small groups

There's a place for everyone in Hinsdale UMC's Small Groups. New members are always welcome! 

  • Midweek Check-In and Devotions

    Please come join us for forty good minutes of sharing Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.! Each session will include a time for conversation on previous Sunday’s sermon, as well as upcoming Sunday’s text. Were you inspired? Challenged? Intrigued? Do you have questions? Comments? Just come and share with us! All are welcome!

    For Zoom connection information or other questions, please contact Pastor Young-Mee at 708-203-6616 or


    The Men’s Group typically meets in the Fireside Room the first Friday of each month at 12:00 Noon. Bring a sack lunch and join in the lively conversation and fellowship. Current events, community news, joys and concerns are discussed. New members always welcome!

    On Friday, November 6, the Men's Group will meet monthly via Zoom. Please contact the church office for connection information. 

  • movie discussion night

    Everyone is invited to join in our Movie Discussion Night. Watch a movie in the comfort of your home and then join in for a discussion at HUMC in Fellowship Hall. Masks and social distancing will be the practice of everyone. 

    Our October movie will be The Conspirator. The movie is available on Amazon Prime and Netflix. Movie Discussion Night is Friday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. at HUMC in Fellowship Hall. If anyone would like to join the group or has any questions, please contact Carole Feagler via email.


    The Fireside Readers is an informal book discussion group that welcomes all men and women who enjoy reading and stimulating discussion. We meet about once a month from September to May in the Fireside Room at 6:30 p.m. for dessert and coffee, and discussion at 7:00 p.m.

    Hard to believe our last Fireside Readers meeting was in early March! Lets reconnect! We will meet on Monday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no refreshments will be served, so the discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m.

    Our book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson This book covers Winston Churchill's first year as Prime Minister beginning on May 10, 1940. On his first day as Prime Minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium, and the Dunkirk evacuation was two weeks away. The Blitz started shortly after. The publisher says, "Drawing on diaries, original archival documents and once-secret intelligence reports, some only recently declassified, Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year."

    There are many interesting details about his family, his associates, daily life, and his desperate efforts to get President Roosevelt to give them aid. Erik Larson also wrote The Devil in the White City about the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair, and he really makes history come alive.

    The book is available at public libraries, and on Kindle and Nook.

    Please contact Mary Ann Darnaby if you have any questions.

    View the list of previously discussed books.

    View a list of book recommendations from Fireside Readers.

  • united methodist women circles

    United Methodist Women (UMW) Circle members develop close relationships with each other, praying for and nurturing each other. Circles meet the second Thursday of the month September through May. All women are encouraged to join one of our three circle groups:

    Mary Circle – Named for Mary, the mother of Jesus. Meets at 9:00 a.m. at the church for light refreshments and business meeting followed by a program. Childcare is available upon request.

    Priscilla Circle – Named for a missionary. Meets at 1:00 p.m. at the church for dessert and business meeting followed by a program.

    Lydia Circle – Named for Lydia, a Christian business woman. Meets at 7:00 p.m. in members’ homes for a business meeting and program followed by dessert.

    New circle members are always welcome!

    Visit United Methodist Women to learn more.


    The Knit or Knot Ministry normally 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. Please stay tuned for details about our next meeting.

  • Stepping stones

    The mission of Stepping Stones is to support widows and widowers in a Christian social environment. All widows and widowers are welcome. Join us on second Tuesday of each month in Fellowship Hall for our gathering. Please contact the church office with questions.