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Spiritual Growth Groups

Small Groups are a traditional way to build working relationships in Christ's Church. They take many forms. There are limitless possibilities. What's important is they build faith and transform lives both within the group and outside of the group.

UMC Santa Cruz has a number of Spiritual Growth Groups. Some have been going on for a long time, some are new. Consider building relationships by joining a Spiritual Growth group.


Centering Prayer

An opportunity to explore the concept of Centering Prayer.

Tuesdays - 6:00 pm
Church Sanctuary

Thurdays - 8:00 am
Church Sanctuary

FaithWorks with Fiber

Faithworks with Fiber

A prayer shawl small group ministry open to anyone who knits, crochets, or wants to learn. The group meets a few times a months to pray, share knitting/crocheting tips, and enjoy each other's company as we work on our shawls, and other knitting/crocheting projects.

2nd Sunday - After church
Meets in the Church Office

4th Thursday - 7:00 pm
Home of Beth Holland

Upper Room Devotional Small Groups

Upper Room Devotional Small Groups

Come and share with others how God has shown up in your life during the week. You are welcome whether you've read the week's devotional or not!

Tuesdays - 8:00 am
Meets at Vintage Faith the Abbey

1st and 3rd Thursdays
Call Church Office for location

Steel Drum

UMC Steel Drum Ensemble Performance

Music Program

Opportunities for participating in the musical ministry of UMC Santa Cruz include the Worship Music Team, the Steel Drum Ensemble, and individual solo musical presentations.

Worship Music Team Rehearsals
Tuesdays - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Church Sanctuary

Steel Drum Ensemble Rehearsals
Wednesdays - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Church Sanctuary


United Methodist Women

The UMC Santa Cruz Unit of the UMW meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month at 11:00 am for a business meeting, lunch, and interesting programs. The UMC Santa Cruz Unit also works on various projects with the local Santa Cruz organization Church Women United. One of the projects the UMC Santa Cruz Unit is participating in this year is making Health Kits for the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR)

United Methodist Women Information

Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion Group

The Book Discussion Group meets monthly for lively discussions on books selected by the members (and tasty desserts!). This group has been meeting regularly since July 18th, 1991 and has read and discussed a wide variety of books.

Check out the impressive list of books the group has read over the years!

For more information about any of these activites contact the church office (831-429-6800)