Adult Faith Development

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all gatherings at Barrington UMC have been suspended until further notice. Please don't hesitate to contact the church office, (847) 836-5540, if you have questions or need help in any way. We pledge to continue engaging in vital worship, vibrant faith and changing lives.


Adult Faith Development groups and classes are opportunities to grow in your knowledge about the bible, faith, and the ways that we live our faith in everyday life. From one-session stand-alone classes to long-term groups, we have opportunities for everyone to participate, to learn and to grow. 

Disciple Bible Study classes provide opportunities for in-depth, long-term exploration of the bible in a small group setting. New sessions begin each Fall. For more information or to join the next session, contact Pastor Matthew Johnson at  .  

Practical Christianity for Men
Saturdays, 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Parlor
(8:30-9:00 a.m. Gathering, coffee and fellowship, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Bible study)
Open to men of all ages, Practical Christianity for Men is a Saturday morning study group that offers opportunities for faith development, meaningful outreach and lasting fellowship. Contact Keith Leuthold ( ) for more information.

Women of the Word (WOW) 
Thursdays, 9:15-11:30 a.m. in the Parlor
All women are invited to gather as Women of the Word on Thursday mornings for fellowship, bible study and great conversation. For more information contact C Watson ( ).

Mom's Group
Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. in the Parlog
All moms are invited to be a part of Mom’s Group, which gathers each Wednesday in an atmosphere of fellowship, encouragement and growth! Childcare is provided for infants, toddlers and kindergartners not in school that morning. Contact Tammy McKay,  for more information.  

Centering Prayer Group
Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the BUMC Parlor
All are welcome to join this prayer group each Friday in the Parlor (behind the mini-kitchen near the sanctuary). Centering Prayer is a contemplative practice to help us still our busy minds and have quiet time with God. This group will meet on a weekly basis and each session lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours. Generally, the time frame encompasses 20 minutes of prayer, 30 minutes of study, and a check-in time of 15-30 minutes. Our study guide is Thomas Keating’s book, Open Mind, Open Heart.  Books will be available for purchase at the meeting. If you would like to join the group or have questions, please call Liz Penick, (847)-991-2654.  Or just come join us!