Ministries/Small Groups

The Well offers many groups that everyone can participate in, including weekly, once-a-month or series groups for a specific topic. Scroll down to find a small group that works with your schedule and interests!

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Ministries/Small Groups

If you are interested in a small group – email the group leader.

ENGAGE: Baptism Quilters

If you enjoy sewing and using that gift to give to others, come and join the Baptism Quilting Group. The group crafts machine-quilted Guardian Angel crib blankets presented to children at their baptism. These crafters usually meet at the Rosemount Campus on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm. Please contact us for the latest schedule. Leaders: Sherry Ames, sames@frontiernet.net

Group Leader: Sherry Ames
Location: Rosemount Campus
Tuesday
5:30 PM
 

ENGAGE: Basketball

GROUP IS NOT CURRENTLY MEETING. This informal group meets for recreational basketball and fellowship. Meets Saturday mornings at 8:00am at the Rosemount campus gym. Leader: Jim Dibley, djdibley@charter.net

Group Leader: Jim Dibley
Location: Rosemount Campus
Saturday
8:00 AM
 

ENGAGE: Disciple

Disciple is an in-depth study of the Bible. This group meets on Monday nights at the Rosemount campus at 6:30 pm. Study begins on September 10, 2018. Contact the leader, Jim Dibley (jimdibleymn@gmail.com) if you would like to attend.

Group Leader: Jim Dibley
Location: Rosemount Campus
Monday
6:30 PM
 

ENGAGE: Discussion Group Thu 2pm

This group discusses the current sermon series. A great group to meet new people! Meets on Thursdays at 2 pm at the Rosemount campus in the Chapel. Leader: Pam Webber, pwebber0416@gmail.com

Group Leader: Pamela Webber
Location: Rosemount Campus
Thursday
 

ENGAGE: Faith Reflections

This group meets weekly on Thursdays at 1pm at the Rosemount campus. Consider joining this group for an insightful afternoon of discussion, reflection and fellowship. Starting 9/13/18, this group will study the book "I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness" by Austin Channing Brown. Books available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Leader: Jan Smith, harjans@q.com

Group Leader: Jan Smith
Location: Rosemount Campus
Thursday
1:00 PM
 

ENGAGE: Faith in Education

Meeting the second Tuesday of each month, this adult small group is for anyone who works in education: teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, bus drivers, admin, food service, etc. Group focus: Prayer, what does the Bible say about children, teachers, etc., how do we practice good self-care as educators? Leader: Dawn Dibley dibley.dawn@gmail.com Upcoming dates: 9/11/18, 10/9/18, 11/13/18

Group Leader: Dawn Dibley
Location: Rosemount Campus
6:30 PM
 

ENGAGE: Friday Morning Men's Bible Study

Join a great group of men each Friday morning from 8 to 9:30 am at Ecumen (Seasons) in Apple Valley. There are wonderful discussions and sharing of life experiences by those attending. All are welcome! Coffee served, breakfast ($-charge) Leader: Joe Hanna, joehannamn@gmail.com

Group Leader: Joe Hanna
Location: Offsite
Friday
8:00 AM
 

ENGAGE: G.O.L.F.

God Overseeing Lovers of the Fairway Play golf with a group of great folks! Meets the last Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm at Rich Valley Golf Club (Apr-Oct), A Lot of Green Golf (Jan-Mar) Contact leader: Doug Hoffmann, (dhoffmannpga@gmail.com) for the latest schedule.

Group Leader: Doug Hoffmann
Location:
Last Sunday
 

ENGAGE: GET IT! (Guy's Evening Thing)

End your day with this small group: Men's fellowship and book studies. Starting September 12th, this group will follow the five week sermon series Real Relationships based on the work of Peter Scazzero. The reference guide, "Emotionally Healthy Relationships Day by Day" is centered on a life-transforming plan of intentionally pausing to be deeply present with God. Devotional time will reflect on themes such as clarifying expectations, deep listening & clean fighting. Meets Wednesdays at 7:30 - 9:00pm at The Rosemount campus. Leaders: Ron Long, mnlongs@frontiernet.net and Larry Greaves, lag@glats.com

Group Leader: Ronald Long
Location: Rosemount Campus
Wednesday
7:30 PM
 

ENGAGE: M&M's Moms on Mondays

This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Get together for fellowship with other moms to share joys, concerns and support each other. Childcare is available. Starts on 9/10/18 for the 2018-19 school year. Leader: Alison Bents, alison.bents@gmail.com

Group Leader: Alison Bents
Location: Rosemount Campus
Every Other Monday
9:30 AM
 

ENGAGE: Mobility Worldwide

This group will work on projects supporting personal mobility, such as fabricating wood and assembling wood and steel components. Every Tuesday, 9am-12:30pm, off-site in NW Minneapolis. Carpool from Apple Valley. Leader: Mark Moffitt, bizmark8@q.com Contact Mark for carpool information

Group Leader: Mark Moffitt
Location:
Tuesday
9:00 AM
 

ENGAGE: Open Hearts & Minds

This women's group uses sermon topics and books to engage in discussion. The group will meet at 11:30 am at The Well, every two weeks, starting on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Please contact leader, Lori Maser (elmaser@msn.com) with any questions. We look forward to welcoming new members !

Group Leader: Lori Maser
Location: Rosemount Campus
Every Other Sunday
11:30 AM
 

ENGAGE: Parents of Young Children

Looking for a way to connect with other parents? This new small group meets at the Rosemount campus. Come for the 5:30pm meal and you won't even have to cook! We'll connect with others in our same stage of life in a casual group and discuss issues of family, faith, and go deeper into the weekly sermon. No previous small group experience necessary! Childcare is provided. Starting January 9th, this group will follow the sermon and small group series called, "Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time". Who was Jesus really? What did he really say and teach? What can we learn from him about how to live our own lives? How is he different from the Jesus that is seen in the movies and bantered about by politicians? Leaders: Jenny Kleppe, jenniferlkleppe@gmail.com & Pat Bents, pat.bents@gmail.com

Group Leader: Jenny Kleppe
Location: Rosemount Campus
Wednesday
6:00 PM
 

ENGAGE: Piecemakers Quilting Group

Join this group to make quilts, enjoy fellowship and food, engage in prayer and support. No experience necessary! Meets Wednesdays at 9:00 am - noon at the Rosemount campus. Coffee, treats and fellowship at 10:30. Leader: DeeAnn Reihsen, deereihsen@charter.net

Group Leader: DeeAnn Reihsen
Location: Rosemount Campus
Wednesday
9:00 AM
 

ENGAGE: Prayer Shawl

This group knits or crochets prayer shawls to give to those needing an extra loving touch. Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Rosemount campus. Leader: Bonnie Student, studentfamily@netscape.net

Group Leader: Bonnie Student
Location: Rosemount Campus
First Thursday of Every Month
7:00 PM
 

ENGAGE: Ride UMCYCLISTS

Ride UMCyclists is a casual bicycle-riding small group that meets for fellowship and exercise. Using fantastic trailheads around our wonderfully bike-friendly cities, rides are typically 10 miles, last from one to three hours and are tailored to the skill levels of those who show up. All skill levels are welcome. JOIN THE "RIDE UMCYCLISTS" GROUP ON FACEBOOK OR CONTACT BILL. Leader: Bill Middlecamp billmiddlecamp@gmail.com 952-457-7263

Group Leader: Bill Middlecamp
Location:
Varies
 

ENGAGE: Rosemount Readers

This monthly group meets for fellowship and to discuss a variety of books from a cross-section of genres. Check the monthly newsletter for the current book. http://www.thewellmn.church/newsletters-bulletins/ Meets the 4th Monday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Rosemount campus, varies in May and December. Leader: Linda Rock, carl_rock@hotmail.com

Group Leader: Linda Rock
Location: Rosemount Campus
4th Monday
5:30 PM
 

ENGAGE: Rubber Stamping Group

Explore your creative side! Make 3-4 greeting cards and enjoy good conversation. Demonstrations are given for those new to this craft. Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00pm except for December (no meeting.) Leader: Pat Roberts, rrrr@charter.net

Group Leader: Patricia Roberts
Location: Rosemount Campus
4th Monday
7:00 PM
 

ENGAGE: Run UMC

RunUMC meets most Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm for a 3 mile run/30 minute walk. Join in on fitness, fresh air and fellowship. For the latest information, "LIKE" the RunUMC Facebook page. To get updates through email, contact the group leader, Dawn Dibley, dibley.dawn@gmail.com Upcoming schedule for where to meet: The group doesn't meet if the temperature is below 20 degrees. January 6: East Community Park - Lakeville January 13: Diamond Path Elementary - Apple Valley January 20: Cobblestone Lake - Apple Valley (Meet at Wells Fargo Bank) January 27: The Well, Rosemount Campus

Group Leader: Dawn Dibley
Location:
Sunday
 

ENGAGE: Seek Group

This group meets weekly, at the Rosemount campus, on Wednesday nights at 6 pm. The group discusses the current sermon series or other pertinent topics. Starting January 9th, this group will follow the sermon and small group series called, "Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time". Who was Jesus really? What did he really say and teach? What can we learn from him about how to live our own lives? How is he different from the Jesus that is seen in the movies and bantered about by politicians? Leaders: Shari and David Christian, dschristian@comcast.net Brian Meredyk, bmeredyk@gmail.com

Group Leader: Shari Christian
Location: Rosemount Campus
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:30 PM
 

ENGAGE: Seeking Hearts

This group meets Sundays from 10:15-11:15 am at the Rosemount campus. This fall, the small group will study Adam Hamilton's book, "The Way - Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus". Open to new members! Leader: Tim Herbst, timherbst47@gmail.com

Group Leader: Dave Kitchel
Location: Rosemount Campus
Sunday
10:20 AM
 

ENGAGE: Simpson Shelter

Once a month, volunteers from The Well prepare and serve a meal for the Simpson Shelter in Minneapolis. The mission of Simpson Housing Services is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. Cooking takes place at the Rosemount campus beginning around 8 am. Volunteers meet at the church at 4:30 pm to load food and carpool to the shelter. Contact Meredith Johnson for cooking: meredith.johnson@thomson.com Rich Wirt for serving: wirtless@charter.net Dates for 2018: 9/24, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17

Group Leader: Rich Wirt
Location: Rosemount Campus
Varies
 

ENGAGE: Sunday Night Small Group

This is a great group to join to meet new people! Sunday evenings at 6 pm in Rosemount, Room D120. Starting January 6th, this group will follow the sermon and small group series called, "Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time". Who was Jesus really? What did he really say and teach? What can we learn from him about how to live our own lives? How is he different from the Jesus that is seen in the movies and bantered about by politicians? Leaders: Sherrie Holck, sholck@frontiernet.net Linda and John Shirley, lindashirley@me.com

Group Leader: Sherol Holck
Location: Rosemount Campus
Sunday
6:00 PM
 

ENGAGE: The Well's Book Club

Join this group in a relaxed atmosphere for fellowship and a book discussion. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Fireside Restaurant in Rosemount (3410 150th Street West) Fall Kickoff Meeting 9/12/18 at 5:45 pm, "Barefoot" by Elin Hilderbrandt Leader Sherrie Holck, sholck@frontiernet.net

Group Leader: Sherol Holck
Location: Offsite
Varies
 

ENGAGE: Tuesday Men's Thing (TMT)

Get your day off to a good start. This men's group meets for fellowship and discussion on Tuesday mornings from 6:30-7:30am at the Rosemount campus. Starting January 8th, this group will follow the sermon and small group series called, "Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time". Who was Jesus really? What did he really say and teach? What can we learn from him about how to live our own lives? How is he different from the Jesus that is seen in the movies and bantered about by politicians? Leaders: Tom Montgomery, tlmontgomery@frontiernet.net and Troy Mc Corkell, troymc@frontiernet.net

Group Leader: Tom Montgomery
Location: Rosemount Campus
Tuesday
6:30 AM
 

ENGAGE: Welcome to The Well

Welcome to The Well is a 3-week small group designed to meet new people and get to know the purpose and values of The Well Please contact Brianna Hager to attend & for more information, bhager@thewellmn.church

Group Leader: Jim Dibley
Location: Rosemount Campus
Sunday
6:00 - 7:30 PM
 

MUSIC: Chancel Bells

Would you like to learn a new skill? Bell ringing is a challenging and rewarding activity. Become part of a group of friends while starting a life-long learning experience, maintaining a traditional skill, and contributing to worship. Chancel Bells provides music at the 9:00 am Traditional worship service at the Rosemount campus. The group performs monthly and starting 9/5/18, rehearses on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Rosemount. Leader, Dawn Dibley, dibley.dawn@gmail.com

Group Leader: Dawn Dibley
Location: Rosemount Campus
Wednesday
6:30 PM
 

MUSIC: Chancel Choir

Come join the choir! This fall, the Chancel Choir begins a new season of music ministry and would love for you to join them. Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, 9/5/18 at 7 pm. All past and new singers (high school and up) are welcome to be a part of this choral experience. Singing weekly at the 9:00 am service, the choir brings a variety of musical styles into worship. There will be a special musical experience in December with a Christmas Cantata.Please consider joining this small group ministry and family called Chancel Choir! Leader: Natalie Olsen, nolsen@thewellmn.church.

Group Leader: Natalie Olsen
Location: Rosemount Campus
Wednesday
7:00 PM
 

MUSIC: Rejoice Worship Team

The Rejoice Worship Team sings at the Sunday 10:30 am Modern worship service at the Rosemount campus. Accompanied by a band, this group leads worship with upbeat, motivational music. Practice is on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm in the Family Life Center at the Rosemount campus. CHILDCARE AVAILABLE during school year. Leader: Anna Everhart, aeverhart@thewellmn.church

Group Leader: Anna Everhart
Location: Rosemount Campus
Wednesday
7:00 PM
 

The Well, a United Methodist Church Family

Group Leader: Sherry Mortenson
Location:
 

Contact Bri Hager to join a group. More groups to be added – stay tuned!