Life Groups

A Place to Belong and Grow in Faith

Life Groups at Weddington Church are designed to help you connect with others, build friendships, grow in faith and serve alongside others. We have a variety of groups – men, women, co-ed, and special interest groups.  We encourage you to find a group and get involved.

In addition to the Life Groups listed below, be sure to also visit our Bible Studies, Disciple Bible Study and Sunday Classes pages where you will find additional Bible study opportunities –  or see the Quick View Schedule of all adult discipleship groups this fall below. If you would like to know more about Life Groups at Weddington UMC, please complete our Life Group Connector request or contact Patsy Sorrell, Director of Adult Discipleship.

CO-ED GROUPS

CONNECT-GROW-SERVE LIFE GROUP

Time: Sunday, 10:20 a.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday)
Location: Family Life Center Parking Lot or Lawn
Leaders: Bryan & Deb Abernathy
Study: Effective Parenting in a Defective World

Group Focus: If you’re looking to join of group of couples with school-aged children committed to growing in faith and supporting one another in the midst of busy family schedules, this group may be a good fit for you. Currently the group is meeting online twice a month for fellowship, study and social connection. Mostly 30/40’s couples with children (but all are welcome).

 

THE GOOD LIFE – LIFE GROUP

Time: Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online
Leaders: Drew & Lisa Brown
Study: Get Wise by Bob Merritt

Group Focus: If you’re looking to join of group of 30’s/40’s couples with children (elementary through middle school) looking to grow in faith and share life together, this group will welcome you with open arms. Currently the group is meeting weekly online for a time of fellowship and support in the midst of this pandemic season and will soon decide their study focus for the coming weeks.

 

30/40’S COUPLE’S LIFE GROUP

Time: Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leaders: Bailey Bedford & Jenn Wilson
Study: Weekly sermon discussion

Group Focus: If you’re looking to join a group of 20-40’s young adults to grow in faith and share life together, this group will welcome you with open arms. Currently the group meets online for a time of fellowship and support in the midst of this pandemic season and has discussion surrounding the weekly sermon topic. The group also enjoys social gatherings throughout the year.

 

EMPTY NESTERS LIFE GROUP

Time: Friday, 7:00 p.m. (1st & 3rd)
Location: Online
Leaders: Andrew & Angie Vollenweider
Study: Weekly sermon discussion

Group Focus: This groups of newly or nearly empty nesters meet together to grow in faith, share life, and serve together and would love to have you join them. Currently the group meets online for a time of fellowship and study and looks forward to meeting in-person again when the time is right. The group meets twice a month on first and third Friday of the month.

 

MEN’S GROUPS

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (SURFACE)

Time: Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Leaders: Jeff Vawter & Bryan Lynip
Study: Prayer by Timothy Keller

Group Focus: Friendship, Bible study, and accountability

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (KING)

Time: Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hemby House – Room 8
Leader: Brian King
Study: Life, Money, and Legacy by Dave Ramsey

Group Focus: Men’s 30+ fellowship and Bible study

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (SMITH)

Time: Monday, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hemby House – Room 1
Leader: Trevor Smith
Study: Men of God Study Series

Group Focus: Men’s 30/40’s fellowship and Bible study

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (JACOBS)

Time: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Weddington Fellowship Hall
Leader: Dwight Jacob
Study: The Book of James

Group Focus:
Men’s 40+ fellowship and study

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (FRIDAY MORNING)

Time: Friday, 5:45 a.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Ed Angelone

Group Focus:
Men’s 50+ fellowship and study

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (DUNN)

Time: Friday, 5:45 a.m.
Location: Ballantyne Area
Leader: Jim Dunn

Group Focus:
Men’s fellowship and Bible study

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (HEMBY HOUSE)

Time: Friday, 7:00 a.m.
Location: Hemby House
Leader: Dave Bakich
Study: Watch Your Mouth by Tony Evans

Group Focus:
Men’s 40+ fellowship, breakfast, and Bible study

 

WOMEN’S GROUPS

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP (FIRETHORNE)

Time: Monday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Louis Padfield
Study: Elijah: Faith and Fire by Priscilla Shirer

Group Focus:
Women’s fellowship and Bible study

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP (ABIGAIL)

Time: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bonds Grove Fellowship Hall
Leaders: Kristen Assell
Study: Perfect by Lisa Harper

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study; visit the BIBLE STUDIES tab for details

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP (WALTONWOOD)

Time: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Phone Conference
Leader: Barbara Bennett
Study: Letters of the Revelation

Group Focus: Senior Adult Bible study and fellowship

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP

Time: Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leader:  Angie Vollenweider
Study: Now That Faith Has Come: A Study of Galatians by Beth Moore & Melissa Moore

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study; visit the BIBLE STUDIES tab for details

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP (20/30’S)

Time: Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Beth Smith
Study: The Church is Not Just for the Church

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP (MCFADDEN)

Time: Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: McFadden Residence – Marvin/Online
Leader: Sharon McFadden
Study: It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way:  Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa Terkeurst

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study

 

WOMEN’S LIFE GROUP (PROFESSIONAL WOMEN)

Time: Friday, 7:00 a.m.
Location: Online/Starbucks at Stonecrest
Leader: Karen Blalock
Age/Stage: 40+, Professional Women

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and discuss professional women’s issues

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

FAITHBOOK SCRAPBOOKING

Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Betsy Wollner

Group Focus: This new Life Group will focus on participants creating a personal FaithBook that tells the story of your life and faith through a 26-week scrapbooking journey. The group will meet together online, led by Betsy Wollner, a faith-filled encourager and experienced scrapbooker who has embarked on this meaningful journey before. In working together, the group will discuss how to bring family, friends, life experiences and your relationship with the Lord together through a beautiful album that illustrates what Christian living means to you. Your creation will journal your life using the twenty-six letters of the alphabet as an outline.

 

STAMPERS FOR LIFE

Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leaders: Linda Livingston & Wendy Williams

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and stamp creations

 

ARTIST LIFE GROUP

Time: Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – Noon (or later)
Location: Online
Leader: Nancy Carter

Group Focus: The Artist Life Group is centered around a love of painting for experienced artists of all levels. Our goal is to use our God-given talents as we share and grow in our skills and our faith. The group is currently meeting online.

 

SEW MANY BLESSINGS

Time: 1st Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 1st Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bonds Grove Fellowship Hall
Leaders: Robin Turner

Group Focus: Mission-based projects, general sewing knowledge is required to assist with projects. This  is not a teaching class. Current projects include items for the military, and quilts for our Pastoral Care Team to share as needed.

QUILTS OF VALOR

Time: 1st Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 1st Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bonds Grove Fellowship Hall
Leader: Cindy Westover

Group Focus: Create quilts to honor our veterans

THE WUMC RIDERS

Time: 3rd Saturday (Feb-Nov)
Location: Various
Leader: Ed Krzebetkowski

Group Focus: Enjoy motorcycle riding together to various locations for lunch, but sometimes in the heat of summer we ride to breakfast. We go almost anywhere for good BBQ! Upcoming schedule is available through the church office.