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Adult Study Groups @ South Shore

Life is best lived in community. Small groups are an opportunity to gather and guide one another through all the intersections of faith and the real world. 


At South Shore UMC we provide a small group experience for every age, and have as a goal that everyone connected to our congregation be growing in a small group experience.

  • For more information about small group offerings for children (birth through grade 5), click here.

  • Fore more information about small group offerings for youth (grades 6 through 12), click here


Some of our small groups are short-term while others are ongoing. In attentiveness to the Spirit we will further diversify our small group offerings. Descriptions of our present small groups are below. Connect and grow with us at South Shore! 

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Upcoming Sunday Morning Study: Irresistible

beginning Sunday, April 28, 2024

@ 9:40hr in Rm 106. 

Join co-leaders Rebecca Crotwell and Cindy Bays for

Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus

Unleashed for the World by Rev. Andy Stanley.

This 6wk book-based and DVD study helps us consider the faith modeled by our first-century brothers and sisters who had no official Bible and little chance of survival.

What made their faith so irresistible?

Together, we will be invited to embrace the faith that caused the most significant cultural transformation the world has ever seen and consider what we need to change today to make it so again.


Participants are encouraged to obtain

a personal copy of the book.

Register for this class in the Welcome Center or by emailing here

If you are interested in teaching a Sunday Morning Small Group, please connect with Pastor Sarah.


Click here to email Pastor Sarah for more information about her seasonal and special short-term studies. 

Membership Pathway

For those interested in official membership in the church!

Attend Membership 101: Coffee with the Pastor in the Family Room outside the Administrative Suite the Second Sunday of every month. Here you will hear about the purpose and strategy of the church, meet Pastor Sarah in a conversational setting, and get to know other people who have a common interest with you.

Next steps are Membership 201 and 301, which give you an overview of United Methodist Theology and an understanding of your own giftedness to help guide how you can best connect into the body of the Church utilizing those gifts! 

For more information on South Shore's Membership Pathway, click here

Café Faith

Wednesdays @ Noon in a hybrid format: in-person in Rm 106 & via Zoom

Café Faith is a Wednesday lunchtime Bible study, prayer, and fellowship opportunity, using a combination of book studies and topical studies to seed our weekly conversations. Join us as we enjoy our meal, enjoy our community, and enjoy time spent in the Word with God.

Upcoming Study:

The Story of God - Critical Topics in World Religions

Wednesdays beginning April 10

Hybrid Model: in-person in Rm 106 and via Zoom

Join Pastor Sarah and Friends for a six-week study of

Morgan Freeman's documentary The Story of God 

and explore critical topics in world religions. 

Each class we will view a portion of a documentary episode,

discuss the Christian perspective on that topic,

and then see how our conversation develops. 

Café Faith meets in a hybrid format, with in-person participants gathering in Rm 106 and remote participants joining us via Zoom. 

Register for this class in the Welcome Center or emailing here.

To request Zoom credentials to join Cafe Faith, click here. 

For a complete listing of Cafe Faith Gatherings, please visit

SSUMC's Electronic Calendar.

Friday Morning Men’s Group

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Room 106

Discussions in the Men’s Group are open, focused, and relevant as they explore Scripture and hear from participant's life experiences and passion areas. 

For more information, click here

Faith and Fitness @ South Shore

South Shore Run Club

Friendship - Fitness - Faith - Fun 

Get outside your comfort zone where real change happens. We are on a journey from a sedentary lifestyle to one filled with endless possibilities. We are headed down a rich spiritual path as well, developing a deeper relationship with the One who makes the impossible, possible. The One who can take you from where you are to places you have never been!! This is South Shore Run Club!!


We run and work up to running through 12-week training sessions in the Fall and Winter/Spring. While on break during the summer months, members of the South Shore Run Club meet weekly for encouragement in our faith and fitness. Connect with us to learn about and join our weekly meet-ups! 


Invite your friends to join you on this amazing journey filled with faith, fitness and friendships!! You don't need to be a member or attendee of South Shore UMC or any other church for that matter. You don't need to be a runner, yet. Folks of all fitness levels are invited. This is a "free and open" run club and we can't wait to spend this time with you!!

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. ~ (Hebrews 12:1)

Next Series: 

Happy New Year - Happy Healthier You!

Training Begins: January 22, 2024

For more information, click here

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