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

Small Group 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
Leaders:  Scott and Cassie Caldwell -

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

Men’s Small Group (8:30pm)
Location: Tomlinson’s Home, Bellefonte
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
Leader: Andy Morgan –

Harry’s Bible Study (7:00 PM)
Location: Faith Church – Room 41
Leader: Harry Shope

Thursday Groups

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

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

Sunday School Classes:

Seasonal Classes

“What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” (Room 25, led by Tina McKinley)
Starting Sunday April 28, this is an 8-week study for women. We’ll use the book of the same name by Lysa Terkeurst as she shares how to experience God in unexpected ways, learn to discern God’s voice and make your faith come alive. We’ll talk together about how God can take our willingness simply to say “yes” and transform that into something truly powerful and beautiful. For more information, contact Tina McKinley at 814-355-7981.


Ongoing Classes

Fellowship (Room 40, led by Ryan Anderson)
Starting on April 28, we’ll study the next “BE” series book, Be Patient as we explore the age-old question, “why do bad things happen to good people?” posed and pondered in the famous book of Job. We’ll talk together to better understand the will of God and provide guidance to enduring trials we are facing today. If you are waiting on God in a difficult time, come connect with others who are traveling the same or a similar journey to expand God’s answer. The group is open to all ages and facilitated by Anne Benner and Ryan Anderson. Books are provided.

Coffee and Conversations (Church library, led by Kerry Benninghoff)
Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a relaxed discussion on the day’s sermon topic. This is a great way to hear from others, ask questions and share.

Foundations (Room 47, led by Dick Snyder)
Currently studying the second half of the book of Romans with study book by John Stott

Defenders of Faith (Room 45, led by Harry Shope)

Dependable (Room 41, led by Dave Caster)
Currently discussing the weekly sermon

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.  All are welcome to come. For more information contact Janice McDowell at

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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