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

Fiction book discussion

The next fiction book is Dreamers by Angela Hunt.  This historical fiction book is set in the times of Joseph in ancient Egypt.  Read the book at your leisure and join in the discussion on June 2 right after the worship service.  

Book available on Amazon: 

When: June 2 right after worship service
Where: First Washington UMC

Simplifying Revelation

Join us for a new Bible study on Revelation: "Simplifying Revelation: How to Read the Book of Revelation" by Shane J. Wood, Ph.D. This free video resource from Ozark Christian College will guide us in understanding the Book of Revelation in a fresh way.

Instead of speculating about the end times, the mark of the beast, or Armageddon, we'll focus on learning how to read Revelation itself. This class will help us grasp what the Bible really says and what God communicated to John as he wrote the book. Let's approach Revelation with an open mind and a desire to understand its message.

There will be homework, map reading, word definitions, lots of Bible reading, watching entertaining Professor lectures and discussion of the 20-minute segments.

When: Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
April 3 – June 12th (11 Weeks)
Where: First Washington UMC

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

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: Swallows Nest
310 Elm Street, 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.  

Where: Tiffaney Danz's house
Contact Tiffaney for directions 573-552-6815

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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!