Small Groups

Growing in faith together

Small Groups are one of the best ways to get connected at Garfield Memorial. Bible studies and other groups are available throughout the week. If you are interested in being part of or starting a Journey group check out the list below or contact Pastor Terry McHugh

Small Groups Options

New Groups Starting Soon

Join one of our new six-week video based small groups that will start on or after Sept. 22 at different days/times TBA. The groups will use Kathleen Edelman's workbook, I Said This, You Heard That. Kathleen will be our guest speaker at all worship services on September 15th and you will be able to sign up to be part of a group that day.

If you’ve ever said the wrong thing (or said the right thing the wrong way), you know how quickly your mouth can make a big mess. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This 6-session study explores how your wiring affects what you say, how you listen, and how others hear you. After taking the 40-question assessment, you’ll learn a simple framework that will instantly improve your communication. You’ll also see how advice from the apostle Paul thousands of years ago may have held the secret all along. 

Interested in learning how to be a group leader?


House of Prayer Groups

Pepper Pike | House of Prayer Study

Mondays 7:30-9:00 PM,

Pepper Pike (Community Room)

New study TBA.

South Euclid | House of Prayer Study

Thursdays, 7-8:30 PM

South Euclid (Prayer Room)

7-8 PM

Multi-Ethnic Conversations

This 9-week small group experience using the resource Multiethnic Conversations: an Eight-week Journey toward Unity in your Church by Mark DeYmaz and Oneya Fennell Okuwobi is offered several times per year. Through short readings and discussion, we’ll discover together what it means to be “Walking, Working & Worshiping Together as One” in a safe, authentic atmosphere. Led by Kimberly Chapmon-Wynne. Childcare provided through grade 5.

Contact Pastor Terry McHugh, to learn more.

Women’s Small Group

All interested women are invited to join a Women’s Small Group for a 12-week study and discussion starting on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM as we read the book, Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. As women, we have all experienced defeats and failures, self-doubt, insecurities, we long for approval and we ache to do things over to have lives of peace and harmony. This discussion group will support us as we wrestle with and search the Bible for answers to tough issues.

Contact Tia Gilmore:

Men’s Small Group

2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:30-8 PM

Meets in Main Lobby, Pepper Pike.

Our men’s group is a group of guys that meets to read and discuss a wide range of books about the Christian faith. We usually spend 6-8 Mondays per book, so the reading requirements are not too strenuous and there are plenty of opportunities to join in. At our meetings, we talk about the readings and often put the materials into the context of the challenges and blessings of today’s society. It is not all serious, though – we have a lot of laughs and enjoy fellowship and each other’s company for 90 minutes twice a month. We welcome anyone who would like to join us!


Mom’s Small Group

Pepper Pike | 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Free, loving childcare provided

This group meets during the traditional school year. We average two Bible studies throughout the year. Childcare is provided. New study starts Sept. 6 on Twelve More Women of the Bible.

Christ Care Group

Meets Wednesday evenings (except for holiday seasons) in September through May from 7:30 to 9:00 PM in the homes of members in Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Moreland Hills and Gates Mills. Men and women, singles and couples, comprise our group, which seeks to live our lives together. Meetings consist of sharing, prayer and Bible study using study books, videos and other materials. In May we will be engaged in an in-depth study of The Sermon on the Mount. 

For information contact Mary Ann Janke at

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University (“FPU”) is offered several times a year. This 9 week short term small group teaches money management using planning, emotions, relationships and Biblical principles. Each class consists of a video presentation and discussion of common questions. Participants receive a workbook, textbook, CDs, and access to FPU‘s extensive online resources. Topics include budgeting, saving, investing, and insurance The cost is $50 per person/couple.

If you are interested please contact Ron Janke, for more information.