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Are you looking for a place to connect and grow? There is a seat waiting for you in one of our small groups! We are always looking for new small group leaders.

 

Bible Studies and Small Groups are always changing, updating, and evolving.

Click here for Small Group List

 

If you would like to start a new small group or join an existing group, please contact Jeremy Gross at the church office at 727-785-7487.

Are you looking for a place to connect and grow? There is a seat waiting for you in one of our small groups! We are always looking for new small group leaders.

 

Bible Studies and Small Groups are always changing, updating, and evolving.

Click here for Small Group List

 

If you would like to start a new small group or join an existing group, please contact Jeremy Gross at the church office at 727-785-7487.

Small Groups & Classes

SMALL GROUPS & CLASSES

 

Are you looking for a place to grow and connect? There is a seat waiting for you in one of our small groups!  We are always looking for new small group leaders.  If you would like to start a new small group or join an existing group, please contact Jeremy Gross at 727-785-7487.

 

 

BIBLE BUDDIES

Leader: Lynn Stevens 

Deepen your knowledge, understanding, and application of the Bible in this verse-by-verse Bible study. Share your insights on various books of the Bible with meaningful discussions about how to apply the Word of God to your everyday life. This semester, we are studying the Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Jesus.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Sunday at 11:05 a.m. at the church in room A201. Nursery provided.

 

PASTOR DAVE'S BIBLE STUDY

Leader: Dave Baldridge 

Go through various books of the Bible, verse by verse, with Pastor Dave each week. This class offers a great opportunity for you to ask questions and take a closer look at scripture.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the church in room A203. Nursery provided.

 

TASTE AND SEE

Leader: Sarah Baldridge 

Increase your bible knowledge, understanding, and application in this verse-by-verse study of various books of the Bible and an in-depth look at different personalities in the Bible and how we relate to them today.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the church in room A203. Nursery provided.

 

WIRED TO THE WORD

Leader: Kathryn Emby 

In this study you will explore the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship with women, and especially Jesus' parables. Get a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus from the perspective of Eastern tradition.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets Sundays at 9:45 a.m. at the church in rooms A202-203. Children’s Programs provided for birth thru 5th Grade.

 

BIBLE DISCUSSION GROUP

Leader: Mark Deen 

Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times, God feels distant, His Word dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, pastor Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God's Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in Choir Room. Nursery provided.

 

ST. MARKS VILLAGE BIBLE STUDY 

Contact: Jeremy Gross 

This group meets once a month at St. Mark’s Village. Each month, different speakers from the church come and share a word of inspiration and encouragement from the Bible.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets the 2nd Monday of the month (October thru May) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Village.

 

Men

MEN'S MINISTRY

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST GROUP

Leader: Jim Hudson 

Open to all men of the church and community, this group meets over breakfast with special speakers discussing topics and issues of interest.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the IHOP located at Curlew Road and US-19.

  

MEN OF PRAYER

Leader: Brian Lennon

As Men of Prayer, our primary purpose is praying for needs in our church, the community, and the world. Please join us for a time of refreshing by the Holy Spirit through our prayers and the Word. The group is open to all men who wish to participate. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the church in room A207.

 

PROMISE SEEKERS

Leader: Paul Wydro

Promise Keepers is a movement of men that encourages men to be better Disciples of Christ, husbands and fathers. Even though Promise Keepers materials are not formally used in this group, the promises are embraced throughout the class. Our goal is to learn more about walking this Christian life in a manor pleasing to Our Lord; it is also about building relationships with each other. Sometimes we just sit and talk in a group setting with folks sharing what is on their heart. What is said in our meetings stays in our meetings. Various studies are either in book form or from RightNow Media.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the church in room A210 for approximately one hour.

 

WINGMEN

Leader: Tom Tantillo

Wing Men is a group of Christian men sharing faith, fellowship, and food (wings only). Price per person is approximately $10-$12. We pay with one check for the whole group so bring cash for your purchase.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sonny’s BBQ on US-19 and Curlew.

 

For more information about Men's Ministry, CLICK HERE

Women

WOMEN'S MINISTRY GROUPS

  

MOPS (MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS)

Leader: Andrea Ceely 

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by that we mean pregnancy through kindergarten. MOMS Next is for moms of school-aged children. We meet together to decompress, recharge, and develop meaningful friendships in the midst of mothering. Our meetings include brunch, speakers, crafts, and lots of conversation. It’s a time to connect with moms in the same season, as well as mentor moms who have traveled this road ahead of us, all while the kiddos are lovingly cared for in our mops kids program. While moms are connecting with other moms, the little ones enjoy fun activities and snacks in the nursery.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (with few exceptions) at the church in room A202-203.

 

For more information about MOPS, CLICK HERE.

 

HARBOR ANGELS WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Leaders: Chris Burns 

A community of Christian women who desire to grow closer in relationship with God through Jesus, to

develop a joyous and supportive fellowship with other women through God’s love, and to give back to the community through participation in various mission opportunities.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets at various times throughout the year.

 

ETERNITY SISTERS

Leader: Peggy Reid 

This is a Covenant Group of women who desire to grow deeper in our faith, volunteerism, and to give to those in need. We alternate study between Books of the Bible and other Christian literature. This group takes their calling to study seriously and each woman is held accountable to a group covenant.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the church in room A212.

 

LADIES BIBLE STUDY - WEDNESDAY MORNING

Leaders: Sylvia Osborn and Grace Williamson

This study consists of various topics for the needs of today’s Christian woman that will give you a better understanding of the Word of God and enjoy fellowship and support from other Godly women. All ladies are welcome.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the church in room A202.

 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Leader: Martha Stolz 

The prayer shawl ministry provides prayer shawls for those who are going through a difficult time in their life. It is a warm, loving reminder of God's love. They provide knit caps for children undergoing cancer treatments; knitted baby blankets, booties and caps to The Pregnancy Center and MOPS; and pocket prayer squares for those in hospitals. The entire time the prayer shawl is being made, it is being prayed over. Each shawl is covered in prayers.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This ministry meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Lobby.

 

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Leader: Sarah Baldridge 

Go through dynamic studies with a wonderful group of ladies while being led by Sarah Baldridge. Women of all ages are welcome to join. This semester, we will be studying Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy by Lisa Harper. The cost of the class is $15 to cover materials.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group and meets every Thursday at 10:00 a.m., starting September 7th, at the church in room A202-203.

 

WIDOWS MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER

Leaders: Diane Cary & Diane Hufford 

Whether a recent widow or alone longer, join others as we navigate our "new normal." This small group promotes Christian fellowship and fun as we create new memories following the death of our spouse or partner. Occasionally, we also attend movies, concerts, and other community events.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at various restaurant locations selected by members.

 

For more information about Women's Ministry, CLICK HERE

Prayer

PRAYER GROUPS

 

MEN OF PRAYER

Leader: Brian Lennon 

As Men of Prayer, our primary purpose is praying for needs in our church, the community, and the world. Please join us for a time of refreshing by the Holy Spirit through our prayers and the Word. The group is open to all men who wish to participate. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the church in room A207.

 

HEALING PRAYER TEAM

God does not promise that we shall be spared suffering, but does promise to be with us in our suffering.” United Methodist Book of Worship. One of the ways that God is with us is through the gifts he has given to His people. Many have been given the gift of healing. We are blessed to have our healing prayer team available on the 4th Sunday of the month in the chapel following each worship service. You can also call the church office and schedule a time for someone to come pray for you whenever there is a need.

 

THE POWER OF PRAYER

Leader: Rev. Cathy Hart 

Join us on in the chapel for our weekly prayer service. Each week there is a specific prayer focus. You can also be part of this prayer group by signing up for the weekly emails. That way if you are unable to attend, you can join us in our prayer focus for the week.

Day, Time & Location of Group: We meet every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Church Chapel (located in the hallway south of the Lobby).

 

If you are in need of healing prayer or would like to become part of the team, please contact Rev. Cathy C. Hart at 727-785-7487. 

Support Groups

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

THE BEST YOU: STEPS TO HEALTHY LIVING

Leaders: Faith Community Nurses: Patti Crow and Toni P. Lee

Getting healthy is a choice. Focusing on the five essentials of; Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends, we'll move toward living the lifestyle God intended us to live. Based on the principles of the Daniel Plan while being sensitive to interests related to the Five Essentials, exploring where God and kindred spirit lead.

Day, Time & Location of Group: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Room A212. Children’s Programs provided for birth thru 5th Grade.

 

COURAGEOUS SISTERS: CANCER SUPPORT

Leader: Yvonne White

This group is set to bring together women who are going through the trials of cancer in a loving, supportive Christian atmosphere. The ladies strive to listen in love, share our trials, laugh and pray together, share information, and support each other. This group has evolved into a small group for continued support and assistance for others going through cancer.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the church chapel (located off the South side of the Sanctuary).

 

PHUMC GRIEF GROUP

Leader: John Kiker

Have you lost a loved one? You don’t have to journey through this time alone. Join us as we support each other through difficult times.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the church chapel (located off the South side of the Sanctuary).

 

RECOVERY IN CHRIST

Leader: Roy Coe 

Suffering under the weight of alcoholism and/or addiction? Feeling powerless? There is one who has all power. Jesus Christ! Surrender at the Cross and find Recovery in Christ.

Day, Time & Location of Group: Meetings are on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in room A210.

 

TOPS! (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY)

Leader: Sally Halek 

TOPS! Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit organization focused on helping members live a healthy life. We meet each week to encourage each other toward a healthy lifestyle. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we are told that our bodies are "temples of the Holy Spirit". I don’t know about you, but my temple needs some work!

Day, Time & Location of Group: We will gather at 9:00 a.m. each Monday morning in Room A202.

 

 

Special Needs

ADULT SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

 

SHINING LIGHTS

Leader: Susan Grandy 

The mission of the Shining Lights Ministry is to guide the spiritual growth of Special Needs adults through Bible study, music, and outreach, in a caring Christian environment. The vision is to instill in all the certainty that God loves them and to build them up in the name of Christ, letting them know they are equally important in God’s eyes. All Special Needs adults are welcome regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnicity, or religion. To be a part, you must be a Special Needs Adult, 18 years or older and have a desire to build a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month (except for July) from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the church in rooms A202-203.

 

For more information about Shining Lights, CLICK HERE

Children

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY GROUPS

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SMALL GROUPS

Leaders: Leaders vary depending on age/grade

Contact: Robin McFerren 

3 year olds through kindergarten use a curriculum, First Look, that keeps the message simple and fun and gives a “first impression” of their loving heavenly Father.  1st through 5th graders use the 252 Basics curriculum, a virtue driven curriculum reinforcing biblical truths and recognizes that partnering with parents is the best option for our kids.

Day, Time & Location of Group: Sundays at the 9:30 service-visit the Children’s Check In station in the lobby for locations and more information.

 

S.T.A.G.E.S. (Spiritual Transformation And Growing Everlasting Seeds)

Leaders: Chris Hatch and Janet Wrassmann

S.T.A.G.E.S. (Spiritual Transformation And Growing Everlasting Seeds) is a class for registered 4th and 5th graders meeting to discover their faith more in depth. Registration is required and starts prior to class start.  Classes run in 6 week sessions at 3 scheduled times during the school year.  Topics include: What it means to be a Christian, worship, serving, communion, baptism and the Christian seasons. This class, unlike Sunday School Small Groups has an attendance requirement due to the nature of the class.

Day, Time & Location of Group: Scheduled Sundays at the 9:30 service-visit the Children’s Check-in station in the lobby for locations and more information.

 

NETWORK 45

Leaders: Robin McFerren and Nan Robins

Network 45 meets for a time of learning & activity for only our 4th and 5th graders. Onsite activities include stuffing stockings for those in need during the Christmas season as well as other mission related opportunities, games and fun.  It is staff and parent chaperoned.  Once a month we go off-site (time varies depending on trip) for a fellowship time as a group to better get to know one another.  A current notarized Parent Consent and Medical Authorization Form, is required in order to participate. Parent involvement is essential.

Day, Time & Location of Group: Scheduled Fridays and time and location varies based on activity.

 

For more information about Children's Ministry, CLICK HERE

Students

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STUDENT SMALL GROUPS

Leader: Carl Rinderle 

The impact of the small group experience on students over the years is yet to be fully realized. Several small groups still get together 4-5 years beyond high school graduation to reunite and reconnect with each other even though they don’t all go to the same college or even still have ties to Palm Harbor.

Day, Time & Location of Group: Middle and high school small groups meet at various times throughout the week both at the church and offsite. Check our website, phumc.net/children-youth/Soldiers-for-Christ, for the latest schedule.

 

For more information about Student Ministry, CLICK HERE

College & Career

COLLEGE & CAREER

 

YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Leader: Carl Rinderle 

This group meets to discuss life, religion, and God, as well as engages in Bible study. It is comprised mostly of high school graduates and twenty-somethings.

Day, Time & Location of Group: Check with Carl about when and where this group meets.

 

YOUNG WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Leader: Sarah Baldridge 

What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join other young moms and career women for a 6-week study as we to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. The cost of the class is $15 to cover materials.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group is for young women and meets Monday Nights from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church in room A202-203 starting September 17th. Nursery provided.

 

Sports

SPORTS

 

BOWLING

Leader: Marsha Ebaugh

Join us for a time of fellowship and bowling. All ages and skill levels are welcome. This is not a league and no one cares how well you bowl. Be sure to bring the whole family!

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Sunday at 11:45 a.m. at Dunedin Lanes located at 405 Patricia Ave in Dunedin.

 

OPEN BASKETBALL (THURSDAY NIGHTS)

Leader: Carl Rinderle

This session is for all men under the age of 30. The evening begins with prayer and once a month a Bible study is offered after the basketball game.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Thursday (with few exceptions) from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the PHUMC Gym.

 

SONSET BASKETBALL (MONDAY NIGHTS)

Leader: Carl Rinderle 

This session is for men 30 and older. Space is limited to 20-23 men per night.

Day, Time & Location of Group: This group meets every Monday (with few exceptions) from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (sharp) in the PHUMC Gym.

 

SOFTBALL

Leader: Ward Kelly

This is an adult co-ed softball team playing in the Palm Harbor Co-ed Softball League.

Day, Time & Location of Group: Games are on Friday nights with additional practice at least once a week.


 

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Address: 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-785-7487
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