At UMCG, we strive to make God a reality, a presence, and a power in your life and to help you develop and nurture your relationship with God through a variety of opportunities. We invite, encourage, and welcome you to participate regardless of where you are on your faith journey.

HOW TO JOIN IN…. Sign-up or learn more about classes by calling the church office at 630-232-7120, or by email to – or just show up and we will welcome you!


Study, Prayer and Fellowship Groups

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday School meets each Sunday at 10:30am following the 9:00am Worship Service in the Parlor.

Current Study April 7-June 9: The Bible’s Rock Stars and One Hit Wonders: Ten Stories You Won’t Want to Miss

With videos, songs and Bible commentaries, Jo Ann, Nola and Mary Gay invite you to Eastertide joy as we dive into the Bible’s pools of wisdom. With ample time for discussion, together what treasure(s) will we find? As disciple Philip says, “Come and see!”

Come once or come often. If you can join us occasionally no problem since each session can stand alone. No previous Bible study necessary. In fact, the insights & responses of newbies can be the most interesting.

Invite someone to attend with you! Contact Jim McConnell for more information.

Tuesday Prayer Meeting:

Tuesday Prayer Partners gather in the Parlor and via Zoom on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Reach out to Pastor Rob Hamilton for the Zoom link. We pray for 30 minutes and we welcome YOU!

Spirited Women

Spirited Women meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 – 11:00am in the Parlor (and on Zoom).

Cheryl Johnson is leading a study of the book Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans. Please come and join us! Contact Jenean Larsen to be added to the group distribution list.

Men’s Early Bird Fellowship


Early Bird Men’s Fellowship (MEBF) began a new study of seven shorter but important books of the Bible and it runs through May 30. The study isImmersion Bible Studies: James, Peter: 1 & 2, John: 1, 2 & 3, and Jude,by Michael E. Williams. The book is available through Amazon, Abe Books(used), Ebooks with the Hoopla app at Geneva Public Library, and others.

MEBF meets each Thursday at 7:00 a.m. at the Colonial Café in St. Charles at Tyler and East Main Street (Rt. 64). After discussion, breakfast is ordered and they finish about 8:30. For further information please contact Jim McConnell or David Hood. Join them for fellowship, discussion, and food.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The prayer shawl team welcomes new knitters and crocheters to join us — we are willing to teach folks this skill as well! We make shawls and squares to bless people and offer support and encouragement for mission work, as well as to help folks get through difficult times. Join us on the third Thursdays of each month in the Parlor. Contact the office at for more information, or to obtain a shawl for someone in need.

Centering Prayer

In this form of prayer, one sits still, quietly alone or in a circle with others for a set number of minutes. It’s a time to listen for a Word from God, so different from other prayer times at UMCG in which we pray out loud. Join us on Thursdays at 1:30pm. Come and bring friends! Contact Pastor Rob Hamilton for more information.