2023 Small Groups

All of our groups welcome new members! Contact a leader and try us out. Small group participation is a

wonderful way to make connections with God and other people. 

We believe that authentic growth in the Christian faith happens in a community where we gather to study

and learn and serve.  This is what it means to live as disciples of Christ. Looking for a Small Group? 

We have several groups and classes ranging in age, seasons of life, and Bible Study/discussion topics.

For instructions on joining any of these groups or classes, contact Rebecca Greene by emailing

becky@fumcgastonia.org or calling 704-864-4371

  • Vespers

    Wednesdays | 5:00 PM | Chapel

    A Midweek Service of Song, Prayer, Meditation, and serving the Eucharist.

  • Parenting Class

    Beginning January 11 | 6:30 PM | Room 316

    Led by Revs. Melissa & Justin Lowe

    Parents want to share life with their kids, but it is not easy

    with hectic schedules and life's demands. A Life Shared

    offers vision and insight on how to have meaningful

    conversations through the busyness of life, questions

    for transformation, suggestions for action, and grace for

    every parent.

  • Forgive: Why should I and how can 1?

    January 11 - February 15 | 6:30 PM | Room 218

    Led by Rev. Dr. Greg Gordan

    Extending mercy to others who've wronged us is one of the hardest things to do. But when we don't, resentment and vengeance begin to consume us! Exploring why forgiveness is an essential skill, moral imperative, and core religious belief, best-selling author Keller helps you develop the tools and resources to move forward without sacrificing justice or your humanity.

  • Sabbath

    Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | Parlor

    Led by Anne Mallonee

    The be. attitudes is a 10 week Bible study of Jesus' beatitudes

    found in Matthew Chapter 5. When Jesus taught His disciples

    and followers on the mountainside, He delivered the attitudes of

    the heart that every Christ-follower should embrace and apply to

    their daily walk. Using personal, real-life stories, along with Biblical

    truths, Kathy will help you to discover the values behind each of the

    beatitudes, develop a deeper trust in Jesus, and implement heart

    attitudes that can make a difference between a problematic life, and

    one that is blessed

  • Anxious People

    January 23, 30, February 7

    10:00AM | Room 218

    Led by Sharon Eccles

    From the #1 New York Times bestsellingauthor of A Man Called Ove and "writer of astonishing depth" (The Washington Times)

    comes a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and

    eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever


  • Charitable Creations

    Led by Clara Harris and Bee Poston

    Wednesdays 6:30PM

    February 1, 8 and 15 | Craft Room

    Make prayer beads

    A gift of prayer beads is a way our church reminds the receiver of

    God's presence through seasons of celebrations and concerns.

    Sign Up Here

  • Pickleball

    Mondays | 6:30 pm

    Leader:  Jim Ware

    FLC Gym

    *No need to sign up, just show up! 

  • Builder's Class

    Mondays | 6:30pm | Covenant Village 

    Led by Richard Abernethy and Stephanie Elliott

    Sign up here

  • First Tuesday Breakfast Group

    First Tuesdays of every month

    7:00 am

    Eggs Up Grill- 2609 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia 28056

    Leader: Anne Schenk

    *Contact Anne to be on the email list. 

  • Meet ME at the movies

    Email Kay Whitesell to be on the email list for the church movie group! 

    Email HERE

  • Community Kitchen

    A group of people who meet once a week to plan, cook, and share a hot meal with our houseless population,

    Fridays at 11 am in the Greenhouse

    Email Kelly Ray for More information

  • Prayer Pause

    Beginning back in March

    Wednesdays | 6:30pm

    Leader: Becky Greene

    Sign Up HERE