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HAPPINESS! A Four Week Sermon Study

All groups start the week of September 20 (On-line & In-person)

Finding happiness is not simply filling our lives with things or experiences. Lasting happiness is a way of being that is consistent with living into God's plan. Happiness study groups will be based on Pastor Adam Mustoe's weekly sermons and information taken from Matt Miofsky's book, Happy? What it is and How to Find it. Purchase of the book is optional, it can be ordered from Cokesbury or Amazon

Join Pastor Adam Mustoe and Lauren Miller on FB Live!

Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30pm and Tuesdays at 7:30pm Sept. 29, Oct. 6 & 13


Mondays 8:30pm - 9:30pm. Starting October 12 through December 14 with a break Thanksgiving week. Facilitators: Angela and Miguel Carrasco

No more money stress—ever! It’s possible when you know how to handle your finances. Join our virtual Financial Peace University class, and we’ll learn how to dump debt and build wealth. You won’t even have to leave home. Put the kids to bed and join us! Here's the link! 

Contact Angela and Miguel for more information: 

40 DAYS OF COMMUNITY in person!

Thursdays 9:30am - 10:30am. Starting October 15, Classroom 4. Facilitators: Sheila Glenn-Whitford and Velda McMorris

God is moving in our life folks, can you feel it? This is not a time of oppression-yet a time for prayer and preparation, a time to plan with a purpose. Now is the time. The Spirit is strong, encouraging each of us to take that next step of faith and move forward. Let's team with Pastor Rick Warren, author of the best seller The Purpose Driven Life as he teaches us steps to practice God's five purposes to live a healthy, balanced, purpose driven life. Join us in 40 Days of Community as we answer the question "What are We HereFor? Clue: We're better together. A suggested devotional/journal is available for $11.00 to compliment this study. Contact Velda McMorris for more information: or 816-853-6347

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(In-person groups will be limited in size to maintain social distancing.)

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Your Next Step - Discipleship Pathway

What is our Discipleship Pathway? A collection of intentional and meaningful ways to grow closer to God, closer to others, and closer to becoming the person God intended us to be. 

Why have a Discipleship Pathway? Knowing Jesus and how to follow Him, is a life long endeavor. To make disciples, we must be disciples. Our church takes the responsibility of discipleship seriously because Jesus has entrusted this process to us. (Matthew 28: 18-19) To make disciples for the transformation of the world around us, we each must take our next step.

Where do we participate in the Discipleship Pathway? Home, work, school, church, and everywhere else we go.

When do we start? Right now.

How do we participate?  Through Worship, Service, Spiritual Practices, Community Involvement, and Learning.

Adult Small Groups - Some groups on hold due to COVID

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Alamo - Classroom 1 - This is a scripture based Sunday school class. The class encourages an open dialogue amongst members, with a focus on applying scripture to modern day issues. Contact: Danny Dale 816-792-2861 or

Seeking Good News - Classroom 4 - We are a group who like to study the Bible and its relationship to our modern lives. We love discussion and really can agree to disagree if need be. We enjoy being together and welcome new people with open arms. Right now, our favorite lessons are Andy Stanley videos and studies. Contacts: Julie or Jerry Anderson 816-352-1366 

New Beginnings - Classroom 3 - Our multi-generational class studies the adult curriculum that the United Methodist Church publishes. The lessons cover the historical basis for how the scripture came to be, the symbolism behind worship and worship places, how the Old and New Testaments connect and how it all relates to contemporary life. The resulting discussions are thought provoking and fun, leading to deeper insight in our spiritual lives.  Contact: Bob Lawson 816-903-5551 

Sunday Morning Small Group 10:45 am

New Group - Classroom 4 - A new group with the purpose of learning about God and connecting with each other. We are currently studying The Easter Experience. This is an Easter study that brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life with the hope-filled message that Easter provides. Facilitators are Jen & Chris Wattier and Jeana & Brian Bagnell.

Supportive Groups

Focus On Fitness

We take care of ourselves so we can care for others. The class is designed to place a gradually increased workload on the heart, lungs, muscles and bones to help improve their function; to place a gradually increased workload on the core muscles and upper and lower extremities; and may consist of low impact aerobics resistance, flexibility and Pilates/Yoga.

Facilitator: Joyce Bradley

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00–9:45 am, Fellowship Center

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with others. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Facilitator: Greg Cox, or 816-510-3840

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, Classroom 4

Women's Groups

Friendship Circle - Friendship Circle is a women’s group that meets for fellowship and devotion. Several outreach projects are completed annually such as volunteering at Meet The Need, putting together homeless packs, providing colors for Children’s Mercy Hospital, etc.  Contact: Shelly Handy 816-392-9908 

• Second Tuesday, 7:00 pm • Please call for location.

Merry Martha Circle - Our circle is a group of senior women who meet monthly for a presentation and fellowship, followed by going out to lunch at 12:00 pm. Contact: Ginny Weaver 816-830-8508 

• Second Wednesday, 10:30 am • Church Lobby

Lamplighter Circle - The group meetings include prayer, devotion, a program and fellowship. The focus of the group is service to local and global communities. Contact: Pam Appel 816-592-9041

• First Tuesday, 7:00 pm • Please call for location.

New Small Groups begin every January & September!