God never intended for anyone to go through life alone. One of the primary ways that we build relationships at Springfield First is through our Small Group Ministry, where we care and pray for one another, worship God, study and apply the Bible to our daily lives, and have fun together!

Groups listed below are meeting remotely.


Lent Small Groups

During this season of Lent, our message series will center on the “final words” of Jesus from the cross. Companion small groups will use the book, Seven Words: Listening to Christ from the Cross, by Susan Robb, a United Methodist pastor in Dallas, Texas. Books are available in the east vestibule of the church (open Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-3:00pm) for $13.

We hope you can participate in the Lent study with one of the small groups listed below, beginning the week of February 21.

Register for a Lent Group

Contact Jenny Hutcherson with questions about registering for a group.

Lent Small Groups

Christian Perspectives Sunday Morning Class

When: Sundays, 9:15-10:15am
Contact: Terri Hempstead

Up 'n' Comers Group

When: Sundays, 2:00-3:00pm
Contact: Sherry Sinnott

Monday Evening Pastor-Led Group

When: Mondays, 8:00-9:00pm
Contact: Pastor Justin Snider

Women's Tuesday Group

When: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm
Contact: Brenda Cloyd

Tuesday Study Group (Skype audio only)

When: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm
Contact: Mike Keppler

Reading and Discussion Group

When: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:50pm
Contact: Glenna Schroeder-Lein

SingleLife Ministry

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Susan McClintock

Wednesday Evening Group

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm
Contact: Kathy Kerr

Women's Wednesday Group

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Cindy Arnold, Mary Kepler, Jessi Krumrei, & Rebecca Fulk

Couples, Families, & Friends

When: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Contact: John Marsaglia

Thursday Evening Pastor-Led Group

When: Thursdays, 6:30-7:45pm
Contact: Pastor Roger Grimmett

Men's Ministry

When: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Contact: Kirk Laudeman

Ongoing Small Groups

Small Groups for Men

Common Thread

Purpose: To study Scripture and focus on application of God's Word in our daily walk. We occasionally do a book study for 5-6 weeks.
Who: Men of all ages seeking to grow closer to God and deepen their relationship through prayer, Bible study, and daily accountability with others in the group.
When: Saturdays at 9:00am
Contact: Jeff Whitehouse

Small Groups for Women

First Ladies

Purpose: To learn how to follow Christ through Scripture and Bible studies. Be prepared to have a good time and share your life with us.
Who: Women of all ages, single and married, in all shapes and sizes!
When: Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Contact: Teresa Whitehouse

Hope for All

Purpose: To grow in our faith and the knowledge of the Bible. Fun, fellowship, and service!
Who: Women ages 50+
When: Mondays at 1:00pm
Contact: Jean Webster

Small Groups for All Adults

Dinner & Devotional

Join in this casual online gathering where we will read a variety of short devotionals and allow for discussions. Participants can eat while meeting or be comfortable in any way. Everyone is welcome to this group: singles, families, kids!
When: Fridays at 7:00-8:00pm
Hosts: Brad & Erin Paris

LTD (Learn, Tell, Do)

Purpose: LEARN more about our mission as disciples of Jesus Christ. TELL what we have learned about God and His grace. DO God's will and reflect His grace in this world.
Who: Adult singles and couples ages 40+
When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm
Contact: Pastor Justin Snider

Reading and Discussion Group

Purpose: To read and discuss a variety of Christian books. Examples include The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, and Paul: A Biography by N.T. Wright.
Who: All adults are welcome.
When: Tuesdays at 6:30pm (via Zoom)
Contact: Glenna Schroeder-Lein


Purpose: A group for singles to meet for food and fellowship.
Who: Adult singles ages 30s to 60s
When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Contact: SingleLifeFUMC@gmail.com

Tuesday Study/Share Group

Purpose: A serious study of Bible books and special topics.
Who: All adults who want to study the Bible and do life together.
When: Tuesdays at 1:00pm (by Skype - audio only)
Contact: Mike Keppler

Wednesday Evening Group

Purpose: To learn and grow together in our faith, and to support one another.
Who: All adults are welcome.
When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Contact: Kathy Kerr 


Sign up for a Small Group