Discipleship & Small Groups

Small Groups at Linworth

Linworth offers a number of small groups& discipleship opportunities 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. 

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Christmas Eve 2022

Join us this Christmas Eve! 4 pm - Family Worship 6 pm - Contemporary Worship 8 pm - Traditional Worship ALL ARE WELCOME! *Childcare is available in our Nursery (infant-4 years old) for the 4 pm and 6 pm services.

Children & Families

Busy Spirits

Linworth Library – 6 PM 1st/3rd Thursday of the month
Contact: Becky Stout, beckystout7@gmail.com

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


Club 456

Linworth Fellowship Hall – 4:30 PM Sunday, monthly during the school year
Contact: church office info@linworthumc.org  

Linworth’s children’s ministry for 4th, 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, hezann73@yahoo.com

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

Youth Group

Linworth Youth Room – Sundays
Contact: church office info@linworthumc.org 

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

MOPS (Mothers of pre-schoolers) & MOMSnext

MOPS (Mothers of pre-schoolers) & MOMSnext
Linworth Worship Center – 9:30 AM 2nd/4th Mondays of the month
Contact: Becky Stout, beckystout7@gmail.com

A group for mothers to come together and share in fellowship and mentoring.

Connect & Serve


Bridge Group

Danbury Senior Center – 1-4 PM 3rd Thursday of the month
Contact: Byrdie Lorenz, lorenzbs@yahoo.com

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

Dining Disciples

Location and time varies
Multiple groups at Linworth that gather around meals for times of fellowship.

Golf Group

Darby Creek Golf Club – Monday evenings Spring-Fall

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.



Linworth Fellowship Hall – 11:30 AM 4th Tuesday of the month
Contact: Byrdie Lorenz, Gene Folden folden.1@osu.edu

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.


Claremont Retirement Village – time varies
Contact: Linda Smith, gregandlindasmith9@gmail.com

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


Fellowship Hall – 12:30pm 2nd/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 

Linworth Campers

Location and time varies
Contact: Jean Davidson, ukjeand@gmail.com

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!

Study & Grow


Linworth Room 210/Library – Seasonal, contact for info
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

Covenant Group
Linworth Room 210 – 6 PM Mondays
Contact: Nancy Brown, jdbone@netbrown.com 

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

Men's Breakfast Group

Men’s Breakfast Group
First Watch Worthington – 7 AM 2nd/4th Tuesdays of the month
Contact: Mike Smeltzer, mikesmeltzer46@aol.com 

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

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Linworth Room 210 – 10 AM Thursday mornings
Contact: Christine Hiester christinehiester73@gmail.com church office info@linworthumc.org 

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


Young Adult Group

Coming soon!
Contact: TBD

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

Women's Bible Study

Room 210 Hybrid in -person/Zoom  – 10:20 AM Sunday mornings
Contact: Nancy Taylor
(register for contact info)

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

Closer Walk

Linworth Room 210 Hybrid in-person/Zoom – 9:15 AM Sunday mornings
Contact: Ken Galloway
(register for contact info)

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, pollock20022000@yahoo.com

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: Steve and Lauri Rowe 

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.

United Methodist Women


Evening Circle

Linworth Gathering Area – 7 PM 3rd Wednesday of the month
Contact: Linda Higgins, lhiggins9@columbus.rr.com

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, jj.steele@att.net

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, lelshoff@gmail.com

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