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Check below to see what’s currently going on. 

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. 


Grief Share

Sundays at 1:00pm, Jan 30-May 1, 2022

For people grieving the death of a loved one.  A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.  For more info, on GriefShare, see  For more info on this particular group, click here:  

Fred and Nancy Arnold

Disciple Bible Study

Sundays @ 4pm

In-person at the church

A Bible study group that will be studying how various books of the Bible came to be Scripture.  A fun group of theologically-diverse people engaging in respectful discussion and disagreement.

Steve Briggs

Monday Night Life

Mondays @ 5:30-6:30pm

On Zoom

A women’s group that meets weekly to talk about life, faith, and to learn how we can grow closer to God.  All studies are biblically-based, and this fall we'll be using the 6-week video and discussion series called "Captivating" by John and Staci Eldridge

Patti Stolte

Covenant Group   

Tuesdays @ 7pm

On Zoom

A mixed-generational group and a place to talk about life and to grow in faith.  We use a mix of videos and readings to guide our discussion.

Tod & Belinda Courtney

Reaching Out

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

In-person at the church

This group is dedicated to service within the church and the community.  Even in this time of COVID, we look for ways to be of service.  We are also working through Phillip Gulley's The Evolution of Faith.

Pam Socie

Space to Connect

Weds evenings @ 6pm

In-person at the church

Creating community where parents who are raising their kids can connect with each other and with God.

Grant Thomas

Bibles and Beers

Twice a month on Wed evenings

In-person downtown Champaign

The Disciple Bible Study group from Sundays also gets together twice a month--on Wednesday evenings--to have more informal discussion.  They gather outdoors at a downtown bar for broad theological discussion.  There's no agenda, topics vary, and it's always lively and from a Christian perspective.

Steve Briggs


1st Tuesdays of the month at 6pm

On Zoom and in-person at the church

A safe place that offers connection, hope, and the experience of Christ to LGBTQ+ persons, families and friends. Sharing life together as we seek to grow in our faith is this group's focus. We often have guided discussions or work toward the goal of making Faith Church more intentionally inclusive. If LGBTQ+ issues, are important to you or someone you know please reach out. Affirmation is a Reconciling Community in the Reconciling Ministries Network.
Claire and Gary Ford

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Discovery Groups

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


Lectio Divina for Beginners

Sundays @ 4pm

In-person in South Sanctuary of the church

Each Sunday, Pastor Cory leads a prayer and Scripture reading group from 4-5pm.  Each week, they'll 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. 

Pastor Cory Blackwell, 217-359-3631 or     

Wednesday Warriors

Wednesdays @ 10am

In-person at the church

Currently, this group is moving through Max Lucado's study called Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name.  Their purpose is to be prayer warriors for each other, for their families, friends, church, and nation.  They aim to support one another through whatever life throws our way.

Ellen Mennenga,

Wednesday Night Pastors' Group

Wednesdays @ 6pm

In-person at church 

An 8-week gathering led by Pastor Sheryl that will follow the sermon series on The People Called Methodists.  Childcare can be provided.  

Pastor Sheryl Palmer, 217-359-3631 or          

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursdays @ 9am

In-person at the church

This class rotates through short-term Bible studies to discuss themes that wed the Bible to current issues.

Russ Hannegan


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

Thursdays, 1-3pm

In-person at the church

Hand Crafters is a craft group for Christian Fellowship as we work on our individual projects.  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!  Bring your own beverage, and refreshments are provided.  We practice pandemic-related precautions outlined by the CDC.

For more info, contact: Susan Ryan, 356-2535

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.

This recreational ministry includes spring and fall softball and volleyball.  Schedule varies, but most games are on Mondays or Thursdays

For more info, contact: Sue Stundahl at (217) 390-248.