The Christian life was not meant to be lived alone! At Sunbury United Methodist Church, we believe the Christian life is a journey in which we grow in our faith by knowing, loving and serving God with others. We encourage you to participate in a TLC small group or be a part of one of our many exciting small group ministries.
TLC Groups (Touching Lives for Christ)
Currently, there are more than 144 people in our church participating in 15 TLC groups. These groups meet regularly to accomplish the 4 W’s of small group ministry.
Welcome–as we gather we check in with each other to see how everyone is doing.
Worship–a time of music, inspirational thought and prayer.
Word–We study the Bible through books, DVDs or other current Christian resources.
Witness–each group is to plan and implement a ministry. As we minister together, we witness to the love of God in our lives and help build the Kingdom of God one person at a time.
Contact Gillian Storey at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about our TLC ministry.
Sunday School and Bible Studies
Two adult Sunday school classes are held at 9:45 a.m., and Bible studies are offered throughout the week and on Sunday mornings.
Emmaus Share Groups
These small groups of 3-5 people meet throughout the week, usually at the church, and are composed of people who have gone on a Walk to Emmaus, a three-day spiritual retreat. There are both men’s groups and women’s groups.
The Walk to Emmaus gets its name from the story in Luke 24:13-35, which provides the central image for the three-day experience and follow-up. Luke tells the story of that first Easter afternoon when the risen Christ appeared to the two disciples who were walking together along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus.
The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends. After the three days, participants are encouraged to meet regularly in small groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to bring God into their everyday environment of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations.
The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up share groups strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in mission to the world.