FaithWalking-02Faith Walking: A Gathering forMen in their 30s and 40s

Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 a.m./Room138
Dates: Ongoing; Frequency: Weekly
For: Men
Childcare: No

FaithWalking is an opportunity for men 40 and younger to gather and grow their faith and love for God through fellowship, small group Bible study, fellowship activities, and service activities. The foundation of the group happens each Wednesday morning where we journey together through a Bible study in association with a light breakfast and coffee. Periodically the group will meet outside of church for fellowship activities and also to help give back by doing acts of service at the church and in the community.

Contact: Ryan Woods, rwoods005@me.com, 303-725-6766


Financial Peace University

Sunday, 10:45 am-12:30 pm/Room 216 
Dates: About 10 weeks, starting September13
Frequency: Weekly
For: Both men and women
Childcare: Available

We all need a plan for our money; Financial Peace University (FPU) can be that plan! FPU teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through videos, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents Biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! This class will teach you to become debt-free, God’s way. Fee for FPU materials; scholarships available

Contact: Brian and Cheryl Hardy, cjh925@comcast.net, 303-840-3784


Circle of the Word

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm/Homes 
Dates: Ongoing
Frequency: 3rd Tuesday of the month
For: Women
Childcare: No

Circle of the Word is a small group of women who want to grow spiritually and support others in their spiritual growth. This fall we are reading and discussing The Jesus Prescription for a Healthy Life by Leonard Sweet. New members are welcome!

Leonard Sweet, with his profound insight and humor examines how Jesus laughed, hung out with friends, played with children, walked, enjoyed the good times at social gatherings, and poked fun at pious pretensions. By examining the life of Jesus, this prescription for health and well-being details the ways and habits through which Jesus lived a disciplined life and healthy existence during his ministry among us. …You are sure to sharpen spiritually and hone your life physically while learning things about Jesus that you have never heard before.

Contact: Kelsey Hill, khill@iliff.edu, 720-244-9108


XYZ (Extra Years of Zest)

Friday/Varies, 9:00 am/Village Inn
Dates: Ongoing; Frequency: 3rd Friday of month
For: Both men and women
Childcare: No

XYZ gives senior adults many opportunities to meet in fellowship. XYZ Fellowship meets on the 3rd Friday of each month for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. at the Village Inn on Parker Road, just north of the church. In addition, we plan monthly outings; some past outings include a tour of the Parker Police Department, a Valentine lunch program, a tour of Highlands Ranch mansion, a tour of Wings over the Rockies museum, and Heritage Square dinner theater. We car-pool when we visit places outside of Parker; we are now working to get volunteers from the church community to help us with transportation. Our ministry focus is outreach. We participate in various service projects directed toward the church family as well as community-wide service. All are welcome to join us for any of our events!

Contact: Terry and Cindy Rhymer, t_c_rhymer@outlook.com, 303-660-5129


LOISLOIS (Loving Others in the Spirit)

Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 am/Room 216
Dates: Starts up September 8, with breaks during school breaks;
Frequency: Weekly
For: Women
Childcare: Available

LOIS (Loving Others in the Spirit) is a study especially for mothers of young children.

Contact: Cody Anderson (Associate Pastor), cody@parkerumc.org, 303-841-3979


Knit One — Pray Two

Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 pm/Room 137
Dates: Starts up September 8;
Frequency:Weekly
For: Women
Childcare: No

Beth Peterson facilitates the study time while knitting and discussing faith through Bible study. The women in this group are happy to share knitting techniques and tips for anyone interested in learning or furthering their knitting abilities. The group provides prayer shawls and baby blankets for individuals and baptisms in our church. This is a very welcoming group so feel free to join them!

Contact: Hazel Brown, hazelbrown@skybeam.com, 720-475-1961


Dinners for Eight and Restaurants-Out For Eight

Dates: Starting in September
For: Both men and women
Childcare: No

Dinners For Eight/Restaurants Out for Eight is a way to get acquainted with the church, a few people at a time! Each group consists of 8 individuals (couples will be placed in the same group), who meet a few times to share a meal. Groups can meet in homes or restaurants, with a single host or potlucks, depending on the preferences of the group. A wonderful way to get to know others in the church! You can sign up at the table in the Narthex by the library

Contact: Marge Wagener, wmawfw@comcast.net, 303 841-6072


United Methodist Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, 8:00 am/Kitchen
Dates: Ongoing
Frequency: 2nd Saturday of month
For: Men
Childcare: No

The second Saturday of each month is our monthly Men’s Breakfast, starting at 8 a.m. in the kitchen. All men are invited to share laughter and fellowship…and of course good food.

Contact: Keith Eipper, Revkeithre@gmail.com, 720-851-7384


Married With Children

Dates: Ongoing;
Frequency: As you like!
For: Families
Childcare: No

Married with Children is a Facebook-based small group focused on raising families, social events and fellowship surrounding events such as barbeques, camping and visiting parks. Be a part of the social network and see what events your family can participate in!

Contact: Rich Blankman,rblankman@yahoo.com, 720-384-5495


Sweet Hour of Prayer

Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 pm/Room 138 
Dates: Ongoing, with breaks in the summer and from Thanksgiving until January
Frequency: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of month
For: Women
Childcare: No

This is a prayer time especially for moms. The prayers cover children, families, friends, communities and all needs that are put on our hearts during this hour!

Contact: Elaine Jamison, ejamison50@yahoo.com, 303-841-5529


Senior Friends League

Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am/Cherry Creek Nursing Center, Aurora  
Dates: Second Saturday of the month;
Frequency: Monthly
For: Both men and women
Childcare: Children are welcome; the seniors love to see them!

Did you know that over half of the seniors in the Cherry Creek Nursing Center get no visits from family or friends? Be a part of a rewarding community service ministry with the Senior Friends League and let’s pull together to touch these seniors’ lives.

Contact: Patty Tedesco, seniorfriendsleague@gmail.com, 303-841-9636


Eden Gardeners

Dates: Varies; Frequency: Varies
For: Both men and women
Childcare: No

Eden Gardeners is a group of people who are interested in any aspect of plant care or landscaping. Meetings usually include a class with demonstrations or slide shows, either at PUMC or other locations. Our speakers have been encouraging, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic!

Some members volunteer to care for the church plants. Join in any time you find a subject that interests you, and enjoy the camaraderie, inspiration, and shared ideas of fellow gardeners! Watch the bulletin and mid-week-message for meeting dates, or email Diana to have your name added to the group email list.

Contact: Diana Hill, colohills@msn.com, 303-841-4559


Hiking

Dates: Seasonal
Frequency: Varies
For: Families
Childcare: No

Put on your hiking shoes and join your friends from our church family in a refreshing enjoyment of God’s world!! Details for each hike will be sent out to our congregation as the date nears.

Contact: Marsha Britt,brittmanone@aol.com, 303-841-5769