Small Groups

A key characteristic of Christians, since the life and resurrection of Jesus, has been to gather in community for mutual growth and support. Small Groups provide an opportunity for you to Grow Deeper in faith and relationship by fostering an atmosphere of trust and grace. Participants in Small Groups at MPUMC come from various life experiences and all levels of spiritual maturity, providing a rich learning environment. Our Small Groups are open to both church members and visitors alike. We hope you will choose to join us in one of our many Small Groups this year and Grow Deeper!

With a Realm account, you can log in to “Find Groups” and request to join those of your choosing.
We invite you to setup your own personal Realm account. Need help? Contact Rev. Barbara Barden at 704-295-4813 or

New short-term small groups beginning in January 2019! 

Disciple Fast Track 3 – Letters of Paul: Begin the new year with a fresh look at the 13 New Testament letters attributed to Paul.
9:30 until 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays, beginning January 10 through March 28, led by Debby Wagner
6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on Mondays, beginning January 28 through April 15, led by Don Washington

Grounded in Prayer: A line-by-line study of The Lord’s Prayer asking us to consider how the words Jesus taught his Disciples, speak to our lives today.
10:00 until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, January 15 through February 19, led by Martha Lambie

Praying Our Goodbyes: A process designed to help us recognize, reflect, ritualize and reorient, to help heal the hurts caused by goodbyes of all kinds and the anxieties that occur when one life season ends and another begins.
6:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, January 16 through February 26, led by Christine Mull

The Way of Forgiveness: a study from the Companions in Christ series, encouraging participants to live forgiven and forgiving lives in response to the call of God.
1:00 until 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, February 4 through March 25, led by Mary Katherine Vass

Fall of 2019, we will offer various options from the following series:

Companions in Christ is a series of small group studies focused on developing spiritual practices intended to bring you closer to God and to each other in community. This fall we will offer the introductory, Exploring the Way, as well as several other short term (6-10 week) studies.

For more information on this series, contact Rev. Uiyeon Kim at 704-295-4840 or .

Disciple Bible Study is a leading, in-depth, non-denominational bible study offered around the globe.  Short-term (8-12 week) studies as well as longer 24 – 32 week studies are offered at various times. Daily reading as well as weekly meetings of 60-90 minutes are required.

Click here for more information on Disciple or contact Rev. Barbara Barden at 704-295-4813 or