Small Groups

Are you interested in being part of a small group? Look through the options below. If you see one that ignites a spark, reach out to the group leader and find out more. 

Don't see a group that peaks your curiosity? Would you be interested in starting or leading one or do you have more questions? If so, reach out to our coordinator Dawn Anderson at smallgroups@llumc.org. We're committed to getting you connected to a community that suits your interests.

Small groups typically meet off campus and not on Sundays.

Men

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:00 a.m.
Location: Copeland House Annex
Group Leader: Pastor Stan Copeland
Leader Contact: RSVP to Paul Ditto, pditto@llumc.org or 214-706-9561
Age Group: All Ages and Worship Venues

Led by senior pastor Stan Copeland and Associate Pastor Scott Gilliland. $15 per plate.

Meeting Time: Every other Wednesday for lunch
Location: Park Cities Country Club
Group Leader: Steve Maus
Leader Contact: smaus@thenautilusgroup.com
Age Group: 50+

Comprised of mostly retired business owners and men that are learning to move on to lives in various areas. Speakers come from all fields and the group also has book and devotional studies.

Meeting Time: 4th Saturday 4p.m.
Location: Varies
Group Leader: Mike Sithole
Leader Contact: sitholemike6@gmail.com
Age Group: All Ages

Meeting Time: Every Other Tues. 6:45 p.m.
Location: Village Burger Bar
Group Leader: Scott Gilliland
Leader Contact: sgilliland@llumc.org
Age Group: 30-45

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Location: CFC 207 (Red Room)
Group Leader: Bryan Booker
Leader Contact: b-booker@ti.com
Age Group: 40s to 60s

Small discussion group ranging in age from 40s to 60s. Studies range from books of the Bible to themes within the Bible, to books on different aspects of Christianity. The group tries to “maintain a balance of serious and open discussion on the subject while keeping the spirit light-hearted and sometimes just plain goofy!”

Women

Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. during the school year
Location: Pastors Beginnings Room
Group Leader: Margaret Strother
Leader Contact: moogiestrother@sbcglobal.net
Age Group: All Ages

In-depth video-driven Bible studies which last six to ten weeks. Open to women of all ages; current attendees are 50+ with no children at home.

Meeting Time: Second & Fourth Thursdays during the school year, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Copeland House
Group Leader: Bianca Schiffman
Leader Contact: b_rock110@yahoo.com
Age Group: Moms of preschoolers

Open to ALL mothers of children from birth through kindergarten, including expectant moms. The goal of MOPS is to provide support and a place where moms can develop relationships with other moms. Meetings include a speaker or video on topics relevant to marriage, child-rearing and personal growth, along with small-group time. Our children meet in classes of their own where they enjoy crafts and playtime and learn about the Bible. Costs: $100 dues for the full school year (scholarships available). MOPS Kids cost (optional): First child $75, additional children $50/each (per semester)

 

Register

Meeting Time: Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Copeland House
Group Leader: Mica Sleeper
Leader Contact: micasleeper@gmail.com
Age Group: 65+

Women’s Bible and book study for 65+.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 11a.m.
Location: Copeland House
Group Leader: n/a
Leader Contact: smallgroups@llumc.org
Age Group: All Ages

Meeting Time: Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Copeland House
Group Leader: Carmyn Neely
Leader Contact: carmyn.neely@gmail.com
Age Group: 50+

Small prayer and study group of women 50+. Orientation required before joining.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pastors Beginnings Room
Group Leader: Kathryn Arata
Leader Contact: kathrynarata@yahoo.com
Age Group: All Ages

An eclectic group of women of all ages coming together to knit and crochet prayer shawls for those in need in our congregation, in the community, and around the world. Bring a sack lunch; open to beginners. Will teach anyone who wants to learn!

BOLD Women of Lovers Lane UMC

Meeting Time: Thursday evening calls and bimonthlySunday afternoons
Location: Various
Group Leader: Kuziva Munakiri
Leader Contact: kmutsvaru@yahoo.com
Age Group: All Ages

The United Women of God in Zimbabwe

Meeting Time: Mondays 9:30 a.m.
Location: Asbury 206
Group Leader: Ruth Smith
Leader Contact: polly2801@gmail.com
Age Group: All Ages

Creatively supporting Methodist Medical Hospital.

Meeting Time: Second Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Location: CFC Parlor
Group Leader: Linda McSwain
Leader Contact: lindaemcswain@yahoo.com
Age Group: All Ages

Monthly mission speakers and lunch.

Special Project: Wesley-Rankin Community Center

Meeting Time: Third Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Copeland House
Group Leader: Marsha Gordon
Leader Contact: marsha@marshagordon.com
Age Group: All Ages

Making a difference in South Dallas.

Special Project: Dallas Bethlehem Center

Meeting Time: Fourth Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Location: CFC Parlor
Group Leader: Susan Arnett
Leader Contact: sarn3tt@flash.net
Age Group: All Ages

Avid readers explore and discuss literature.

Meeting Time: First Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Copeland House
Group Leader: Mary Ann Siller
Leader Contact: dmasiller@sbcglobal.net
Age Group: All Ages

Celebrating new friends and education in West Dallas.

Special Project: Trinity River Mission

Young Adults

Meeting Time: Thursdays 7 p.m
Location: CFC 215
Group Leader: Sarah Luginbill
Leader Contact: sarahluginbill@llumc.org
Age Group: 18-30

This group consists of Bible study, discussion, and just hanging out.  Snacks are often provided and sometimes has outtings.

Meeting Time: Thursdays 7:00p.m.
Location: CFC 215
Group Leader: Laura Bierck
Leader Contact: lbierck@gmail.com
Age Group: 25-35

Meeting Time: Fridays once a month @ 6:30 pm.
Location: Varies around Carrollton, TX (Northside)
Group Leader: Scott & Sarah Luginbill
Leader Contact: sarahluginbill@llumc.org
Age Group: 25-35

Co-Ed

Meeting Time: Thursdays, 10a.m.
Location: CFC 103
Group Leader: Bruce Hearn
Leader Contact: cpclampett@gmail.com
Age Group: Adults

Teacher-led Bible study for all ages. Taught by Bruce Hearn, Wesley Prep Chaplain.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Copeland House and restaurants
Group Leader: Dr. Hall Harris
Leader Contact: hharris@dts.edu
Age Group: Adults

Mixed couples and singles, most are 50+, but all are welcome. Format is a Bible study or book discussion every. Every other Wednesday is a dining out. Led by senior professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Thelological Seminary.

Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Copeland House
Group Leader: Brenda Jean Sutton, Laurel and Veronica Knetig
Leader Contact: refuge.llumc@gmail.com
Age Group: All Ages

Mission Statement: Refuge small group loves and connects the LBGTQ community to the body of Christ by passionately studying the bible, partnering with Lovers Lane UMC ministries, engaging in mission activities locally and abroad, and celebrating at fellowship events.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Location: CFC 215
Group Leader: Glenn Johnson
Leader Contact: glenndjohnson@yahoo.com
Age Group: All Ages

Discussion oriented topical Bible studies, as well as service and social events. The group tries to have two activities per month.

Meeting Time: 2nd & 4th Fri. 7p.m.
Location: Varies
Group Leader: TBA
Leader Contact: TBA
Age Group: All Ages

Meeting Time: Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location: Shipp Chapel
Group Leader: Eric Pratt
Leader Contact: akinumipratt@yahoo.com
Age Group: All Ages

Meeting Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Group Leader: Julie Weato
Leader Contact: julie6472@hotmail.com
Age Group: All Ages

Meeting Time: 10-week Sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Location: CFC 211-213
Group Leader: Susan Arnett
Leader Contact: sarn3tt@flash.net
Age Group: 60+

Exercises for 60+, including strength training with muscle and joint exercises, as well as optional yoga classes. $30 for 10 weeks; scholarships available. All equipment provided.

Students 7-12th Grade

All our student small groups meet on Sunday nights at the end of Student Worship. All students 7-12th grade are encouraged to attend Student Worship (CFC Foundry Worship Center) at 5 pm. on Sunday Nights. Learn more on our Student Page.