life is better in community

At YpsiFree we believe God created us for community—we are meant to live in relationship with Jesus and with each other. One of the best sources of meaningful community is to gather with community.  In these groups, we open ourselves to becoming formed as people who love God, love all people, and follow Jesus together.
New Groups start each
September, January, and April




WINTER 2023 community Groups




1st & 3rd Sundays | 4pm – 6pm | Geoff Tittyung & Tim Heires

Parenting is a joy. Parenting is also a nightmare-fueled mountainous descent atop an ancient, splintery toboggan toward an uncertainty destination.  Also, the toboggan is on fire.

Sunday Family Fun Day is a place for families to gather, share food, and exchange practical experience-won advice on how to lead our families as disciples of Jesus. We meet on the first and third Sundays at 4 to 6pm in the gym to apply that Sunday’s sermon to our family’s sometimes complicated lives.

Our families are the greatest challenge and resource the Lord, in his wisdom, has given to us. So, yeah, no pressure.


 Sundays | 5pm – 7pm | Steve & Cathy Glei

We will be reading about the life of Jesus and applying His life and practices to our own lives. Each community member will need to bring a Bible and journal.  We will be meeting from 5-7 p.m. at the Glei Home on the first, second and third Sundays of the month, with a Friday night meal at a local restaurant in the fourth week. This community group will start on Sunday, January 22.  Join us on this journey of patterning our lives after Jesus.  Sign up using the YpsiFree Connect Card online or in-person.
Sundays, February 19 – April 23 | 4pm to 6pm
| YpsiFree Conference Room | Kathy Gram


If you’ve ever felt like you just can’t get in control of your money, you’re not alone. You’d be surprised how many people you know are struggling just like you. But it’s time for your struggle to end—starting today. Join our Financial Peace University class at Ypsilanti Free Methodist Church starting on February 19, and learn how you can pay off debt, save more money, and build wealth.  This course will last for 9 weeks.  We will not be meeting on Easter. Cost is $50 for this course.  Contact Kathy Gram or Tammy Walker for the discounted rate.  Visit to sign up!



Sundays, February 19, 26 & March 5 | 11:30AM | YPSIFREE 

We love God, love all people and follow Jesus together.  How do we do live this out?  Learn about salvation, our statements, our strategy and our structure at YpsiFree.  Join us if you have been attending YpsiFree for a while or new to our community. Lunch will be provided. Sign up using the YpsiFree Connect Card online or in-person.


We invite you to pull up a chair & pour a cup of coffee each Tuesday morning. This community of men are committed to living the way of Jesus and understand the need for other brothers for resourcing and refinement.  We are men wanting to be strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit in our inner being so we may be and bring all for our Heavenly Father. 
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:1



Tuesdays – bimonthly | 10:30am | YPSIFREE


Begins Tuesday, January 17


Sisters in Christ is an ongoing small group for women. We share with each other, pray together and spend time learning more about the Lord.  We will be studying Bad Girls of the Bible by, Liz Curtis Higgs.  We welcome all women who want to know more about Jesus. There are women from our church, but also some from other church backgrounds. Our common ground is Jesus Christ our God.  The group will be meeting every other week.


9am | YpsiFree Conference Room & Zoom
You are invited to join us midweek to pause together and recenter our scattered senses upon the presence of God. We begin our time with reading Scripture, reflecting on God’s word, practicing lectio divina.  We intercede on behalf each other and our community. Sign up using the YpsiFree Connect Card online or in-person.   The zoom link is sent weekly with our YpsiFree Prayer Email.  If you do not receive this email and you would like to, please contact office.


7pm Thursday, bi-monthly | Zoom | Miriam Kieft


This group will read through “Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster. This classic will show us how to deepen our relationship with God. We will slowly read through the book and discuss with the emphasis being on application to our lives.  Sign up using the YpsiFree Connect Card online or in-person.  Contact Miriam for the Zoom link through the button below.  



Set aside a meal or three to seek for more of Jesus and His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).  On the first Friday of every month, join with other Free Methodists in praying for a Spirit fueled movement in our churches, communities, and country.


2nd Fridays | 2 to 4pm | YpsiFree Lobby |

Gail Fontana & Raymond Bell

The JOY group is for senior adults who are looking for friendship and support from like-minded Jesus-followers. Join us as we journey together on the road of life. Together with other mature saints, we will love and support each other with our shared wisdom, words of hope and lived experience as we explore our journey from mourning to JOY.  We meet on the second Friday of each month.





4th Friday | 2 tp4pm | YpsiFree | Gail Fontana & Raymond Bell

The JOY group is for senior adults who are looking for friendship and support from like-minded Jesus-followers. Join us as we journey together on the road of life.  This is a wonderful opportunity to fellowship together over some games with great freinds. 



Saturdays | 9am to 11am | YpsiFree | Khani & Raymond Bell


Begins Saturday, February 4
One way YpsiFree loves God and love all people is to create space for community group focusing on the healing process for those that mourn.  For additional information visit


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