Adult Ministry

Whether you are new to HPCUMC or you have been hanging around waiting for an opportunity, there is a group for you.

Adult Ministry

Connect Groups

Join a Connect Group today to grow deeper in faith and community! To get connected or to start a new small group, contact Rev. Dave Weaver

Connect Groups are  people who come together to build relationships through encouragement, accountability, guidance, and prayer. Every Connect Group consists of 5 essential ingredients: fellowship, worship and prayer, study, accountability, and mission or outreach.

Groups are made up of women, men, couples, singles or mixed groups. The groups usually meet once a week or twice a month to study the scriptures, engage in Christian conversation and fellowship, pray with and for one another, and serve in ministry/mission.

Weekday Study Classes

Groups for learning meet throughout the week. These groups combine fellowship, study, and sharing in a comfortable friendly atmosphere. For more information and classes available please contact Dave Weaver.

Adult Classes

Faithweavers, Sundays 9:30am, Room 205

Meets in Room 205

Join adults ages 35-55 as we explore various Bible studies to deepen our faith journey. Class is one hour and themes usually take 4 - 8 weeks per study. No additional cost to participants. Some studies may include take home materials or video segments viewed in class. This class has lots of positive discussion in a safe and friendly environment. All are welcome. Contact Alisa Snow at 859-240-3476 or for more information.

Current Study….A book and DVD study titled “Grace” by Max Lucado. Don't settle for a wimpy grace. Lucado’s study takes you on a journey to discover the depth of God's grace - greater than you can imagine, more than you deserve, and all that you need. Come and learn more about God’s grace.

Parlor Parents Group, Off for the Summer

Meets in the Kilgour Parlor

Will resume meeting the week of Sept. 9, 2018, Rally Day.

For more information, contact Bill or Amanda Baker at or

New Ventures, Off for the Summer

Meets in the Kilgour Parlor

Will resume meeting the week of Sept. 9, 2018, Rally Day.

Contacts for the class are Joyce Bates , Mary Pearce and Michael Vilardo

Soul Builders, Off for the Summer

Meets in Room 205

Will resume meeting the week of Sept. 9, 2018, Rally Day.

Contact Ronda Deel at (513) 871-7965 or

Adult Sunday School, Sundays 9:30am Library

Meets Sunday 9:30am in the Library

This group meets for Bible, book or DVD study throughout the year. The leadership rotates and there is always lively conversations, discussion and viewpoints on material being presented. The group is made up of both men and women, both married and single. All are welcome to attend. Contact person is Pat Jenkins at 752-7896 or

Current Study….A teaching power-point presentation titled: “Change is the Only Constant in Life” Does the perception of God change? What does scripture say about change? What causes these changes? Are there benefits to change? Come and learn. Led by Rev. Pete Rudowski.

Pastor Doug Johns Study, Tuesdays 10:00am-11:30am Social Hall

Meets in the Social Hall

Pastor Doug leads a book or DVD study of different theologians and authors and topics vary broadly. The group is diverse and open to hearing others perspectives. Through these faith-forming conversations significant bonds of friendships are being made. Contact Pastor Doug, or 513-871-1345 with questions.

Current Study….This new study on The Lord’s Prayer starts Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (The group will not meet March 13).  The Book by John Dominic Crossan, The Greatest Prayer, will examine the historical context that shaped Jesus’ teaching of what has come to be known as The Lord’s Prayer, and how this impacts our understanding of “The Greatest Prayer”.   Books are available from Pastor Doug ($10 donation).  Join us!.

Lenten Study, Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am Library

The Way of Jesus: Compassion in Practice

Have you ever wondered how it is possible to be compassionate in a world filled with anger, greed, and hate?  Yet, Jesus calls us to be compassionate as our heavenly Father is compassionate (Matthew 5: 48). In this 6-week study, The Way of Jesus: Compassion in Practice by Frank Rogers, we will learn how to follow Jesus’ path of radical compassion for self, others, and the world.

Date/Time: beginning February 15, from 10 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:  Christine McHenry

Cost:  The book may be purchased through Amazon.  Please read “Jesus’ Spiritual Path of Compassion” for the first class.

Questions and to Register:  Please contact Christine McHenry,, 321-2804

Unwind Young Adult Study, Mondays 6:30pm-8:30pm Unwind

Unwind Young Adult Study:

Want to Unwind your Monday with conversation with other young adults? Young adults under the age of 35 are invited to take part in a book study on Bob Goff’s “Love Does” at Unwind (3435 Michigan Ave.) from 6:30- 8:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month starting Monday, January 8th through Monday, May 14th

This book is a series of stories that illustrate how God’s love is different. It changes things. It’s active. It works. It risks. God’s love…does. Contact Pastor Kate at for the reading schedule and for more information.