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 August 2022.

Fall 2022 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 fall, we’re reading and discussing Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.

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.

This a group for adults of all ages. We’ll read and discuss This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories that Make Us by Cole Arthur Riley.

From the publisher: “In this indelible work of contemplative storytelling, Arthur Riley invites us to descend into our own stories, examine our capacity to rest, wonder, joy, rage, and repair, and find that our humanity is not an enemy to faith but evidence of it.”

Led by Shawna 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.

Led by Jessica Clem and Doug Rose.

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

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. 111A

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. 111B

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

Rm. 100

The Journey Continues discusses ideas from the sermon and their application in our daily lives. We’re a diverse group of individuals, both couples and singles, ranging in age from 40s to 70s, who share a desire to continue our spiritual journey and deepen our relationship with God.

Contact: Cindy Bradley

Off Topic is a group for spiritual growth and fellowship for couples and singles with children.

Contact for location and time.

Contact: Ellen Kays

Weekday Groups

Rm. 110, 1st & 3rd Monday each month

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.

Fall study begins September 6: How We Got the Bible by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones

 

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:

September 8, 2022:  Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

October 12, 2022:    Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton

January 12, 2023:     The Lord’s Prayer by Adam Hamilton

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: Jane Parker

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