Small Group Opportunities

Group of People

We are glad that you are here exploring your journey of faith, letting God lead you to be all God intended. One of the best ways to grow your faith is to be connected to a small group community within Chapel Hill. A small group Is a gathering of people joined around a passion, God given gifts, common interests, or needs. It is a safe place to explore hard questions, find support when the answers don’t make sense, and celebrate life!

As individuals, we have differences in our journeys and our places along the path.  Wherever you are on your journey, being in a supportive and purposeful small group will allow your relationship with God to grow.

It is our hope that you find a comfortable place in a small group that allows you to build your relationship with God and with the community at Chapel Hill. May you find many blessings as you take this journey. For more information, contact Tonya Boot at

Park Village Pines Bible Study                                                                                                                                                                                                              This small group meets weekly on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Park Village Pines. Park Village Pines is located at 2920 Crystal Lane in Kalamazoo and is a senior assisted living center.  We use their activity center which has complete access to beverages, a flat screen TV, tables and chairs. We like to study books with a spiritual growth theme and then have discussion. We also watch videos between books. We are always open to new people. You are welcome to join us at any time. Questions? Contact Deacon Pat at Questions? Contact Deacon Pat at

R & R ~ Reflect and Revive                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Name! R&R-Reflect and Revive. They meet Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. If you're interested in joining, contact Dawn Kemp at

Sisters in Spirit
This is a group of women that love books!  During the school year, books are read and discussed on topics of theology, spirituality, social justice and living in the world.  During the summer, members meet socially and share books being read. All women are welcome. This group meets weekly from 10-11:30am on Wednesdays at the home of Jean Christie, 6108 Cypress St., Portage (wheelchair accessible). Jean Christie and Shirley Freeman co-lead this group. For more information contact Jean at or Shirley at

Children of Aging Parents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This group is a larger group of people with aging parents in common. This group does not have a regular meeting time, but they do have several events planned. For more information contact Shirley Freeman at

Mission Focus
Mission Quilters                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mission Quilters - returning for our 13+ season!! If you can thread a needle and tie a knot, come join our quilting fellowship. We meet weekly on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 in Room #108. Our tied quilts are distributed to Parent to Parent, The Free Store at Sunnyside UMC and YWCA Women’s shelter.  No experience is necessary. Gayle Franklin is our coordinator. Questions? Please contact Gayle at

Senior Ministries                                                                                                                                                                                                        This group coordinates meals and transportation for people following illness or surgery, and/or much-needed assistance in times of difficulty.  A published directory is available listing where seniors may locate different forms of assistance in the community. This group meets the Third Thursday of the month in Bob and Jean’s home at 7pm.  Bob and Jean Christie live at 6108 Cypress in Portage(wheelchair accessible). Questions? Please contact Bob or Jean at

Fun and Fellowship
Camera Club
This group focuses on learning more about photography and its many elements. Regardless of make and model of camera, film or digital, SLR, compact camera, smartphone with a camera app or just the desire to learn more about photography, there is a place for you! The events and meeting times vary from month to month. Matt Kerr Coordinates this group. Questions? Contact Matt at

Sewing Group
Jean Christie, Coordinator, 269-327-3213,, Tuesdays Sept – May in Jean’s home (wheelchair accessible) from 1 - 3pm.  If you enjoy crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch (any hand sewing) and like to do it with others, this group is for you!

Over the Chapel Hill Gang
Doris Mettler, Coordinator, 269-327-8272,  First Wednesday of month at various local restaurants at 11:45am.  This group is open to any retired, or close to retired friends from Chapel Hill.  All interested adults are welcome.  Personal care items for the Romence Road Food Pantry are collected each month.

Monday Night Volleyball
Come join the Monday Night Volleyball group. This small group meets every Monday night at 7:00pm in the Portage Central Stable at Portage Central High School.  There is no pre-pay or registration required, just $5/per night/ person ages 18+. The group plays with others from Portage as the volleyball night is listed in the Portage Community Ed. catalog. This group meets all year except for closure due to snow or inclement weather. For more information contact Russ Hankey at