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.

CO-ED GROUPS

CONNECT-GROW-SERVE LIFE GROUP

Time: Sunday, 9:20 a.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday)
Location: Sanctuary Building – Playground
Leaders: Bryan & Deb Abernathy

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).

DO LIFE TOGETHER LIFE GROUP (30/40’s COUPLES)

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

Group Focus: If you’re looking to join a group of 30/40’s 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: Hemby House
Leaders: Andrew & Angie Vollenweider

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: Marvin Campus – Pine Room & Online
Leaders: Jeff Vawter & Bryan Lynip

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

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

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

MEN’S LIFE GROUP (JACOBS)

Time: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hemby House – Room 1
Leader: Dwight Jacob

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 FRIDAY MORNING LIFE GROUP

Time: Friday, 7:00 a.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall
Leader: Dave Bakich

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

 

WOMEN’S GROUPS

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP (FIRETHORNE)

Time: Monday, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Louise Padfield

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

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP (WALTONWOOD)

Time: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Waltonwood Senior Living Community & Phone Conference
Leader: Barbara Bennett

Group Focus: Senior Adult Bible study and fellowship

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/LIFE GROUP

Time: Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Leader: Joyce Jewell

Group Focus: Women’s fellowship and Bible study

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

Time: Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Smith Residence/Online
Leader: Beth Smith

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

STAMPERS FOR LIFE

Time: Monday, 7:00 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: Creates quilts to honor our veterans

GOLDEN GIRLS SEWING GROUP

Time: 2nd Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bonds Grove Fellowship Hall
Leader: Beverly Smith

Group Focus: Fellowship and sewing projects

THE WUMC RIDERS

Time: 3rd Saturday
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.

 

In addition to the Life Groups listed here, see the October Quick View Schedule and Fall 2021 Connections or visit our Bible Studies, Disciple Bible Study and Sunday Morning Groups pages.

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 at 704-814-1308 or Angie Vollenweider, Adult Discipleship Ministry Assistant at 704-814-4128.