTER ONLINE July 15 - Oct 31


Oliphint/Hoyt

Sun •  Sept 10 - Nov 19  •  3:00 - 4:30 pm  •  Leader's home

Let's be real..."adulting" can be rough. This group is designed to be a community of young adult individuals and couples who can support each other as we journey through the ups and downs of life. Each small group session will focus on the sermon from that same day. We will have discussion and apply what we have learned back into our daily lives.

Childcare: No

Facilitated by: Erin Oliphint and Erica Hoyt

Register Aug 3 - Oct 31, 2017


Andrew Harris/Taylor Newsom

Mon •  Sept 11 - Nov 13  •  7:30-8:30 pm  •  Taco Joint at SW corner of Beltline and 75

This group is comprised of men ranging from 20s to 40s, studying various topics that are relevant to our lives. We enjoy socializing together at our group meetings, growing deeper in our relationship with God and one another, and doing mission work within the community.

Childcare: No

Facilitated by: Taylor Newsom and Andrew Harris

REGISTER ONLINE July 15 - October 31



Adult Ministry Staff

Pavielle Jenkins
Pastor, Faith Formation; Interim Director, Student Ministry
972.996.0132
Rich Rindfuss
Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Men of Faith, School Partnerships
972.996.0136
Julie Klossner
Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Group Life, Young Adult Ministry
972.996.0117
Dan Flanagan
Pastor, Senior Adults, Caring
972.996.0148
Beth Smith
Director, Welcoming Ministries & Leadership Development
972.996.0156
Karen Varner
Assistant Director, Leadership Development
972.996.0157
Matt Walker
Leadership Development Associate
972.996.0134
Jonathan (JB) Bryant
Welcoming Ministries Associate, Liaison to Men of Faith
972.996.0158
Mary Collins
Administrative Assistant, Welcoming, Faith Formation, Missions, UMW
972.996.0101
Jennifer Rawlinson
Administrative Assistant, Caring, Group Life, Senior Adults, Young Adults
972.996.0146