Community offers opportunities for adults at all stages of life to explore their faith, connect with others, grow in their discipleship, and unleash their gifts and talents in serving others. Scroll down to learn about Sunday school classes, Wednesday night small groups, and men and women ministries.
Sunday morning studies start at 9:45 a.m.
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.
Christ, Caffeine, Companionship - Room 603
Pursue a variety of studies in order to better their relationship with Christ while building relationships with each other.
Family Matters - Room 504
Join other adults with children of all ages studying and sharing ways to build and enrich relationships in your homes. This class focuses on Proverbs 22:6 - "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
Journey Through the Bible - Room 507
Study and discuss the Bible, a chapter at a time.
Ponderers - Room 508
Using the Faith Link curriculum, this class looks at current events through the lens of Christianity as they ponder how their faith can help them to respond to various happenings worldwide.
Seekers and Servants - Room 511
Seek to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Alternate book or video studies with Bible studies.
The Caring People ministry to single moms is meeting again this summer in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:45. Meals and child care provided. The ministry welcomes single moms for Bible study, fun and fellowship. Want to help? Call Karen Stone, 573-825-3869.
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 8 a.m. at the church. Click here to find upcoming special events.