Small Groups Directory

Learn more about our existing small groups at St John’s UMC from the information below.

You can also connect with a group to learn more about how you might organize your own group.

Weekly Meetings:

Sisters: Tuesday 7:00pm
Engage in Bible and Advent/Lenten study, as well as companion each other along life’s faith journey. *Facilitated by Wanda Winnicki, 603-664-7640,

Early Risers: Wednesday 7:00-8:15am
seek to understand current national and world events or social issues as they relate to our response as Christians. Sometimes this involves studying a particular book or a study guide. Often the group is involved in Bible Study. Sometimes they do service “projects” for individuals or groups. Occasionally guests speakers join them to help them better understand the topic at hand. The discussion is lively and trust and respect are vital. *Facilitated by Donna McAdam, 603-742-1881,

Angels: Wednesday 10:00am
engage in Bible study and companion each other along their life’s faith journey. *Facilitated by Bev Adams, 603-664-7764.

Men’s Group: Wednesday 7pm
participates in a variety of studies throughout the year that help us to grow spiritually and strengthen our faith as Christian men. Our studies include Bible readings, Lenten & Advent studies and other books of interest. The discussions are across a wide variety of topics inspired from the readings chosen. We also put our faith into action by participating in outreach projects as time and schedules permit. *Facilitated by Mike Willett, 207-748-3431, and Bill McWilliams,

Meditation: Wednesday 7:30pm
will meet on Wednesdays, first meeting at 7:30 at St. John’s. Future times to be decided by group. This group will explore ways of Christian and other meditation practices, as well as companion each other on their life’s journey. *Facilitated by Jana Marie Whitten, 603-512-2178,

Not Our Mama’s Small Group:
Church community interaction needed. Anyone interested in delving deeper into God’s word and answering His message of love and discipleship? This small group is specifically for those that grew up in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. We had the opportunity to grow up in an era where WWJD bracelets were all the rage. Christian artists such as Michael W.Smith, Matt Maher, DC Talk and Skillet were the cool way to worship with friends. If you’re between the ages of 20-40years old and need to have St.John’s community time be more than just Sunday mornings, or you want to learn more about what God is calling us to do as Christians, think about joining Not Your Mama’s Small Group. *If interested contact Tish Sims, facilitator, 603-953-6357,

Small Group:
This group will use the Rev. Anne Robertson’s books, Exploring the Bible series, and will share Scripture, fellowship, and ideas. Day and time will be determined by group members. *Facilitated by Kerry Hansen, 603-767-6394,

Monthly Meetings:

The St.John UM Men: 1st Sunday of the Month
group will be meets for breakfast at 7:30 AM in Hartford Hall on the first Sunday of each month. We would like to invite the men of our church to have breakfast with us and share our walk with God through devotion and prayer. *Facilitated by Joe Winnicki, 603-664-7640,

The Men’s Book/Video Group: First Monday of the Month
They would love to add new men to their group! *If you have questions, need a ride or directions please call Bruce McAdam at 781-4896.

The Women’s Book/Video Group: First Monday of the Month
Discussions are lively and fascinating. If you would like to be added to our email list, please contact Diana Schuman at Questions? See Judith Custer, Judy Strate, Lora Moore or Diana Schuman.

The Families with Children Group: Third Saturday of the Month 4:00pm-6:00pm
Small Group is designed for anyone who is interested in a small group, but a weekly meeting is difficult to commit to at this time. Our group will meet for dinner and fellowship the 3rd Saturday of the month from 4-6pm. All who attend are invited to bring a family friendly dish to share. Anyone is welcome to join the group, but it is child friendly, so please note that children of various ages will be present. The group will decide what they’d like to study and learn together. And it will rotate facilitators/locations as interest increases. Our first meeting will be held at Julia Pond and Eric Secor’s home in Dover, 5 Glencrest Dr., on October 21st.         *Facilitated by Julia Pond, 603-957-7704,

Mingle Cafe: One Saturday each Month 9:00am-1:00pm
Join us for coffee and a guided conversation around small tables. The idea behind this small group is to open our “borders” and get to know others from different cultures, religious faiths, and perspectives. Open to those beyond St. John’s & our own culture.           *Donna McAdam will facilitate, 603-742-1881,