• Connects all of us, young and old, to the Source of life.

  • Provides an opportunity for continued growth.

  • Transforms people and churches.

  • Helps people become leaders.

  • Provides a church family.

  • Provides a safe place for people to make new friends and grow in their faith.

  • Deepens people's knowledge and understanding of God's hand in all of life.

The Christian life is lived out with people. We understand that growing one's faith requires the support, attention and nurturing that only small group can provide. Trusting relationships allow us to know one another deeply and to be known. What we receive from God is always matured, tested and developed in the context of people, like you, in God’s Church. Here at FUMC we value the time-proven experience of Christians meeting in home groups for the purpose of Fellowship, Bible Study, Missions, and growing, nurturing, and discipling people to become dynamic followers of Jesus Christ. We offer short-term and long-term classes to allow you to connect with others as you walk together on your faith journey. Our small groups are a way to get to know each other.

A Discipleship Council has been implemented and their primary work is to develop effective small group discipleship ministry at the church. If you are interested in attending any of the currently functioning groups, please contact the Church Office at 570.385.3941 for contact information or the Group Leaders to confirm schedules. The small groups that are currently functioning are listed below; however some of these groups are meeting in-person and others virtually:

LifeGroups - Topic is "Healing"

Sundays at 10:30 am

Led by: Gary Daum

Led by: Karen Shiffert

Led by: Tom Reed

Led by: Don Bergen

Led by: Ted & Carolyn Catranis (Young Adult Group)

Led by: Sevenia Reiger



Led by: Ellen Marino

Time: 10:00 am

Where: At church


Led by: Ann Moyer & Nancy Kraft (Ladies Only)

When: 1:00 pm

Where: At church

Led by: JoAnn Daum (Ladies Only)

When: 3:00 pm

Where: Church cafe 

Led by: Mike & Joanne Forbes

When: 6:00 pm

Where: The Forbes' Home

Led by: Wanda Langley (Over 50 Group/Seniors)

When: 6:00 pm

Where: At church


Led by: Eydie Reed

When: 10:00 am

Where: The Reed’s Home

Led by: Gerri Inama

When: 6:00 pm

Where: The Inama’s Home

Led by: Ralph & Julie Saunders

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Church cafe


Led by: Lisi Fisher & Barbara Brady (Girls, ages 13-25 years)

When: 9:30 am

Where: Church cafe

Other Small Groups with a Non-Healing Focus


Chew and Chat

Led by: April Bergen

When: 10:00 am (every other week)

Where: Local restaurants

Book of Daniel

Led by: Ellen Marino

When: 10:00 am

Where: At church

The Alpha Course (New Members or those who want to know more about Christianity)

Led by: Greg & Dawn Fisher

When: 6:00 pm

Where: At church


Bible Study

Led by: Doug O’Connell

When: 7:00 pm

Where: At church



Men's Breakfast

When: Third Saturday of the Month at 8:00 AM

Where: Fellowship Hall

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