Special Groups

Women of the Church

Missions and service are the operative words when describing the involvement of our FBC women in missions study circles. The Ann Judson Christian Action Circle meets the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 to hear about and respond to the needs of a variety of local and world wide mission causes. They seek to stay informed about needs near and far and then do what they can to make a tangible difference. They may learn that children need blankets, so they make blankets. The may findout that local missions need towels for their residents, so they collect towels. They have created bandages for hospitals and clinics in third world countries. They take seriously the call to share the love of Christ.

For more info contact Church Office

Women, God and Food

This is a small group for women centers around fellowship, food and faith. The group meets once a month (the third Monday) at a local restaurant to share a meal, conversation and prayer concerns. Childcare is provided up request. Contact Janet Kieffer at jskieffer@yahoo.com for more information or what the bulletin for the next meeting and come join the fun.

 Women’s Bible Study

Looking for a way to grow in faith while enjoying the friendship of other women, then the Women’s Bible Study Group may be just for you. The group meets Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the parlor and is open to women of all ages.  Child care is provided but you need to sign up for it. Coordinators are Susie Bennett, Colleen Ostercamp and Michelle Twitty. For more information contact Susie Bennett at bennett.susan@mchsi.com.

9-5 Women’s Group

This small group specifically targets single women or women with 9-5 jobs, but is open to all women. They plan occasional service projects, meet to grow in faith through Bible study, book studies and gather for fellowship activities like attending a concert or going out to dinner. Contact Robbie Scholes scholesr@missouri.edu or Pam Humphreys at humphreysP@missouri.edu for more information or simply watch the Sunday bulletin for the next gathering and join the fun.

Ann Judson Christian Action Study Circle

The Ann Judson Christian Action Study Circle for women has been meeting for over 30 years to study the Bible, to hear inspirational programs from guest speakers, to promote mission work, to assist the church in times of joy or grief, and to share together in life’s journey. They meet the first Thursday of each month from September to June. Contact Barbara Wyatt

Psalm Players Band

A musical small group designed to give opportunity for individuals to share their gifts with God, and the church, to enjoy friendship and to assist in worship on a monthly basis. The Psalm Players welcome anyone who plays a band instrument, those who currently play and those who may not have played for several years. Rehearsal take place September – June on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Contact Ed Rollins at rollins@fbc-columbia.org for more information.

Chancel HandBells

Chancel Handbells is another musical small group that fosters friendship, good times and assists in our worship of God. The handbell choir welcomes anyone who reads music to give us a try, but if you don’t read music, don’t let that stop you, we can help you learn. Chancel bells rehearse Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm from September to June, and plays in worship several times a month. rollins@fbc-columbia.org for more information.

Senior Yoga

Stretch out – limber up – relax – breath – cleanse your soul, all this and more during the Monday morning 9 – 10:15 am, Senior Yoga group. They meet in the parlor and all are welcome.  You don’t have to sign up; the class is always open to new participants.

First Friday Fellowship

More food! First Friday Fellowship (FFF) is a monthly opportunity to gather at a local restaurant for food and community building.  Paula Thomas picks a new restaurant each month for the gathering.  For more information, you can contact Paula at  paulalou52@gmail.com or simply watch the Sunday worship bulletin for the next FFF and sign up.

Young Adult Gathering

Young Adults (22-39ish), both married and single, with children and without, are invited to come get to know each other and build community.  This group meets every 6 weeks or so.  For more information contact Sam or Crystal Henley at crystalhenleylmt@gmail.com or simply watch the bulletin for the next gathering and come participate.