Small Groups

Small groups are an important part of First Pres. These unique gatherings are geared to help people connect with others over a shared experience or interest and every group is geared towards growing in our love and faith in Christ. Small groups are always fluid and changing and more are being started. If you want more information, would like to join a small group or have other questions please email Pastor Matt.


Alpha Small Group
ALPHA is an acronym describing our small group: accountability, learning/laughter, prayer/participation, honesty/humor, action in community. We have individuals and couples who come together to study and share our lives, including joys and concerns. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays during the program year 5:30-7pm. We have done service projects, Bible studies, book discussions, and video-led series; we take turns sharing leadership and bringing dessert.

Becky Mentzer


Blessings Women's Ministry

We chose a study a few times a year that often lasts 3-5 weeks. This is a time for spiritual development and fellowship.

Poonam McAllister:
Irene DenBesten: 


Freeman Small Group
The Freeman Small Group meets for 3-4 months each fall for a study and fellowship.

Bryan & Jo Ann Freeman


Knit Crochet Ministry
This group of women come together to knit, crochet and to fellowship with one another, meeting every third Sunday of the month, 9:45-10:45am in the Chapel downstairs during the program year. These ladies also come together to create items of love and comfort, such as prayer shawls, afghans, prayer squares, baby blankets, and winter items. Once a year they sponsor an Artisan Sale where handmade items are sold and proceeds go to a fundraiser of their choice.

Becky Mentzer


Memoir Group
This group meets the third Tuesday of the month, February through May, 1-3pm, in the church library. We enjoy fellowship with one another while discussing books and sharing creative writing. 

Sam Redd Sr.


Men’s Bible Fellowship
This group of men gathers weekly throughout the year to enjoy Bible study, prayer, fellowship, a sharing of joys and concerns, and to support each other. We *normally* meet every Monday morning at 8am at the Original Pancake House.

Rob Kelley


Mom’s Group
We are a group of Mom’s that meet Sunday nights from 5:30pm to 7pm for bible study and fellowship. Our recent studies have centered on books by female Christian authors. We are a very casual group and rotate leadership, although expectations are not very high as we are all busy moms! We also try to be sure to schedule a dinner out periodically. Generally, we meet to share the joys and challenges of being busy moms.

Lisa Bathe


New Women
This is a small group that focuses on being a new creation in Christ. This group is coordinated by church member, Barb Lemmon. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 7:30-8:30pm in the library.


Next Chapter
Next Chapter is a women’s small group. We meet the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7pm in member’s homes. This group of women, most of which are recent empty nesters, seek to study the Word, pray for each other’s joys and concerns, and enjoy fellowship with each other. At least twice a year, the group participates in mission outreach opportunities as a way to serve others.

Sabrina Smith

Betsy Stout


Thursday Morning Book Group (currently meeting over Zoom)
We have a progressive Christian outlook. We read books and articles and watch DVDs selected by the group, discussing the materials with leadership rotating among members. We meet every Thursday morning.

Carol Schrantz


This group is for women and they meet on the first Friday of the month for fellowship and various outreach activities. We often go out to lunch around noon on Fridays. We support Mom and Me Camp (for kids whose moms are incarcerated) with cookies for the first day of camp.

Marilea White



2 Service Times

Service Times

8:30am Traditional Service

11am Contemporary Service