Ongoing Small Groups

At First Church, we are blessed to partake in God’s mission of growing in Christ beyond Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Please view our listings below of ways to get involved with God’s grace through our ongoing small groups.

Men’s Groups

Thursday Morning Small Group

Contact: Bill McKinney (

Location: North Lime Coffee and Donuts (Clays Mill location)

Day and Time: Thursdays at 8:30AM

Men’s weekly small group for accountability and study.

Wednesday Morning Small Group

Contact: Dr. Mike Powers (

Location: Central Baptist Health offices

Day and Time: Wednesdays at 7AM

Pastor-led weekly small group for accountability and study.

Thursday Evening Golf Fellowship

Contact: Dulaney Wood (

Day and Time: Thursday evenings at various times

Fellowship and fun for men of all ages.

Women’s Groups

UMW Circles

Contact: Judy Mathis (

The Belle Bennett Circle usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 am. This circle focuses on discipleship and service, especially local missions.

Seasons of Life Friendship Circle meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6 pm. This group focuses on fellowship and service and coordinates our Backpack Food Program.

Journey Companions

Contact: Kathie Beach (

Location: Curriculum Library – Room 123

Day and Time: Mondays from 9:30-10:30AM

Women’s Bible study and prayer group.

Available to All

Stephen Ministry

Contacts: Wendy Katz ( OR Charlie Newquist (

Location: Room 111

Day and Time: Tuesdays at 6:30PM

Small group equipping members to serve in ministries of healing and wholeness. Requires training course (contact Wendy or Charlie for schedule).

Crafty Hands and Hearts

Contact: Luann Farrar (

Location: Varies

Day and Time: Wednesdays at 6PM

Small group of fellowship and service.

Ann Orr Bible Study

Contact: Francis Abell (

Location: Room 111

Day and Time: Sundays at 4PM

Sunday afternoon Bible study focusing on Scripture reading and discussion.