Current Small Groups

Hicks UMC

Leadership Development Group

Starting Wednesday,
October 13th at 7:00 PM, this six-week group will help you better
understand your gifting and calling in Christ. Using a simple
inventory of APEST gifts, the goal for the group is to help you lean
into your personal strengths for faithful living.


This group will also
serve as an introduction to membership at Hicks for those who
seek to become members.


For more information, contact Pastor
Rich at or 814-931-9956.


Rich Morris

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 will begin meeting again on Thursdays at 9:00 AM at the home of Connie Frazier. Please contact Connie or the Church Office with any questions.


Connie Frazier

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Chapel Area, Hicks UMC

David Jeremiah Book Study

Please join Walt & Lori Kratzer and Aaron & Jolene Cidor for a new small group beginning October 13th from 6-7pm in the Chapel area. We will begin with Dr. David Jeremiah’s newest study, “Where Do We Go From Here?”

In this study, Dr. David Jeremiah examines ten phenomena happening in our world today that prove tomorrow’s prophecies foreshadow the problems we are currently experiencing in our world. 

If you’re interested in joining us, please email or call 814-312-3332 so we can reserve you a study guide.


Aaron Cidor

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

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Home of Gwyn O'Brien

Women's Bible Study

Beginning on Saturday, Sept 18th, from 9:30-11:30 and running until Saturday, Nov 20th. We will be doing the study “Believing God” by Beth Moore. Books are $16 and will be ordered by Sept 10th. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk, or get in touch with Kelly Hartman at or 814-502-9551

All women are encouraged to attend and learn how to transform their faith from just believing IN God to BELIEVING GOD!


Kelly Hartman

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

What do Small Groups Do?

Small groups provide an environment for you to grow in your relationship with God and others. Most people who have experienced a Small 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 small 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. Small 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 Small Groups, contact us. We would love to help you find the right group to fit your needs.