Adult Study and Fellowship


There are MANY opportunites at SRUMC for adults to learn, grow, and connect. Most of our study groups go on hiatus over the summer, but are our ongoing studies and other groups who would love to have you join them. Contact names and numbers are attached to each group, and you can always call Mary in the church office (775-851-1181) to answer any questions. This first list is specifically for folks who are looking to study and talk together; after this list, you will find a list of opportunities just to build friendships and have fun.

All groups meet at church unless otherwise noted. Bring your Bible if you have one, or borrow one from church.

Disciple 1 Becoming Disciples through Bible Study – Join us for a thorough 24 week study of the whole Bible, and what it means for us today. It’s an excellent study for beginners and for folks who feel well acquainted with Scripture and would love to go deeper. Everyone is welcome to drop in any time. Contact Boyd Jeffery 208-604-0444 ( or Pastor Dawn 851-1181 (

Thursday Friends – Discussion of Christian books by a small group for women on a journey of friendship and faith. First and third Thursdays at 2:30pm. We are always welcoming new participants! Contact Marlene Ballard 376-8109  (

Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis – A weekend retreat of learning and growing in the Christian faith. Contact Bob & Ellen Thomas 673-1443 (

Bible Study for Women – Read and discuss a book of the Bible on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Everyone is welcome! Contact Judy Kirby 853-2765 (

Men’s Spirituality – A new group is forming! If you are interested in helping us plan the year of fellowship and men’s spiritual growth, please call Bill Weishuhn 527-0200 ( or Dale Clark 825-1795 (



All groups meet at church unless otherwise noted.

Messy Spirituality – Anyone over 18 (or with a young spirit!) meets twice a month for fellowship and service. Contact Caree Walker at (

The Fourth Day — Jesus died and was resurrected in 3 days; every day since then is the “Fourth Day.” Join us twice a month for friendship and mutual support as we grow in faith together. We meet on 2nd and 4th Mondays at South Reno UMC. In September, we will choose a book to read together, for inspiration, prayer, and discussion. Contact Caree Walker 843-4622 ( or Jaime Rogers 527-3347.

Men’s Spirituality – A new group is forming! If you are interested in helping us plan the year of fellowship and men’s spiritual growth, please call Bill Weishuhn 527-0200 ( or Dale Clark 825-1795 (

Prayers n’ Squares – Creates quilts knotted with prayers to give to anyone who needs comfort in a time of crisis. Contact Cleve Bjur 852-1626 (

Watercolor Artists – For beginners and lifetime artists, to paint and enjoy each other’s company. Contact Joan Garrett 853-6442 (

Divine Designers – Beautifies our sanctuary and speaks the gospel through color, light, and texture. Contact Sue Thomas 702-812-5956 (santa87@gmail,com).

Close Knit Friends – Knits all kinds of things together, as charitable gifts or just for the joy of knitting together. Beginners very welcome, we would love to have you! Contact Peggy Whitney 622-0128 (

Wonder Workers – Meets most Wednesday mornings for coffee and conversation, and then meets at church to do light repairs and maintenance. Contact Stew Crane 849-8209 (

Stephen Ministry – Connects people in crisis with a listening, praying confidante. Contact Patsy Livingston 223-7729 (

Walk to Emmaus – Connects people and inspires growth through small group fellowship. Contact Bob & Ellen Thomas 673-1443 (

Church Choir – Sings every Sunday at our 9:30 a.m. service, with rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. No experience necessary, everyone welcome. Contact Judy Flamer 851-8566 (

Hand Bell Choir – Rings about once per month, with rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. Contact Diane Bell 843-4178 (

Tintabulations Community Bell Choir — Traveling group of experienced bell ringers, we rehearse Mondays at 5:30pm. Contact Barb Walsh 677-8119 (

“Tapestry” Praise Team – Provides music for the Saturday worship service and occasional Sunday services, and just loves to sing and play together. Contact Pastor Becky Stockdale 851-1181 (

Celebration Singers – Brings music and smiles once per month to residents of retirement facilities around the community. Contact Patsy Livingston (

TOPS: Taking off Pounds Sensibly — Meets together on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am to learn and support each other in living healthier lives. Contact Patsy Livingston 223-7729 (

AA/Al Anon/Alateen – 12 Step groups meet at SRUMC every day, focused on friendship, support, and recovery. Contact the church office at 851-1181  (