Connection Groups

Senoia United Methodist Church


Get connected today! Join a Connection Group!

Study after study shows that small groups become the anchor for many people in the life of the church. While worship is always central, small groups provide amazing opportunities for spiritual growth and connection. During our visioning process, it was clearly obvious that there was a desire for a more developed small group ministry for our church


“Connection Groups” were started in the fall of 2016. Connection Groups are not short-term studies, they are on-going small groups of 8-12 people who meet either weekly or monthly for fellowship, accountability, and spiritual growth. Our Connection Groups are facilitated by members of the church and each group has a focus. It’s important to know that Connection Groups do not replace Sunday School classes or other groups like United Methodist Men or Women.


 As of Fall of 2017, we have over 50 people involved in various Connection Groups. Quite a few of these people are involved in more than one Connection Group!


A description of all our active Connection Groups, Giving and Gratitude, Making Friends, Spirit Journey, Caring Christians, and The Holy Strollers I and II, can be found here. We encourage you to prayerfully consider joining one of these groups. Your life will be enhanced by doing so! If you have an idea for another new Connection Group or if you feel led to facilitate a group, please contact Barb Combs, Director of Programs.     

Spirit Journey

Facilitator: Barb Combs ( 

Meets: 2nd & 4th Thursday's at 1:30pm in the JOY Classroom

Description: The focus of this group will be about growing more fully in your personal relationship with God, including discovering ways to enhance your time with God through Bible Study and learning more about our Wesleyan heritage. 

Prospective Members: Any person who wants to grow in their faith and become closer to God. 

Making Friends

Facilitators: Tom and Kathy Burdg (

Meets: The fourth Sunday at Noon (or after the 11am service) at an area eatery

Description: The focus of this group will be people who are interested in fellowship and getting to know each other.

Prospective Members: Any people within the church.

Giving and Gratitude

Facilitator: Jan Purcell (

Meets: The 2nd & 4th Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in the JOY classroom

Description: The focus of this group will be discussing and discovering those things in our lives for which we are grateful. 

Prospective Members: Any person who wants to grow in their faith and seek to be grateful. 

Read It & Reap

Facilitator: Barb Combs (

Meets: Monthly

Began: February 2018

Description: The focus of this group is to share insights and thoughts around a book chosen by the group.

Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys reading and book discussion. 

The Second Sunday Lunch Bunch

Facilitator: Barb Combs (

Meets: Monthly the 2nd Sunday at various area restaurants

Began: February 2018

Description: To continue Sunday Fellowship

Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys sharing a meal with fellow SUMC congregants.

Holy Strollers

Facilitator: Ralph Arnold and Andrea Brown  

Meets: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am in the parking lot

Began: April 2018

Description: We follow the “Ashley Loop” around Senoia and maybe venture a little off this course at times, but we stroll around town while getting fit and having fun times and fellowship together. There is a place for every person, whether you are a tortoise, a hare, or a duck! 

Prospective Members: Any person who enjoys being outside with friends.