Small Groups

Discovery Groups

Why not join a group this week!

small groups

What a long rich history Kenmore United Methodist Church has in Christian Education for adults. Through Sunday morning offerings and weekday adult classes, there is an array of opportunities for you to choose from. We desire you to seek ways that best fits your needs to grow in the way that leads to life, through Jesus the Christ! If you are not a member of a class, try one. You may go to a class for a short or long term. You may attend different classes. Our prayer for your intentional faith development is:

Dear God, teach us to rely not on our wisdom or understanding but on the truth you have shown us in Christ. Help us to be in Christ a new creation where everything has become new! Amen!

You will note the various classes, persons to contact, and place and time of meeting below. If you need further information, please contact: Deacon Bonnie LeValley at 875-5091.


Adult Sunday School Class

Pilgrim Room (back corner of Family Life Center)

Leader:  Ken Hood

Reflections will  study Adam Hamilton's book "Half Truths"

“All are welcome in this place!”

10:30am every Sunday

Adult Sunday School Class


Come join this Adult Sunday School group for fellowship and discovering more about God as we approach cross-roads in our life journey.

This class is made up of singles and couples of all ages. We meet in the Wesley Roomacros from the church office. Come join us at 10:30 for a relaxed time of fellowship as we grow in our faith together.

Contact: Julia Volle

10:30am every Sunday


October 14th we will be joined by the UNYTS gals - they want to come and share lunch with us (11:30) and share stories of the many places our quilts have traveled. It is our hope to have at least 30 quilts finished and ready for them on this date.

Quilting Retreat – this year’s retreat will be at Chautauqua Lake on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Oct. 21, 22 and 23.  Cost is $50.00 per person. It is a time for reflection, renewal and sharing of ideas, thoughts, prayers and a beautiful setting for us feel our Creator as create for others. Yes, there are still available spaces. Call Sally Grove at 875-2304.

We will also have two cabinets of items that may be purchased - visit us on Friday mornings in Fellowship Hall - there will always be someone ready to help you find just the right gift.

On a personal note, I want to thank Cynthia Bell for coordinating and caring for the Piecemakers this summer. Her love of quilting, her love of people and her deep faith in God, made the perfect combination for ministry to happen. She has agreed to become our new coordinator at the end of this year. God is so good!

We are up and running for the Fall. If you have clocks or small furniture in need of repair, please call Mike Bell at 877-4996.


On Thursday September 29 Vagabonds travel to Letchworth State Park for a delicious luncheon at the historic Glen Iris Inn followed by a 2 - hour guided tour of Letchworth with photo-ops. We finish our day with a visit to the Mt. Morris Dam visitor center.

 Vagabonds will be getting into the “Christmas Spirit” on Friday December 16 when we go to Kleinhans for the morning Holiday Pops concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  John Morris Russell is returning to conduct this concert, which many of you will remember from last year.

It was outstanding!

A continental  breakfast is included before the concert. Your reservation includes this breakfast, a seat for the concert, coach transportation to and from the church, and transportation to Pearl St. Bar & Grill for lunch after the concert.  Individuals will pay for their own lunch at Pearl St.

We will leave KUMC at 9:00 am and return at approximately 2:00 PM.

Reservations are due by October 30 or asap since only a few tickets are still available.


Our next overnight excursion will be an 8-day 7 - night cruise to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Maine aboard the Norwegian Gem, September 16 - 23, 2017.

There will be 2 days at sea, 4 days in port at Halifax, St. John, Bar Harbor, and Portland and 2 travel days to/from New York City. There are three choices of cabins: Inside,

Outside, and Balcony. All meals on board are included as well as snacks in the morning and afternoon, and nightly entertainment, a swimming pool, sporting activities, and a fitness center. In port, you may explore on your own, or there are many excursions to

choose from including: “A Taste of Bar Harbor”: a culinary walking tour; “Best of St. John”: the Top 10 things to see and do; “Coastal Drive to Peggy’s Cove”: Halifax; “Best of Portland and Kennebunkport”: Portland Head Light, the Old Port, historic Victorian homes, Casco Bay, Cape Elizabeth, Dock Square; and “Acadia National Park”: Sand Beach, Schooner Head Overlook, the High Seas mansion, Otter Cliffs, the Gulf of Maine, Jordon Pond House, the Penobscot Mts., Bubbles Hill, and Cadillac Mt.

 Information about our day excursions and overnight trips is always available in the church library on the piano, or you can call/text Sue Meegan at 716 – 572  - 4419 or email:

What You and Your Family Needs to Know for "Peace of Mind"

Give yourself and your family a "Gift of Peace of Mind" by compiling personal data regarding legal, financial and healthcare information.  Follow this link to download a guide that I have put together for you to know what information needs to be compiled.  The link will take you to a "Living Well'" website where you will find the document entitled, "Peace of Mind: A Guide for Legal, Financial, and Healthcare Preparation (by Rev Donald Weaver)  It is the the second Guide on that page.
Rev Dr. Donald L. Weaver


Adult Sunday School Class


Leader:  Gloria MacGamwell


September 18

"Welcome Back"


September 25  -

Dave Masland, Director of the NFC's will be coming from Binghamton to speak to us on this exciting Methodist movement.



October 2 -

 "Chalk Talk" Video presentation b y Sue Meegan, followed by a class brunch.


October 9 -

Traveling with the Turners - Istanbul Turkey

October 16 -

Wills & Legacy - Finance Committee

October 23 -

Bob Poczik will share The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This class will be joint with the Horizon Class in the

Fellowship Hall.

October 30

Day of the Dead is Not Halloween - by sue Meegan

November 6

History of our Flag and Patriotic Music by Joanna Langerak & Marilyn Obermeyer

November 13

"Thankful Hearts" - Music & Photo presentation  by Donna Smith

November 20

Advent Program: "Not A Starry Night" by Adam Hamilton, presented by Don & Barb Weaver

10:40am every Sunday 


Adult Sunday School Class

Fellowship Hall
Leader: Donna Stierheim

This class is made up of singles and couples of many ages.  We have varied interests and enjoy a wide variety of topics each Sunday.  Stop by for some Coffee and Conversation after 1st service ends and then stay for the program.

September 25  -
Dave Masland, Director of the NFC's will be coming from Binghamton to speak to us on this exciting Methodist movement


October 2  -

Heidi Romer will be speaking about Harmac

Med. Products efforts to change lives in its community

October 9  -
Pastor Gregg Stierheim will speak on his calling to start a New Faith Community near the Medical Corridor.

October 16  -
Sacred Journeys by Bruce Feiler
"The Hajj" - Mike Turner

October 23  -
Bob Poczik will share The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This class will be joint with the Horizon Class in the
Fellowship Hall.

October 30  -
Travels to Alaska with Karen Glor & Gary Schmidt

November 6 -

"The Trinity" by Deacon Bonnie LeValley

November 13  -


November 20  -


November 27  -

"Giving Thanks"

Faith in Film
7:00 PM in the Parlor 

Monday October 17
"Eye In the Sky"

Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the
targets planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a 9 year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral,
political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Monday November 21
"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"

Based on real lifeexperiences of a journalist embedded in the Middle East,Whiskey Tango Foxtrot follows Kim Barker, a Chicago Tribune journalist reporting on Operation Enduring Free-
dom. Tina Fey stars as Barker in this sardonic look at the harrowing and darkly absurd early days of the war in Afghanistan. The horrors of I.E.D.s and airstrikes are tempered with a love story that could only happen in a conflict zone when Barker falls for a fellow journalist gunning for the first scoop on the fast unfolding war.


"The GOOD BOOK Club"
KUMC  Book Discussion Group

Discussion Book for October is:

‘Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall,
the Groveland Boys,
and the Dawn of a New America'

by Gilbert King.

Discussion Book for November is:

"The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" 

By Mitch Albom

The  Book Discussion Group will meet on

Thursday evening, October 20  at 7:30  pm. and
Thursday evening, November 17  at 7:30  pm
at  John & Donna Percy's home.




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Vagabonds are going to Québec City and the 1000 Islands  June 21- 24, 2016.

The first day includes a two hour boat tour of the 1000 Islands with stops/tours of Singer and Boldt Castles and lodging at the brand new Harbor Hotel located directly on the St.

Lawrence River in Clayton, NY. We will stay the next two nights at the Clarendon Hotel, located within the walls of Old Québec City, an area steeped in European culture and proud of its French heritage.

Highlights include a guided walking tour of Old Québec, dinner and entertainment at a Sugar-shack, guided tour by coach of the Beaupré Coast, as well as free time to explore the city on your own from our centrally located hotel: taste a crêpe at

Au Petit Coin Breton creperie, ride in

a Calèche (horse-drawn buggy), stroll

on the boardwalk above the St. Law-

rence River, or bargain with the side-

walk artists on Rue du Trésor.

Reservation forms are on the piano in the li-

brary. The deadline for deposits is

March 1, 2016, however, if you are

interested, please give your name to

Sue Meegan asap (716-572-4419).

There are already 34 names on the

list. Final payment is due April 25.

Upcoming adventures that are being

planned include a guided tour of the

Graycliff Estate, and the Open Air

Architectural Bus Tour of downtown

Buffalo, when the weather gets warmer.