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Life Groups ImageMinistry Belief:  Life change happens better together.

Focus Areas:

  • Up – Connection with God via Bible reading/studying, worship and prayer.
  • In – Fellowshipping to widen, deepen and strengthen relationships with one another both inside and outside the four walls of Providence UMC.
  • Out – Going out into our communities and surroundings and giving ourselves away for the ministry and furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Focus Area Priorities:

  • Up – 50%
  • In – 30%
  • Out – 20%

Objective:
Provide the attendees of Providence UMC and other interested individuals with as many possible in-roads toward relationships as well as arenas for spiritual growth. An ideal Life Group will provide both a welcoming environment for newcomers as well as create an atmosphere for transparency and authenticity.

Size of groups:
All groups must remain “open” at all times to newcomers. In order to maintain environments that are conducive to incoming members, there will be a maximum individual group size of 14 attendees on a regular basis.

Co-Ed Life Groups

Providence UMC offers three Co-Ed Bible Study Life Groups:

Men and Women 50+ meets every other Friday at 1 PM at Providence UMC. Group Facilitators are Steve Mattix and Wanda Musgrave.

Men and Women 50+ meets every other Sunday at 7 PM at Providence UMC. Group Facilitator is Linda Talmadge.

Couples’ Life Groups

Providence UMC has the following Life Groups for couples:

Engaged or Newly Married Life Group for couples in their 20’s – 30’s. Meets every other Wednesday at 6:15 PM at the church. Group Facilitators are Rob & Natalie Kabel.

Married with Pre-K Kids Life Group primarily for couples in their 20’s-30’s. Meets every other Wednesday night at 6:15 PM at Providence UMC. Childcare provided ! Group Facilitators are Casey & Tanya Crimmins.

Married with Post-K Kids Life Group for couples in their 30’s-40’s. Meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 5:30 PM at Providence UMC. Group Facilitators are Whit & Missy Goodrich.

 

Men’s Life Groups

Providence UMC has the following Life Groups for Men:

Men age 30+ meet each Tuesday at 7 AM at Providence UMC. Group Facilitator is Dave Ritchie.

Men in their 20’s through 50’s meet every other Wednesday at 6 AM in a participant’s home. Group Facilitator is Sam Moran.

Men in their 20’s through 40’s meet every other Monday at 8 PM in a participant’s home. Group Facilitator is Robert Wolfe.

Men in their 40’s through 60’s meet each Monday at 6:30 AM at Bojangles’. Group Facilitator is Denny Hammack.

Women’s Life Groups

Providence UMC has the following Life Groups for women:

Women who have graduated from college meet every Tuesday at 6:30 PM in a participant’s home. Group Facilitator is Carly Hammack.

Women in their 20’s through 30’s meet every Tuesday at the Church. Group members are invited to come between 6:30 and 7 PM for snacks and to socialize. The session starts promptly at 7 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. Group Facilitator is Wanda Jacobs.

Women in their 30’s and 40’s meets every other Wednesday night at various members’ houses.  This group is made up primarily of women with children that are elementary through high school aged. Group Facilitator is Wendy Bohmfalk.

Empty Nesters for women 40+. Most participants are empty nesters.  Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from September through May at 10 AM at Providence UMC. Group Facilitator is Sandy Arey.

Women 50+ meet the 3rd Wednesday at 10 AM at Providence UMC. Group Facilitator is Wanda Entwistle.

Women 50+ meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays at Providence UMC. Group Facilitators are Nancy Pryor and Carolyn Boylan.

For additional fellowship opportunities, please visit the Adult Ministries page.