Faith Church


At Faith Church, we want everyone to grow deeper in faith and closer to one another.  Groups are a great place to grow.  Below is a list of different small groups, Bible studies, and interest groups that are available.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the group leader or contact Pastor David at

New Groups:

Starts September 25:

Women’s Book Club (Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm)
Location: Faith Church – Room 40
Reading – The Color of Rain by Michael and Gina Spehn
Leader: Tina McKinley –

Starts October 10 (6 weeks):

Johnson’s Small Group (Wednesday’s, 7pm)Location: Johnson’s Home, Bellefonte
Studying – God Owns It All by Ron Blue (Financial Study)
Leaders: Lori Proper –

Ongoing Small Groups and Bible Studies:
Monday Groups

Grove’s Small Group (6:30 PM)
Location: Faith Church – Library
Studying – The Weekly Sermon
Leader: Nanette Grove –

Wednesday Groups

Caldwell’s Small Group (6:30 PM) – Childcare Provided
Location: Caldwell’s Home, Bellefonte
Studying – I AM by Matt Fry
Leaders:  Scott and Cassie Caldwell –

Mom’s Small Group (6:30 PM)
Location: Carter’s Home, Bellefonte
Studying – Various Podcasts
Leader: Bethany Carter –

Men’s Small Group (8:30pm)
Location: Tomlinson’s Home, Bellefonte
Studying – Follow: An Introductory Experience of Following Jesus
Leader: David Carter –

Encouraging Women (6:00 PM)
Location: Faith Church – Library
Studying – The Weekly Sermon
Leader: Susan Kline –

Men’s Bible Study (7:00 PM)
Location: Faith Church – Room 25
Studying – Hebrews
Leader: Andy Morgan –

Harry’s Bible Study (7:00 PM)
Location: Faith Church – Room 41
Studying – Be Encouraged by Warren Wiersbe (2 Corinthians)
Leader: Harry Shope

Thursday Groups

Martin’s Small Group (7:00 PM)  1st and 3rd Thursdays
Location: Martin’s Home, Bellefonte
Studying – The Book of Acts
Leaders: Jeff and Ruthi Martin -

Mattern’s Small Group (7:00 PM)
Location: Faith Church – Room 40
Studying – The Weekly Sermon
Leader: Rex Mattern,

Interest-based Groups:

Prayer Quilt and Prayer Shawl Group – A few mondays a month from 10am-3pm at Faith Church in room 40 – This group of women makes quilts and prayer shawls to celebrate new babies and offer support to men, women and children during a time of need.  This caring ministry offers a wonderful avenue to connect with others as they share ideas and enjoy Christian fellowship.  This has become a vital ministry to Faith Church and they can use all the hands we can get.  If you can sew a straight line, they can teach you to quilt.  They welcome any quilters or anyone interesting in learning.  All are welcome to come. (Contact Maureen Kearns:

Body N’ Soul Aerobics – Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15pm-7:15pm at Faith Church in room 49 – A group of inter-generational women who do low impact aerobics and free weights.  In addition there is prayer at the end of each class and they send out a monthly schedule for spiritual encouragement. (Contact Ruthi Martin:

United Methodist Women - The United Methodist Women serve as a community of women whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leadership, and advocate for justice. (Contact Anne Benner: 814.355.8356)

Information on Sunday School can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Small Groups?
God doesn’t want us to “do life” alone – it is much better together! Small groups study the Bible, but also provide opportunities to connect and build relationships with others as we explore faith and life’s ups and downs together in a meaningful way.  Take an inside look at what small groups at Faith Church are all about! 

What Do Small Groups Look Like?
Throughout the year Faith Church hosts a variety of small groups designed for all ages and walks of life. These groups meet in the church or in homes throughout the week. Our groups are come-as-you are, casual settings.

The material used is prepared by each group leader and is typically based off of a book and/or video series. Each study offers time for friendship, prayer and encouragement.

Is A Small Group Right For Me?
Yes! At Faith Church we encourage everyone to get connected in this way. Small Groups are vital to our vision to connect you to God and others, to prepare you to serve Christ and our community and to encourage you to grow deeper in your faith.  There is no need for previous small group experience or extensive knowledge of the Bible.

How Can I Get Connected?
To get connected to a Small Group or Bible Study, visit the Connection Table Sunday mornings, contact the group leader of a group you’re interested in, or contact Pastor David at

Sunday Morning

8:15 am: Traditional Worship Service with Nursery
10:45 am: Contemporary Worship Service with Nursery and Children’s Church

512 Hughes Street Bellefonte, PA 16823

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