What is a Faith Group?
Small Groups at Messiah are more than just a Bible study. We intentionally live life together building meaningful relationships in order to help each other grow in Christ, worship together, serve others, and care for others in authentic relational community. We want that for you!
Special Notice: Messiah Church will be offering online-only worship until further notice. Small Group meetings will continue to be online through the winter.
Step into a Small Group experience to find a place to belong. For more information about Small Groups and how to get connected to a group that is right for you, contact Kami Pohl.
Each of these groups has a chair waiting for you:
Starting Sunday, January 24 at 9:30 am (or as soon as the first service ends), a new group led by Rick Chaffee will meet by Zoom for six weeks to study the Bible Scriptures that this week’s sermon was based on. Through conversation, we’ll work towards personal understanding and life application. This group is a great place to grow deeper in your spirituality. Email Kami at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this study and to receive the Zoom link.
Monday Faith Group resumes weekly on January 11 from 11 am-12:30 pm via Zoom. Discussing and applying faith to different life topics each week. Contact Jean, email@example.com.
Monday Adult Faith Group meets the second and fourth Mondays from 6:15-7:45 pm on Zoom. Reading and discussing Words of Life:Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today by Hamilton beginning January 11. Contact Kami, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study meets weekly at 2 pm on Zoom. Contact Leland, email@example.com.
Faith and Fitness is an exercise class and devotional tailored to seniors. Currently staying connected by phone and email. Contact Cherie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn How to Better Love Your Neighbor in 2021. You are invited to join Pastor Steve Richards for a 3-week class on Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think. We’ll focus on recognizing, questioning and transforming implicit bias through short teaching sessions, video clips and small group discussion. Meets Wednesday nights, January 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom. (Jump in anytime!) Email Kami at email@example.com to register and to receive the Zoom link.
Wednesday Youth Parent Faith Group meets weekly from 6:30-8 pm on Google Meet for community and faith studies that support and encourage parents of teens and young adults. Contact Megan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Adult Faith Group meets weekly from 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom. Reading and discussing the Gospel of Matthew beginning January 6. Contact David, email@example.com.
Children’s Parent Faith Group meets occasionally from 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom Zoom for connection, encouragement, and support while raising young children. Contact Brad, linmanbj@yahoo.
Wednesday Online Faith Group meets weekly from 7-8 pm on Zoom. Sharing life, prayer, and encouragement. Contact Kami, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Covenant Group meets weekly at 8:30 am on Zoom. Contact Lynn, email@example.com.
Thursday Women’s Faith Group meets weekly from 9:30-11 am on Zoom. Reading and discussing The Life You’ve Always Wanted by Ortberg beginning January 7. Contact Pastor Tami, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Men on First and Third meets the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8-9:30 am on Zoom. Reading and discussing The Gospel of John beginning January 16. Contact Jim, email@example.com.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
The organized unit of United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.Read More
Messiah’s United Methodist Women (UMW) strives to find ways to build relationships with others and with Christ through four active circles that meet monthly from September-May. All women of Messiah are invited to participate in UMW. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (763) 473-6968.
Esther Miriam Circle meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 pm at Messiah. Contact Jan at (763) 519-0969.
Ruth Dorcas Circle meets the third Saturday of the month at 9:30 am at Messiah. Contact Dee at (763) 553-1295 or Jean at (763) 478-2999.
Sarah Circle meets on the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 am. Contact Sue at (763) 544-3161.
Rachel Circle meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am. Contact Julie at (763) 498-7108.
UMW’s primary fundraising events are the annual Treat Boutique in November and the Spring Salad Luncheon. The group supports Interfaith Outreach’s Sleepout, Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program and Interfaith Outreach’s food shelf; Bloom Early Learning Center and Child Care, Feed My Starving Children, Home Free, Meals on Wheels, Emma Norton Homes, ICA Food Shelf, Kory Wawanaca Children’s Home, Helping Haiti Work and many other missions.