We believe that being part of a Group gives the best return on our investment of time.  Life-changing faith can’t happen on our own. God designed us to be relational: we’re better together! Groups connect us to a life-giving community that supports us through the challenges and victories of life. They encourage us to grow in our faith and provide our greatest opportunity to do exactly what Jesus invited us to do: love God and our neighbors. Join a Group at Dayspring and put yourself and your family in the best position to discover the life God is calling you to live! 

Click on a Group name to sign up!

Who/When

Child care?

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Empty Nester's Dinner Group (just show up)

If you are looking for a place to get connected join our "empty nesters" for dinner on Tuesday nights. Just show up at 6:30 for dinner and fun conversation! No need to RSVP...just come!!!

Meets at local area restaurants (click on Empty Nester link above to request info on times and places)

Freda Peppard

6:30-8 pm  Tuesdays

No Childcare Provided

Men's Breakfast Group

Join other men from Dayspring as we search for the best breakfast food in Tyler!  This is a casual group, but we'll also spend some time talking about the challenges and victories of life and faith.

For more information about where they will be meeting, click on the link above and fill out the form.

Matt Stone

7:00 am Thursdays

No Childcare Provided

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Assisted Living Ministry Group

 If visiting and ministering to the elderly in creative ways is something you enjoy and feel called to, join this team as they minister to the residents of Meadow Lake Senior Living Community.

Meeting times will vary according to individual schedules. For more information click on the link above and fill out the form.

Mike McDonald

Times Vary

Children may assist

Helping Hands

"Helping Hands" is a service group dedicated to assisting Dayspring UMC small groups in their community outreach projects. We are committed volunteers who are available to the small group leaders to help meet their service needs (for example, home/auto repair, provide a meal etc.) 

If you love to help and have time or a special skill you would like to offer, please click on the link above.

Meeting times and places will vary. For more information click on the link above and fill out the form.

John & Cindy Ardill

Dan and Caren Larsh

As Needed

No Childcare Provided

Jack Elementary Mentors

Do you have a passion for investing in the next generation? Every week, mentors spend time with a small group of kids at Jack Elementary. Mentors share a meal with the kids, help them with academics and most importantly, show the love of God by providing encouragement and support throughout the year.

Mentoring will take place at Jack Elementary. Meeting times will vary according to individual schedules. For more information click on the link above and fill out the form.

 

Cindy Schultz

Times vary

No Childcare Provided

Kingdom Camp:Shiloh Pines - 2017

Each summer Dayspring partners with Higgins Elementary staff to provide a summer camp at Shiloh Pines community in Tyler. This outreach serves at risk children in the Whitehouse ISD. For one hour on Mon-Thurs the children participate in a pre-planned activity and receive a snack. If you're looking for an opportunity to love on kids, lead simple activities that point them to Christ, and/or serve together as a family, join the Kingdom Camp group by clicking on the link above.  We will begin planning for next summer in the Spring of 2017.

Various Leaders 

Childcare provided as needed 

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 3 Weeks of Purpose

If you are looking for help in discerning God's purpose for your life and your place here at Dayspring, join this three week class as we explore who you are and where God might be calling you to serve.

The first class in this three week series begins April 23, 2017 

Meets in the Conference room at Dayspring UMC!

Pete Aubin

10:45-11:45 am

4/23, 30, & 5/7

 Men's Lunch Group

Enjoy good food, fellowship and great discussion with a group of men who seek to grow in their faith

This group will begin meeting again on January 10th, 2017 

Meets at Dayspring UMC!

Aaron Laird

12 noon - 1 pm

(bring $5 for lunch) 

No Childcare provided

 Midweek Dinner and Small Groups

Bring your family and enjoy a middle of the week treat: a catered meal and small group study at Dayspring! There are several small group options to choose from.

Midweek begins again January 11th . Cost of meal is $5/individual or $10/family max. 

Various leaders

6 - 7:30 pm

Begins 1/11/17

 

Called to Think

This session will help us to further gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of our faith.  Together we will discover who Jesus was, why he came, and what we are called to do.

This group begins on January 11th at Midweek

Mike McDonald 

Wednesdays

6-7:30 pm

 

Boyd Study Group

Join Paul Boyd and Holly Boyd as they lead this group is discussions regarding the "Marks of a Disciple of Christ."

 This group meets during Midweek (reconvenes January 11th)

Paul Boyd & Holly Boyd

Wednesday 6-7:30 pm

Begins 1/11/17

 

Dayspring Student Ministry @ Midweek- Following up on their Fall study, this midweek youth study is being offered for youth grades 6th-12th .  

This Group will be one of our Midweek offerings and will begin on January 11th.

For youth (6-12th grade)

Susan Stair

Wed. 6-7:30 pm

 

Thrive - Mom's study group 

Thrive is a ministry for moms who want to do more than just survive motherhood. We believe God calls us to thrive and be courageous in our calling. We are a ministry seeking to encourage imperfect women with the perfect grace of Christ.

This group will begin again on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

Margaret Stone

Tuesdays 9:45 - 11 am

Treasure Hunt

If you are interested in digging deeper into Matt's Sunday sermon and finding the treasures which God has hidden just for you, join us on Sunday mornings in the conference room at the church..

Meets in the youth area/main office building at the church

Pete Aubin

Sundays at 10:45 am

Starts 1/8/17

 

Why Ask Why

Looking for good fellowship and great discussion?  This small group provides seekers at all levels in their spiritual journey with an opportunity to dig deeper into God's Word and collectively search for answers to some of life's tougher questions.

Beginning January 11th, this group will be meeting during Midweek at the church (Midweek reconvenes 1/11/17)

Pete Aubin

Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm

Women's Lunch and Study Group


This group of ladies meets every Wednesday at 11:30 am, shares lunch together and then honors God by digging deeper into His Word. Click on the link above to find out more about the group's current study.

This group has taken a brief break for the summer, but will begin again in September

Meet at Dayspring UMC (reconvenes 1/11/17)

Ileice Baker

Wednesdays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Flourish - Women's Evening Study Group

Join Thurndotte Ray as she leads our ladies in an inductive study of the Book of Esther. 

Esther reveals a contemporary story of what it means to be a woman who trusts in God through thick and thin, through triumph and tragedy. Women will draw closer to God and to each other through the study and discussion of what a woman of faith can do.

Meets during Midweek at the church (reconvenes 1/11/17)

Thurndotte Ray

Wednesday 6-7:30 pm

Beyond Prayer: Verbs of God

Where is God when I need Him?

When we look around at the pain, loss and hurt in our world and even in our own lives, we can't help but wonder, “God, don't you see this? Can't you do something about this? Where are you?”

This four week Bible study by Margaret Feinberg uses fresh insights and Biblical teaching to study four verbs that Scripture uses in connection with God. When we understand God's active nature, we realize how God is always active and engaged in our lives. Even when we can't see or feel him, God is constantly on the move and working.

This group will begin Monday April 17 and run for four weeks. April 17 & 24; May 1 & 8; With a bonus Wrap Up Session on May 15.

Melissa Littlefield

Mondays 6:30- 7:15 pm

 

Childcare available as needed
 
We will begin meeting April 11th at Eagle's Bluff Country Club Pavilion, 700 N. Eagle's Bluff Blvd, Bullard, TX

Our first study will be "Seamless" by Angie Smith. In seven sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants in this study will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of the Bible.

April Klein

Tuesdays 7-8pm 

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Adoption & Foster Connection

Are you an adoptive or foster parent?  Are you considering either of the above?  This support group is open to those who have experience in these areas and those who seek guidance regarding current or future decisions regarding adoption/fostering.  

(This group will meet every first and third Sunday, immediately after church in the office/youth area for lunch and a time of support and sharing.)

April Klein

Holly Boyd

Meets every 1st & 3rd Sunday after church for lunch

(Meets at the church)

Parenting: The Young and The Restless

If you are currently the parents of babies/toddlers and are looking for a place where you can connect with others at this same stage of life, check out this group. The main focus of this group is to create an environment where you can find community, encouragement, and maybe some answers to some of the parenting issues which you are currently dealing with.


This group will meet at the church (contact Esther Brown at  or Katie O'Neal )

Browns and Workmans

Third Sunday of each month 

4 pm

Prayer Study and Support Team

Do you have a passion for prayer? Do you want to learn more about how to pray? This group meets throughout the year to gain a deeper relationship with God through the study of prayer. Join us as we put into action what we learn and live out what it means to harness the power of prayer. 

Meets at Dayspring UMC (office/youth area)

Melissa Littlefield

Mondays 5:30- 7 pm

 Childcare available as needed

--- ENRICHMENT GROUPS ---

 

 

EmPOWERed

EmPOWERed is a faith-based group fitness experience designed to help women become stronger physically and spiritually. Sessions will focus on bootcamp style interval training and incorporate scripture and devotionals related to the workout. Women of all ages, experience, and fitness levels can participate.

Most sessions will be outdoors, weather permitting. All you need to participate is to bring a sturdy yoga mat, 2 sets of weights, a towel, and water.

Miranda Asmussen

Tues. & Thurs. 
11:00 - 12 pm

 

 

--- VOLUNTEER GROUPS ---

 

 

Usher/Greeter Group

If you are looking for a way to get plugged in on Sunday mornings and enjoy being part of a team that makes people feel accepted and welcome, this may be the place for you.

Foyer of Sanctuary

Click on link to volunteer

Odd or Even months

9:30 or 11:00 am

 

Hospitality Group

If you are looking for a way to serve and enjoy being part of a team that provides hospitality for those attending worship, this may be the place for you.

Foyer of Sanctuary

Click on link to volunteer

Odd or Even months

9:30 or 11:00 am

*All childcare is provided at Dayspring UMC, starting 15 min before group time.