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2024 Journey Groups

Our group and leader lineup for 2024 is strong! Each Journey Group meets regularly for prayer, study, and "watching over one another in love".  Cultivating faithful friendships and forming into committed small groups is at the heart of what it means to be Methodist.  Just as Jesus shared his life and ministry amongst a group of committed friends, we journey together in groups of 7-12 people for a year of covenant friendship and spiritual growth.  Journey Groups register in January and kick-off in February each year, but there are always a couple of groups accepting new friends into their circle. Read more about the "why" of Journey Groups here.

  • Women's virtual group

    Intergenerational group for women. This group has had women from their 40s through their 90s!  Meets on Mondays at noon via ZOOM.

  • men's virtual group

    Intergenerational group for men.  This faithful set spans all adult life-stages.  Meets on Mondays at 6:30 via ZOOM.  Weekly.

  • college & young adult virtual group

    This group is specifically designed to enable college students living away and young adults with unusual work schedules to remain connected to God and each other while navigating the journey together. Time and day TBD based on schedules. Weekly.

  • women's 55+ group

    Faithful group of middle-aged and older women. Meets on Mondays in the leader's home. 7:00pm.  Weekly.

  • retired women's group

    This is a group for retired women, and is particularly welcoming women who are grieving a loss or living alone.  Meets on Tuesdays in the leader's home. Afternoon.

  • Men's Breakfast group

    These (mostly retired) guys meet for breakfast and lively conversation each week. Meets on Wednesdays at 8:00am. Panera on Highwoods Blvd.


  • parents of young children

    For parents of kids aged 0-7. This group welcomes parents to bring their kiddos if they choose or need to. Meets at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library branch near Jefferson Elementary School.  In the warmer months we meet outdoors in the Reading Garden or Price Park.  Meets on Saturdays at 9:30am.

    Twice Monthly (2nd & 4th)

  • parents of teens &
    Young Adults

    This group is meant to accommodate the schedules and challenges of parenting teens and young adults.  Anyone caring for teenagers and older are welcome! Meets at the church on Mondays at 8:00pm. 


  • "dads & dudes"

    For dudes and dads mid-aged and younger.  This group rotates between Sunday evenings on the church campus and Friday lunches at local 'boro restaurants. 

    Twice Monthly.

  • working women

    For working women or those recently retired who want to connect and support other ordinary ladies striving for extraordinary living. This group meets Tuesdays at noon at Green Joe's Coffee on Battleground Ave.  


  • men & women- Anxiety & depression

    This group is open to all, but is designed to be an especially welcoming and supportive place for folks battling anxiety and depression.  Meets Mondays at the church campus at 6:30pm.


  • couples' group

    Group for couples primarily in their 30's and 40's.  There is the potential for childcare arrangements if needed. Meets Sundays on the church campus 5:00pm-6:30pm. 


  • open to all- 20's & 30's

    This group is open to all-- men, women and couples in their 20's and 30's.  Specifically, this journey group is great for people without children, and those newer to our congregation .  Meets on Tuesdays at 6:30pm on the church campus.  Hybrid in-person and ZOOM option available.  


  • Open to All

    Open and welcoming to all people across any age or life stage.  Designed with the hope of forging intergenerational friendship and spiritual growth, this group remains "open" throughout the year as a place for new friends to join the journey.  Meets Sunday 6:30-8:00pm at the church. 


  • open to all

    This group is open to all! You might especially feel welcome if you are newer to the GCUMC community and are middle aged or older.  This group also remains open throughout the year as a connecting point into the wider church. Meets Thursdays at 7:00pm in the leader's home.