Happenings

Bread+, Monday 6:30 in room 313 of the MFLC

This is a time for gathering, reflection and presence when we are often too busy and distracted. We long to be attentive of how God is moving and working in ours and others lives and how God is moving throughout the world. This gathering is creating this type of space. Church should be and must be a home of grace where worship is the work we do together, rather than just the work of any one leader or minister. After all, church is not a place, it is people. This collection of people represent a gathering that:

  1. Values and loves all people, recognizing that everyone belongs to God
  2. Inspires and challenges people, helping all of us to see God clearer than before
  3. Values art and music, acknowledging God’s beauty in Creation.

This worship gathering is marked with a laid-back posture and relaxed tone. Although relaxed and laid back, the typical worship outline is the rhythm of a typical “mass.” Each gathering ends with the ultimate act of belonging, Eucharist, which means to give thanks. Here we give thanks that we all belong to God. The Eucharist has also been described as communion, noting the connection to each other and connection to God or The Lord’s Supper, which reminds us of the drama of the Gospel, where we are reminded that there will be death, but through the person of Jesus Christ there will also be new life and new creation.

Meet Us At 6:30pm every Monday (excluding the first Monday of every month).

Dinner is a part of our gathering so come hungry!

We meet in room 313 of the Matthias Family Life Center.

Shared/Co-Working Space

We believe that we need spaces where we can work together. The ancient monastics lived a rhythm of work and prayer in their communities which they called “Ora et Labora.” We long for a place where those of us in community together can spend time together during our longest task of the day: work. We also long for a space to be together beyond the 1 or 2 hours a week that we spend in worship or in a small group. This is our project to discover if we can move back towards this rhythm of work and prayer together. If you would like to join our co-working community please contact us here.

Family Dinners, 1st Monday of the Month

We jokingly say around here that our mission is to eat together. Well…we are only half-joking. Every first Monday of the month we gather at a house and share an actual meal together instead of our normal Bread+ gathering. We do this because we find great power in gathering for a meal knowing that the early Christians did the same. We would love for you to join us! To find out whose house we are gathering at check our Facebook page get as us on Twitter.

Pub Group, 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month

This is a place and space for discussion and conversation over a good beverage. At Pub Group we have a very relaxed atmosphere will some great discussion on difficult topics. It is free-flowing and very open. It is also a space were we discuss many provocative, challenging and thought-provoking articles that impact all of us. We believe that as a church we must not limit our interactions to our own buildings or even our own theological positions or ideologies. We believe that good conversation promotes holy spaces and helps us learn more about ourselves and more about the world around us. You can find our articles on our Facebook page, Twitter or you can receive them via email by shooting us an email at  kinfolk@fumcwp.org. We meet at Redlight Redlight every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month at 8pm.

Sunday Morning Group

Our small groups are centered around the idea that worship, ministry or community happens all week in all spaces. We believe that small church, found in smaller community groups is the best way to do life together. Sure we are broken people, but we know that is exactly why we need God and need each other. We can’t do this alone and as we move towards a community where we are a part of something instead of apart from something, we move towards this kin, this relationship with others. We are all good. We are all broken. We all have grace. And, it is here, in these groups where we want to practice this very thing. Sometimes we study the Bible or theology. Sometimes we read novels and listen to podcasts that connect in some way to our spirituality. Our next small groups will start in February at 11am on Sunday mornings. Email us at kinfolk@fumcwp.org for more info.

20s Women’s Group

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month. It’s purpose is to have a space for women in their 20s to grow together through book study, conversation and service. If you’d like to join, please contact us and we can give you all the info!

Game Nights!

Our game nights happen on non-pub group Thursday nights. We seek to commune through the lost art of board games. We’ll learn how to win humbly, lose graciously, and work together triumphantly. It’s also about having fun! Check out our game night Facebook group for all the info.

Monday Night Basketball, Mondays at 8pm

Monday nights should be for playing basketball. Monday at 8pm, to be exact! Each Monday we gather in the Matthias Family Life Center gym for a couple of games of pick-up basketball. We play full court, we play hard and we all have a variety of skill levels. Hopefully, we will see you out on a Monday night! If you would like to get our weekly Basketball updates, contact us at kinfolk@fumcwp.org.

 Volunteer Tutoring at Southstreet

Starting up again in the FALL a group of us will be meeting at FUMC Winter Park every Wednesday afternoon to head over to Southstreet Ministry to volunteer with their MAP program (Mapping Academic Progress). We meet at FUMCWP at 3pm and are at Southstreet until around 5pm

Southstreet Immersion Project

Once A Year A group of young adults will commit to a weekend of learning at South Street Ministries. This weekend will include staying with a family in the community for two nights, going to workshops lead by people in the community, meeting in smaller discussion groups and cooking and eating together. This is a purely learning experience. The posture of the whole project is a posture of learning. This is not a “mission trip,” instead it is a way to provide a space ripe for perspectives to be changed and new things to be learned. Theologically put, this is a space where we look for the Spirit to teach us new things about God, ourselves and the world around us.

Agua Viva Serves Mission Project

Each Year we travel to Los Chiles, Costa Rica with Agua Viva Serves, a non-profit that aids in the development of clean water systems and healthy living conditions. We will help drill a clean water well, participate in cultural learning experiences and work alongside and collaborate with the Methodist Church of Costa Rica. Please sign up here.