A.S.K. (Ask, Seek, Knock)

During COVID, we are meeting in the scout hut Sundays at 1:00 pm.

We are a mix of couples and singles, ages 30's through 80's. We use a variety of teaching styles from Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies to topical based studies Supports the Backpack program, Feed the Hunger, Palliative & Supportive Care, Global missions and other local, national and international missions through their “B” dollars. The A.S.K. class is like a family. We pride ourselves in making everyone feel at home and loved.

Loyal Wesley

Currently not meeting due to COVID.

Mostly 40s and up, but everyone welcome. Couples, singles, widows and widowers. Topical Bible Study / discussion. Class selects a book of the Bible and discusses 1 chapter of the Book each week to get an in-depth look at the Bible. Support the church’s mission such as Feed the Hunger, clothing and food drives, has a card ministry for shut ins and those needing encouragement. Oldest continuing Sunday School class in the church. It was started in the 40s as a Women's Sunday school class but now is open to both men and women. If you are looking for a Bible Study class, the Loyal Wesley class is the place to be.

Manual

Currently meeting during Covid in the old Sanctuary on Sundays at 4:00 pm.

Mostly 70 and 80 year olds, but anyone welcome to attend. Curriculum varies. Currently studying Max Lucado’s book, “Unshakeable Hope” Several projects throughout the year including a very large rummage sale & auction with proceeds benefiting the church and community. Salvation Army toy drive and other projects. These projects help those in need and are instrumental to maintaining the love and fellowship that each class member has with one another.

Purpose

Currently not meeting due to COVID.

Mostly couples in their 40s & 50s with school age kids. Most studies are video series on the Bible and other Christian topics Class supports the church missions such as Feed the Hunger

Walker

Currently not meeting due to COVID.

Most members are widows and widowers in their upper 80s and 90s. Study is lecture based using the Cokesbury Adult Bible Study Class supports the Youth in the church and Samaritan Penny campaign, as well as other projects that come up in the church.

Fellowship

During COVID meeting via Zoom or sometimes in person at the Pavillion.

Upper 30s - 70s. Mostly families with school age children or grandchildren. Most studies are short DVD series by nationally known speakers with discussion. Most are usually current topics facing the world and church. Supports Project H.O.P.E., homeless bags, the church garden, adopts families for the holidays and other local needs. The Fellowship Class is a social class and tries to include fellowship times outside of Church.

B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers And Sisters In Christ)

Currently not meeting due to COVID.

We are a mix of couples and singles, ages 20's through 40's. Topical Bible Study / discussion. The class will often watch a video, followed by discussion, or a member of the group will lead in scripture and discussion.

We support the Church and community through hosting a yearly craft fair, providing food to the homeless, supporting families and children during Christmas time with gifts, and assisting other church groups such as our children programs (Garden Kids).

Monday School

During Covid meeting via Zoom Mondays at 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Meets Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 in the A.S.K Sunday School classroom non-Covid Class was started by Steve Holland in 2004 for those who are unable to meet on Sunday mornings. Members are “young” 60s - 70s Generally book study with class discussion led by members in the class. Currently studying Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life Fun group which provides camaraderie, social interaction and support. Provide food bags at Christmas for Union Cross Elementary families in need and other causes throughout the year Check out Monday school if you are trying to find a better understanding of the Bible.

United Methodist Men

Currently not meeting due to COVID.

Outside of COVID meet the 1st Sunday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at 7 am for breakfast and meeting. Our purpose: “United Methodist Men shall be a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spirituality and to seek daily his will.” We are involved in various fund raisers aimed at supporting Church projects and community ministries. We traditionally support our Scouts, Open Arms Ministry, Wilderness Trail backpacking ministry, Feed the Hunger ministry, Habitat for Humanity, and many other Church activities. We also help with chores for the elderly or impaired in our community. All men at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church are welcome to join us and participate in fellowship and our various projects.

United Methodist Women

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Sedge Garden United Methodist Church is proud to be a Golden UMW Unit with four women’s groups to choose among. The different groups offer a variety of opportunities to develop relationships with the Lord and fellow sisters in Christ. Annually, all four groups sponsor Christmas dinners for over 70 needy families. You do not have to be a member of Sedge Garden UMC to attend our meetings. All women any age are invited to attend the different meetings and discover which one best feeds their heart and soul. You are always welcome!

  • Millennium Circle is a modern nontraditional group. These sisters in Christ do not spend much of their time in meetings but are always doing direct mission work and community service. The group is made up of both working and retired women. Activities include working with local UMAR homes for adults with disabilities, Hall Woodward School, the backpack program; and Crisis Control ministry. Contact their leader to find out how to join in on their diverse list of service projects.
  • Rachel’s Daisy Garden offers a blend of traditional UMW programming and Christian fellowship. The group’s meetings are held in individual members’ homes or in the church at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The daisies support Open Arms Ministries, Hall Woodward and Smith Farms Schools among other outreach programs.
  • Rachel’s Rose Garden is a Bible focused service and fellowship group of women made up of both retired and working women. Their primary support goes to Smith Farms School and needs within the church family. The group has two meal teams. The group’s meetings are held in individual members’ homes at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.
  • Rachel’s Tulip Garden is made up of both working and retired women (ages 35+) with a primary focus on service projects. The group meets at the church on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Their programs are based upon the UMW Response magazine. Each month the ladies do a card ministry and hands on projects such as making throw blankets and neck pillows for shut-ins. The women often assist with meals such as preparing a supper for habitat for humanity building teams. The tulips currently support the backpack ministry, Golden Agers and Smith Farms and Hall Woodward School.

Senior Adult Fellowship

Currently not meeting due to COVID.

All adults welcome, but the group consists of mainly those 65+. Once a month the group takes the church busses for food and fellowship. Many participants are widows or widowers who wouldn’t normally go out by themselves. They have been to over 66 different restaurants in 5 years. Many times the trips are to a “mystery” restaurant which adds to the fun.

Golden Agers (80+ year olds)

The year a member is turning 80 years old they are invited to become a member of this group of octonaries plus fellow church members for fun, food, fellowship, and friendship.

The Golden Agers meet on the third Monday of the month in the Brian Ray Holland Fellowship Hall. The meeting time is 1:00 -3:00 p.m. Most activities include a small meal. Events are themed and educational/informational programs are interspersed with playful game dates such as bingo, show and tell and cardmaking.

The Golden Agers are coordinated by a group of women playfully called the “Golden Girls.” Debby Alexander, Yvonne Coffey, Sharon Hennis, Diana Ross, Rhonda Stack, and Anne White. The Golden Girls send cards for birthdays and holidays and plan the monthly meeting for the Golden Agers. They serve as watchful caregivers for this aging population.

Invitations to become a golden ager is extended to those who’s birthdays are on record with the church office. If you are 80 years or older and have not received your invitation, please contact a Golden Girl. You are most welcome to join in on all the fun.