ALL ARE INVITED TO CONNECT
BY BEING IN A GROUP!
Young or old, married or single, male or female, there is a group waiting for you. In a small, intimate setting, you will experience the love of God as you connect to a group of soon-to-be friends who are ready to experience life with you. Together you will become a group of friends as you eat, laugh, pray, share, study and serve together. Groups meet at the church or in homes throughout the week.
 
GROUPS ARE
  • a special part of relationship building with each other and with Jesus
  • a combination of fun, fellowship, learning and study
 
FOR A NEXT STEP, PLEASE
   complete the “Find a Group Form” 
OR
   contact Steve Stanford, our Groups & Connections Coordinator by
   email: steve@lithopolisumc.org or phone: 248.860.4518
 
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Steve Stanford * (248) 860-4518
 
LIFE GROUPS
Life Groups are generally long term ongoing groups emphasizing sharing at a special level. People get to know each other and share life stories as well as offer care for each other in life circumstances.  Please Note: Our life groups are taking a break this summer.
 
DAVID’S DISCIPLES LIFE GROUP – Resumes the first Wednesday after Labor Day!
Our life group offers short term (4-8 week) discussions studies by such well known writers and pastors as Andy Stanley, Adam Hamilton, Ray Vanderlaan and more. Sprinkled throughout the year are special events and pot luck get togethers. We would love to have you join us!
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Living Room
Time Wednesday 7:30 pm
Lynn Whetstone * (614) 893-4388
 
MILLER LIFE GROUP – Resumes the first Thursday after Labor Day!
We are exploring the Narrative Lectionary in sequence with the Sunday sermons and the lessons being explored in Rock City and Merge.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Living Room
Time: Thursday 6:30 pm
Emily Miller * (740) 974-8337
 
SCHNEIDER LIFE GROUP – Resumes the first Monday after Labor Day!
All are welcome, men and women of all ages. You should not be afraid to ask questions.  We offer a comfortable environment where you can speak your opinion, have fun learning the Bible and studying with a spiritual group.  We offer a social hour before study begins with a light meal or dessert.  We are currently studying the New Testament.
Location: Leader’s Home, 7528 Embers Lane, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Time: Monday 7:00 pm
Bob Schneider * (614) 205-6503
 
STARTING POINT – A new session will start in September!
This is an 8 week conversation about faith that is open to anyone interested in exploring their own faith journey and to share that journey with others.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Chapel
Time: To be determined – let us know if you are interested in attending this class!
Steve Stanford * (614) 837 2230 (Church Office)
 
STONE CITY SOBRIETY AA- Continues to meet in the summer!
AA Meeting
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Chapel
Time: Saturday 7:00 pm
Sue Inghram * (614) 517-7063
 
GROWTH GROUPS
Growth Groups may be involved in a Bible study on a particular area or learning a subject of interest. Examples: the Narrative Lectionary Study, topical Bible study, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace, etc.
 
HOPEKEEPERS
Hopekeepers is a Christian Chronic illness and Chronic pain support group that gives people the opportunity to openly discuss their faith, illness and areas of their lives affected by these. The meetings will include: Prayer and Praise, Bible study, fellowship, and opportunities to not only gain support and encouragement but also to share it. Hopekeepers is a division of Restministries founded by Lisa Copen. For more information please refer to: www.restministries.com
Location: Student Ministry Center
Time: First and Third Monday’s Each Month, 6:30 pm
Emily Miller * 740-974-8337
or
Linda Plummer * 740-687-1292
 
CHOIR – ADULT Please Note – Choir will resume the first Thursday after Labor Day!
New singers are always welcome to the group. The Choir offers their music ministry during the 9:00 AM Worship Service. You don’t need to know how to read music in order to join. Choir practice is each Thursday evening at 6:45 PM in the Sanctuary with a break in the summer.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Time: Thursday 6:45 pm
Carol Black * (614) 833-6924
 
SUNDAY AM GROUP – SEEKERS
A Bible Study that seeks to develop a more intimate relationship with our Creator God and Savior. We base our educational endeavors on the study of Holy Scripture and also utilize a variety of supplemental materials. We seek to understand God’s working in our daily lives as we study both the Old and New Testaments. We enjoy active participation and discussion format as we share our individual insights, cares and concerns for each other and those throughout the world.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Chapel
Time: 10:15
Bob Tennant * (614) 579-3406
or
Eric Anderson * (614) 425-3621
or
Sharon Ventresca *(614)837-9791
 
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP
This group meets each week for various study topics, prayer and fellowship.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Chapel
Time: Thursday 9:30 a.m.
Diane Price * (614) 582-9069
 
STEPS OF FAITH
We meet each Friday at 11:00 am in the MMC to walk, reflect, and discuss the daily devotional “Jesus Calling”.  Come walk with us and grow in your faith, one step at a time.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the MMC
Time: Friday 11:00 am
Ann Morrow *(614) 361-3245
 
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW) CIRCLE – DORCAS
This is a very active Circle and we support a number of missions, including giving handmade blankets to shut-ins. All ages welcome.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Chapel
Time: 1st Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
Marilyn Ripley * (614) 837-5369
 
UMW CIRCLE – JOY
JOY Circle is a group of women who come together each month to enjoy fellowship and work together to accomplish mission projects. We chose the word JOY to describe our circle because JOY stands for Jesus first, Others second, and Yourself last. Some of our mission projects include sponsoring a couple of Bible translators in Africa, our “Souper Project “delivering soup to our shut-ins during the winter months and participating in the Adopt a child program. We extend an open invitation to the women of our church to join us.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Chapel
Time: 2nd Monday 2:00 p.m.
Joy Matheney * (740) 215-1610
 
UMW CIRCLE – SHALOM
“As we give of ourselves to others, we reflect the heart of Jesus…serving, listening, understanding, sharing”. Gwen Faulkenberry. The members differ in age but who doesn’t like to cut, paste & color. One of our favorite missions is making greeting cards to share with the residents at Winchester Place as we visit with them.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the Chapel
Time: 3rd Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Sandy Tootle * (614) 834-7209
 
UMW CIRCLE – TRINITY
This Circle was originally formed to meet the needs of younger mothers but has grown to embrace women in many stages of life. We are an active group and support several mission projects.
Location: Member’s Homes
Time: 1st Monday 7:00 pm
January-May & August-December
Susan Black * (614) 833-2322
 
FINANCIAL PEACE – Coming to Faith United Methodist Church – August 26th to November 4th
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace class is a life-changing ten week program. Financial Peace has helped thousands of families get their financial house in order so that they can live better and to achieve their goals for education and retirement.  The class is two hours long and we start each session with an evening meal. Child care is available and provided at no cost. This class is taught by Dave Ramsey using video, workbooks, and class discussion.  Classes at LUMC are typically offered on Sunday evenings at 5:30 pm. Our classes are coordinated by Eric and Polly Anderson and take place in the chapel.
 
Starting August 26th, Financial Peace will be offered at Faith United Methodist Church in downtown Canal Winchester, The class is available at other area churches as well.  We invite you to check the Dave Ramsey website for a location and time that will work for you!  You can see info on various Financial Peace classes offered by using the following link:  https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes
 
Interested in the class at Faith UMC? Sign up here:  https://fpu.com/1064386
 
Feel free to contact our Financial Peace coordinator for more information:
Eric and Polly Anderson * (614) 425-3621
 
EMMAUS COMMUNITY
 
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program sponsored by The Upper Room of the United Methodist Church.  It is a 72 hour spiritual renewal weekend.  Any adult may attend through sponsorship by someone who has been on the walk.  Many members of our church have been on the walks over the years.  Our walks take place at Reynoldsburg UMC.
 
The next walks are scheduled as followed:  Men’s Walk is scheduled for March 15-18, Women’s Walk is scheduled for April 26-29
 
These individuals have been involved in an Emmaus Walk and meet periodically to support each other. If you have an interest in participating in an Emmaus Walk, please let us know.
 
Chuck Miller * (740) 974-8337
or
Lani Honesty * (513) 291-5271
 
FUN GROUPS
Fun Groups get together for a specific activity with a focus on having fun while building relationships too. Examples: Tuesday Basketball, Thursday Volleyball, and our fabulous Community Meal, etc.
 
COMMUNITY MEAL
Each month on the third Wednesday we come together at 6:00 pm in the MMC to share a meal together. This is a great opportunity to meet others in the church and to enjoy some casual conversation around the dinner table. The menu varies from month to month, but there is always a variety of good things to eat available. The dinner is open to anyone who enjoys good food and conversation, so come on in and bring a friend!
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the MMC
Time: 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Shelly Horn * (614) 837-2230
 
BASKETBALL – ADULT FUN GROUP
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the MMC – come join us for fun and fellowship
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the MMC
Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Ryan Hess * (614) 327-5184
 
VOLLEYBALL – ADULT FUN GROUP
Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the MMC – come join us for fun and fellowship.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the MMC
Time: Thursday – 7:00 pm
Mike Taylor * (614) 448-7650
 
BEGINNING FITNESS CLASS – ADULT FUN GROUP
Looking for a beginners fitness class with lots of functional movements mostly done from a chair?   Classes are $5.00 per session and are taught by A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer – Cindy Coakley.  Feel free to call Cindy for more information!
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church in the MMC
Time: Thursday – 11:15am – 12 Noon
Cindy Coakley * (710) 808-3604
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