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small groups

women's small groups

While attending church every week is good for you – both spiritually and physically – it shouldn’t be your only interaction with believers. Christianity is best experienced as part of a community. In a small group you get to experience God with other believers, but you also have the opportunity to go deeper in your studies and relationships – all while socializing and having a good time.

When you are part of a small group, people know your name, care about you, and are willing and able to support you when it’s needed most. If you’re ready to become part of a small group that is focused on becoming more like Christ, reach out to Amy Thigpen for more information. She will introduce you to one of our small groups.

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Amy Thigpen | Discipleship Director


Groups Offered on Sundays


FUMC, UMC & Our Future

Leaders: Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr. & Adam Lang

Time: 11:30-12:30 (lunch available)

Location: Chitwood Hall

Dates: January 11th – February 8th


The mission of the church is “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our church, community, and world.”  For over 200 years, this is what FUMCT has sought to do.  We welcome everyone to participate in the life and ministry of FUMCT.  Our mission to make disciples requires us to do it together--excluding no one. The present climate of the general church challenges us to conversation and clarity about our future as United Methodists.  We will explore what the present climate of disaffiliation, discernment, stay UMC, etc., means for FUMCT as we move forward with our mission of making disciples for Jesus Christ. If you would like to submit questions in advance, please email them to Mary Miller at no later than Tuesday each week. 


Empty Nest, Full Life:

How to Thrive After Your Kids Leave Home

Leader: Virginia Jones

Location: The home of Virginia Jones

(near Southern Ale House)

Time: Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: January 23rd-March 6th


If your children have moved out, returned to the nest, or you are a woman navigating life in your late 40s or 50s, this study is for you. Like most women, you are caught between grief and delight, full of questions, hopes, and regrets. We will spend our weekly time together discussing the chapters and mixing independent study with in-person conversation. Let’s help one another navigate the empty nest stage of life together. Please email Virginia to sign up at

Ten Women of the Bible: One by One They Changed the World

Leader: Amy Thigpen

Location: The home of Amy Thigpen – north of the river

Time: Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dates: January 31st – April 4th


Their actions stood out to the writers of Scripture, even though society overlooked their contributions. In Ten Women of the Bible, a 10-session workbook, Lucado tells the stories of 10 pivotal biblical women, including Sarah, Rahab, Abigail, Esther, Sapphira, Mary Magdalene, and others. Each session features insights and questions that explore their lives and help you apply the lessons to yours. Please email Amy to sign up at

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