Small/Seasonal Groups

Note:  You do not need to be a member of FBSUMC to benefit from or attend any of these groups.


Sunday School Brochure

Open Small Groups: Short-Term

Monday Morning Bible Study with Josie Reid. Began January 23. This group meets  at 9:45 a.m. in Room 141  facilitated by Josie Reid.

Tuesday Morning Women's Bible StudySeamless by Angie Smith-An overview of the Bible to show it is one unit with one message.  Began January 10.  Meets Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. at 1501 Dobyns Dr. The study is led by Joyce Brogden and Joy Eastridge.  For more information, contact

Breaking Bread Tuesday Evening Women's Bible StudyThe Work of the People This study is for young women (late 20's-early 40's) sharing food, fellowship, faith, and life together.  Childcare is provided.  The study meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 1209 Sussex Drive and is facilitated by Lisa Tencer and Gail Dyson.

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible StudySeemless by Angie Smith-An overview of the Bible to show it is one unit with one message.  Began January 11.  Meets Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. at 1309 White Street, facilitated by Gigi Boggan.  Contact for more information.

Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study- The Men’s Bible Study Group, “Men of the Bible,” continue their weekly scripture with sessions that are held from 7:15 to 8:15 on Wednesday evenings in Room L06 began again on January 11.  Led by Dr. Bob Taylor, this discussion group explores the Holy Scriptures in their original context as well as their application to us today.   The sessions are open to men of any age.  The sessions will cover The Acts of the Apostles. All men are welcome to join in on any Wednesday – just bring your Bible.

Wednesday Evening Bible StudySeemless by Angie Smith-An overview of the Bible to show it is one unit with one message.  Began January 11.  Meets Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. at FBS, Rm TBA, led by Joy Eastridge.  Contact for more information.

Thursday Morning Women's Bible StudyPhilippians by David Jeremiah-Consider joining this talkative group of women who welcome everyone.  Began January 12.  The study meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Room L44, led by Terry Tolson.  Call 230-0441 to register.

Men's Thursday Morning Bible Study- Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., this class is held at 1309 White Street, and is an ongoing class led by Mike Boggan.   This group of men meet to challenge one another and seek out new Biblical truths to apply to their lives.  The current book is by R.C. Sprouls and this session will begin meeting on April 13.  Contact Mike at 367-1835 or to attend the sessions.

Sunday Afternoon Bible Study- Gripped by the Greatness of God by James MacDonald.  Based on Isaiah.  This study will meet until April 30, led by Gay Aycock on Sundays 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Room L06.  Workbooks are $13 and available at the first session. Contact Gay at 378-3312 for more information.

The Read ‘em and Reap Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month in Room 141 at 6:15 p.m. for Mingle and Munch and discussion 6:30-7:30 p.m

Book discussions will be held as follows:

February 16 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith; Gail Preslar discussion leader

March 16 Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley; Joy Eastridge discussion leader

April 20 The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom; Ron Stidham discussion leader

May 18 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman; Myra Danehy discussion leader (The May meeting will be at 4:15 p.m. in Room L38).

Bible Study: Hebrews

This is a verse-by-verse study through the book of Hebrews where we will study God’s word through the lense of the cultures used to communicate it 2000 years ago. The book of Hebrews is a systematic revelation of Jesus as the center of our faith. It’s a fascinating look at how we developed our doctrinal understanding of who Jesus is and how He saved us. Join Rev. Misti McCreary on Wednesdays, February 8 through May 10, at 6:15-7:15 in L44. You only need to bring you and your Bible.


More information about small groups will be provided as they are added to our calendar.  Please check back for updates or contact Rev. Misti McCreary at or 423-224-1517.


In-Home Long-Term

Life Groups

Where two or three are gathered……..

The primary purpose of life groups is faith formation and making disciples of Jesus Christ.   In long-term life groups, members meet regularly for study, prayer, fellowship and food.  

What takes place in life groups that promotes spiritual growth?  Members engage in…….

  • Study and discussion

  • Sharing and prayer

  • Support and accountability

  • And fun, fellowship…and food

And what happens to the members of the group?  They develop…

  • A sense of meaning and belonging

  • A feeling of trust and intimacy

  • A spirit of community to each other

  • And a deepening of their faith

New Long-Term

Life Groups 

On Tuesday, January 17, a new intergenerational small group, also called life groups began.  Sissy and Les Heaton will welcome you into their home weekly on Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Members will engage in study and discussion, sharing and prayer, support and accountability and fun, fellowship….and food will be provided. Experience shows that members of small groups develop a sense of meaning and belonging, a feeling of intimacy, a spirit of community and hospitality, a long term commitment to each other and a deepening of their faith.  We hope you desire to be a part of this special group.   (limited to 12 members plus the hosts) 

The second long-term life group, hosted by Sparky Dyson, will begin later in the winter - a date to be determined. If you are interested in joining either of these newgroups or if you have questions and want more information, please contact Retta Overturf at 423-378-4245 or Misti McCreary at 423-224-1507.