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We will be launching many of our groups and classes during the week of Sept. 18th.

Check below to see what's in store! 

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, Aug 28-Nov 20, 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:

John and Jeanette Beck

Young Adults

Sundays @ 11:30am

In person at the church

This group​ is led by Pastor Sheryl and creates a place for folks who are post-high school, college-aged.  They meet to support one another and grow together.  Currently, the group is using movie clips to talk about life issues and how our faith can help us navigate the everyday world. 

Pastor Sheryl


Disciple Bible Study

Sundays @ 4pm

In person at the church

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

Steve Briggs

New Connections

Sundays @ 6pm

In person at the church

A group for people who are newer to Faith Church.  This fall, they'll be following the sermon series, reviewing themes from the weekend's worship, and working through the book The Hole in Our Gospel.

Larry and Erna Todd

Monday Night Life

Mondays @ 5:30-6:30pm

On Zoom & in person

A women’s group that meets weekly to talk about life, faith, and to learn how we can grow closer to God.  This fall, they will be using the 6-week sermon and discussion series based on Richard Stearns' book The Hole in Our Gospel.

Patti Stolte

Covenant Group   

Wednesdays @ 7pm

In person at the church

A mixed-generational group and a place to talk about life and to grow in faith.  They use a mix of videos and readings to guide our discussion, and this fall they'll be using Richard Stearn's The Hole in Our Gospel and themes from the weekend's worship to guide the conversation.

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 are looking for ways to be of service.  This fall, we'll be using Richard Stearn's book The Hole in Our Gospel to think about how we as a church might best live out our faith and respond to the needs around us.

Pam Socie

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.

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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

A group of older adults who come together to care and share each week.  This fall, we'll be using Richard Stearn's book The Hole in Our Gospel to think about how we as a church might best live out our faith and respond to the needs around us.

Roscoe Pershing & Rotated leaders     

Lectio Divina for Beginners

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. 

Pastor Cory Blackwell, 217-359-3631 or     

Wednesday Warriors

Wednesdays @ 10am

In person at the church

This fall, the group will be moving through Lisa Terkeurst's book Forgiving What You Can't Forget.  This will be an in-depth study about learning to forgive the pains that have happened in our lives.  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

On Zoom

This is an ongoing group that gathers each week to unpack the previous weekend's worship themes.  This fall, we'll be using Richard Stearn's book The Hole in Our Gospel to think about how we as a church might best live out our faith and respond to the needs around us.  Come connect with our Lead Pastor, Sheryl Palmer, and discover how we can best follow Jesus together.

Pastor Sheryl Palmer, 217-359-3631 or          

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursdays @ 9am

In person at the church

This fall, the class will be using Bruce M. Metzger's book Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation. Come together to discuss and learn about one of the Bible's most daunting books.  

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

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

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.