Coffee, Cakes & Christian Conversation with the pastor!
Sundays, 9:20-10 AM in room 203
We will conduct open and loving Christian conversations about the current issues, concerns, and needs that face our church or our nation. Deep divisions are at work in both the church and the nation, and in some places those divisions intersect.
Pick up your coffee & pastries in the Smiley Hospitality Center and then come to room 203.
The Women of Springfield UMC
This is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and, to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Membership is open to all women of Springfield United Methodist Church and is one of the most enjoyable ways to get to know the women of this church and to engage in a variety of worthwhile service activities. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am, September through June in our Hospitality Center. Interesting programs, refreshments and socializing abound. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with friends and make new friends. The Welcome Mat is out! Please call the church office for further information.
United Methodist Men
The Springfield United Methodist Men is a fellowship of men whose purpose is to promote spiritual growth and discipleship; equipping men to be spiritual leaders for their families, church, work, and community; and to support the missions and ministries of the church. The hold their monthly breakfast meeting on the first Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the church social hall. Our group brings men together in fellowship to provide inspiration, information, and direction for Christian service.
Adult Christian Education
SUMC offers many small groups in which adults can grow together spiritually. Whether you are starting out on your spiritual journey or you have already traveled a long way, SUMC has a group for you. Check out the adult Sunday school classes, weekday Bible studies, and other options for Christian education at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Adult Social Groups
Connect with adults throughout the week for social activities. SUMC supports various groups for adults with similar interests to get together.
Bridge – Mondays and Fridays, 1 pm in the Hospitality Center
Exercise – Mondays and Thursdays – 9 am in the Social Hall
Jazzercise class – Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 7:45 pm in the Social Hall. Bring a mat and come join in. The first wee is free.
Book Club – tea and gentile conversation in the Hospitality Center at 4:00 pm. on one Sunday a month throughout the year. All readers are welcome! Books read during 2016 include:
January – ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ – Zona Neale Hurston
February – ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Years of Pilgrimage’ – Haruki Murakami
March – ‘H is for Hawk’ – Helen MacDonald
April – ‘Dead Souls’ – Nikolai Gogol
May – ‘People of the Book’ – Geraldine Brooks
June – ‘The Prince of Tides’ – Pat Conroy
September – ‘Catch 22’ – Joseph Heller
November – ‘Be Frank with Me’ – Julia Claiborne Johnson
December – ‘The Golden Notebook’ – Doris Lessing
January 22 – ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’ – Adam Johnson
February 19 – The Travels of Jaime McPheeters – Robert Lewis Taylor (Pulitzer 1959)
March 19 – ‘Today Will be Different’ – Maria Semple
April 9 – ‘A Man Called Ove’ – Fredrik Backman
June 11 – ‘Autumn’ = Ali Smith
Gardening/mowing – The Garden of Love and other small areas around the church need loving care.
Walk to Emmaus
Walk to Emmaus is designed for Christians who are active church members and their leaders who want to rekindle their faith or renew their vision. Less active church members who are seeking to renew a relationship with God, to grow spiritually, or to discover firmer foundations for their lives may also benefit from Emmaus. Emmaus is for people who want to grow spiritually and mature as disciples of Jesus Christ, who want to build up the church in love and contribute to its ministry.