Small Groups

Growing in faith together

Small Group Training Fall/Winter Semester - SIGN UP TODAY! (Descriptions and some additional groups below)

A Grown-Up's Guide to Kids' Wiring

A Grown-Up's Guide to Kids' Wiring:

This is an exciting new 6-week training for anyone wanting to encourage and speak to every child that crosses your path. This is a new study from Kathleen Edelman, author of I Said This, You Heard That. We had over 400 people go through the Temperament study in 2018, Along with Ministry By Strengths, Temperaments is one of our core teaching tools. See below for the different group options. More groups coming in January!

Sundays, 11:30-1PM starting November 7 (Pepper Pike Campus, childcare) This group, led by Erin Dorsey Robinson & Sharon Weatherspoon, will meet over snacks or lunch.

Tuesdays, 11:45-12:45 PM starting November 9 (Online Group) This group, led by our online engagement pastor, Curt Bissell, will happen online via Zoom.


Mom’s Group

1st & 3rd Sundays, 7:00-8:30 PM, Pepper Pike (Wesley Room)

Mom’s group is for moms of children/youth of all ages. New 7-week study starts Sept. 19: Mom Set Free - Good News for Moms Who are Tired of Trying to be Good Enough. Discover how the gospel message can empower you to parent in the freedom of God’s sovereignty. Contact Becky Batchelor at / 215-205-5972.

Youth Group

Sundays, 4:30-6:30 PM, Pepper Pike (KidzSpace Theater)

For grades 6-8 and 9-12. Join us for games, food, worship, and Bible discussions. Contact / 313-721-8497. 


Men’s Group

2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM, Pepper Pike (Wesley Room)

New study: Reunion (Bible 101/Christianity 101) led by Pastor Chip Freed. This is an 8-session study utilizes the book (Re)union: the Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints & Sinners.If you want to make friends with the Bible, understand better what it truly means to be a disciple of Christ and avoid becoming an "Accidental Pharisee" this is for you! 

*All participants should purchase the book ASAP (available on Amazon) and read the first 4 chapters (49 pages) prior to our first meeting.

Our men's group meets to read and discuss a wide range of books about the Christian faith. We talk about the readings in the context of the today’s challenges and blessings of today's society. Contact


Foundations Journey Group

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM, Pepper Pike (KidzSpace Theater) Starts Sept. 22

New study starts Sept. 22 on the gospel of Mark using the Bible Study Guide Mark by N. T. Wright available on Amazon. This group is committed to learning, growing, praying, and building relationships to grow deeper in Christ. Childcare provided. Contact Jerry Pennick at


Mom’s Group – 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 AM, Pepper Pike (Room 5 in KidzSpace area)

Mom’s group is for moms of children/youth of all ages. Childcare provided. Contact Becky Batchelor at, 215-205-5972,.

Women’s Group

Thursdays, 7;00-8:30 PM, Pepper Pike (Wesley Room)

Current based Bible study is Twelve Women of the Bible. It will look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and their implications in life today. Participants can order a copy of the study guide at Amazon or another bookseller. Contact Ramona

New Daytime Book Club at Garfield!

This group meets on the second Thursday of each month for discussion and fellowship and maybe meet some new friends. December's book is At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon.

If you are interested, please use the form above or contact Diane Ferri:  440-429-5746

Additional Groups

grief recovery group

Garfield Memorial Church will be the site of two Grief Recovery Method Grief Support Groups led by Joy Reid, Grief Recovery Specialist (Note: the groups are not affiliated with Garfield Memorial Church but are meeting at our facilities.) 

These grief support groups are for anyone experiencing loss, from loss of a loved one to loss of a relationship, career, health, safety, trust and/or faith. 

Here's a description from the Grief Recovery Method groups brochure (you can download the full brochure here):

"Grief can be due to a death, divorce, loss of a pet, or employment to name a few. No loss is too small or too great! Why grieve alone? Not addressing your pain may leave you feeling sad, depressed, distracted, and confused. Know that you are not alone! Many people seek Grief Therapy, Grief Counseling and Grief Recovery and assistance with grief issues. The Grief Recovery Method has been helping people feel better following a loss for over 40 years. Sign up for a group today!"

The 8 week sessions start in early December. Cost is $280 for an 8 week session ($35/week) or $250 (paid in full). You can register here. For additional information, go to the Grief Recovery website or contact Joy Reid,

biblical strength training


BIBLE + EXERCISE group meeting online 3 times per week

Selected times & days. Inquire via the form above.

Ephesians 6:10-20 & 1 Timothy 4:13a is this group's missional scripture. Our goal is to build each other up in physical & biblical strength so that we can put on the Whole Armor of God. The High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) format is different exercise movements, each done for 40 seconds, then 20 seconds of rest. During the 20 sec rest break, Bible verses are read aloud. Near the end, participants can share their Holy Spirit discernment of the verses heard, prayer requests, God Moments, etc. Bible + Exercise + Fellowship! This is for all: any ability level, any age, couples, parent/child. There's no cost or equipment needed to join our Zoom sessions. Contact Flora Mark via the form above.