Small Groups @ Linworth

Linworth offers a number of small groups for people of all ages looking to connect in fellowship, grow in faith, and serve God and neighbor. We hope that you are able to find a small group that will help you move forward in your spiritual journey. If you are interested in starting up a new small group, please contact Pastor Matt Yoder (

Children & Families

Busy Spirits
Linworth Library – 6 PM 2nd/4th Thursday of the month
Contact: Dina Legge,

A small group for couples and families with small children. Childcare is provided.

Club 56
Linworth Fellowship Hall – 4:30 PM Sunday, monthly during the school year
Contact: Alisha Artis,

Linworth’s children’s ministry for 5th and 6th graders and their families. Participate in special events, service projects, and activities.

Linworth Library – 11:30 AM 1st/3rd Sundays of the month
Contact: Heather Webb,

A small group study and fellowship time for couples with elementary age children.

Youth Group
Linworth Youth Room – Sunday/Wednesday
Contact: Jessica Cavinee,

Linworth’s youth ministry, Bible Study, and other fun activites for youth from 7th grade through 12th grade.

Opportunities to Connect & Serve

Bridge Group
Danbury Senior Center – 1-4 PM 3rd Thursday of the month
Contact: Byrdie Lorenz,

Gather for an afternoon of fellowship while enjoying cards and time spent with one another.

Dining Disciples
Location and time varies
Contact: Marlene Goodenow,

Multiple groups at Linworth that gather around meals for times of fellowship.

Golf Group
Darby Creek Golf Club – Monday evenings Spring-Fall
Contact: Joe Manning,

Join with many of the golf-loving members of Linworth and friends for the Linworth golf league plays Monday nights at Darby Creek from Spring through Fall.

Hand & Foot
Linworth Fellowship Hall – 7 PM 1st Friday of the month
Contact: Esther Hunter,

A card-playing group that comes together to enjoy games and fellowship with one another.

Claremont Retirement Village – time varies
Contact: Linda Smith,

Interact and help support the residents at Claremont through a number of activities for the community at Linworth’s neighboring retirement facility.


The Knotters meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Please come and help us make sleeping bags for the homeless. No sewing or knitting experience required. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy McCall (614) 791-0274 or Marilyn Pohlman (614) 798-9384. WE meet in the Fellowship Hall at 12:30pm.

Linworth Fellowship Hall – 11:30 AM 4th Tuesday of the month
Contact: Chuck Kemp, Byrdie Lorenz, Gene Folden

A senior fellowship group for any individual 55 years of age or older. The Linworthys hold a monthly meal together as well as bus trips throughout the year.

Linworth Campers
Location and time varies
Contact: Jean Davidson,

Bring your RV or tent and join the fun with the Linworth camping group that enjoy finding God in the great outdoors. This year’s camping schedule includes trips to Delaware State Park, Rocky Fork State Park, Hocking Hills, and more!

Opportunities to Study & Grow

Linworth Room 210/Library – Wednesdays 7 PM (Begins September 6th)
Contact: John Strand,

DivorceCare is a program designed to equip churches to conduct ongoing ministry to separated and divorced people. The DivorceCare program takes a biblical approach to divorce, separation and related issues such as reconciliation, remarriage, forgiveness and the effect of divorce on children and families. DivorceCare emphasizes that real healing from the intense pain of divorce must begin with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Covenant Group
Linworth Room 210 – 6 PM Mondays
Contact: Nancy Brown,

A covenant small group for middle aged women to grow in discipleship and relationship with one another.

Men’s Breakfast Group
First Watch Worthington – 7 AM 2nd/4th Tuesdays of the month
Contact: Mike Smeltzer,

A book study discussion for men who share in conversation with one another and enjoy a great breakfast.

M.O.P.S. (Mothers of pre-schoolers)
Linworth Worship Center – 9:30 AM 2nd/4th Mondays of the month
Contact: Sarah Henderson,

A group for mothers of pre-schoolers to come together and share in fellowship and mentoring.

Pastor’s Bible Study
Linworth Worship Center – 7 PM Mondays
Contact: Curnell Graham,

A group discussion led by lead pastor Curnell Graham that studies Scripture and other books.

Thursday Morning Bible Study
Linworth Room 210 – 10 AM Thursday mornings
Contact: Mary Beth Smith,

A more informal women’s Bible Study small group and discussion.

Young Adult Group
Linworth Room 210 – 11:45 AM Various Sundays
Contact: Matt Yoder,

A group of service, study, and social activities for young adults age 25-35 – all are welcome to attend to grow in faith and in relationship with one another.

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Children’s Sunday School
Linworth Various Rooms – 9 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday mornings
Contact: Alisha Artis,

Sunday School programming for children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Childcare is also provided for our youngest friends.

9 AM

Infant, Toddlers & Twos Childcare, Preschool – 5th Grade

10:30 AM

Childcare, Toddler-2s, 3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, K-1st grades, 2nd-3rd grades, 4th-6th grades

Closer Walk
Linworth Room 225 – 9:15 AM Sunday mornings
Contact: Ken Galloway,

An adult Sunday School class that enjoys various book and Bible studies and enjoys deep, thought-provoking conversation and dialogue and helps develop a closer walk with Christ.

Keen Adults
Linworth Fellowship Hall – 10:15 AM Sunday mornings
Contact: Ed Pollock,

An adult Sunday School class that comes together for study and discussion on how to grow in faith and knowledge of God.

Linworth Fellowship Hall – 10 AM Sunday mornings
Contact: Doug Stahle, Gene Folden,

An adult Sunday School class that enjoys in-depth dialogue about issues pertaining to those searching to know more about their faith and about God.

Women’s Bible Study
Linworth Room 210 – 10:15 AM Sunday mornings
Contact: Jeanne Byers,

An adult Sunday School class that comes together to study the Bible and is open to any women who would like to join.

United Methodist Women

Evening Circle
Linworth Gathering Area – 7 PM 3rd Wednesday of the month
Contact: Linda Higgins,

An evening small group comprised of members of Linworth’s UMW.

Fellowship Circle
Linworth Room 210 – 9:30 AM 2nd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Debby Steele,

A morning fellowship group comprised of members of Linworth’s UMW.

Service Circle
Linworth Kitchen – 9 AM Last Friday of the month
Contact: Lea Elshoff,

A morning service group comprised of members of Linworth’s UMW.