Free Spirits

A group of senior adults who meet for fellowship and connection. Free Spirits have monthly lunch meetings, afternoons for playing games, and monthly evening gatherings that include Greenville Drive baseball games, cookouts, and annual Oktoberfest and Christmas Parties.

Meeting Time: Once a month, dates and times vary
Location: Various
Who: Men & Women, Seniors

Jean Glover Circle Meeting

Jean Glover Circle has either speakers at each of the meetings or they take a local field trip. Jean Glover Circle also gathers for lunch and fellowship.

Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of the month (could vary)
Location: Christian Life Center Dining Room
Who: Women, 60s to 70s

Emmanuel Women’s Outreach Circle

Emmanuel Circle’s Mission is the Shepherd’s Gate Women’s Shelter. Emmanuel Circle collects toiletries and other needed items to give to the women every month. This Circle is fondly known as the “Chicken Pot Pie” Circle because of its November fundraiser to support Shepherd’s Gate. At each meeting, the group enjoys light refreshments and a devotion. There is always plenty of laughter and fun. Each year is kicked off with a cookout and the fellowship continues all year.

Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of the month (could vary)
Location: Education Building, Room E112
Who: Women, 40s to 60s

Rose Hammond Circle Meeting

Rose Hammond Circle meets each month and supports missions for GAIHN and cancer research.

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of the month (could vary)
Location: Various restaurants
Who: Women, 50s to 60s

GIFT (Girls in Fellowship Together) Circle Meeting

GIFT Circle reads and discusses a book each year. They also host a great overnight retreat in the fall and a weekend retreat to the beach in the spring, as well as several social/dinners at local restaurants.

Meeting Time: Last Tuesday of the Month (could vary)
Location: Various Members Homes
Who: Women, 30s to 50s

Agapé Circle Meeting

Agapé Circle (Agapé, meaning love as revealed in Jesus) holds a Bible study discussion with refreshments and fellowship at each meeting and hosts at least two parties for the circle each year. Agape Circle also hosts Halloween, Christmas, and Easter events for the girls at Marie Yount’s home and assist with prom items if needed in the spring. This Circle also supports Backpack Blessings and provides dinner and overnight hosts for one night during each IHN Week.

Meeting Time: 3rd Monday of each month (could vary)
Location: Various members’ homes
Who: Women, 40s-60s

Young Professionals Small Group

This LifeGroup is discussion-based with a mix of Bible study and topical books.

Meeting Time: 7:30 pm on Thursday
Location: Advent Members Home
Who: Men & Women, Single and Married Couples, late 20s and early 30s

Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study

A group of women who meet weekly for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. Studies are usually 8-12 weeks each and include a DVD and either participants’ guide or workbook.

Meeting Time: 9:15 am – 11:30 am on Thursday
Location: Education Building, Room E112
Who: Women, All Ages

UMC Men: Brothers!

This Bible study meets every Thursday morning at 6:00 am. A light breakfast is enjoyed followed by a study of scripture. The group ends at 7:00 am with prayer. The Brothers also serves breakfast for IHN and other missions as the need and opportunities arise.

Meeting Time: 6:00 am on Thursday
Location: Christian Life Center, Dining Room (Room C101)
Who: Men, All Ages


This LifeGroup is learning to walk the walk together daily as Christians. This group shares, learns, and grows from tackling real life challenges.

Meeting Time: 6:30 pm on Wednesday
Location: Advent House, Room A102
Who: Men & Women, 30+