Small groups, known as GROW GROUPS, are part of the social fabric of the larger church community and contribute to the vitality and greater good of the whole church. Participants in small groups benefit from the wisdom and discernment of other group members in a safe and encouraging setting. Within small groups people find friendship, are mentored in the faith, and provide care for one another.
As you browse through the small groups listed below, please prayerfully consider joining one. If you have an idea for a new group or would like to start one, please see or email the Director of Small Groups and Adult Education, Brian (BJ) Mickle at email@example.com
Small Group descriptions and facilitators are highlighted below. To participate in a Small Group, contact the leader of that group or the Director.
A ministry that presents praise music via American Sign Language. Practices and performances will be determined by those who are interested. No signing experience is needed.
Leader: Angele Cooper
Prayer Connection FUMC Prayer Walk Team Walk our community with a team to regularly love our neighbors by praying for them and with them. Contact Christy Inverso or sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.
Caregiver Support Group
Our purpose is to provide emotional and spiritual support and a network of resources for those caring for a parent or family member. Occasionally, a speaker will be invited, but mostly it will be an open discussion for anyone who wants to stop in once-in-a-while or attend regularly. We will gather on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9:50 – 10:45 AM in the Fellowship House.
Leader: Nancy Walters
This is a women’s ministry group that gathers monthly (depending on schedules) and talks about current hot topics and deal with life’s circumstances together. They rotate homes and will also provide support for various church activities throughout the year.
Leader: Megan Watson
Young Couples Ministry
This group will be starting up soon and will focus on relationship building and fellowship with other couples within the church. This will be geared for couples who are not married, engaged, or are married. A leader is needed for this group to help plan and implement the start to this group. If interested please contact Brian Mickle.
This group participates in different skits/ musicals to enhance the worship service experience. Larger shows are in the planning stages. Rehearsals and participation vary depending on the show and what is needed.
Leader: Jenna Rentzel
This group is in the planning stages. We are looking for a group of leaders that would be willing to coordinate activities, gatherings and various topic discussions/ presentations to fit the needs of this group. If interested in learning more, please contact Brian Mickle.
Men of Armor
A men’s group of all ages that meets every other Tuesday at 7 PM at local restaurants. Different studies and fellowship. This group also participates in fishing trips and various other activities.
We are ageless (any age). This group is for anyone who wants to share her/his gifts and talents through knitting and crocheting. We make shawls for baptisms or people who need extra comfort wrapped around them in prayer. We are looking for people of all ages who have experience or not. If you want to learn how to knit or crochet, we can do that. We have many donated supplies so you don’t need to bring anything.
Leader- Angele Cooper and Aimee Nolt
This group helps to promote a caring relationship among the members with visits, phone calls, or notes. The group meets the first Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the church office.
Salt Shakers is a great way to expand your group of friends at Glassboro UMC. while enjoying fun, food and fellowship. In Salt Shakers, people (usually a group of around 8) will get together for a meal several (3-5) times during the year. Different people host each meal and others help provide the food or you can choose to meet at a restaurant. Singles, couples, all ages can join in on the fun! After about 3-5 times meeting… we will “shake it up” and new groups will be assigned. It’s a lot of fun and it is hoped that many more connections and relationships with be formed because of it.
Leader: Brian Mickle
What do you find most refreshing? A cold drink on a hot day? An afternoon nap? Listening to praise and worship music? Hanging out with friends?- This group meets bi-weekly and rotates homes or various restaurants. Sometimes there is a study, but the group also focuses on community volunteer work and day trips to Christian concerts. They organize the Trunk or Treat outreach and help with the Christmas Stocking party.
Leader: Brian Mickle
Jesus and Java
Young Adult ( College) A study class that meets every Sunday in the church coffeehouse during the college year at 7pm. Leader: Melodie Norton, Director of Young Adults and Campus Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Another young adult program that meets throughout the school year. Check out the church calendar for the next round of times that they will be meeting! Contact the Director of Young Adults- Melodie Norton
Family Game Night
A night of fun and fellowship for the whole family! Bring your favorite treat or appetizer to share, bring your favorite game, and bring your family and friends! Coffee, Tea, Soda, and Water is always provided! This group meets every quarter.
Relay For Life
Annually this group participates in the raising money and efforts in the fight against cancer. Team meetings and fundraisers are set by the captains.
Leaders- Ginger Sinning and Peg Haney
United Methodist Women
They have both daytime and evening groups. Leaders- Joan Aveni and Julie Balkenhol