Summer 2017 Options

The Art of

Spiritual Conversations

9:00 am  

DFMC – Library

Facilitator: Pastor Megan

Felt uncomfortable talking about your faith with people who believe differently? It is possible to engage in open and honest spiritual conversions- without awkwardness! Jesus did it and we can learn from him. (256 pages). 

Starting Point         

9:00 am

DFMC – Rm 101          

Facilitator: Craig Simonds

Explore the Bible’s grand story and where you fit into it. Starting Point is a small group conversation where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits.



Senior Stretch


10:00 am                    

DFMC – Basement      

Facilitator: Ellen McIntire

Experience the joy of relationship in community while stretching those muscles. Together, this free exercise group works toward physical and spiritual wholeness.



Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness


7:00 pm         

DFMC- RM 101                 

Facilitator: Pastor Bill

Using Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, Timothy Keller shows that gospel humility is neither self-hating nor self-loving, but is demonstrated by self-forgetfulness. (47 pages). 

Surrender to Love  


7:00 pm                     

DFMC – Rm 115           

Facilitator Pastor Mary Jo

David Benner explores the themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. Using Scripture and Church tradition, Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love. (127 pages)

Walk n’ Roll

6:30 pm  

Dearborn Parks

Facilitator: Pastor Dustin and Pastor Bill

Do you like to bike or walk while enjoying Dearborn neighborhoods and parks? We will join a local ride & walk group to enjoy the outdoors and get to know others. Their motto: No walker or roller left behind! 

Properties Volunteer


Designated Saturday


Facilitator: Determined by Project(s)

Can you spare a few hours per month to help take care of the church? Sign up and build relationships while you work. Open to both men and women. 



Sunday Nights


6:00 pm                    

DFMC – Chapel      

Facilitator: Pastor Rick

This group will meet to share personal stories, pray together, worship together, and talk about various matters of faith. 





Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Connect Group?

Connect Groups are gatherings of 8-15 people who study God’s word together and grow more like Christ in community.  They pray, look at scripture together and commit to becoming more like Christ.


How often and how long do they  meet?
Typically weekly for 1- 1½ hours.


What happens when I sign up for a Growth Group?
When you sign up, the leader of your new Growth Group will contact you with the address of the Group’s meeting place, the date and time you’ll be starting on, and all the other information you’ll need to have a great experience!  

Dear Friend

I would like to invite you to join us for one of our Summer 2017 Connect Groups. If you have never been a part of one of our Connect Groups, then you are in for a great experience.

Connect Groups are gatherings of 8-15 people that meet together each week in a convenient local location (typically homes) to connect with one another, study the Bible, and have fun meeting new people!

There are four great reasons to join a Connect Group:

  • Weekly Bible study will help you grow in your faith.
  • Prayer with others helps get you through tough times.
  • You’ll meet new friends and connect with other in our church.
  • You’ll have fun with other people going through the same things you are.

Our Summer 2017 Connect Groups begin the first week of June and last through August, so it’s just enough time to learn something new and make new friends without feeling like you’re signing your life away. There are so many different kinds of Groups to choose from. We are sure there’s one just right for you.

I hope you decide to get plugged in! 

Pastor Bill