CONNECT GROUPS

Connect Groups

Relationships are one of the most important and vital pieces of ministry. Together we can help each other, together we can support each other, together we can reach out. So it’s no surprise that our Connect Groups are a HUGE part of our ministry. In these groups, you’ll find community, laughs, tears, similarity, diversity and, most importantly, compassion for each other. We have Connect Groups for every age and every stage. We hope you’ll connect with us!

NURSERY
During Adult Sunday School and Worship on Sunday mornings. Nursery has two rooms: Infants through 12 months and Toddlers through 3 years old. Contact: Shelby Ruch-Teegarden, sruch-teegarden@colliervilleumc.org.

PRESCHOOL
For children ages 1-5. The preschool follows Collierville school’s calendar August through May. Hours are 9:30am to 2:30pm. weekdays. We will have registration for Fall 2021 starting in January 2021. Contact: Susan French, sfrench@colliervilleumc.org.

CHILDREN
Children’s Ministry at Collierville UMC seeks to teach all children about God, what it means to follow Jesus, and the Bible. We offer Children’s Sunday School and Kids’ Church and other activities. To keep in the know, check out our page: colliervilleumc.org/children. Contact: Shelby Ruch-Teegarden, sruch-teegarden@colliervilleumc.org.

YOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL
The Gathering for Middle School: Students in grades 6-8 are invited for a time of fellowship, Biblical teaching, small groups, and games on Sunday nights from 6pm-7:30pm. Check out our site: colliervilleumc.org/youth. Contact: Jenny Garrott, Director of Youth Ministries, jgarrott@colliervilleumc.org.

YOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
The Gathering for High School: On Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 8pm, 9th-12th grade students gather for worship, fellowship, Biblical teaching, and discussion groups. Check out our site: colliervilleumc.org/youth. Contact: Jenny Garrott, Director of Youth Ministries, jgarrott@colliervilleumc.org.

AGAPE
This class enjoys Biblically inspired discussion relating to Christianity today. Welcoming members of any age but majority of members are 55+. Contact: Ron Lipe, clipe711@aol.com.

CORNERSTONE
This class of dynamic people alternate between studies of the Bible and studies that help apply Biblical principles to our lives. Class for married or single middle-aged adults. Contacts: Scot Woodard, scot@woodardarch.com Sam Cox, scoxclan@bellsouth.net.

EMMAUS
This class engages in in-depth discussions of how to implement biblical teachings in the everyday life. Room 106. Contact: Mark Aune, chezaune@gmail.com, 901- 853-9532.

FAITH
A class for middle-aged adults seeking to know God through Bible study, prayer and discussion. Contact: Shirley Roach, shirleyrroach@gmail.com or Tracy Meredith, tkm316@bellsouth.net.

GIFT
This class has a mix of members mostly in their 30’s and 40’s who are married, single, without kids with and with kids from birth to high school. GIFT is a discussion-based community group covering a wide range of studies and topics. Intentionally designed to be welcoming to all. Join long-term or come by for a single study. Room 214 Contact: Nicholas Brown, nsbrown74@icloud.com, 414-217-5053 or join the CUMC GIFT Class Facebook group.

LOVING HEARTS (SPECIAL NEEDS)
This class is organized for young adults and adults, age 13 and up, with special needs. Contact: John Duncan, jdd59@comcast.net.

NEW BEGINNINGS
This class dives into the Bible exploring places, facts, people, and stories that form the pillars of our faith. Class for middle-aged adults. Contact: Jay Jeffries, jeffriesjr@hotmail.com.

OPEN DOOR
This class is for spirit-filled, ‘more mature’ adults who love the Lord and each other and who want to continue to learn and serve. Follows the “Adult Bible Studies.” Room 19. Contact: Jim Piper, jimjenette@aol.com, 901- 854-2148

PARABLES
This exciting class engages in book discussions on Biblical and contemporary issues and how they impact our daily Christian walk. Class for middle-aged adults. Contact: Glen Tedford, glen@gtstech.net.

SAVE OUR SOULS
This adult class engages in a variety of studies in both presentation and discussion format. Contact: Jeannie Jones, jonesw9586@bellsouth.net.

SOJOURNERS
This class uses adult Bible study resources to better understand scripture for in-depth discussions. Class is for middle-aged adults. Contact: Michelle Taylor, mich21566@gmail.com.

SONRISERS
This supportive and welcoming class is for adults who seek to encounter God in their walk through the books of the Bible. Room 107/108. Contact: Bob Moore, rwmoore24.7@gmail.com, 901-484-4970.

HOOKS AND NEEDLES (KNITTING FOR MISSIONS)
Groups of women knitting prayer shawls for those who need spiritual and physical comfort. Group meets on Wednesdays from 3pm-5pm. Contact: Norene Ritchey, jvritchey@hotmail.com.

PRINCESS PROJECT
Ladies gather each month to sew dresses for little girls around the world. Every little girl is a princess; the daughter of the King of Kings. Our women have sewn almost 1,200 dresses for little girls. Contacts: Rosemary Hart, rchart723@bellsouth.net & Pam Jefferies, jeffries76@bellsouth.net.

HANDYMAN MINISTRY
Men and women sharing their construction gifts to help with building ramps or with other home projects. Contacts: John Winchell, winchell@bellsouth.net & Steve Blaser blaser53@aol.com.

REELFOOT MINISTRY
Reelfoot Rural Ministries serves low-income households in Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky. Contact: John Kavicky, johnkavickyservices@yahoo.com.

RESOURCE REDISTRIBUTION MINISTRY (RRM)
To live out the Book of Ruth, volunteers pick up fresh fruit, produce and deli items from Costco and Trader Joe’s to deliver to receivers in Memphis, Millington, Whitehaven, Hickory Hill and Bartlett. Contacts: Steve Hauck sehauck@att.net for drivers & Tommy Hart tommy@hartpropertiesgroup.com for receivers. For more information, check out gleaningministry.org.

MOM TRIBE
Wednesday nights meeting via Zoom. Working moms of young children, these are your people. This group strives to dig into the Word of God and authentically share their joys and struggles. Contact: Jessica Nichols, jessicacnichols@gmail.com.

MEN’S COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY
Come together with men from a variety of backgrounds to study books of the Bible. Mondays 7-8:30pm, meeting at CUMC. Contact: Bob Higgins, slickhig@aol.com.

UNITED METHODIST MEN (UMM) 
Tuesdays from 7-8am, BYOB (bring your own breakfast). Every 3rd Saturday from 8-9:30am with a speaker. Contact: Ed King, tnkings@aol.com.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW)
3rd Tuesday of every month, 10-11:30am, meeting off and on campus. Four daytime circles and one night circle that meet for brunch, spiritual growth and fellowship. Contact: Marilyn Meeks, meeksmaj@comcast.net.

DISCIPLE III
This class leads participants deeper into the transforming power of God’s Word. Class meets on Thursdays remotely via Zoom. Contact: Susan Littell, snlittell@yahoo.com.

JOURNEY
Take a journey into an abiding, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Class meets every other week on Thursdays from 10-11:30am and Wednesdays from 6:30- 8pm. Contact: Cathy Hisky, chisky@bellsouth.net.

TUESDAY NIGHT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Men of all ages studying The Truth Project, a video-based study is a starting point for looking at life from Biblical perspective. Class meets on Tuesdays running Sept 29-Dec 22 from 7-9 pm, remote via Zoom. Cost: $10 for the Study Guide. Contact: Sean Baggett, spin003@gmail.com.

MOPS AND MOMSNEXT
This group welcomes moms with children starting at pregnancy through grade school. It takes a village to survive this thing called motherhood. And we want to be the village! (Fees apply) Contact: Kristen Corrigan, cumcmoms@gmail.com.

LUNCH BOOK BUNCH
The CUMC Lunch Book Bunch reads all genres and provides book copies. Group meets every 4th Monday from 11:30am-12:30pm. Contact: Jane Coward, foodiejane59@hotmail.com.

THE CIRCLE WIDOWS GROUP
After experiencing the great loss of a husband, life may seem incomplete and lonely. You are invited to join these women, as they support one another in love and move forward in life with Christ’s joy and purpose. Contact: Marcia Nanney, dm5oaks@yahoo.com.

YOUNGISH MEN’S GROUP
This group is a casual group of men aged 20 – early 40’s who meet for fun, studying the Word, praying together and building meaningful relationships that last. Contacts: Ryan Carey, rpcarey89@gmail.com or Clint Talley, clinttalley@gmail.com.

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRIES (S.A.M.)
This is a diverse group of people, age 60 and older, who enjoy people! We welcome your participation. Come and enjoy Christian fellowship as we gather together. Contact: Melanie Duncan, mduncan@colliervilleumc.org.

RUN/WALK GROUP
This active group meets 8am on Saturday mornings at the cabin at Johnson Park, in front of the baseball fields. Their route is from Johnson Park to Cox Park and back, along the wagon wheel trail. Contact: Lauren Ware 404-275-4321, LaurenShermanWare@gmail.com.

 

QUESTIONS?

Our Associate Pastor, Rev. Tondala Hayward, would love to help you figure out how to connect.

email:
thayward@colliervilleumc.org
phone: 901-853-8383 ext. 106.