Small Groups

In this time of spiritual renewal – like a tree planted, thirsting for the streams of water, its roots reaching for fertile ground – the crisis of COVID-19 has given us the gift of a reset. We are able to pause and pivot moving forward.  Our small group offerings for the fall will be limited. At the time of this writing, there are still no groups on campus; however, FUMC Gastonia is providing a modified schedule of virtual learning.


We are in a unique position to offer small groups through gifted leaders, capable

participants, and technological resources.  Christian discipleship is an ongoing effort of study, self-discovery, spiritual practices, and service that helps us understand our beliefs, experience God within ourselves, open up to God, and share our gifts with others.  


If you have any questions, or need to add a smallgroup, please contact Becky Greene (704) 864-4371 ext. 227 or becky@fumcgastonia.org.

Small Group Guide

Click the link below to check out all of the classes and bible studies we are offering this season.

Small_Group_Fall_2020.pdf



Next, you can sign up for your favorites below! 


*You NEED to sign up since these are online groups on ZOOM. We will need your email to send you the meeting links. 

  • disciple fast track- son rise

    Beginning September 13 @ 8-8:45 a.m.

    Leaders: Kelly Zukaitis and Becky Greene

    Early morning opportunity for spiritual growth, study and fellowship. Into the World, Luke – Acts study in 12 weeks.

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • Rhythms of Renewal:

    Trading stress and anxiety for a life of peace and purpose

    Beginning September 13

    7:00 p.m.

    Leader: Clara Harris

    Do you want to go deeper into God’s word? Would you like to be a part of a community of faith while strengthening your relationship with

    Jesus? Here is an opportunity to be a part of an amazing group of women and discover what God has to say to us. 

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • Healing Conversations

    September 14 – October 5

    7:00 p.m.

    Leader:  Rev. Angela Hollar

    A four-week dialogue and

    presentations for race relations.

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • this too shall last

    October 5 – November 18

    2:00 p.m.

    Leader:  Becky Greene

    Finding grace when suffering lingers. Our culture treats

    suffering like a problem to fix, a blight to hide, or the sad start of a transformation story. We silently, secretly wither under the pressure of living as though suffering is a predicament we can avoid or

    annihilate by having enough faith or trying harder. When your prayers for healing haven't been answered, the fog of depression isn't lifting, your marriage is ending in divorce, or grief won't go away, it's easy to feel you've failed God or, worse, he's failed you. 

    If God loves us, why does he allow us to hurt?

    CLICK HERE to sign up


  • Financial peace university

    October 5-November 30

    7:00 p.m.

    Leader: Stephanie Jenkins

    Financial Peace University is a quality program that will show you how to master budgeting, paying off debt, build wealth, and live generously. We can live a fuller life in Christ. The cost of the class is $129 which includes Ramsey Solutions supplying you with a year long subscription to the paid budgeting app, all of the videos, lessons, and tools. Is $129.99 worth it? We know it is. Following the 7 Baby Steps, the average household finds $332 after their first month of budgeting. In the first 90 days, the average household pays off $5,300 in debt and puts $2,700 into savings. And that’s just in the first three months! Imagine what you can do after that. If you are unsure about the class, please attend our first class for more information or reach out to the leader, Stephanie Jenkins at sjenkins@fumcgastonia.org or 980-292-3182. 

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • Genesis

    for normal people

    October 6 – November 10

    6:30 p.m.

    Leader: Rev. Avery White

    Given the fever-pitched controversies about evolution, Adam and Eve, and scientific evidence for the flood, the average

    person might feel intimidated by the book of Genesis. But behind the heady debates is a terrific story – one that anyone can understand, and one that has gripped people for ages.  

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • short stories by jesus

    Beginning September 9

    10:00 a.m.

    Leader:  David & Bee Poston, Rusty & Fran Sitton. 

    The enigmatic parables of a conversational Rabbai. 

    Stunning new insights on the parables. Ears for hearing stories we thought we knew by heart that shakes the faith where we most need to be shaken.  

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • sabbath

    get out of your head

    Beginning September 9

    7:00 p.m.

    Leader:  Anne Mallonnee

    Book Study: Get Out of Your Head

    By Jennie Allen

    Stopping the spiral of toxic thoughts.  

    Feeling stuck, frustrated and defeated. Allen believes the solution is simple:  How we think shapes how we live.

    CLICK HERE to sign up


  • prayer pause

    Beginning September 9

    7:00 p.m.

    Leader: Becky Greene

    A group of young mothers searching the scriptures, using The Message translation.

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • Gideon

    Your weakness is God’s strength

    September 10 – October 29

    9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Leader:  Marti Sell

    In what ways do you feel insufficient?  Those places create the greatest opportunity to experience the sufficiency of God.  

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • disciple i

    Beginning September 10

    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Leader: Leigh Smith

    Disciple is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian Leaders. This is a 32 week study of old and new testaments with plans for individual and group study. 

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • Embrace

    Love Like That: 5 Relationship Secrets from Jesus

    Every other Thursday, Beginning September 10

    7:00 p.m.

    Leader:  Mary Massey

    Have you fallen short of being a good friend, a wise parent, or a

    selfless spouse?  Discover how to truly love those in your life with this revolutionary guide! Blending the latest research in psychology and

    sociology with biblical insights, Parrott shares five practices – being mindful, approachable, gracious, vulnerable, and empathetic – to help you forge meaningful, fulfilling connections with others. 

    CLICK HERE to sign up

  • Chapel

    Wednesdays, Beginning September 9

    7:00 p.m.

    Chapel will be live streamed from the Theatre and will dig deeper in the upcoming Sunday Sermons. 

    Leader:  Rev. Dr. Matthew Burton


    Steam on our website or our Facebook page. 


    * No need to sign up, this is live streamed and will be saved on our website and Facebook page for you to watch at later times as well. 


  • First Fridays

    Beginning September 11

    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    In the memory garden – an opportunity to leave prayer requests with materials provided or a time for prayer and personal reflection. 


    *No need to sign up! Just come during the times listed above!