Small Groups

Small groups are an important part of First Pres. These unique gatherings are designed to help people connect with others over a shared experience or interest, and all groups are intended to assist in growing in our faith and sharing God's love. Some of these groups are growing and changing; others may be started as the need or interest arises. If you would like to join or lead a small group, or have questions, please contact Pastor Karol.

  • ALPHA is an acronym describing our small group: accountability, learning/laughter, prayer/participation, honesty/humor, action in community. We have individuals and couples who come together to study and share our lives, including joys and concerns. We meet from 5:30-7pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, September - May, at the church (or virtually). We have done service projects, Bible studies, book discussions, and video-led series; we take turns sharing leadership and bringing dessert.

    Contact Becky Mentzer

  • The Freeman Small Group is made up of retired individuals or couples who gather once or twice a month to study and for fellowship. (This group is not accepting new members at this time.)

    Contact Bryan & Jo Ann Freeman

  • These women come together to knit, crochet and fellowship with one another from 9:45-10:45 on the 3rd Sunday of the month, September - May, in the Chapel on the lower level. We create items of love and comfort such as prayer shawls, afghans, prayer squares, baby blankets, and winter items. Late in the year we sponsor an Artisan Sale where handmade items are sold, with proceeds going to a designated non-profit organization.

    contact Becky Mentzer

  • This group of men gathers weekly throughout the year to enjoy Bible study, prayer, fellowship, a sharing of joys and concerns, and to support each other. We *normally* meet every Monday morning at 8am at the Original Pancake House.

    Contact Rob Kelley

  • We gather to share the joys and challenges of being busy moms. We meet occasionally for fellowship and dinner. We are a casual group and rotate leadership, although expectations are not high as we are all busy moms!

    CONTACT melissa walles

    CONTACT caitlin wilcox

  • This women's small group focuses on being a new creation in Christ. We plan a study with discussion and share our joys and concerns. We meet Sept-May, from 5:15-6:15pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in the library.

    Contact Barb Lemmon

  • We are a group of women who share a similar life stage. As recent empty nesters, most of us are moving into the "next chapter" of our children establishing independence and getting married, welcoming grandkids, and navigating retirement. We seek to study the Word, pray for each other’s joys and concerns, and enjoy fellowship with each other. We meet from 7-8:30pm twice a month on Tuesdays, September-May, in member's homes. (Not accepting new members at this time.)

    Contact Sabrina Smith

    contact Betsy Stout

  • Couples who became new parents in 2022-2023 gather for sharing stories and support on the parenting journey. We meet monthly on a Thursday at the church with childcare, and monthly on a Saturday for a social outing with our children.

    Contact leslie walker

  • Four couples meet monthly at varying locations for fellowship, and occasional service projects.

    (Not accepting new members at this time.)

    Contact Tim Pantaleone

  • We read books and articles and watch DVDs, mostly with a progressive Christian outlook. Leadership of discussions and material selection is shared by the group. We meet from 9-10:30am on Thursday mornings in the library.

    Joe Painter

    Becky Mentzer

  • This women's group gathers for fellowship, study, and various outreach activities. We meet from 1-2:30pm on the 1st Friday of the month, Sept-May for Bible study in the church library or on the patio. We support a teacher at a Sheridan Elementary School to supply her students with school supplies, treats, and field trip expenses.

    contact e'lane tufts

  • All young adults (20s & 30s) are invited to a weekly small group discussion on Sundays at noon (following the 11am service) beginning January 7. We also plan occasional social outings and community service opportunities.

    Contact Tristan Bishop  

    Contact Karol Schilling