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

For more information please call the small group leader listed below.

Breakfast Group 
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 
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
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 Morning by Morning by Charles Spurgeon. 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.

Short Term Small Group Studies
Call the church office, 517-694-8168, check the weekly bulletin or the monthly Hotline for dates and times. 

United Methodist Women

Caroline Circle 
Kathy Russell 517-694-2516
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.


What are the Disciple Bible Studies? Disciple Bible Studies are high commitment studies of the Bible 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.

Course Information Thirty week courses are offered during the school year on a rotating basis. Students are expected to commit about 30 minutes, six days per week, to study of the Bible, plus a two hour class meeting per week.
Cost is $40 each year. A study Bible is recommended.

The Courses

  • Disciple One gives an overview of the Old Testament and the New Testament. Pastor Carolin Spragg is leading this 34-week course, which began in September.

  • Disciple Two focuses on Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts.

  • Disciple Three studies the Prophets and the Letters of Paul.

  • Disciple Four studies the Wisdom Writings of the Old Testament, and John and Revelation.

  • Christian Believer focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith. The book of Readings includes brief selections from the writings of ancient and modern Christians on the great doctrines of the Christian faith.  

  • Jesus in the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. 

  • Short Term Disciple Bible Studies are designed for those who cannot make the time commitment required for the Disciple courses. They focus on smaller Bible sections, and each study lasts 8 weeks. 

For more information or to register, contact the church office, 517-694-8168 or e-mail 

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. Typically listed in the Sunday bulletin and on the newsletter calendar.