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Adult Ministry

Spiritual + Personal Growth

BYKOTA Adult Sunday School

The BYKOTA (Be Ye Kind, One to Another) Adult Sunday School is facilitated by Carol Dezur, following the Traditional Worship Service. 

We meet Sunday​ mornings, starting January 8th, 2023, from 10:15am-11:15 am in Room 109. We are continuing our study, "Everything You Need" by Dr. David Jeremiah. All are welcome.​

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Wednesday Prayer Group

This prayer group is open to ALL! Mason Buckingham leads a prayer group which meets weekly, every Wednesday at 12:15pm in Narthex (the hallway next to the Sanctuary). 
The purpose of this group is to gather at the church to lift the needs and concerns that people have. We invite you to come and fellowship with us. When we gather, we certainly pray for each other and the needs within our church family, but we also pray for those who have experienced disasters, conflicts around the world, and for leaders within the church and in our world. 
Respect for each other is a core understanding with-in the group.

We do not require that any person within the group must pray aloud. Their presence among us is enough to encourage us in an attitude of prayer. It is open to all who wish to attend. Join Mason and others Wednesdays - an exciting opportunity to serve Christ and your church family!

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Don’t Give the Enemy A Seat At Your Table

Facilitated by Lanae Shields, this group will meet every Wednesday beginning January 4th, 2023, from 5:30pm-7:00 pm in the Church Library.  We will be studying the book, "Don't Give the Enemy A Seat At Your Table" by Louie Giglio.

 This study unpacks Psalm 23 to offer insight into how to overcome the enemy’s lies and find peace and spiritual security in any circumstance or situation. 

Please join us Wednesdays at 5:30pm in The Church Library. 

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Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper is Facilitated by Pastor Paul Gruenberg and meets :

- Every Monday, beginning January 8th, 2023 from 7:00pm-8:00pm, in the Fellowship Hall and via ZOOM. We will be studying, "Forgotten God", an in-depth look at the Holy Spirit.

- Every Thursday, beginning January 5th, 2023 from 10:30am-12:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

This Fall, we will be studying the New Testament Letter of 1 Peter.

If you would like to be a part of the Monday ZOOM group, please contact the church office: (989) 732-5380.

Or join us Thursdays from 10:30am-Noon in Room 109 downstairs at the church.

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Care and Support

Care + Support

Hopeful Hearts

Coordinated by Brian Hoxie and Laurie Andrews, Hopeful Hearts is a grief group which began in 2020 to support those within our congregation and community grieving the loss of a loved one(s).  Using book study, prayer and compassion, we support each other through the numerous stages of grief.  This group understands and supports each other through good times, through difficult times, and everything in between. We are a safe, confidential group. You don’t have to wait for an invitation and you don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Our group is open to all that have suffered a loss.
The Hopeful Hearts group meets at 11:00am the first Wednesday of every month in the Church Library of the lower level of the church.​

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Aging with Grace

This is a small group Bible Study for seniors (ages 60+),  facilitated by Reverend Barry Sweet. This group meets every Thursday, from 2:30pm-4:00pm in the Fellowship Hall of the church. New members are welcome to join our group! 
Seniors in their ‘golden years’ face bodies that no longer want to move as quickly as they once moved and backs and knees that creak and groan.  They may encounter lonely feelings as their families are grown and relocated.  They have faced the loss of parents and many loved ones.  Here’s the good news; we still have the wisdom that comes from living long-full lives! We have the time, energy, and desire to serve the Lord and our church. 

Join us as we share together how we can best serve and use our God given gifts while aging with Grace.  We guarantee laughs, perhaps a tear and there will always be food. 
Meetings are every Thursday from 2:30pm-4:00pm in the church Fellowship Hall, beginning January 5th, 2023.

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Fellowship and Connection

Fellowship + Connection

Holiday House Crafts

This group is for anyone who enjoys fellowship while completing art and craft projects. Each person brings and works on their own projects. Our members paint, knit, crochet, do needlework, sew and much more. We share and teach each other our skills.  All of the crafts we make are donated to the UMW Holiday House and UMW Alpenfest luncheons craft table. No need to commit to being present every week, just as your schedule allows. All are welcome; come check us out.
The Holiday House Craft Group meets every Tuesday, 9:30am-Noon in Room 109 downstairs in the church.​

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Pinochle Group

We are looking for people interested in joining the Pinochle Group for 2023!
This Small Group will include a devotion followed by social time including a hardy game of Pinochle. We plan to meet every couple of weeks in the evening - time TBD.
If you love to play Pinochle, want to meet some new friends and spend time studying God’s word together, this is your group. If you would like to sign up for this group or for more information, please contact: csisco@fumcgaylordmi.org

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The Diner's Club

THIS GROUP WILL RESUME IN 2023 - TBD

This group will be arranged with three to four couples or families paired for 4 months, enjoying monthly dinner and fellowship, rotating to each of the families’ homes (or location of your choice.) At the end of the four months, you would be shifted to a new set of three or four families. Families that wish to include children for bonding with other church families with children will be paired. 

Couples, singles, all adults will be grouped together. Members can request the family group, the all-adults’ group or either group.
The Diner’s Club is an opportunity to meet in the comfort of homes, break bread together, enjoy the fellowship of other Christians. Getting to know acquaintances better, meeting new friends, learning about their families and their lives offers the opportunity to make and enrich life-long friendships. 
Each group of families will decide their calendar and dining locations.    

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Painting Class

Painting Class: Every Saturday at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall, beginning January 7th, 2023! Claudia Chambers will be teaching painting with colored pencils, water-color painting, and acrylic painting. You don’t need to have any experience to join. Claudia will discuss class supplies and costs with those that sign up. Class space is very limited so sign up early to assure a place at the learning table. To sign up, please contact Sharon Greenhoe: (517) 331-2088.

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Dinner & A Movie: Building Better Relationships

THIS GROUP WILL RESUME IN SPRING 2023 - TBD
 
Dinner and a Movie, Building Deeper Relationships begins in September - Dates to be determined.
We will meet one Saturday a month, from 6:00pm-8:30 pm.  Join your friends and meet new friends for a wonderful potluck dinner and a Christ based movie. All to be announced.​

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