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Getting connected to God and others starts here.  

We are better together.

Questions?  Contact Cory Blackwell at 217-359-3631 or

Life Groups

Connect with one another and with God so that we all might become transformed followers of Christ.

Groups meet regularly, pray together, and discuss Scripture and/or faith issues together. 


Disciple Bible Study

Sundays @ 4pm

In person at the church - Rooms 9/10

A Bible study group that is doing a deep dive into the four Gospels.  A fun a group of theologically-diverse people engaging in respectful discussion and disagreement.

Steve Briggs

Monday Night Life

Mondays @ 5:30-6:30pm

In person - Room 1

The Monday Night Life group is a women’s group that meets on Mondays at the church from 5:30 to 6:30.  They are beginning a Barb Roose study called I'm Waiting on God.  All ages of women are welcome!  Please contact Johnette with any questions at 217-621-4436/

Johnette Sparks

Courtney Life Group   

Tuesdays @ 7pm

In person at the church

A mixed-generational group and a place to talk about life and grow in faith.  They use a mix of videos and readings to guide discussion.  Ideal for busy families.  This spring, they will participate in the all-church study called Being United Methodist Christians             

Tod & Belinda Courtney

Reaching Out

1st, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays @ 9am

In-person at the Church & on Zoom

This group is dedicated to service within the church and community.  By engaging in book discussions, they seek to more fully understand what they believe and how those beliefs impact their actions in the world as they respond to the needs around them. All are welcome.          

Pam Socie

Discovery Groups

Discovery Groups

Groups that often gather for a specific study, and anyone can join at any time.


Discovery Sunday School

Sundays @ 9am

In person, Room 11 at the church

This caring, sharing adult class typically involves 20–30 participants with a wide range of backgrounds and ages. Each session includes prayer concerns and discussion-based topics.  Join them for fun, fellowship, much laughter and enjoyment.  This spring, they will participate in the all-church study, Being United Methodist Christians

Roscoe Pershing & Rotated leaders     

Praying the Scriptures

Sundays @ 4pm

In person in North Sanctuary of the church

Each Sunday, Pastor Cory leads a prayer and Scripture reading group from 4-5pm.  They use a centuries-old practice called Lectio Divina that helps us think on and pray through a passage of the Bible.  Then, they'll follow with discussion and prayer.  Our hopes are that this will be part group experience and part reflective worship experience. 

Cory Blackwell -

Wednesday Warriors

Wednesdays @ 10am

In person at the church - Room 1

This spring, they will participate in the all-church study, Being United Methodist Christians Their purpose is to be prayer warriors for each other, their families, friends, church, and the nation.  They aim to support one another through whatever life throws their way.  

Ellen Mennenga,

Wednesday Night Reflections Group

Wednesdays @ 6pm

In person at the church

This is an ongoing group that gathers each week to unpack the previous weekend's worship themes.  This spring, they will participate in the all-church study, Being United Methodist Christians Connect with others and discover how we can best live out our faith and call.   

Jim Matthews        

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursdays @ 9am

In person at the church

This spring, they will participate in the all-church study, Being United Methodist Christians.  A warm and joyful group that meets in Room 1 and welcomes new folks.

Russ Hannegan (217) 649-9175


The Chosen TV Series

Thursdays 5:30-7pm

Pizza, video, discussion

The Chosen is an excellent TV series about Jesus’ inner circle of friends and about the various communities that influenced their daily lives.  The series’ storytelling is creative, unusual, and engaging.  Consider joining this group as they gather to watch and discuss.  You don't have to be a Bible expert—you don't even have to be a church goer to enjoy it.  For questions and to RSVP, contact Steve Briggs

Connect Groups

Connect Groups

These are groups that meet periodically or regularly.  Their goal is relational connection—often in the context of accomplishing a task or gathering for a specific focus.

Hand Crafters/Shawl We Pray

2nd & 4th Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm

In person at the church

This is a craft group that meets in Room 1 for Christian fellowship as they work on individual projects or create prayer shawls for those in need of a prayer shawl and pocket prayer swatches to be distributed to those going on mission trips.  If you work with fiber arts such as quilting, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, or have some mending to do, please join us!  If you paint, sketch, draw, or scrapbook, this group will give you inspiration!  You are always welcome to join us to chat if you don't have a project to work on, and we welcome new members at any time. 

Led by Cathy Jackson - and Cheryl Van Ness—

Sports Ministries

An adult group that meets for organized sports th other churches as part of the Champaign County Church Sports League.   A great way to connect with others quickly and involves spring and fall softball and/or volleyball, as well as weekly pickleball pickup games.  Schedule varies, but most games are on Mondays or Thursdays

For more info, contact: Sue Stundahl at (217) 390-2248.

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