Adult Small Groups

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 for 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 meets Sundays at 10:30 am in the church Parlor and Via Zoom.

Join Pastor Rob during Adult Sunday School for a Lenten Book Study and Sermon Discussion companion to the Lenten Preaching Series, “Were you there?”

Starting SundayFebruary 26 through Sunday, April 2 from 10:30am-11:30am in the parlor and on Zoom, Pastor Rob will lead a discussion of Amy-Jill Levine’s Witness at the Cross: A beginners guide to Holy Friday. While this is a book study, enough material will be shared in the sermon and author’s video for everyone to engage in conversation and dive deeper into who really was there with Jesus on Good Friday. New, used and digital copies of the book are available through all major booksellers.

February 26 – Bystanders and Scoffers (Intro & Ch. 1)
March 5 – The Other Victims (Ch. 2)
March 12 – The Solider (Ch.3)
March 19 – The Beloved Disciple (Ch. 4)\
March 26 – The Women (Ch. 5)\
April 2 – Jospeh of Arimathea and Nicodemus (Ch. 6 & Conclusion)

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

Spirits & Studies – meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8pm but is currently on a break. We welcome newcomers. For more information, contact Mary Gay McKinney,

Spirited Women –  typically meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am in the Parlor and via Zoom.  Contact for more details.

On March 1st, Spirited Women will begin their next book, Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God by Kaitlin Curtice. Native is about identity, soul searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. Spirited Women meet Wednesday’s mornings 9-11am in the Parlor and on zoom. Contact Jenean Larsen to be added the the group distribution list.

Men’s Early Bird Fellowship – All men are invited to be a part of this book study group.  Join them at Colonial Restaurant at the corner of Route 64 and Tyler Road in St. Charles. 

On Thursdays through April 6 the Men’s Early Bird Fellowship Class will study the book A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller.

After the book discussion they enjoy breakfast at 8:00am. Books are available new or used through multiple outlets.

On April 13 the class will continue their study of Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard.

Please contact Jim McConnell for further information Join them for fellowship, discussion, and food!

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 Pastor Lisa at or for more information, or to obtain a shawl for someone in need.

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 Mary Gay McKinney for more information.