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

Time: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday)
Location: Online
Leaders: Bryan & Deb Abernathy
Study: The Bible by Brody Jespersen

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

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.

 

YOUNG ADULTS

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 of 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

Time: Friday, 7:00 p.m. (1st & 3rd)
Location: Online
Leaders: Andrew & Angie Vollenweider
Study: The Book of Titus

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: Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and Claude King

Group Focus: Friendship, Bible study, and accountability

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (SMITH)

Time: Monday, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Trevor Smith
Study: Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and Claude King

Group Focus: Men’s fellowship and Bible study

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (KING)

Time: 2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Brian King

Group Focus: Men’s fellowship and study

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (JACOBS)

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

Group Focus:
Men’s fellowship and study

 

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (FRIDAY MORNING)

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

Group Focus:
Men’s 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 (outside)
Leader: Dave Bakich
Study: Escape the Coming Night by Dr. David Jeremiah

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

 

WOMEN’S GROUPS

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP

Time: Monday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Louis Padfield
Study: Better (a study of Hebrews) by Jen Wilkin

Group Focus:
Women’s fellowship and Bible study

 

ABIGAIL LIFE GROUP

Time: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bonds Grove Fellowship Hall
Leaders: Kristen Assell
Study: The Good Gospel by Jennie Allen

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP

Time: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Marty Cook
Study: Steadfast (a study of James) by Courtney Doctor

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

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP

Time: Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Kendra Wallace
Study: The Gospel of Mark by Francis Chan

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

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP

Time: Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Beth Smith
Study: Finding God Faithful by Kelly Minter

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP

Time: Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: McFadden Residence – Marvin/Online
Leader: Sharon McFadden
Study: Matchless by Angie Smith

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study

 

WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL LIFE GROUP

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

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP

Time: Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Angie Vollenweider
Study: Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin

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

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

GOLDEN GIRLS SEWING AND QUILTING

Time: Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Leader: Beverly Smith

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship, sewing, and quilting projects

 

NEW! FAITHBOOK SCRAPBOOKING

Time: Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Betsy Wollner

Group Focus: 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. Click here to register and join us online on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. to learn more and decide the best day and time for the group to meet.

 

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: Hemby House, Dining Room
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.

 

SEW MANY BLESSINGS

Time: Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Bonds Grove Fellowship Hall
Leaders: Cindy Westover & 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.

 

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.