Small Groups

Small groups are a great way to meet new people!
Contact the church office, 517-694-8168, for information about ways you can register. 

The first thing Jesus did when he began His ministry was to form a small group. He gathered twelve men around Him for support, training and encouragement. Our small groups are based on the principles of caring, sharing and study and we meet to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the Bible and Christianity
  • Build lasting friendships in a relaxed setting
  • Provide support and care for one another
  • Practice and experience the power of prayer

Breakfast Group 
Year-round
Guy Sweet 517-699-2966
Yes, it's early, but it's worth it! Meets every Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. at Flap Jack on Cedar Street. 

Breakfast Group 
Year-round
Rev. Mark Erbes 517-694-8168
Join us for food, study, fellowship and prayer! Meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Bob Evans on American Drive, corner of Cedar Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Walk-In Lunch Group
Year-round
Dale & Margaret Brown, 517-742-7067
Each Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-12 noon in the library we meet to discuss the previous week’s readings in Faith Alone by Martin Luther. Come and go as you are able; bring your lunch!

Mid-week Prayer Group
Church Office 517-694-8168
Meet for prayer each Wednesday afternoon (except July and August) from 5:00-5:30 p.m. in the conference room.

Moms Coffee and Conversation
All moms are invited to a time of fellowship and sharing. Come and get acquainted with other mothers at this monthly small group, which typically meets on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office for more information, 517-694-8168.

Short Term Small Group Studies
Call the church office, 517-694-8168, check the weekly bulletin or the monthly Hotline for dates and times. In September we'll have a church-wide study on the latest book from Adam Hamilton, Unafraid. We plan to offer several small groups at various times throughout the week.

United Methodist Women

Caroline Circle 
Ellen Amos 517-709-3635
Meets Third Tuesday in the Holt UMC East Room, time varies.

Eva Circle 
Ruth Oleksyk 586-246-2100
Meets Fourth Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Holt UMC East Room.

Maudy-Priscilla Circle
Kathy Reincke 517-663-4310
Meets Third Monday at 7:30 p.m. in homes.

Alpha Ministry

What is Alpha? Alpha is a school year program for adults with developmental disabilities which provides fellowship and Christian Education. Which meets the 2nd Monday of each month September-May at the First Presbyterian Church of Holt

Contact Information If you are interested in meeting times or volunteering, please contact Marcia White, 517-323-8375.

Covenant Bible Studies

Covenant Bible Study guides small groups through a comprehensive, in-depth study of the whole Bible over twenty-four sessions broken into three eight-session modules: Creating, Living, and Trusting. This study underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God's people. Cost for the three-book study guide is $33.00. Visit www.covenantbiblestudy.com for an introductory video. Plan to join Pastor Mark in this study later this year.

Disciple

What are the Disciple Bible Studies? Disciple Bible Studies are designed to grow Disciples for Jesus Christ. Participants grow meaningful relationships in a small group setting designed to make Bible study fun, informative, and purposeful.

Fast-Track Disciple Bible Studies are a less-intensive, shorter version of the traditional Disciple studies. They are aimed especially at folks who are new to comprehensive Bible study. Gordon Galloway will be leading sessions on Sunday evenings beginning in September.

Other Opportunities

Lunch Bunch
Sharon Simonson 517-694-3475
A great opportunity to meet people and enjoy a good meal. Meets at a local restaurant every Sunday after the 11:00 service. 2018 Lunch Bunch schedule is listed below but check your bulletin and monthly newsletter for most recent information.

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For more information about any of our small groups, or to register, contact the church office,
517-694-8168 or e-mail holtumc@acd.net.