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!
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 Heather Felt.
Note: Unfortunately, due to the rise of COVID cases in our area and our commitment to your health and safety, as of August 5, we require all those who enter our building wear a face mask. (This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, ages 2 and up.) Recommendations from the CDC and other sources are being monitored and adjustments will be made as necessary. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this challenging time.
On Sunday September 26, we begin a new five-week sermon series based on Pastor Adam Hamilton’s book The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life. The book, and the sermon series, focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. We invite you to join a six-week small group to watch the companion DVD series and discuss how incorporating these five practices in your daily life will help you grow in your faith journey and help Messiah grow together as a church. To learn more, please contact Heather Felt.
Each of these groups has a chair waiting for you:
Sunday Morning Faith Group meets weekly from 9:30-10:30 am on Zoom. Discussing and reflecting on the scripture on which each weekly sermon is based. Contact Rick, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Lunch Out meets on the first Monday of each month (except if the Monday falls on a holiday, they meet on the first Tuesday) at Perkins Restaurant (2945 Empire Lane N, Plymouth). All are welcome for a meal, fellowship and friendship. Contact Dee, email@example.com in advance for reservations.
Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study meets weekly at 1 pm in the conference room. Reading and discussing various Christian books and faith studies. Contact Leland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Women’s Faith Group meets weekly from 6:30-8 pm in Heritage Hall for Christian studies and to do service projects as a group. Contact Linda, email@example.com.
Men’s Breakfast Group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month (except the fourth Wednesdays in November and December) at 8 am at Perkins Restaurant (2945 Empire Lane N, Plymouth). All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Contact Tom, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Wednesday Walkers meets weekly at 9 am throughout the fall for an hour-long walk, rotating places and routes but staying within the west metro area. All are welcome – come once or come weekly. We will focus on finding awe and inspiration in God’s creation and enjoying the chance to move, breathe and give thanks for the beauty around us. Please RSVP each week to Heather at email@example.com (by Wednesday at 8 am) to let us know you are coming. September/October Schedule (all walks are weather permitting):
September 15 – Northwest Greenway at 5605 Lawndale Lane N. (park in parking lot just north of Wayzata High School on the east side of Peony Lane/Lawndale Lane N.) September 22 – Parker’s Lake Park/Luce Line Trail (meet near playground)
- September 29 – French Regional Park (meet in parking lot near Visitor’s Center and playground)
- October 6 – Messiah Trail (meet at the Messiah front door)
- October 13 – Wood-Rill Scientific & Natural Area in Wayzata, Old Long Lake Road
- October 20 – Camelot Park at 14105 County Road 47
- October 27 – Millennium Garden at the Plymouth Creek Center at 14800 34th Ave. N. (meet in the parking lot near arbor)
Faith and Fitness is an exercise class and devotional tailored to seniors. Meets weekly from 10-11 am in Heritage Hall. Contact Cherie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets weekly from 10-11:30 am in the Fireside Room in a hybrid format (in-person and via Zoom). Contact Rollie, email@example.com.
ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) is a men’s lunch group that meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 12 pm at Robert’s Craft Kitchen & Bar in the Medina Entertainment Center (500 Hwy 55, Medina). All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Contact Bill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s On Tap Wednesdays meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Luce Line Brewing (12901 16th Ave N, Plymouth) from 5-6:30 pm for fun and fellowship. Men of all ages (over 21, of course) are invited to attend. No need to RSVP. Contact Mike, email@example.com or Chuck, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
Wednesday Women’s Faith Group meets weekly from 6:30-8 pm on Zoom for Christian fellowship, study and connection. Contact Alice, email@example.com.
Wednesday Youth Parent Faith Group meets weekly from 6:30-8 pm in-person 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 through the summer for Bible study and resuming in-person meetings in the fall. Contact David, email@example.com.
Children’s Parent Faith Group meets weekly from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Fireside Room 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 Maria, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Covenant Group meets weekly at 8:30 am on Zoom for devotions and Christian fellowship, and monthly service projects as a group. Contact Lynn, email@example.com.
Thursday Women’s Faith Group meets weekly from 9:30-11 am on Zoom for fellowship, study, friendship and prayer. 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 in-person. The group studies Abingdon Press’ Genesis to Revelation curriculum throughout the year. 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.