Growth Groups

Monday, 5:30 PM at Mercer UMC, led by Denise Orr (while the kids are at Marvelous Mondays.)

Thursday, 1 PM at Mercer UMC, led by Bob Falla

Thursday, 6:00 PM at Larry and Sandra Rodger’s home, Mercer

Thursday, 6:30 PM at Dick and Linda Carlson’s home in Hermitage.

Young Adults, 6:30 PM at Mercer UMC, Young Adults


Please contact the leader(s) of the groups for more details,

and if needed contact Mercer UMC (724-662-3320) for contact information. 

Spring Study

For the spring of 2019, our Growth Groups will be looking at Spiritual Disciplines like prayer and fasting.  The Book we will investigate is Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline.  A description of the book from https://renovare.org/books/celebration-of-discipline hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline explores the ”classic Disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found… The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study, offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward Disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service, help prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration, bring us nearer to one another and to God.

Week of Feb 24 Read Chap 5 (62-76)

Week of Mar 3 Read Chap 6 (79-95)

Week of Mar 10 Read Chap 7 (96-109)

Week of Mar 17 Read Chap 8 (110-125)

Week of Mar 24 Read Chap 9 (126-140)

Week of Mar 31 Read Chapters 10 and 11 (pp 143-174)

Week of Apr 7 Read Chapters 12 and 13 Celebration (pp. 175-201).

          Plan to celebrate as a group in the next couple of weeks.

 April 14  Palm Sunday worship

 April 21st   Easter Sunday worship