There are many opportunities to connect through small groups at Rose City Park UMC. If you don’t see one you are interested in, consider starting your own. It’s a great way to build community and friendships all at the same time! If you have any questions about any of these groups, please contact the church office and they will get you in touch with the leader of the group. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE CHURCH IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE SMALL GROUPS. ALL ARE WELCOME!
This group of ladies gets together weekly to discuss various books, mostly on relevant social issues. The group is held at the home of JoAnn Schilling on Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. Please contact the church office for more information.
The Men’s Small Group meets weekly on Monday’s at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Homer Gilfillan. They study books on varying topics and enjoy a time of sharing and fellowship. Please contact the church office for more information.
The United Methodist Women is an organization that has a long history within the United Methodist Church. Always on the forefront of relevant social issues, the UMW has a reputation for tackling social injustices long before the rest of society catches on. Their primary mission is to raise funds to support mission projects for women and children locally and abroad. They meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. to listen to a variety of speakers, share and plan mission projects and enjoy fellowship. The meetings are held in the Parlor of the church. Please contact the church office for more information.
Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine. Tai chi is sometimes referred to as “moving meditation”—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply. Tai Chi is known to have many health benefits. Our Tai Chi group meets every Thursday at 1:00 in Youngson Hall downstairs. First time visitors no charge. There is a small fee associated with this group. Please contact the church office for more information.
What have you heard about yoga? The word yoga comes from Sanskrit and is translated “union”. There are also many variations of yoga. One of them is called “seated yoga” and is a wonderful method of bringing some mobility to those who are chair bound or have difficulty balancing or standing. Star Studonivic, a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, will teach a class on Monday evenings at 6pm in Room 202. There is no charge for the class, but a love offering will be taken at the end of each class with proceeds going towards the General Operating Budget of the church.