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Current Community Groups

Hicks UMC

Book of Romans Bible Study

Every Sunday at 9:00AM, a new group lead by Walt & Lori Kratzer and Chrissy & Jay Cantos. They will meet upstairs in the Church House.

Please sign up in person at the Welcome Desk if interested.

For more information, contact Lori Kratzer at or 814-312-1032


Lori Kratzer

Genesis Classroom, Hicks UMC

No Strings Attached

Monday evenings


This group aims to continue the work of the late George DePetro and his mission to serve the homeless and underprivileged members of our communities. The group is open to all.


Melaine DePetro

Social Hall, Hicks UMC

David Jeremiah Book Study

Please join Walt & Lori Kratzer and Aaron & Jolene Cidor for a new small group meeting every Wednesday from 6-7pm in the downstairs social hall. We will begin with Dr. David Jeremiah’s book, “Everything You Need” 

If you’re interested in joining us, please email or call 814-312-3332.


Aaron Cidor

Downstairs Classroom, Hicks UMC

Kitchen Class

Sunday mornings


The Kitchen Class is not a class of kitchen help workers. Rather, this is a men's and women's class open to any adult. The class alternates between studies by popular authors such as Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, Mike Slaughter and James Moore and studies of individual books of the Bible or subjects that cross over multiple Bible books.


Dick Fruth

Ongoing Events

Young Adult Group

Whether you’ve just graduated high school, in college, taking some time off school, or working full time, we invite you to connect with others in this same season of life. This group is aimed for 18-20 somethings in our community. 


Jeromy McCorriston

Home of Connie Frazier

Quilting Group

Thursday mornings


The Quilting Group meet on Thursdays at 9:00 AM at the home of Connie Frazier. Please contact Connie or the Church Office with any questions.


Connie Frazier


What do Community Groups do?

Community groups provide an environment for you to grow in your relationship with God and others. Most people who have experienced a Community Group will say that the greatest benefit is the close friendships that develop and continue to this day.

What if I can't come every week?

Everyone has a busy plate in life with many demands and little time to commit to something else - which is exactly the reason we need to be in a community group together! We all need a place to belong and work through the issues of life. Even if you can’t commit to coming each week, consider committing to attending when you can. Community groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every single meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.


If you have any questions or would like additional information about our Community Groups, contact us. We would love to help you find the right group to fit your needs. 

Office: 814.695.8529


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