Small Groups

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."  Proverbs 27:17

Groups are an incredibly important part of the culture at Medina UMC. Here at the church, we do not believe that groups are just helpful, important, beneficial, and great for you; we believe groups are essential to your faith life! Jesus even modeled for us having a group to share with and support one another. Below we have a list of the many groups offered at MUMC that you can join! If you need help finding a group or want to know any information, feel free to fill out the form below and we'll be in touch to help you out!

Adult Small Groups

Toporowsky Men's Study

This men's group meets throughout the year on Saturday mornings to offer men an opportunity for fellowship, Bible study and prayer.  
Saturday's @ 7:30am in the Cafe
All Men interested are welcome!


Join us Monday nights at the Church from 7:00 - 8:30pm for a group based, women's Bible study.  Explore, grow, and pray together as the regular course takes you through a unique journey in faith. 

Women's Community Bible Study

Pat Sooy invites you to join in this 20+ year ongoing group of women that come from the whole Medina community to join for song and a Christ-centered, Bible based study.  Join us Tuesday's @ 9:30am or Thursday's at  7:00pm.   For information contact:

Craig and
Men's Study

This Men's Bible Study meets weekly prior to worship on Sunday mornings, at 7:30am.  They utilize different book studies and also help prepare for the yearly Men's Retreat @ Camp Wanake.  For more info, contact Brett Rabung or Craig Welsh


This class meets on Sunday's at 11:30am following the Praise Service.  All our welcome as in-depth study takes place via book and video learning opportunities.  

Keeping Connected

This group offers adults a monthly opportunity to gather for fellowship, a nutritious lunch and an entertaining program. This group will meet the 3rd Thursday's of each month from 11:15-2:00pm.

Sunday School

Every Sunday at 11:30am, this class will take you on an in-depth Bible study to help you further understand the teachings of Jesus Christ.  This session is ongoing and provides thought invoking curriculum.

Brad Lane

This group meets every Saturday from 9:00-10:00am. This class is a great opportunity to get the Men of our church together for fellowship, teaching, and fun!

Support Group

Our second grief support group will be forming soon! This is a great opportunity to come together and share your experiences with individuals who will love and support you. Dates and times will be announced soon!

Parent Bible

Led by Craig and Nancy Welsh, this group is a great landing place for parents of any-aged student! The group meets at 11:30am in the church and is open to be joined whenever! This class is also supported by the Teen Ministries so you will get to learn a little of what your teens are at Shield!


Come meet Jesus and his friends! Led by Jeanne Smith, this group's dates and times will be announced shortly. This class will be a great intro to the Bible, and a great kicking off point into one of our other small groups!


Are you a lover and a supporter? Then the care ministry is for you! Help us by using your gifts to support our congregation in every way from visitation and bereavement to college bags and care cards! Contact Jesse at to get involved!


Elizabeth Circle is one of our United Women in Faith Ministries! This group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month and the Circle meets sometimes at the church and sometimes on zoom.  For info or to join, contact Mary Anne Rogers at

Leah Lydia

Leah Lydia Circle is the 2nd of our two United Methodist Women in Faith Ministries! Leah Lydia meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:00pm at the church. Often these meetings include fellowship, food, education, fun, and more! For more info on Leah Lydia, contact or Susan Ferguson at

Mothers Of Preschool Students (MOPS)

MOPS is led by a group of moms from our church. If you've got children in preschool-grade 12, this is the perfect group for you. Come join in fellowship, food, and teaching with other moms like you! We meet September-May on the first Thursday of the month from 6:00-8:30pm and childcare is provided! 

The Wide

This group, (inspired by the work of Chuck Colson and Rev. Rick Warren) examines worldviews as they relate to the most important questions of our day. Join us Wednesday mornings starting September 18th from 10:00-11:00am on Zoom. You will need to purchase the book The Good Life by Charles Colson.

A Little Info On "The Circles"

Both Circles provide service, money, and needed items (such as clothes, food, etc.) to our Church and community organizations. Our mission is to provide service to women, youth, and children. As women we strive to become: faith driven women; action driven women in faith, love, and change; and last but not least to connect women together.


The new DO. LOVE. WALK class will be reading and discussing the book called "Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community" by Kathy Baldock
The class meets every OTHER Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 PM.  MUMC Room #208.
The first class is January 5, 2023.
Class Facilitator: Christi Fulton

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