Small Groups

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

At First Washington UMC, we strive to make connections through small groups.  We have offerings of in-person and online groups. For more information on how to get connected,  please reach out to our Director of Discipleship Ministries Shara Neubert at

Co-ed Small Group Opportunities

Wiser Together

This group reviews and explores deeper into the sermon and scriptures from Sunday worship services.  All men and women are invited to join the discussion.  

When: Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: First Washington UMC
Contact: Julie Dotson 314-805-9544

Fiction Book Group

The next fiction book discussion will be Eli by Bill Myers.  

What if Jesus had not come until today?  Who would follow him?  Who would kill him? 

The book is available in multiple formats.  Click the sign-up link below for more book information and websites for purchasing it.  

When: December 3 right after worship
Where: First Washington UMC

Soul Care

How we respond to the events of our everyday lives is our spiritual journey.  Soul care is a way of companioning others as they intentionally seek to notice and listen more closely to the guidance and transforming work of God in their everyday lives. Whether in a group or a one-on-one setting, soul care creates the opportunity to gain clarity and experience God’s grace and love in your present circumstances.

For more information, please contact Julie Dotson at

Men's Small Group Opportunities

Men's Wednesday Night Fill-Up

If you are a guy who is busy during the day or need a mid-week spiritual fill up, join us at Moe's Pizza on Wednesday evenings for devotion and fellowship from 6:30-8 pm.  A food item must be ordered in order for us to have the conference room in the back for this study.  For more information, please contact Scott Altman at

When: Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm
Where: Moe's Pizza
499 Grand Ave, Washington, MO 63090

Men's Devotional

Join the men of our congregation and community for a morning of devotions and fellowship.  Currently, we are going through Stand Strong Daily Devotional book.

When: Thursday mornings at 8:00am
Where: Cafe Mosaic
901 Patients First Dr., Washington, MO 63090

Men's Breakfast

Join the men from our congregation and community as we get together for food and fellowship.

When: 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:00am
Where: Franklin's Restaurant
900 Washington Square Shopping Center, Washington, MO

Women's Small Group Opportunities

IF Gathering

IF Gathering is designed to offer a relaxed setting to share a meal and connect with other women.  Each month, we have a different topic with questions for discussion.  We hope you can join us as we gather monthly around a table for food, fellowship, prayer, and connection.  

When: 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:00am
Where: UnderGrounds Espresso Bar
330 Front St., Washington, MO

Jenny Hanify: 636-667-0718
Molly Hanify: 636-359-3439 

Oasis Group

Oasis is a group for all women- young or young at heart!  This is a time to connect with one another, enjoy a meal together, and share our highs and lows.  This is then followed by a book study.  Contact Julie Dotson at 314-805-9544 for more information.  

Book: Seeking God Together-An Intro to Group Spiritual Direction 
by Alice Fryling

When: every other Sunday at 4:00pm
(Dates: 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29)
Where: Tiffaney Danz's house
Contact Tiffaney for directions 573-552-6815

Ladies' Advent Study

Ladies are invited to a special Advent study looking a scripture surrounding Jesus' birth.  There will be two groups:
Thursday morning at 9:00am at church
Thursday evening at 6:00pm at Shara's house
Both groups will meet the following days: November 30, December 7, 14, and 21.  Please sign up using the link below for the group you are interested in joining.  

Sign up for a small group

We'd love to get you connected to a small group in your area. Fill out the form below to get started.

Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week in different neighborhoods, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!