At FUMCAH, our small groups are a way to grow in faith and build relationships by “doing life together.”  The emphasis is not on any particular curriculum; resources are used to help the members grow and to share their daily faith journey with one another while encouraging vital discipleship.  While some small groups are ongoing, most have a particular beginning and ending points.  New groups are announced throughout the year.  Groups currently meeting include:



Anatomy of Peace – Small Groups for January

“Small groups are a way to connect with others in a meaningful way. A chance to get to know people in the church that you might not otherwise meet. One can learn new perspectives and ideas, thereby growing as a person.”

– Tracey Ruder, one of our Anatomy of Peace leaders

About The Groups: The Anatomy of Peace Small Groups begin January 9 and are a complement to our worship series. We invite members and friends of FUMCAH to join a small group and grow in relationships as they read and discuss the book, Anatomy of Peace. Led by trained leaders from our congregation, groups will meet for five weeks.

Group 1: Tues. 1/9 -7 pm Group leader: Steve Magnino

Group 2: Thur. 1/11 – 10 am Group leader: Wendy Dunnington (childcare by reservation only)

Group 3: Thur. 1/11 – 7 pm Group leaders: Allie Yoder / Anita Herr (childcare by reservation only)

Group 4: Sun. 1/14 – 8 am Group leader: Dick May

Group 5: Sun. 1/14 – at 10:45 am Group leaders: Tracy Ruder / J. Raitano (childcare available)

Group 6: Sun. 1/14 – 12:00 pm- Young Adult Group Group leader: Liz Evans

Group 7: Sun. 1/14 – 3 pm Group leader: Jim Abdnor

Getting Your Book: There are ten copies of the book in the Church library. You may also purchase the book from Amazon or Cokesbury. Contact Pastor Lynn Mikels ( with questions.

Childcare: Childcare is available during group 5. Childcare can be arranged during group 2 and group 3 by reservation only. Please note if childcare is needed on the registration form.Contact Pastor Lynn Mikels ( with questions.



Faith is both formed and informed when we study together.  At FUMCAH, there are several study groups.  Most welcome new members at any time.

Sunday morning:


Sundays, 10:40 a.m. (directly after worship)

Progressive Pilgrims


Summer Sisters




Soothing Stitches: Prayer Shawl Ministry

As shawls are knitted or crocheted, images of healing, compassion, and joy are prayed into the stitches. The work of our hands blesses the heart of each shawl’s recipient. Join our circle of knitters and crocheters at church each third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, or work on your project at home and add your handiwork to our next shawl blessing. In addition to shawls, Soothing Stitchers create hats for new babies, mittens, and caps for Spirit Lake mission, prayer squares (something new this year!) and other loving gifts. Last summer, shawls were sent to Appalachia with our Appalachia Service Project Mission Team and to South Korea with Mary Stitt, in addition to those given to members of our church family as an expression of our care and prayers.

Green Team





Are you a couple with young children? This NEW group is designed just for you, providing an opportunity to become better acquainted with other parents of young children. Childcare available by reservation; please provide a sack supper for your children. 

Act 2

Get caught in the act…Act 2 that is.
This social group is primarily for those in their 50s and 60s, many of whom are in their second act – juggling older kids, grown kids, new careers, and even grandkids. While we have no regular schedule, we typically meet 4-5 times per year. Our activities include events like comedy shows or bowling to low key game nights and pizza parties. Join us for one or several events. One thing we guarantee is that you will have fun and meet great people. Contact Laura Hynes or Patty Neuswanger. We will add you to our list to get notifications of events. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Get into the Act…Act 2.

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