Prayer and Study Groups

Prayer Groups

Men's Prayer Breakfast takes place on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Uncle John's Pancake House on Secor Road at 7:00 a.m.  A devotional discussion is held over breakfast.

The Email Prayer Chain  shares prayer requests from members and friends. You can request a prayer or ask to be added to the group by clicking the Request a Prayer button at the bottom of this page.

Sacred Stories is a small prayer group that meets on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. We practice lectio divina, an ancient prayer pattern that invites us to listen to God speaking to us through a text of scripture. A time of sharing follows, during which we tell stories about our faith lives and connect our stories with God’s Story. We conclude the hour with prayer and affirmations, as we see and celebrate the Christ we meet in one another.

Study Groups

Church School Classes meet Sundays from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., September through May.

Men's and Women's Retreats are held each year at Widewater Retreat Center near Liberty Center, Ohio. The men retreat in the Fall for an overnight event and the women have an all-day retreat on a Saturday.

               Men's Retreat 2019

The Men’s Retreat will take place at Camp Widewater on a date to be announced.

               Women's Retreat 2019

                     Our annual Women’s Retreat will be held on Saturday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  We will again                      meet at Widewater Retreat Center. 

                     Watch this space for details!

         Book studies

This Fall Monroe Street UMC is hosting a book study and discussion of Welcoming the Stranger by Matthew Sorens and Jenny Yang. The study will take place on Saturday mornings from 10:30 - noon at the church, running ten weeks from 9/22 through 11/24. The price of the book is $13. Let Lou D'Amato ( know if you plan to participate and if you would like him to order a book for you.

Note: if you choose to order the book yourself, make sure you order the 2018 edition and not the 2009 edition.  Open to all who are interested.

Beacon and Bridge Bible Study

This Bible Study is an interesting and fun mix of church members, neighbors, and friends.  We meet every week in at 10:30 a.m. for an hour Whitney Parlor to study and share together.

We'd love to see you there--please join us!


Fellowship Groups

Lunch BuncHers

This group of women meet for lunch on the first Saturday of each month at various restaurants in the area. Notices are posted in the bullletin and weekly email. Everyone is welcome. All we ask is that you call Kathy Moore 419-885-3918 or Betty Nicolen 419-475-4064 by the day before the lunch, so they can call the restaurant and tell them how many are coming.

Gifts of Sharing Needlework Group

This fun and productive group resumes their monthly meetings on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and help make useful items to share. We’ll be glad to share or patterns, skills, and materials with you. Questions: contact Peg Hull at 419-822-9424 or