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 growth group opportunities, Wednesday night activities, and men and women ministries.
5 Cups of Coffee
- Conference Room
Join conversations around discipleship and call. The first five meetings will include: God, gifts, passions, spiritual growth and opportunities. Deepen your connection with God and discover your calling in this small group of others with similar pursuits.
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 - Conference Room
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.
Jerusalem -- City of Peace and Tumult - Fellowship Hall
Join this Hebrew Foundation series class, led by Jim Hillbrick. The class starts Sept. 9, and runs through Oct. 14. All are welcome. It is particularly suited to those who are going to Israel in late October. Questions? Email Jim Hillbrick (email@example.com) or call 360-632-9548.
Journey Through the Bible - Room 507
Study and discuss the Bible, a chapter at a time.
NEW - Mixed Group - Journey Room
Beginning Oct. 21
NEW - Parents of School Kids - Room 603
Ponderers, Seekers and Servants - Room 511
Study current events through the lens of Christianity.
NEW - Parents Of Little Ones - Room 511
Discussions of why being in community together is so helpful for your spiritual life and life in general.
NEW - Coffee and Conversations - Journey Room
Mondays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m.
Faithful Friends (Women's Group) - Resource Center
Second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Men's Group - HyVee South
Wednesdays at 6 a.m.
Men's Group - Room 511
Saturdays at 7 a.m.
Messiah Ministry (Women's Group)
First and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
NEW - Mixed Group - Journey Room
Every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 2
Mixed Group - Room 511
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
NEW - Mixed Group
Wednesdays at 7 p.m., with Thrive Worship
Olive Branch (Women's Group) - Room 504
First and third Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
Sisters in Spirit (Women's Group) - Resource Center
First and third Mondays at 7 p.m.
Thrive is our Wednesday night program. We will start with worship 6:30-7 p.m. then break out into Thrive groups 7-7:45 p.m. This includes nursery for pre-kindergarten, children (kindergarten to fifth grade) and youth (grades 6-12). There are multiple choices for adults.
Children will split off to join a fun-filled program. If you have questions, please email Children's Director Lance Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth will gather with Pastor Katilyn Gibson for study and fun. If you have any questions, please contact her at email@example.com.
Thrive adult groups focus on four areas of study:
- Small group conversations about the weekly worship Scripture and theme
- Learn and practice spiritual disciplines
- Join Disciple's Path to learn about being a disciple from a United Methodist perspective
- Learn about the social principles of the United Methodist Church
To learn more or ask questions, contact Pastor Curtis Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 4:30 p.m. - Room 504
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. - Resource Center
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. - Resource Center
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.
This group meets each Wednesday at 6 a.m. at the HyVee South and Saturdays at 7 a.m. in Room 511. Click here to find upcoming special events.