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Small Group Opportunities


Digging Deeper | Sunday, 9:45am | Wesley Room

DIGGing Deeper Advent study   Our Advent study is "The Gift of the Nutcracker" by Rev. Matt Rawle.  Rev. Rawle is the pastor of the Asbury UMC in Bossier City, Louisiana and author of other studies in his Pop Culture series such as "The Redemption of Scrooge" and "The Faith of a Mockingbird".  With his Pop Culture series Rawle strives to answer the question "What is the relationship between God's narrative, beautiful art, and innovative technology?  In "The Gift of the Nutcracker", Rawle explores the story to help us understand God’s greatest gift of the Christ child, and the kingdom Christ came to establish.  Come and join us for four Sundays beginning November 26 at 9:45 in the Wesley Room as we use the Nutcracker to help us prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. NO meeting 12/24 & 12/31


Women at the Well| Sunday| 9:50 - 10:45am | Library


There will be short bible study lessons and discussion questions.  Come spend some time with fellow Christian women and learn about different things in the life of our Lord.  All women are invited to attend. Please join us, if you have questions or thoughts please contact Kim Szelc 412-908-4723 or

Ongoing Small Groups

 GriefShare | Wednesday, at 7:00pm | Wesley Room

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to offer you help and encouragement after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead. We know it hurts, and we want to help.  Our GriefShare program is co-led by Rev. Bill Dambach, Marcia Shipley, Tim McDermott, Judy Moore, and Marge Kirkpatrick.

GriefShare has just put out their best edition of GriefShare yet and we will be using it here at Bakerstown United Methodist Church starting this September.  They have taken the things that we loved about GriefShare and made it even easier to use, it’s more up-to-date, and they have expanded the topics that participants need the most.  And while there are many new additions, the familiar foundation remains: this curriculum is always Christ-centered and biblical. The weekly videos feature some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective, and these videos are combined with support group discussion and additional resources.  Please feel free to call the church office at 724-443-3184 if you have any questions or would like more information about GriefShare.

GriefShare is a drop-in anytime group and open to anyone in the church or community.  All are welcome.


Women's Bible Study| January 4th| 9:00am |Fellowship Hall

Philippians:  Chasing Happy by Lori Wilhite.  This six-week study of the book of Philippians shows us where true happiness and joy can be found – in Christ!! We find happy when we chase God's joy, His purpose, His encouragement, His peace, and His contentment.  Together, let's “chase happy” so we can discover the life of joy Jesus has for us.  Participant Workbooks are available at $13.00.  Please join with us!!


Bakerstown Methodist Women Retreat|

Feb. 2nd ~ 7-9pm & Feb. 3rd ~  9a-2pm|Fellowship Hall

Bakerstown Methodist Women’s First Ever “Sleep In Your Own Bed” Retreat!

Ladies – Please join with us on Friday night February 2nd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and again on Saturday February 3rd 9:00am to 2:30pm at the church.  Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn will be leading this retreat for us: “Connecting with Jesus, One Another and the World."  Be one of the first to partake in our First Ever “Sleep in Your Own Bed” Retreat!  Let’s spend part of a wintery weekend with Jesus and each other.  You can even come in your jammies if you want!  So grab a friend and sign up!!  A Continental Breakfast and a Soup & Sandwich Luncheon will be served on Saturday.  No need to bring anything except your Bible and yourself!!  Cost is $20 per person to cover the cost of food and supplies.  Please RSVP to Lora in the church office or the sign up sheet in the Narthex (coming soon!) by Thursday January 25th.  Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday Night Bible Study| 6:30-7:30pm| Fellowship Hall

Join  together in a study of “The Messianic Strain of the Old Testament—Fore Shadows and Predictions of the Messiahs Coming”


The Predictions and Foregleams of His Coming constitute the Messianic Strain of the Old Testament. They form the Golden Thread extending through, and binding together, its many and diverse books, into One Amazing Unity. Starting with Vague Hints, there soon begin to appear Specific Definite Predictions, which as the story sweeps onward, become more Specific and Definite and more Abundant. And, as Definite Predictions multiply, accompanying Symbols, Pictures, Types and indirect Foregleams, also increase. So that, by the time we come to the end of the Old Testament, the entire Story of Christ has been Pre-Written and Pre-Figured in Language and Symbol, which, taken  as a whole, Cannot Refer to Any Other Person in History. In addition to Predictions and Types which are most evident, there may be many Hidden Messianic Imitations which are not clearly visible on the surface.


Bring your bible and learn about the coming of the Messiah as it is found in the Old Testament. Please call the church office, 724-443-3184 or email Lora at if you plan on attending.

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP| 6:30pm |Fellowship Hall

Men Doing Stuff : God calls us all to be servants.  In light of that, the UMM are excited to start a new monthly gathering for men (and their sons if desired) where we will share a dinner and do a service project together.

For want of a better name, it will be called MEN DOING STUFF.  The gatherings will start at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall where we will share a meal and then get to the project.

The dates for the rest of the year will be on these Mondays: January 8th

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