Small Groups

No matter where you are on your faith journey, connecting with others and learning together is an important piece of the puzzle. At RUMC we provide many ways for people of all ages to connect. Our ongoing small groups are listed below. For other groups, click on one of the images to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact: Rev. Melissa Mobley, Associate Pastor: Family & Children’s Ministry mmobley@rumc.com
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Ongoing Open Small Groups

A Maze of Grace
We are a young adult group, composed of married couples ages 25-40s that meet on Sunday morning from 10:00 to 10:50 am. We focus our studies around growing your faith as an individual as well as a family. Our group offers members thoughtful reflection on how God and scripture can directly and positively impact you individually and within your home.

Our next meeting will be on January 13th for a social gathering and on January 20th, when we’ll be starting a new study: 5 Love Languages of Children.

When: Sundays, 10:00-10:50 a.m. (ongoing)
Where: Room 178, Sanctuary building
Facilitator: Josh Ketchie (jketchie@gmail.com)
Registration not necessary

Very Small Small Group
We are presently 3 couples, (and counting) all counting our married lives in decades. Our group has grown kids, grandkids, kids in college, and no kids. We all have dogs, some have cats. We are musicians and artists, engineers and planners. We are all long term members of RUMC, and have all been drawn to Chapel Roswell, because of the message of hope, love, and inclusion for all of God’s children.

We’ve read and discussed studies by Max Lucado, Frederick Buechner, and Walter Bruggeman. We’ve read and discussed Paul, the gospels, the gnostic gospels and how 1st century teachings inform our 21st century lives.

We’re intellectually curious and theologically diverse, open to all viewpoints, all shared without judgment. We are children of God, creating a safe place to ask questions, wrestle angels and seek God’s grace and wisdom.

When: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (ongoing)
Where: West Wing Conference Room, 3rd floor, Chapel building
Registration not necessary

Young Adults
The young adult Bible study is a great place to examine beliefs and be encouraged by other young adults. Together we choose a book of the Bible to study in-depth. This strengthens understandings of scripture and stretches us to view the Bible and Jesus’ plan for our lives in new and challenging ways. This group is for adults aged 18-30.

When: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. (ongoing)
Where: Parlor, Chapel building
Facilitator: Mark Kramer
Registration not necessary

Walk and Bible Study
Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for a three to four mile brisk walk. We meet in various places around Roswell and discuss our study while we walk. In case of inclement weather, we meet indoors and skip the walk! The studies are short-term, each lasting about six weeks, and focus on parenting, marriage, and other areas of interest to moms.

When: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ongoing)
Where: Offsite
Facilitator: Kathryn Mulkey, 404-431-6234
Registration not necessary

Sisters in Faith
This is a small group of women who meet for a time of study and discussion on various topics that range from studying individual books of the Bible to modern day studies offered by current authors.

When: Sundays, 6:00-8:00 (ongoing)
Where: Parlor, Chapel building
Registration not necessary

Short Term Small Groups

Same Kind of Different As Me Small Group
Join Dr. Joe McKechnie for a six-session gathering as we explore how two people from very different worlds were drawn together by one powerful woman forging a friendship that broke boundaries and reminds us that no matter how different we think we are, we are all part of the body of Christ. For more information reach out to Joe at jmckechnie1@gmail.com.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 January 9 – February 13
Where: Senior Pastor Conference Room, Chapel Building
Facilitator: Dr. Joe McKechnie

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Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess
Tom Berlin
Often we make a mess of our lives and wonder if there is any redemption. In this book, pastor and author Tom Berlin helps us see our mess through the eyes of Christ to find redemption and restoration. Using Scripture, devotional tools, and the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, St. Augustine, John Wesley, Evelyn Underhill, and others, Berlin encourages reflection and meditation through our own brokenness. Only then can we focus on the cross as the place where we truly surrender control, leave our mess, and find redemption.

When: Wednesdays during Lent, 4:30-5:45 p.m., March 6-April 17
Where: West Wing Conference Room, 3rd floor, Chapel Building
Cost of participant book: $11
Facilitator: Jeff Ross

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When: Sundays, 9:30-10:30, March 10-April 14
Where: Room 131, Chapel building
Facilitator: Melissa Mobley
Cost of participant book: $11

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Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church for People Not in Church
Kenneth Carter Jr. and Audrey Warren
Are you an entrepreneur or a pioneer? Do you like being part of new things? Are you interested in taking church to places where church may not have gone before? Then Fresh Expressions is for you. Increasingly we live in a culture that has many “nones” and “dones” who have written off coming to church. Fresh Expressions is a new movement seeking to go to people, listen to them, and meet them where they are on their journey toward Jesus. Believing that God is already at work in these places, FE seeks to reimagine how the Body of Christ can live and work in diverse and changing contexts. Join us as we look at Ken Carter’s and Audrey Warren’s book, go out and explore our own community, look for where God is sending us to start something new and become ministry pioneers.
This group will join together for conversation around the book as well as take interactive trips into the community to look, see, and meet with the people around us.

When: Sundays, 4:00-5:30, January 13–March 3
Where: West Wing Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Chapel Building
Cost of participant book: $11
Facilitator: Melissa Mobley

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