Other Groups for Adults

For more information on any of these groups, contact Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Discipleship (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org) or the church office (info@hilliardumc.org, 614.876.2403).

In this time of pandemic, most of the following groups are not meeting in person. Contact the facilitator or Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Discipleship, for more details or to express interest in joining any of these groups when they restart (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org).

no matter what virtual bicycle club

Want to get some exercise?  How about riding your bike? All ages and abilities are welcome! Spring is here, and it’s time to get outdoors.  We are forming an online group where folks can ride where and when they can, on your own or with your family (to maintain appropriate physical distancing), and then text or email Rob Erskine with how long and where you rode.  We will set some distance goals and post a chart to see our progress, for those who are interested.

Rob will send a weekly email to the group with fun things related to bicycling and your friends and neighbors at Hilliard United Methodist Church. When we are able to gather in person again, after the stay-at-home order is lifted, we could meet and ride from the church building every other week then gain all the calories back by eating ice cream! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Rob Erskine, or SIGN UP HERE, or contact Beth Palmer (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org). If you need Rob’s contact info, ask Beth or email the church office (info@hilliardumc.org).

Young Adult Small Group

Welcoming all post-college singles and couples in their 20s & 30s, this group meets off-site for study and fellowship once a month. Contact Jon Esala for details (jonathanesala@gmail.com).

Contemplative Prayer Group

Participants will enter into the presence of God with extended silence and stillness, through practices such as centering prayer and sacred reading of Scripture. All are welcome; feel free to drop in anytime to give it a try. Meets twice a month (usually 1st and 3rd Sundays), 6:30-8pm. Sanctuary building, room 206 (parlor, on main level). Facilitators: Earlene Sanborn, Ginny Blasingame, &/or Bill Eisner. NO CHILDCARE. No cost for class. Bring your Bible and a notebook or journal.

Saturday Monthly Men’s Breakfast Group

Come for food and fellowship, and sometimes a bike or kayak ride! Meets for breakfast the 4th Saturday of each month, location varies. Participates in church and community service and outreach projects. Contact: Rob Erskine.

Monday Men’s Breakfast Group

Meets the first and third Mondays of each month, 8:30am, Bob Evans on Cemetery Road near I-270 (3910 Lyman Dr). Contacts: George Clark and Steve Larrick.

RIPPLES (Retired Persons Group)

Meets the fourth Monday of each month for dinner (except in winter). Locations vary. Contacts: Linda Rust and Linda Brown.

Sewing & Quilting Groups

Work on your own projects or design and sew quilts for Moms2Be, a local organization that strives to empower women in high-risk neighborhoods to deliver full-term, healthy babies by providing prenatal education and social support. Meets in the Warehouse 839 mission room; come in through church office door and we’ll direct you. Contact: Linda Overman.

  • Monday Sewing Circle: Mondays, 9am.
  • Quilting UFOs (Unfinished Objects): Wednesdays, 2-4pm.

United Methodist Women

Enjoy a supportive community of women, engaging in activities that foster growth in Christian faith, mission education, and social involvement. Lydia-Dorcas Circle meets the second Wednesday of the month for lunch and program in the social hall, Sanctuary building (most months; usually skip July, August, and January). Contact: Jan Weatherby.

Men’s Church Softball (summer)

Enjoy fun and fellowship while representing Hilliard UMC in this semi-competitive league. Games are played on Sundays beginning the first week of May each year, with team(s) forming in March/April. Contact Dave Bowman for more information (church office has his contact info: info@hilliardumc.org, 614.876.2403), or email Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Discipleship (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org).

Men’s Open Basketball

Wednesdays 7:45-9:15pm in the Warehouse 839 gym. Exercise and have fun with a great group of guys. Not a league; it’s open gym basketball for individuals of all skill levels. Contact: Dave Bowman (church office has his contact info: info@hilliardumc.org, 614.876.2403).

Interested in any of these groups?

EXPRESS INTEREST / SIGN UP ONLINE HERE, or just show up anytime, or contact Beth Palmer directly (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org, 614.876.2403).