Life Together

God’s love brings us together in surprising ways. Share real conversations and meaningful relationships by finding your place in one of our groups. We’re growing together through study, fellowship, and just plain fun. We’re in this thing together, no matter what.

If you would like to join or learn more about a group, contact the leader directly using the contact information listed for each group below.

If you need assistance finding a group or would like to start one, please contact Rachel Freeny at [email protected].

Small group information is up to date as of May 2023.

Winter 2023 Small Groups


This group is for adults in their 20s and 30s.

Come have a cup of coffee and join us as we discuss everything from the weekly sermons here at Middletown to music, faith, life, and more. Our desire is to grow in faith and community and to do life together. Sound awesome? You bet it does.

Rhode Island is neither a road or an island: LETS DISCUSS.

Led by Brando Hall.

Childcare provided.


This group is for adults of all ages who interested in the intersection of faith and justice issues.

This winter we’re watching the docuseries The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates and discussing.

In addition to discussion, we volunteer together in the community to put our faith into action.

Contact: Kim Kolb, Bill Wilson.


This is a group for parents of children elementary age and younger. We will grow together and learn how to cultivate faith in our selves and our families. Life with littles is messy, hard, complicated, and so much FUN! We will talk through it all.

We will discuss Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture by Mark and Lisa Scandrette.

Led by Jennifer Wilham.

A group for men of all ages that focuses on bible study and discussion.

Led by Marty Mills and Patrick McKinney.


This is a group for adults of all ages. We’ll read and discuss Love Wins by Rob Bell.

Led by Shawna and Marty Henderson.


This is a group for anyone interested in the intersection of faith and LGBTQ+ inclusion. Through discussions, guest speakers, and volunteering, we will learn how to better support the LGBTQ+ community in our church and beyond.

Winter Study: UnClobber by Colby Martin

Led by Jessica Clem and Doug Rose.


This a group for anyone who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community or is questioning. This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ Christians to explore faith, life, and find community together.

This winter we’re reading and discussing Colors of Hope.

Led by Rachel Freeny.


Childcare provided.

Sunday Morning & Evening Small Groups

Rm. 225

The Challengers focus on a variety of topics, particularly related to faith and social justice. We study books and currently have 4 people rotating teaching on a weekly basis. We do not have a regular service project but frequently support Volunteers of America, Choose Well, and EACM. We are always open to areas that individuals are interested in.

Fall book study: The Case for God by Karen Anderson

Contact: Sarah Swift

Rm. 221

Compassionate Christians are group of singles and couples who focus on bible study based discussion, fellowship, and serving in the community.

Contact: Angie Bailey

Rm. 110

Getting Real is a group of couples ages 30-50 who study and discuss current events from a Christian perspective.

Contact: Bill Gardner

Rm. 223

New Covenant is a group of couples and singles who have discussions about real life application of the bible based on current books, literature, or hot topics.

Contact: Marty Mills

Rm. 101

The Pathfinders are a group of couples who focus on fellowship and bible or book studies.

Contact: Judy Mallory

Rm. 111A & B

The Seekers are group of singles and couples in their 60s+ who gather weekly for fellowship, bible study, and prayer. We also focus on local services opportunities.

Contact: Bob Tisch

Rm. 100

Stand by Me is a small group for couples and singles that focuses on fellowship and sermon-based discussions.

Contact: Cathy Kidd

Rm. 110

We are a small group open to all ages and life paths, and we value having a close relationship and supporting each other. We alternate between discussing the sermon and bible studies. 

Contact: Erin Yang

Weekday Groups

Rm. 110, Every Monday, 7 PM

Christians Gone Wild is sermon-based discussion group with a heart for serving together and supporting one another through life’s ups and downs.

Contact: Jane Howard

Rm. 111A

Sisters in Christ is a women’s evening bible study that meets during the school calendar year. We welcome new members and tend to do studies with DVDs and are known to share a meal together and a yearly service project.


Contact: Linda McCarty

Fellowship Hall

The Women’s Prayer Group is a group for women of all ages that gathers weekly for prayer, food, and fellowship.

Contact: Henrietta Barker


Rm. 223

Daughters of the King is a group of women who meet weekly for bible study and fellowship. 

Upcoming Studies:

January 5, 2023: Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton

Contact: Lynda Hardesty


Rm. 225

The Women’s Spirituality Group is a group of women in their 40s and up who meet weekly for book studies.

Contact: Margaret Thornton

Interest Groups

Rm. 221

Wrapped in Love is a group for anyone who loves to crochet, knit, or quilt. We meet weekly to work on both personal projects and projects to be donated to local organizations in need of baby blankets, hats, scarves, and more. All levels of experience welcome!

Contributions welcomed from those unable to attend in-person.

Contact: Ann Kantner