We have a variety of programs for adults in our congregation. If you have any questions about any of these programs or need to know better who to contact please contact the church office at email@example.com or by calling 215-855-1643
Reichley Fellowship Class - A challenging curriculum that relates scripture to daily living, taught by a group of leaders offering varying points of view and opportunity for discussion. Each week begins with devotions and hymns. Contact Marge Kramer for more information.
The Seekers Sunday School class tends to read and discuss books authored by Adam Hamilton, as he has a unique way of touching us and prompting discussion. This class is coordinated by Ken Dickinson.
The Bible Study class will explore the book of Revelation this year. Participants are multigenerational, which brings a unique perspective to our open discussion around the chapters read each week. This class is led by Ken Willey.
The Open Forum class generally studies video series by Andy Stanley, Adam Hamilton, Jim Cymbala and other pastors. New series starting Sunday, January 3rd, called "The Bible-for Grown-ups" by Andy Stanly. This class is led by Judi Plummer.
Transformation Groups - These groups are made up of 5-10 people who, desiring to grow in their faith and to support others in that same growth, gather together on a regular basis to share about their lives and their Christian journey - the ups and downs, the praises and the trials. The group time is mainly spent on 3 things: fellowship, questions and prayer. The questions take the majority of the meeting time and focus on consciously recognizing where God has or hasn't been present over the past week and how we as Christians can grow stronger in faith and action. Christ UMC currently has 6 active Transformation Groups and we would love to add more! Many of the current members helped to deepen their faith and build a community of close Christian friends. If you have questions or are interested in joining a group, please contact Paul Bernhardt or Krystyna Supplee.
United Methodist Men - This group sponsors our church softball team and they host several events throughout the year. The annual pancake breakfast and the Santa Breakfast are the largest events that they do annually.
Men's Reading Group - This group of men gather and take turns reading and discussing various religion-themed books. They meet Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am weekly online. For more information, contact Pastor Zachary Hopple.
Caregivers Group - Are you a caregiver for a family member, friend or neighbor? Join other caregivers as they share their experiences, learn about coping strategies, self-care, and other topics requested by the group. Meetings are online on the 4th Friday of each month at 11am. For more information, contact Marge Kramer, Director of Congregational Care.
Laudate Ringers - This is an adult handchime ensemble that is geared toward those with little or no experience ringing bells or chimes. Sherry Harris is the director for this group. The time of rehearsal is set in the morning so it is ideal for a retired adult, parent with preschool children and anyone else available at that time. They meet Friday mornings at 9:30 - 10:15 am in the Sanctuary.
Fiducia Deo Ringers - (During COVID, we have combined the Alleluia Ringers and the Gloria Dei Ringers.) This choir of an adult handbell ensemble is for all adults and skill levels. If you can read music, you can learn how to ring handbells. The members of this group model God's love and patience through the acceptance of all abilities. It is a relaxed environment to learn and enjoy fellowship while praising God with music. They meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Rose Garden Room. Miki Chelton and Steph Shuey direct this group.
Chancel Choir - This is the adult choir that sings 3-4 times a month for Sunday Services. They sing music of various styles and time periods. This choir is open to those wishing to share the love of Jesus Christ with each other and the congregation each week. It is a group that enjoys and believes in what they sing and expresses that each week. Prior experience is not needed. This choir is directed by Miki Chelton. They meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm online.
Fish Food (Praise Band) - This group provides lively music during "Worship before Worship" time, which occurs almost every Sunday before the second worship service (at approximately 10:45 am). This is a fun group consisting of keyboards, drums, guitars, horns and any other instrument willing to participate. They lead the congregation in singing uplifting songs - projecting the words for all to see. Elysa Dalbow leads this group. They rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9 pm in the Sanctuary.
Jazz Group - This group (sometimes known as the Wise Guys) is a small group that aims to get together weekly to play jazz standards, typically American Songbook, Real Book, and gospel tunes. People in the group are learning and experimenting with improvisation, and really enjoy making music together. Although the group plays together largely for fun and fellowship, we do play for occasional church services, fund raisers, and other special events. This group meets Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary and is led by Bill Schaefer.
Hands and Feet Ministry - (formerly the Caring Committee) This team of people is eager to help our church family when you need us. We deliver a meal when you come home from a hospital stay, have welcomed a new baby, or are grieving a loss. We provide rides to doctor appointments or for other necessary trips. We help with funeral luncheons, providing the meal, desserts, or people to set up, serve and clean up, depending on your needs. We have also assembled a team of people who are eager to help you with a variety of small projects around your house. If you do have a need, please contact Marge Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books Between Friends - A diverse group of women reading a varied selection of books. They meet every 4-6 weeks (depending on the current book and their schedules) on Monday nights at 7:00 pm in the Lounge. Discussions are lively and thought provoking! For more information or to be added to their distribution list, contact Marge Kramer.
Cooking for Manna - Once a month, a dedicated group of volunteers come together to cook a meal for Manna on Main Street, a soup kitchen/food pantry located in Lansdale. Come help the group prepare the meal or assist by providing grocery items needed. The cooking gets underway the 3rd Thursday of the month in our Kitchen at 6:30 pm.
Men's Breakfast Group - Meet up with other men from Christ UMC and have some breakfast at the West Main Diner in Lansdale. This is a great fellowship event. This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am.
Stitching Sisters - This group serves two purposes: to use their time and talents creating gifts to donate to worthy causes and to come together in friendship and fellowship while they work. Projects change every few months. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 am to noon in Fellowship Hall, rooms 102, 104, & 106. Karen Fallows leads this team!
Deborah Circle - The character of this group is to support people of the congregation that are participating in mission trips, community mission projects and youth mission trips. Meetings often feature church members who have recently been a part of a mission or trip to speak with the group. Any and all women are invited to bring a sandwich or salad and share coffee, tea and dessert. (Currently, no eating is allowed due to COVID.) Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month in Fellowship Hall, room 106 at 1:00 pm.
Evening Fellowship - A group of special needs adults that gathers once per month for fun and fellowship. Each month has a theme and they sometimes go out to eat and always enjoy a year-end picnic. Transportation can be arranged if needed. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month normally from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall, Rooms 102, 104 & 106. If you are interested in being part of the team that leads the monthly meetings and helps with transportation speak with Jan Sawicki.
Friendly Seniors - This energetic group of seniors meets from September to June, around 1:00 pm, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Gatherings include lunch and/or dessert. Several local tours are planned, as well as some meetings in Fellowship Hall with guest speakers, trivia, and fellowship. Most activities are handicap accessible.
Susannah Wesley Circle - Monthly meetings range from doing mission projects together, to having guest speakers on a variety of topics, to traveling to a local venue for a tour. The Circle year begins in September with a dinner at a local restaurant and normally ends in June with a covered-dish picnic at a member's home. Meetings are typically held the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Co-leaders Nadene Stauffer and Suzanne Williams would love to have you join them.
Kaleidoscope Book Group - This group of amazing women meets every Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:00 pm in the Lounge to discuss a wide variety of books. They also share Christian fellowship, giving each other support and encouragement. They would love to have you join them any time!