Small Groups

United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men meet the second Saturday of every month for an 8:30 a.m. breakfast at Canary’s Family Restaurant on Lorain Road. This is a time of sharing, fellowship, and planning for the next events. The UMM prepare and host several church dinners throughout the year. They also do a significant amount of church maintenance/upkeep. Monies raised from the dinners are used to support various church projects. All are welcome.

United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women meet on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. in Classroom 7. For now, we can’t do much planning, so we are stuck solving the world problems and going to lunch. We would love for you to join us!

Adult Council

Adult Council is having a lot of fun! The recent wine tasting, hosted by John and Char Vas, as well as the Jeff Varga concert at Stocker Center, organized by Josh and Guylene, were both exceptional events. Over the next couple of months, we hope to create art at Pinot’s Palette, stage a progressive dinner, attend a Christmas concert and meet at a local restaurant. New friendships are forged and old ones restored when we get out and about. We’re looking for more friends! Look at the weekly bulletins for updates, and if you have any ideas for events, contact Claudia Taller at

Lunch with Friends

Meets on the third Thursday of each month, 11:30 am For those of us who enjoy a good restaurant but don’t want to eat alone, this is the group for you! We meet at different restaurants for food and fellowship. To find out where we will dine each month, read the church announcements or call Carole Bettinger. All are welcome!

Racial Justice Group

One of our United Methodist Social Principles affirms all persons as equally valuable in God’s sight and states that we reject discrimination and assert the rights of minority groups to equal opportunities. How can we live out that principle? The NOUMC Racial Justice Group continues to explore that question. We meet via Zoom at noon on most Mondays and all are welcome to join us (contact Janis for a Zoom link).

The Racial Justice Group is supporting the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank. The Cleveland area has an extremely high rate of child poverty, and two out of three low-income kids don’t own a single book! Books lead to literacy and educational success. The Kids’ Book Bank distributes free books to children in need through collaboration with community partners.

We are making plans now.  Join us on our Zoom meeting Mondays from noon to 1 pm and ask about  our next mission trip to the Kids’ Book Bank on Tuesday, June 7 from 1 to 3 pm.  Youth ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult.  Numbers are limited by the Book Bank. Contact Janis Jarvis if you are interested.

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