Small Groups Chairperson: Sandy McCaa
The Journey Lead: This small group discusses the challenges facing the United Methodist Church following the 2019 Special General Conference.
The first book study will be Help! My Church is Leaving Me; Adapting to a Changing UMC, edited by Bill Kemp. This study, written following the Special General Conference in St. Louis, “takes the reader behind the scenes of the LGBTQ+ debate in the UMC. It teaches spiritual discernment, listening skills, and small group process while encouraging the differing sides of the issue to rediscover their unity in Christ. Designed to be understood by laity, the book recounts how we got here, what we value, and how each local church’s decisions about this social issue impacts their ongoing mission and ministry.”
Ladies Bible Study: Lead: Mary Meadows. The studies will vary throughout the year and are hosted in the home of Mary Meadows. Some studies are part of a package that may run 4-8 weeks and others are weekly stand-alone studies. In other words, you may come one week and choose to stay or come for several and take a vacation. Filled with a time of prayer, sharing, learning and always rooted in fellowship. This is an open invitation to come as you can, when you can.
Pastor’s Bible Study: Lead: Pastor Neil. Will resume March 6th. This small group meets Wednesdays at 10:30am in the Pastor’s Office. Here is an opportunity to grow in your understanding of The Word as a part of the small group experience.
“Following Jesus - Steps to a Passionate Faith”: Led by Wes and Laura Logullo. This group meets at Town Point Church, Port Herman Rd., Chesapeake City on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. Committed to helping each other build on their “faith walk”, this group has committed to year-round meetings (with the exception of July & August). As with all our groups, you are invited to come as you are able.
Men’s Fellowship Dinner: Lead: Tom Duffy. Held on the 3rd Monday of the month (Sept thru May) and meeting at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Church, 450 Third Street, Chesapeake City-South. These dinners are designed to share a meal in faith and fellowship. Participants take turns offering to provide the main course, and the other attendees provide the sides and desserts. God provides the Word.
Emmaus/Chrysalis Community: Leads: Todd & Marian Harvey. Many members of Trinity have had the privilege of participating in an Emmaus or Chyrsalis weekend. This experience is one of the most moving experiences you can imagine and will draw you closer to others in your faith journey. We encourage you to check out the link to the Delmarva Emmaus/Chrysalis link found on our page. Feel free to contact our church office is this wonderful faith opportunity interests you.
Middle and High School Youth Group: Lead by Todd & Marian Harvey, along with Julie Hambling, our youth group is for students in 6th-12th grades. The youth meet at various times throughout the month for special events and for regular meetings allowing for discussions on faith, family, The Word and more. Like the adult “small groups”, we look to build and strengthen our youth in both their faith in GOD and in developing bonds of friendship and support. (does not meet June-August, except as announced for special events)
Sunday School: We have Sunday School classes for all ages (pre-school thru adult) beginning at 10:15am each Sunday. Classes are typically held on the lower level of Fellowship Annex Special Note: There are no Children’s Sunday School classes June-August.
Fellowship Time: Hosted between services on Sunday (typically 10:15am-10:45am) in Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments are provided, and we encourage you to come up, say hello, get to know one another, and connect with others on the spiritual journey.
|PO Box 196 ||450 Third Street|
|Chesapeake City, MD 21915||Pastor Neil Gutmaker|
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time. This is best done thru the connections made in Small Groups which afford the opportunity to learn, grow, discuss, support and encourage each other. These are some of the opportunities we offer.