At Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, small groups are the key to deeper spiritual growth and connection with other people. We offer a variety of small groups so you can get plugged in, no matter where you are in your spiritual walk. The groups offer a strong network of care, support, and encouragement that’s crucial for a tangible experience of Christ’s love through His church. Groups typically meet weekly or twice a month for 2 hours of study, fellowship and prayer.
Groups vary in size, style, format, time and location. Opportunities are available for men and women, young adult and more mature. Our groups are always open to new members. If you are interested in growing in your faith, in getting to know others at Blaine, or have questions that you’d like conversation around, please email the small group leader.
The Monday Evening Women’s Small Group Our group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm in West Seattle. These women of all ages find support for each through bible studies, topical studies, sharing in a meal, talking about their life and faith, praying together, and serving others. Led Kim Furugori firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Morning Women’s Small Group Hosted by Sani Maekawa. Led by Anne Arakaki-Lock email@example.com
Wednesday Morning Men’s Small Group This group of men meets every on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00am at the church. This group meets for fellowship and to work on small church projects. Led by Shig Nishida firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Evening Men’s Small Group This small group for men meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm on the Eastside. They pray, talk, and study books that cover topics ranging from spirituality for men to relevant social issues. Led by Lorne Ricord email@example.com
Thursday Morning Women’s Small Group Our Women’s (bible study) Small Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 9:30AM-11:30AM followed by going out to lunch for fellowship! Led By Marianne Tada firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Evening Women’s Small Group We are a group of women in our 50-60’s age range, however all are welcome! We generally have book/DVD/discussion studies to grow in our faith and relationship with one another while supporting each other as sisters in Christ. Occasionally we do a service activity or just fellowship. We meet twice a month on Friday evenings from 7:30-10pm (schedule is set when a new study begins). We generally do not meet during the summer. We meet at Elaine’s home in the South Cove neighborhood at the bottom of Lake Sammamish off I-90. Led by Elaine Chin & Teresa Yagi. email@example.com
College Group We meet once a week (day/time depends on the quarter) to grab a treat and support one another through discussing the intersections of life and faith. Our meeting locations vary week to week nearby the University of Washington. Led by Nicole Laasanen & Pat Dayton firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adult Group Post Graduate young adults get together once a week to enjoy each other’s company through sharing a meal. Collective Group leadership organized by Nicole Laasanen email@example.com
Young Adult Men’s Group Men meet to deepen level of sharing, listening, accountability and discipleship. Group explores a range of topics and issues ranging from spiritual formation, justice issues, and world news. Meets monthly in Seattle area locations. Led by Rev. Dione Corsilles firstname.lastname@example.org
Couples Small Group Our Small Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at rotating home locations. Study topics range from Books of the Bible (Genesis, Romans), books authored by pastor Adam Hamilton (Christianity Family Tree, World Religions, The Way) to studies on current events. Although this group consists primarily of couples, we have some individuals too. All are welcome! Led by Ron Nobuyama email@example.com
Parents with Young Children Parents that meet to discuss issues related to family, parenting, career, faith and discipleship living. Meets twice a month in Seattle area homes. Led by Rev. Dione Corsilles firstname.lastname@example.org