Small Groups

We believe small groups are an important part of a person's faith.  Here are the opportunities at Alabaster FUMC in the fall of 2021.

  • GRITS Women's Group

    GRITS is a women's group made up of all ages. We meet on Wednesday nights at 6pm in the Parlor. We will be starting The Well Watered Woman by Gteachen Saffles.  Using Scripture and her own personal story of surrender, Gretchen offers spiritually hungry women tangible tools to not only know Jesus more but to live a life that thoroughly enjoys Him, seeks Him, and follows Him into freedom.

  • Joy Group

    The "Just Older Youth" group has begun a study led by Roger Short: The Spirituality of Aging. The eight-week study will make use of Parker Palmer's book, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity; and Getting Old, and other resources. The JOY group currently meets weekly on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the church's small dining room. Interested adults are invited to participate and will be welcomed to the study. Contact Roger Short at

  • Men Of the Word

    Men of the Word is a men's group with men from high school graduates to retired adults. We read, study, and discuss books of the Bible. The group leans on each other, while building relationships in Christ. We also focus on discipleship and service. Men of the Word meets Wednesday nights at 6pm in the Restore Cafe. Contact Russell Vlack( for more information.

  • Woven Threads

    Woven Threads Women’s Bible Study Group will begin their fall study on Wednesday, September 8. We will be studying Be Mature: Growing Up In Christ, a commentary on the book of James by Warren W. Wiersbe. Woven Threads will meets Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to noon in the Café area of Restore. Contact Linda Miller (205) 685-5387 for more information.

  • Covenant Bible Study

    Pastor Terri will lead Covenant Bible Study on Sundays at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall beginning on September 12th and ending in Spring, 2022. This 24-week study covers the whole Bible, moving between Old and New Testament in a way that shows the interconnectedness of the whole of scripture. Each participant will need to buy study materials and must be willing to read on their own to prepare for the weekly meeting time which will include a video, discussion, and contemplative practices. Please contact Pastor Terri ( if you are interested in participating.