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! 

Sunday Morning Discipleship Groups

Our pastor teaches seasonal and special short-term studies on Sunday mornings. A 9-wk small group taught over three months begins in August.

Bible 101 Meeting Dates:

August 7, 14, and 21

September 4, 11, and 18

October 2, 9, and 16

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. 

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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

Evening Prayer 

Monday through Thursday evenings @ 8 p.m. on SSUMC's Facebook Page

An on-line community gathers four evenings a week for a time of Scripture reading and prayer-filled reflection. Topics for Evening Prayer range from lectionary Scripture readings to intensive study of a particular book of the Bible to seasonal studies to missional engagement. 


For more information, click here.   

Jesus After Dark 

Monday Evenings @ 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. off-site @ The Priolos

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. ~ Hebrews 10:24-25


Week-in and week-out, we will work to know each other more and more deeply — sharing our hearts and lives, praying for one another, asking questions, and bearing each other’s burdens. We will be persistent learners of one another. And with everything we learn — good, bad, or otherwise — we will strive to love and serve one another — meeting each other’s needs, encouraging growth, and helping one another thrive.

Join us for our next study Elijah beginning August 8.  In this 8-week faith-building study, you’ll discover how Elijah’s obedience to God kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall. God is also working in your life today to fashion a fiery, bold faith that will empower you to share the hope of Christ with your family, friends, co-workers, and community.

For more information and directions, click here

Tuesday Evening Life Group 

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. off-site @ The Owsleys

Life is hard, we need people of faith who walk along side of us.  Come join us on Thursday evenings for fun, friendship and Bible study.  We won’t tell you what you must believe but help you formulate your own beliefs through the reading of Scripture, and using our gifts of reason, experience and tradition.  This is a great group for people new to Bible study and those who have been reading the scriptures for many years.  Sometimes we also meet for a meal or go out to do mission work in our community.  

For more information, click here

Cafe Faith

Wednesdays @ Noon 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.

Cafe Faith begins our fall semester of learning and fellowship Wednesday, August 10. We will be reading through Rachel Held Evans' book Inspired. Participants are encouraged to obtain a copy of the book and read along with us.


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

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 

Weekly Group Sessions ~ Beginning Wednesday, September 14

@ 6:30 p.m.

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!!


Our next 12-week session kicks off the week of September 14. Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. under The Portico outside the West Entrance Welcome Center. Please bring a chair, your running shoes and a bottle of water. We culminate our 12-week session with the Safety Harbor Twilight 5K on December 10.


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)

For more information, click here

Shore Yoga

Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. in the SSUMC Worship Center

Beginning Wednesday, August 10

Shore Yoga is an all-levels moving meditation. Our shared intention is to unite our breath with the One who gives us breath as we honor God with the care and movement of our bodies.

For more information, click here