classes offered during the faith and fellowship hour between 10:00 and 11:00
FAITH + FELLOWSHIP HOUR
These groups are a fantastic way to grow and learn through faith together with people just like you.
Group Bible Studies
Short-term Bible studies are offered on an ongoing basis and usually run 6-8 weeks. These studies offer great resources that help participants apply Scripture to their life and make for stimulating conversation and fellowship. These are groups are open to all and hosted on a regular basis. Check out our EVENTS page for scheduling. There is a fee for materials.
Ongoing Small Groups
W.I.G.S. (What is God Saying?)
Sisters in the Spirit
Men’s Bible Studies
Prayer Shawl Knitting Groups
United Methodist Women Circles & Small Groups
- W.I.G.S. reads best-selling secular novels and delves into the message that God may have within the pages. Members engage in discussion and fellowship with other Christian readers for a fun and meaningful literary/spiritual experience.
- Sisters in the Spirit is an informal small group for women that reads and discusses books based on faith topics.
- Men's Bible Studies are smaller in size and currently there are two groups. The morning group is a book discussion and the evening is Bible study/covenant model.
- Prayer Shawl knitters and those who want to learn gather monthly to knit and pray together as they make prayer shawls to be given to persons to express love and support from our church in a time of illness, grief, or other life difficulty.
- United Methodist Women is a vital ministry at WMC with monthly circles and small groups for all ages with day and evening options. UMW supports mission programs for women and children locally, in the U.S., and around the world. Close friendships and support are a benefit of participation in UMW.
- Laity in Prayer meets Sundays at 8:00 a.m. to pray for the community of faith as it prepares to gather for worship, learning, and serving.
- Partners in Prayer is an intercessory prayer group that prays for specific concerns of members of the community of faith.
Teams and processes for care of our congregation:
WMC Care Line: 336-404-4302
Volunteers for Altar Flower Ministry
- Visitation teams visit our homebound and nursing home members and take Holy Communion quarterly
- The Consolation Team reaches out with support to members who have lost loved ones both at the time of death, visitation and funeral; and on the year anniversary of the death.
- We now have a care line phone number to reach a Pastor on call when needed.
- Volunteers prepare altar flowers into arrangements which members and pastors distribute to members in the hospital, care facilities or in homes.
- Distribution of prayer shawls to individuals experiencing illness, loss or grief.
As a church, we value the wide range of generations and try to create programs designed to give each age group the most value for their needs. West Market Church has a vibrant Older Adult membership and plans many special events and regular opportunities for that demographic to keep them engaged with the church and one another.
The purpose of our Older Adult Ministry is to provide a forum for information sharing, fellowship, spiritual growth, and advocacy in the church and community. The Ministry Team advocates for Older Adults and plans numerous events and activities.
Worship Enhancement: Our clergy share in the presentation of worship experiences at several area nursing homes on a monthly basis. We are developing a monthly schedule of Holy Communion at each of the retirement and assisted living centers for those who cannot come to church.
Annual Heritage Sunday Worship Service celebrates our Older Adult members and is followed by a fellowship luncheon.
- Friendship Club luncheons with guest speakers who presentations ranged from health and exercise to gardening, magic and the weather. Occasional day trips are planned to nearby points of interest. Reservations are necessary.
- Monthly Singles Dinner Group
- Walking Group which meets Tuesday mornings at 10:30
- Opportunities for Spiritual Growth through the Festival of Wisdom and Grace and other study groups
- Support for Senior Wheels, which assists older adults with transportation to medical appointments
- Support of Shepherd Center and its various ministries
- Birthday cards sent to our homebound, nursing home and especially our 90+ year old members.
Shepherd Center Greensboro
An interfaith organization of older adults helping older adults in the Greensboro community, has its office at West Market Street Church. Retirement age men and women who wish to use their time, talents, and experience in positive ways are encouraged to get involved. The Center empowers older adults through educational programs and service projects that enrich and support independent living and active community building. Opportunities for learning, service, fellowship, and enrichment make this a vital program for older adults. In addition to participating in the educational and service programs, many WMSUMC older adults volunteer through the Shepherd's Center.
Office Hours: 9:30am - 3:30pm Weekdays