small groups

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

  • MEN’S GROUP LUNCH AND DISCUSSION

    The Men’s Group typically meets in the Fireside Room the first Friday of each month at 12:00 Noon in the Fireside Room. 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! Please contact the church office with questions and for more 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 on the second Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Click here for the movie critique questions sheet for your use. Stay tuned to our enews for details of the movie selection. Please contact the church office with questions and for more information. 

  • 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!


    The Midweek Check-In and Devotion group will not meet during the Summer months. We will resume (or rather, launch a new group!) in September. Stay tuned to the enews and our website for more details.

  • Parents of Young Ones

    Parents of Young Ones will gather monthly. Whether you are a parent of a newborn or a 13 year-old that still seems young, join us! We will share short spiritual practices, reflect on the blessings of family, and support each other as interruptions happen… even during our meeting together. Please contact Leah Ostwald at leah.ostwald@hinsdaleumc.com to express your interest in attending our next meeting.

  • 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 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.


    Check back soon for details about our next meeting. 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 the following three circle groups. New circle members are always welcome!


    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. 


    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.


    Due to the COVID-19 safety guidelines, UMW Circles are meeting via Zoom under further notice. Please check the church calendar or contact the church office for details. 


    Visit United Methodist Women to learn more.

  • KNIT OR KNOT

    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 and when Stepping Stones will resume in-person gatherings.