Adults

small groups

9:45AM
SEEKER/EXPLORERS—Empty Nesters and parents of high school students.  Some are new grandparents.  Meets in Room 286.  
FAMILIES OF FAITH—Married and single parents, children mostly high school and older.  Meets in Room 277.  
MARY-MARTHA—Women of all ages.  Meets in Room 278.  
NEW LIFE—Adults seeking to dive deeper into following Jesus through study & fellowship. Meets in Room 284. 
PATHFINDERS—Mostly empty nesters and grandparents.  Meets in Room 276. 
WONDERERS—Diverse group of mostly retired people.  Meets in Room 280. 
GREENBAUM & GALLAMORE SMALL GROUP—Adults with varying aged children.  
AMBASSADORS—Intergenerational Group. 

6:30PM

CURTIS, GROOTHOFF & HART SMALL GROUP—Mostly parents with older children

9:30AM
WEDNESDAY MORNING—Older adults


7:00PM
20'S SMALL GROUP
GIFT (GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER)—Diverse group of adults
Interested in joining one of these small groups?  sign up for a small group

United methodist men

About

The Fishers United Methodist Men is a means for men of the congregation to experience spiritual growth and faith development in a group environment.

By strengthening the centrality of Christ in our lives and modeling the servant leadership of Christ, we seek to clarify our roles and responsibilities in family settings, the workplace, and society.

When They Meet

The UMM meets monthly for breakfast on the 2nd Saturday of the month to share concerns and joys, devotionals, prayer, updates on outreach, a hot breakfast, and other activity meeting the needs and interests of the group.

All men of the congregation are considered members of the United Methodist Men. You are invited to join in--2nd Saturday of the month in the Dining Room at 8:00 AM.

Funds

The Fishers UMM support the total ministry of the congregation through outreach and mission projects including a few fund raising projects each year and distribution of funds raised to a number of of appropriate organizations consistent with the congregation’s mission, “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” To that end, about half of annual monies distributed are directed to the congregation’s strategic mission partners identified by the Missions Committee. The balance of giving (UMM discretionary giving) is vetted and controlled by the UMM with the following items being the primary basis for selecting recipients:
a) Proactive discipleship content of the recipient organization’s activities,
b) Local activity (e.g., Hamilton County or Central Indiana) vs. national/international,
c) Degree to which the activity under consideration serves men,
d) Smaller organization vs. very large (in order to be able to make an impact).
e) Age of people served by proposed organization--youth vs. adult,
f) External activity/organization), vs. internal FUMC activity, and
g) Degree of need of the activity/organization.

It is desirable to define or understand goals for each recipient organization and have feedback on suitable measurables to assess effectiveness of the activity over time.

Who They Support
  • Habitat for Humanity--Indianapolis
  • Ascent 211--Human Trafficking
  • The Navigators (IUPUI + Regional)--Campus Ministries
  • Boy Scouts--Outdoor Challenge (Belzer)--Youth Development
  • Hamilton County Jail Ministry--Inmate Mission, Noblesville
  • Kairos--Inmate Mission, Pendleton
  • Chaucie’s Place--Child Sexual Abuse & Suicide Prevention
  • The O’Connor House--Pregnant Mother Support
  • Prevail, Inc.--Victims of Crime and Abuse, Hamilton County
  • Fletcher Place--Methodist Inner City Ministry
  • Janus Development Service--Life Skills for People w/Disabilities
  • International Hospitality Network (Homeless Family Assistance)
  • Lenten Breakfast Host--Metro Ministries
  • And others

United methodist WOMEN

About
To The Woman Who:
* Who wants to be involved in mission  locally, nationally, and internationally,
* Who is drawn to fellowship with other women searching for a deeper spiritual relationship with God through Jesus Christ
* Who wants to be engaged in the development and use of her skills for  service, leadership and personal growth in her congregation;
* Who is focused on ministries with women, children, and youth;
* Who wants to combine fellowship and outreach opportunities.

We invite you to participate in United Methodist Women of Fishers UMC!
Missions And Social Actions
Some of the missions supported by UMW include the following:
  • Lucille Raines Home
  • Lebanon Children’s home
  • Brightwood Community Center
  • East 10th St Church and Day Care
  • Fletcher Place Community Center
  • Vida Nueva United Methodist Church
  • Fishers UMC Yearly Mission Trips (Youth and Adult)
  • Third Phase
Some past activities included Baby Bundles which provides new baby items for mothers in need through Community North Hospital, Tipton and bi-lingual UMW group in Frankfort, IN. UMW also provided lunch for Hamilton County Habitat of Humanity. Prevail in Noblesville, IN (advocate for victims of crime and abuse in Hamilton and surrounding counties) is a new mission project.
Circles
Blanche Circle: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00am
No meetings December Through February
Location: Church, Dining Room
Chair: Eddie McHargue
This is a group that has a devotion or lesson each meeting. Several times a year they eat lunch at various restaurants. They also support special projects at church and for UMW.
 
Charity Circle: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm
Location: Church, Room 278
Co Chairs: Jean Jagger & Billie Entrican
This is a group that loves to do small service projects around the church and food pantry.  They also help out at special events at an IPS school and occasionally eat out together!  Some of them are working women and some are retired.
 
Grace CircleFourth Monday of each month at 10:30am
Location: Church, Dining Room
Contact Liasons: Angela Jagger, Jaymie Shook
This is a group of women of all ages who are dedicated to loving women and children both locally and abroad.  They come together quarterly to do mission work, are active in UMW seasonal events, MOPS, and come alongside other UMW circles in local service projects. Grace has an active presence on social media, as well as online communication.  
 
Hope Circle: 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30pm
Location: Various Restaurants
Chair: Laurie Ogle
This is a group of made up of moms (although all are welcome).  They enjoy getting together to provide friendship and support as they navigate challenges of raising Godly children.  Throughout the year they participate in various service projects connected to the church.
 
Joy Circle: 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm
Location: Fishers UMC Dining Room
Co Chairs: Darcy Bryant & Rita Sowers
This is a group that has a light meal during which they are able to socialize.  They have a devotion or a lesson and discuss UMW business.

SOCIAL GROUPS

FIFTY PLUS

Our Fifty Plus group meets on the second Thursday of each month for lunch at 11:30AM. Lunch is followed by a program which may include a presentation on various topics, musical entertainment, or storytelling. For more information contact Jennifer Pugh at 

MONTHLY BOOK CLUB

This group meets the 4th Tuesday evening of each month from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Library, just off the narthex. If you are interested or need more information, contact Kim Arnott at

QUILTING GROUP

A group of dedicated quilters (and other handwork) meets each Monday afternoon at 12:30PM in Room #278 to share their love of quilting. Join them for a time of fellowship, food, and stitching. Whether you are an experienced quilter or a beginner, you are welcome.