Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church
Monday, August 21, 2017

Adult Ministries

These small groups of various types provide opportunities for us all to get to know one another better--to experience "a church within a church." If no contact person is listed, please contact the church office for more information by using the Contact Us link on the Site Menu or by calling 218-847-4818.


GROW: Small Groups for Every Season

GROW Booklets, published several times a year, present small group opportunities for all ages: a variety of ways to learn and grow in faith.  These groups meet on various days and times in order to fit different schedules. Pick up your copy at the church.


Spirit Searching:  Books & Discussion

     This Monday morning group of deep thinkers selects books to read together and has lively discussions after a healthy oatmeal breakfast. Mondays at 7:00 am. Contact for more information.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

     Regularly meets at 9:30 in the church fellowship hall for a Bible study. For more information or to find out the current study topic, please contact the church office.


     DLUMC’s choir usually sings at the 10:00 worship on Sunday mornings. It is well-known for its Christmas and Easter cantatas, presented at both Sunday services during those celebratory seasons. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm and Sunday mornings at 9:15 preceding 10:00 worship. Please check out the Music Ministry page for more information.

Partners In Prayer

This group prays for our church and its members and families.  Everyone is welcome to join.  Meet in the pastor's office on Wednesdays at 4:00pm.

Thursday Bible Study

     Reva Husby leads a women’s Bible study on Thursday mornings from 10-11 from mid-September to mid-May. Because the study is held in Reva’s home, there is a limit on the number of people who can be accommodated. When there is an opening, new members are welcome. To find out if there is a spot for you at this time, please contact Reva (; she can tell you more about the current topic of study as well.

The Gentle Men

     This men's group meets for breakfast in a reserved area of the restaurant at the Holiday Inn.  The Gentle Men meet on the first and third Fridays of each month at 7:30 am. The time together provides an opportunity to become better acquainted, develop meaningful friendships, and discuss topics of interest and concern.  All men are welcome to attend.  For more information, please contact Phletus Williams (; 218-863-5388).

United Methodist Women (UMW)

     UMW is an extremely active group at DLUMC. Please check out their web page.

Mary-Martha Circle

     A UMW social circle for women meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 am.  Members take turns presenting a short devotional program, accompanied by discussion. Refreshments are served. A “Sunshine” ministry sees to cards for shut-ins, birthdays, and those ill/hospitalized. For more information please contact Gwen Marine (847-6602).

Women's Fellowship & Service

     An informally organized group of women who gather monthly for fellowship and/or a service project. Some of the projects include baking for the fall bazaar, shopping for Christmas gifts for families in need, delivering Valentines to shut-ins, and honoring graduating seniors at a breakfast in the spring. For more information, please contact Karen Schultz (

Friendly Visitors

     For people who are shut-in, no longer able to get out and about, and/or are no longer able to attend worship at DLUMC.  These people (or their friends) may request a Friendly Visitor, and volunteers from the congregation pay a friendly visit about once a month. For more information about this ministry, contact Lisa Braun, Ministry Coordinator, at 847-4818 or 

Stephen Ministry

     In Stephen Ministry congregations, trained lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-to-one Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge. Stephen Ministry helps pastors and congregations provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it. For more information check out the Stephen Ministry page. If you would like to request a Stephen Minister contact Lisa Braun, Ministry Coordinator, at 847-4818 or

Potluck Groups

     Several groups of members from DLUMC (aka The Probers, The Methodizers, Water to Wine) meet for a potluck meal and fellowship about once a month. It is a time to get better acquainted with a smaller group of people and share good food and conversation, often about a selected topic of interest. If you are interested in joining/forming a potluck group, please contact the church office (


Other Groups and Events

Other small groups for adults form for specific purposes, such as the 6-week DLUMC Weight Loss Challenge, the 8-week MyBible introductory class for adults, Financial Peace University, or an adult retreat at Northern Pines Camp. A DLUMC group gathers to have Movie Nites and to attend local events such as Let's Go Fishing and Tuesdays in the Park in summer and the Community Band Concerts. Often these events include time for a meal out and fellowship. Watch for announcements of these gatherings throughout the year.



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