There are several small groups to plug into wherever you are on your spiritual journey that meet at various times and locations.

We also offer weekly, deeper accountability groups grounded in love & scripture for those ready to walk the path of transformation in an intentional community.

For more information on how to get involved in small groups, contact:  Rachel Gilmore. 

Couple’s Night Out

3rd Saturday, 5 pm—8 pm

409 First Colonial Rd.

The night begins with a short 20-minute meditation on marriage and then you can head out for a date.  Please be back by 8 pm.  Please pack a dinner for your child/children.  We will take the first 10 families or 30 children that RSVP to


Tuesdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm

409 First Colonial Rd. (in the craft room)

All knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Starting prayer shawl ministry.  Shawls to be given to those in need of comfort.  Prayer shawls can never be bought. For more information contact Jean Schimmel, (757) 340-1852.

Connectional Garden 

Meets at various times

409 First Colonial Rd.

Reconnect to creation while building healthier communities.  Join this emerging endeavor to develop community gardens throughout the city to bring fresh, garden-grown produce to food deserts in our community. 

For more info or to volunteer contact Rick D

Earth & Sweat
Meets 1 x per month at various locations

Interested in camping, hiking, fitness, softball, or gardening?  Join others who share your interests as they meet together once a month to discuss/plan group activities.   

For more info or to volunteer contact Don Darcy. 

Family in Process – Raising Children & Family 

Meets 1 x per month at various locations 

It can be tough building a marriage, raising a family, or even raising a family as a single parent or as a spouse during a deployment.  Join together with other families once a month for support, encouragement, and fellowship.  For more info contact Jason Houser

Financial Peace University

Wednesdays, April 18 June 13

7 pm – 8:30 pm

409 First Colonial Rd.

The TG@SMUMC is offering Financial Peace University!  This 9-week class will transform the way you see and spend money. *Online registration is required for this group. Cost is $100 which includes class materials & book. Please drop payment in offering plate and designate “financial peace” or click here to make payment online. Childcare provided.  For more info Hannah Vincent.


Friday Night Fellowship

3rd Friday, 7 pm –  8 pm

409 First Colonial Rd.

(in Pearsall Classroom)

Join us as we meet to study God’s work and fellowship with one another. For more info contact Bob Pearsall.

Golden Bowls Prayer Ministry

Begins Tues. April 3, 11 am – 12 noon

@ 409 First Colonial Rd. 

Based on Revelation 5:8, prayer cards are collected from the golden bowls placed in the sanctuary and the fellowship Hall and prayed for weekly.  All are welcome to pray with us on Tuesdays. Childcare provided.  For more information contact Warren Stackhouse


3rd Tuesday of the month

@ local restaurant

Join us for an informal get-together to meet & fellowship with one another.  All invited for great time! For more information contact Char James or Rosemary Barker.
 Mid-Week Ministry Group 

meets 1x per month 

409 First Colonial Rd.

Gather with others for a quick meal, a devotional, and prayer before serving those in our community at Fresh Food Wednesdays & the Clothing Locker.  For more information contact Pastor Rachel

Scott’s Sisters -Women’s Ministry
Scott Sisters is the Women’s Ministry arm of the Gathering at Scot Memorial UMC.  They meet monthly for special events and weekly through small groups.  For more information on Scott’s Sisters contact Bobbie Wilcox
Mary Scott Circle
2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am

@ 409 First Colonial Rd.
For more info contact Bobbie Wilcox
Ruth Circle
2nd Monday of month,
7 pm
@ church or in a home
For more info contact Cheryl McClenney:
Working Mom’s Circle 
2nd Sunday of month,
4 pm 
@ 409 First Colonial Rd.
Childcare provided. For more info contact Kelly Thiele.


Cheer on (or heckle) the Gathering STORM Co-ed Softball team in the Virginia Beach Parks & Rec Softball Church Co-ed Division. 
For more info contact Don Darcy

Sunday School Classes

We have two adult Sunday School classes that meet on

Sundays at 10 am:

  • Brad Bulla leads a discussion based- study in the Bulla Sunday School room. 
  • Bob Pearsall leads a study in the Pearsall Sunday School room.  

 Join us for great fellowship and discipleship on Sunday mornings!

 Contact:  Brad Bulla –  (757) 427-6279

                  Bob Pearsall –  (757) 428-40