small groups

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

  • 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.


    Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 27 in the Fireside Room at 6:30 p.m. for dessert and coffee and discussion at 7:00 p.m. Jeff Kelterborn will be the discussion leader. Our book is “The Overstory”, by Richard Powers. This novel won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and several other awards. Through stories of people who learn to see nature, particularly trees, in a new way, the author explores humans’ relationship to the environment and how it has changed over the years. What does this mean for the planet’s future?

     

    The book is available at many public libraries, in hardback and paperback, and on Kindle and Nook. There are many used copies available for purchase.


    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.

  • MEN’S GROUP LUNCH AND DISCUSSION

    The 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 lively conversation and fellowship. Current events, community news, joys and concerns are discussed. New members always welcome!

  • KNIT OR KNOT

    The 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.


    Please Note: Knit or Knot will not meet in December. We will resume in January on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

  • 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.