Discipleship Groups

We understand discipleship as all the means at our disposal that bring us into a deeper relationship with Jesus.  So, it is, more than directed Christian Education.  Discipleship in this fuller sense will include worship, mission and all forms of ministry.  However here in this section we will highlight those classes and small groups which are about intentional fellowship and study for discipleship.

Women of the Word

Women of the Word, as the name implies, is a study group dedicated to women's journeys.  We are women with open hearts and open minds of all ages.  We do both bible and topical studies that are relevant to our lives.  We are led, but not lectured.  We engage in lively discussion where we agree that we do not all have to agree.  We learn from each other, we challenge each other, we love and support each other.  Please come join the conversation.


We are currently studying King David in 1 and 2 Samuel.


We meet at 8:45 AM Sundays, Young Hall

Truth Seekers

Truth Seekers is an adult Sunday morning study group focused on the biblical texts.  This class gives close attention to the historical context of the texts.  Additionally, we will consider original language where it is has impact on understanding.  This class is for those who very much want to look deeper into the biblical text and seek truth.


We meet Sundays at 8:45, Wesley House

Faithful Followers

Faithful Followers is a Sunday morning adult study group.  We do direct bible study as well as book studies relative to our Christian lives.  We encourage question and conversation as we challenge ourselves and each other to grow in our faith journeys.


We are currently considering our favorite Bible stories.


We meet Sundays at 8:45 AM, Wesley House.

Going Deeper

Going Deeper is the newest of our Sunday morning small groups.  We gather in the sanctuary at 8:45.  This group is intended to be a place of discussion around the "sermon" from the previous Sunday.  We hope it is an opportunity to ask questions and press ourselves to go deeper in our understanding.  In addition we may seek to better understand how the particular historic text speaks to us in our own time and place.

Weekday Study Groups

We do not believe that Sunday morning groups and worship are sufficient for most of us to be fully fed and nourished spiritually each week.  We therefore offer other opportunities regularly during the week and at special times throughout the year. 

Women's Bible Study

Every Monday morning women gather at HFUMC to study the bible.  This is an inter-denominational group seeking to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.  The study group is focused on scriptural text and thoughtful discernment in what they read.  Discussion is the primary teaching means.  The study is open to all women.  Membership or affiliation with HFUMC is not a requirement to participate.


Mondays at 10:00 AM, Young Hall

Men's Bible Study

The men's bible study meets each Thursday at 8:00 AM.  The men are focused on the study of scripture as it relates to their lives and experience.  The class is marked by lively discussion about how the text intersects with life.  The study is open to the community beyond our membership.  All visitors are welcome.  The class is facilitated by our pastor, Rev. Brian Wharton.


We meet Thursdays at 8:00 AM, Young Hall