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Adult groups and classes are how we build community at Aldersgate Church. Being a part of a group is the best way to help a big church feel smaller. Whether it’s a class, a small group, or bible study, in a group, you’ll connect with people in a similar stage of life, or with similar interests. Together, you’ll build community and foster spiritual growth.

We offer small group bible studies, fellowship groups, women’s and men’s groups, prayer groups, topical classes and mission/service groups. The United Methodist Men and the United Women in Faith also provide a place to plug-in for fellowship, outreach and prayer. We also offer various yoga and wellness classes.

Have an idea for a new small group? Tell us what you’re looking for! Send an email to

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday school classes meet at 9:30am and 11:00am on Sunday mornings.


Please contact the listed class leader for more information.

Potpourri Class

Room 208

Sundays at 9:30am

Beginning March 3rd

Leader Information:

Louise Williams

Everyone has doubts. Where is God when bad things happen? In this six-week session “Wrestling with Doubt, Finding Faith”, Adam Hamilton discusses some of our most significant sources of doubt and shows how a steady trust in God can emerge from them. The book is available for purchase on Amazon or Cokesbury but not required to participate in the class. The class will not meet on March 31st (Easter Sunday) or April 7th (SERVE Sunday).

B.A.S.I.C. Class


Sundays at 9:30am

Leader Information:

Bill Armstrong

B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) Bible study meets in the Library on Sunday mornings at 9:30am. Having completed Season 3 of The Chosen, the class is now taking a look at the Gospels and the life of Jesus through the lens of Dave Stott's "Drive Thru History." Specifically, the special edition of "The Gospels - The Extraordinary Life of Jesus of Nazareth." This study has 18 episodes delving into the history, archaeology, geography, and art surrounding the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. There is plenty of time for discussion - and we have some great discussions! All are welcome!

"Invitation to John" Small Group Study

Room 209

Sundays at 9:30am

January 28th - April 14th

Leader Information:

Jeff Long

"In the beginning was the Word ..." Join us for an exciting 12-week journey with Jesus and his followers as told through the Gospel according to John, guided by the Disciples Course "Invitation to John". We will work through two chapters each week, encountering Jesus the miracle worker, the counselor, the friend, and ultimately the Savior. Classes will meet during the 9:30 Sunday school hour in room 209. Please contact Jeff Long ( if you would like to be a part of this study.
Adult Small Groups

Please contact the group leaders below for more details on the small group you are interested in.

Wellness Book Study Group

Mondays | 12:00pm

Library + Zoom
(Contact Judy for Zoom info)

All are invited at any time

Judy Jurkowski

Leader Information:

The Wellness Book Study Group is a small group that meets regularly in person (with Zoom option) to discuss God and Christ-centered books that the group chooses. The group is flexible and open to more people attending.

Soul Space Bible Study

1st Tuesday of the Month | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Guback Center

Open to all youth (14+) and adults. No registration required.

Melody Dillon

Leader Information:

Soul Space is an artistic Bible study that helps all of us to tap into our God-given gift of creativity to explore the scriptures in a new way. Each time we meet we will read a scripture passage through a specific theme; explore the passage and theme through independent creative activities; and then share our insights and creations through open discussion.

Parsonage Small Group

1st & 3rd Wednesdays | 7:00pm

Various Homes of Group Participants

The group is open to new members.

Randy Orndorff

Leader Information:

The group meets for study, reflection, to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, and fellowship.

Christian Meditation Group

Mondays | 2:00pm

Church Library (Room 132)

All are invited at any time

Sue Kane

Leader Information:

The Christian Meditation Group meets every Monday afternoon at 2:00pm in the church library. We spend time in each gathering in a period of meditation.

Wednesday Women

Wednesdays | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Church Library (Room 132)

All are invited at any time

Hettie Hervey

Leader Information:

Women of all ages who meet to enjoy fellowship, service, and study various books, topics, and Bible chapters with the intention of broadening our understanding of the arts and literature as they relate to living a life of following Jesus’s teachings. Our mission statement is: Serving women and their families through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Wesley Bible Study Group

Wednesdays | 7:30pm

(Contact Shari for Zoom info)

Open to new members

Shari Van Buren

Leader Information:

We study the Bible, books, and other resources to help us deepen our faith. All are welcome! On October 25th, we will begin a new study of "When God's Spirit Moves" by Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. It is a six-session study on the Life-Changing Power of the Holy Spirit.

Intercessory Prayer Group

Tuesdays | 9:30am

Virtual (Email for Info)

Open to new members

Group Led

Leader Information:

The Intercessory Prayer Group prays on behalf of people facing spiritual, medical, financial, and relationship concerns. Prayer requests come from our congregation, community, and from throughout the world. Confidentiality is strictly observed and prayers for others are offered in a non-political, non-judgmental setting. The group welcomes men and women of all ages and experience.

House Church

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month | 7:00pm
Every Other Wednesday | 6:00pm

Various Homes of Group Participants

Open to new members & childcare provided

Jon Poarch

Leader Information:

House Church is a discipleship model that focuses on growing disciples by building community. During our gatherings, we will share a meal together and then spend time in prayer, worship, and study of scripture. House Church gatherings are communal, meaning that everyone is invited to participate as we share our gifts and experiences with one another. We believe this is a great model for building community both within the church and in our neighborhoods.

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