Small Groups

Fireside Readers Book Discussion

The Fireside Readers is an informal book discussion group that welcomes all men and women who enjoy reading and stimulating discussion. We meet in the Fireside Room every other month from September to May on a day determined by the participants. Books may be fiction or nonfiction and are chosen by the members.

Please check back for details about the next book that will be discussed. Please contact Mary Ann Darnaby if you have questions.

View the list of previously discussed books.

View a list of book recommendations from Fireside Readers.


United Methodist Women Circles

Circle members develop close relationships with each other, praying for and nurturing each other. Visit United Methodist Women to learn more.


Knit or Knot

Knit or Knot ladies at Wellness HouseThe Knit or Knot Ministry meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. During a time of fellowship; shawls, pillows, sweaters and blankets are created to comfort those in need and to celebrate life’s joys. Each piece becomes an expression of love – and the loving care of God who works through the crafters. As each piece of work reaches completion it is passed around the circle and blessed by each crafter’s hands. Pictured are members donating hand-tied pillows for use at Hinsdale’s Wellness House.


Men’s Group Lunch and Discussion

Small groups_mens groupThe Men’s Group meets in the Fireside Room the first Friday of each month at 12:00 Noon. Bring a sack lunch and join in the conversation. Current events, community news, joys and concerns are discussed.





First Thursdays Men’s Fellowship

small groups_mens fellowship monthlyThe Men’s First Thursday fellowship group will be meeting twice over the summer. First, join us on Thursday, July 27 at the Fuller House in Hinsdale, IL, for a fun social evening beginning at 8:00 p.m. See you there! Second, all are welcome to the end-of-summer cookout at the Prospect Pavilion in Clarendon Hills on Friday, August 25. See the bulletin or contact Daniel Cochran for more details and to RSVP at


Third Thursdays Women’s Fellowship

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All women of the church are invited to our Monthly Women’s Fellowship on the third Thursday of the month for food, fun, and fellowship! Check back for details about our next meeting resuming in September. Please contact Kristi Chadwick with questions.



Stepping Stones

adults_small groups_stepping stones logoThe mission of Stepping Stones is to support widows and widowers in a Christian social environment. All widows and widowers are welcome.

Join us on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. for our monthly social. Be treated to a make-your-own ice cream sundae and then enjoy Bill Cook, who has done magic all over the world. He is truly a magician extraordinaire.  You will be amazed. Please contact El Lober at the church office with questions.

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