Small Groups

Discovery Groups

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small groups

What a long rich history Kenmore United Methodist Church has in Christian Education for adults. Through Sunday morning offerings and weekday adult classes, there is an array of opportunities for you to choose from. We desire you to seek ways that best fits your needs to grow in the way that leads to life, through Jesus the Christ! If you are not a member of a class, try one. You may go to a class for a short or long term. You may attend different classes. Our prayer for your intentional faith development is:

Dear God, teach us to rely not on our wisdom or understanding but on the truth you have shown us in Christ. Help us to be in Christ a new creation where everything has become new! Amen!

You will note the various classes, persons to contact, and place and time of meeting below. If you need further information, please contact: Deacon Bonnie LeValley at 875-5091.


Adult Sunday School Class

Pilgrim Room (back corner of Family Life Center)

Leader:  Ken Hood

Reflections will begin Sunday Sept. 16.

by Adam Hamilton
 Through September and finish in mid-October.

“All are welcome in this place!”

11:15 am every Sunday

Adult Sunday School Class


Come join this Adult Sunday School group for fellowship and discovering more about God as we approach cross-roads in our life journey.

This class is made up of singles and couples of all ages. We meet in the Wesley Roomacros from the church office. We will discuss current topics or watch a Nooma video.  We'll always take time to socialize, laugh, and encourage each other to live a life of faith. Come join us at 11:15 for a relaxed time of fellowship as we grow in our faith together.

Contact: Julia Volle

11:15 am every Sunday


We will be returning officially on Friday sept. 7th and looking forward to welcoming everyone who has an interest in working on quilts in any phase. We meet every Friday morning in the Fellowship hall at 9:00 AM.

If you know of someone that might like to be a recipient of a comfort or prayer quilt, please give Cynthia Bell a call

We meet every Friday at 9:00 AM in the Pilgrim Room (behind the Family Life Center).

We are up and running for the Fall. Looking forward to welcoming everyone back and especially anyone with experience with chair caning and repair.

Coffe and Donuts will be available to all who come to help with this Ministry,

 If you have clocks or small furniture in need of repair, please call Mike Bell at 877-4996.

What You and Your Family Needs to Know for "Peace of Mind"

Give yourself and your family a "Gift of Peace of Mind" by compiling personal data regarding legal, financial and healthcare information.  Follow this link to download a guide that I have put together for you to know what information needs to be compiled.  The link will take you to a "Living Well'" website where you will find the document entitled, "Peace of Mind: A Guide for Legal, Financial, and Healthcare Preparation (by Rev Donald Weaver)  It is the the second Guide on that page.
Rev Dr. Donald L. Weaver


Adult Sunday School Class


Leader:  Eldon Snyder/Jolaine Houghton

Sept.2 Labor Day - No class.

Sept. 9 - All church program in the Family Life Center

Sept. 16 - "What I did on my summer vacation" - Class sharing.

Sept. 23 - "A Trip To the Holy Lands" - Ginny and Eldon Snyder

Sept. 30 - "What's a Food Bank?" - Kelly Kowalski

Our class is very informal and welcoming - if you are interested in additional study and programing, please join us in the parlor at 11:15 ish Sunday mornings.

11:15 am every Sunday 


Adult Sunday School Class

Fellowship Hall
Leader: Donna Stierheim

This class is made up of singles and couples of many ages.  We have varied interests and enjoy a wide variety of topics each Sunday.  Stop by for some Coffee and Conversation after 1st service ends and then stay for the program.

Sept. 2 -Labor Day - No class

Sept 9 - Participating in the all church program in the Family Life Center

Sept 16 - "Summer Show & Tell" - Share your favorite summer experience with the Horizon Class.

Sept 23 - Ester Szikzay - Ester will share her trip to Israel with us through videos and music.

Sept 30 - "Men of The Bible" - Mike Turner brings back the Men of the Bible.  This week is the story of Gideon.

Faith in Film
7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall 

This film and faith discussion is opened to everyone who loves movies and the messages they bring. You might invite a friend to join us for popcornm beverage and a movie that makes us think or laugh or cry.

Tuesday Sept 25
Millie Dunbar is a foster parent who looks after her many children in Los Angeles in 1992.  After the verdict from the Rodney King Incident is revealed, the city quickly descends into all-out chaos between the deniznes and the police. Now, Millie must protect her children from the ensuing anarchy and erupting violence all while navigating the precarious waters of police violence and finding justice for her family.


"The GOOD BOOK Club"
KUMC  Book Discussion Group

All are invited to join the Good Book Club for some thought provoking discussions on any variety of books.  We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at John  & Donna Percy's home.

Sept 20:   "The Woman in Cabin 10"  by Ruth Ware

Oct 18:    "The Woman in the Window"  by AJ Finn

Nov 15:  "Something Like Happy"  by Eva Woods

Dec. 13:   "Deceived"  by Randy Wayne White

Jan 17:   "The Little Paris Book Store"  by Nina George

Feb. 21:   "The Couple Next Door"   by Shari Lapena

Mar. 21:   "The Great Alone"   by Kristin Hannah

Apr 25:   "A Gentleman in Moscow"   by Amor Towles

May 16:   "Before we Were Yours"   by Lisa Wingate

At times we may need to adjust the meeting place for the discussion group.  Please check the newsletter or the weekly bulletin for any changes.

September 2018

On June 19, 2018 the Vagabonds enjoyed a bright sunny day for the trip to Niagara-onthe-Lake. Our first stop was the Butterfly Museum. After a short welcome orientation and informative film, we strolled at our leisure through the conservatory, observing and taking numerous pictures of these beautiful creatures of many sizes and colors. Several folks had butterflies land on them! We continued on down the Niagara Parkway to the Brock Monument and our lunch at Queenston Heights Restaurant. We enjoyed gorgeous views of the lower Niagara River as we ate a delicious 3-course lunch including a 4-layer chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Our next stop was the Trius winery. Our guide was both entertaining and informative, and we were able to taste 4 different wines during our tour. Our trip concluded with shopping time in Niagara-on-theLake.

Our next overnight trip is to the “Emerald Isle” of Ireland next Fall. We will be flying round trip from Buffalo to Shannon Airport from Oct. 7-15, 2018. This is an 8-day / 7-night trip offered through Whitestar Tours, a very reputable company located in Reading Pa. which has planned all of our overnight trips.
Some of the highlights include: the Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle, Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills, House of Waterford Crystal, the Ring of Kerry, Skellig Experience, Dublin sightseeing, and Cobh Heritage Center to mention just a few.
Accommodations are in 4-5 star Hotels, with full daily breakfasts, and 6 dinners including a medieval castle banquet and the Merry Ploughboy Pub with Irish songs & dancing.
We will stay at the fabulous Dromoland Castle for our last night where we will have our farewell dinner. The flyer for the trip with the day by day itinerary and also a registration form are located on the piano in the church library.

The pre-trip meeting is September 24 at 6:30 PM in the Parlor for the Irish Heritage Tour, Oct. 7-15, 2018. With less than 7 weeks left until departure, we are getting very excited! This fabulous trip includes overnights in Limerick, Killarney, Waterford, Dublin, and Dromoland Castle and visits to the Cliffs of Moher, Cobh Heritage Center, Blarney Castle and Woolen Mills, Glasnevin Museum, House of Waterford Crystal, King John’s Castle with a medieval banquet, the Ring of Kerry Tour and Skellig Experience, dinner at Merry Ploughboy Pub with traditional music and dancing, visits to a sheep farm to watch the trained herding dogs in action and to the National Irish National Stud to view immaculately-bred stallions, to mention only a few highlights.

Please mark your calendars for the Vagabonds trip to Kleinhans on Thursday Dec.13, 2018 to attend the BPO Holiday Pops Concert, conducted by none other than John Morris Russell. It includes a continental breakfast before the concert, transportation by Niagara Scenic Coach, and a luncheon catered by Wegmans at the church following the concert.

For 2019, an over-night trip is being planned in April to Washington D.C. and the Pennsylvania Amishlands, which will include the musical stage adventure “Jesus” at Sight & Sounds Millennium Theater.

 Please contact Sue Meegan with any questions or suggestions. (572-4419)