Small Groups

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42

John Wesley believed that Christians are always moving to perfection in faith. As part of that journey, Wesley believed that small groups were essential. UUMC is home to numerous small groups that embrace the concept of Scripture study, accountability, and fellowship. Some of our groups are “covenant” in nature: they agree to meet and share the trials and blessings of a faith journey. Some of our groups are “Wesley” groups: they meet weekly to study Scripture, frequently studying in advance the Scripture which will be read in worship on Sunday. We have groups that are all women, all men, and couples. UUMC want to nurture and grow new groups! If you are interested in joining a new group, please let Rev. Dr. Jane Riecke ( or 344-0343 ext. 13) or Rev. Colleen Bookter ( know and we will meet to determine what times and days are best!


Current Small Groups

This group focuses largely on books on theology but also some secular works to provide variety. We’ve read C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, Hauerwas’ Cross-Shattered Christ, as well as books by Parker Palmer, Brueggemann, Borg, and many more. As you can see, we cover a variety of topics from various lenses. We are open to new members male or female and any age. We meet at Highland Coffees by the LSU campus at 7:00AM.

Enjoy weekly discussion on current events and how they intersect with our faith and theology. We meet on Thursdays at 7:30PM at The Chimes, 3357 Highland Rd. This group is mostly younger adults but is open to all. Beverages on you! Contact Rev. Colleen at colleen@universitymethodist for details.

This group meets to discuss a book once each month, usually on the first Thursday at 6:30PM in the UUMC Parlor. The books for this group are selected by group members at each meeting and we are open to a variety of topics, both theological and secular.

This is a women’s small group that meets in UUMC’s Parlor from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. No preparation is required please bring a Bible We spend half an hour reviewing the past week for ways in which we have served as the living hands of God in a hurting world and holding each other accountable for areas where we need to improve in our response to God’s call. We spend the second half hour reading one chapter of the Bible and discussing how we understand that chapter to illuminate our Christian lives. We have completed study of Genesis, Exodus, and First and Second Samuel. We end with prayer requests and a time of prayer.