St. Paul's Adult Faith Formation

Classes & Small Group Studies

St. Paul's COVID-19 Response

Our small groups have moved from meeting in the building to meeting by Zoom! Consider making a small group part of your “new normal” if it isn’t already. Look over the offerings below and find one that’s right for you. A contact person is listed for each to provide the Zoom link for you.

Don’t see something that works for you? Contact Pastor Sandra and let’s dream up something new!

Weekly Small Groups


Micah Class 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Considering a life of discipleship in the Wesleyan way.

We’re discussing the book, If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus, by Phillip Gulley. Bob McCoy and Lelia Moore will facilitate. Please join us!
Tracy Dawson

– Chapter 9: 5/31/2020
– Chapter 10: 6/7/2020

Contact: Tracy Dawson 


Monday Study Group 9:15 a.m.

A group of women who enjoy learning and discussing a variety of topics together. Contact: Linda Stoner 

Book Club (first Monday of each month) 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Selection for June 1 is Tree of Good and Evil by Andrea Miles. Coming up:

– July 6: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

– August 3: Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

– Sept 7: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Contact: Lisa Groth 

Not So Empty Nest Parent Meetup (May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29) 7:00 p.m.

Let’s catch up, commiserate, enjoy a laugh or two, and most importantly lean into Christ as we discuss this super crazy time we are navigating. This meetup is intended for parents with adult kids that have returned home due to COVID-19. Contact: Jamie Turk


Afternoon Break 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Bring your coffee or tea or a snack and enjoy a brief devotional and a time to check in with others. Contact: Heather Edvenson 

COVID-19: Pre-existing Disparities Exposed webinar discussion 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss this webinar series presented by the Church & Society wing of the UMC. Learn more about the series and register here. Contact: Leslie Nord

Adult Autism Support Group (2nd Tuesday of each month) 7:00 pm

St. Paul’s Presence ministry has developed the first free support group for autistic adults in the KC area. This resource serves as a safety net for children of God who previously haven’t had one and allows us to live fully into God’s calling for Presence and the larger St. Paul’s community. Melissa Bustamante, a Qualified Mental Health Provider, will lead the group. Contact: Pastor Mike or Melissa 


Men’s Study Group 6:30-7:30 a.m.

We’re discussing the webinar series COVID-19: Pre-Existing Disparities Revealed put on by the UMC’s Church & Society. The series will run 5 weeks and address how racial inequalities, economic inequalities and the carcel system in the U.S. have magnified the impact of the pandemic in marginalized communities and how we can move forward with a better model. The webinars can be viewed live on Thursdays at 1pm or anytime after-the-fact on the Church and Society YouTube channel. The group will individually watch each episode in advance and then discuss them on Wednesday mornings via Zoom call at 6:30am.  For the Zoom meeting information, please contact Scott Groth. 

Women’s Study Group 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Current events from a faith perspective. Currently reading together Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. Contact: Pastor Sandra Cox

Scripture Study 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Exploring the scripture for the upcoming Sunday sermon. Contact: Cheryl Scott


Senior Zoomers 9:30-10:30 a.m.

A group for senior adults who enjoy good conversation and checking in with each other. Contact: Ronelle Neperud 

The Seekers 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Reading and discussion group. Contact: Sharry Lockhart