Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. We invite you to join us for a special Bible study during this time. You have two opportunities to participate: Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. beginning Feb. 14 (bring your own lunch), or Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. beginning Feb. 21.
9:20 Sunday morning studies
Anchored Explorations - Room 602
Develop a faith base through Bible study and apply that to everyday decisions and current topics.
Bauman Class - Room 509
Grow in Christ through reading Christian literature.
Community Live -Journey Room (204)
Led by pastors Clayton Blodgett and Angie Olsen, this is a guest-friendly, open-to-all drop-in conversation about the weekly sermon. Join us before or after worship, any week, as we build our lives on the love of Jesus Christ and connect to others here in Community. Questions email email@example.com or call 573-445-6131.
The Fifth Gospel, the Promised Land, Israel
Guide: Jim Hillbrick
Begins: Sunday, Jan. 14, in Fellowship Hall
The Promised Land, Canaan, now called Israel, has played a prominent role in world history. Where the land is located and how it has been occupied multiple times makes a fascinating study. DVD's, maps, and charts will be used throughout the 12-session class. The class is open to all, and those planning to travel to Israel this fall are especially encouraged to take the class.
Journey Through the Bible - Room 507
Study and discuss the Bible, a chapter at a time.
Ponderers, Seekers and Servants - Room 511
Study current events through the lens of Christianity.
11 Sunday morning studies
Community Live -Journey Room (204)
Led by Pastor Angie Olsen, this is a guest-friendly, open-to-all drop-in conversation about the weekly sermon. Join us before or after worship, any week, as we build our lives on the love of Jesus Christ and connect to others here in Community. Questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-445-6131.
Starting Point - Room 603
This small group conversation is about the story of God, a place to start learning about the Bible and connecting with others. Facilitated by Scott and Karen Stone.
Activities and small groups for children and adults from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Adult offerings include:
- Caring People -- for single moms;
- Disciple's Path -- what it means to be a Methodist;
- The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery -- help discover our true selves in discovering God, and to find more of God in finding more of our true selves;
Join us on Wednesdays to grow in our relationships with God and others.
United Methodist Women
UMW members work to support missions locally and around the world, to have fellowship, and to know God. The group's monthly meeting includes social time, refreshments, business and programs. UMW usually meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 or 6:45 p.m., except for the Saturday December breakfast (see the church calendar for dates).
All women of the church are welcome to attend UMW meetings and activities. For more information about UMW, check out the UMW bulletin board in the hallway between adult classes and the Worship Center. You can learn about statewide events, our next meeting and take a brochure to learn more about our local unit at Community.
The activities in recent years include a spiritual growth retreat, volunteering to assemble food packages at the local Food Bank, missions classes at Central Methodist University, breakfast with United Methodist Men, and more.
Small groups for women
In addition to occasional short-term small groups, the following women's groups meet regularly throughout the year:
Olive Branch: first and third Mondays at 5 p.m.
Focus on prayer and Bible study, worship, mission and fellowship while growing in relationship with God and one another, as well as reaching out in service to others. Alternate Bible study and study of religious books.
Faithful Friends: second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Meet with other women who are faithful to each other and to their spiritual growth. Come, grow in your faith as you care for those who are in the group and others who come along your path.
Messiah Ministry: first and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Focus on prayer and worship, Biblical equipping, service, and community building and care.
Sisters in Spirit: first and third Mondays at 7 p.m.
Do Biblically based studies while focusing on prayer, Biblical equipping, community building and mission outreach.
Community Quilters: every Tuesday 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
The Community Men's Ministry offers a variety of opportunities for men to connect with one another, grow in their faith, and serve others. In addition to special events like sporting events and other activities, join one of these small groups to get connected on a regular basis.
A weekly Bible study group meets Saturday at 7 a.m. at the church. Click here to find upcoming special events.