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!

PIC (PLUG INTO CUMC)
Plugging into a new place can be challenging at times, especially the church. The easy part is going to worship because you are sitting and actively engaging in the worship experience. But how do you get connected to the life of the church beyond worship? If this is your thought provoking question, then come to PLUG into CUMC (PIC). You’ll learn more about our worship services, Sunday School Classes, Connect Groups, children and youth ministries, ways to serve, your spiritual gifts, memberships vows, and more.

PIC is open for all: long-time members and first-time visitors, young and old, singles and families, cradle Methodists and new Christians.

Gatherings are held in room 101A at the Poplar Campus on Sundays, 9:30-10:40am.

Dates: TBD.

We would love to assist you in getting fully plugged into CUMC.

NURSERY
During Adult Sunday School and Worship on Sunday mornings. Nursery has three rooms: Infants, 1 & 2 year olds, and 3- 5 years old. Contact: Tammy Mullins, tmullins@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. 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 Kid’s Church and other activities. To keep in the know, check out our page: colliervilleumc.org/children. Contact: Tammy Mullins, tmullins@colliervilleumc.org.

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

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45am, youth grades 6-12 gather to worship, fellowship, and listen to Biblical teachings. 6-8th grades meet in Rm 215, 9-12th grades meet in rms 204/205. 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: Bill Daniels, wd60152@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: Terry Knight, terry.knight@att.net.

YOUNG FAMILIES:
This welcoming group is where you can grow, laugh, love, and belong. Married and single families (20’s – 40’s) connect relationally, have table talk, and support one another in group gatherings. They love God and love people. Relaunch date TBD. Contact: Derrick & Katie McNeal, katie.mcneal@yahoo.com or Casey & Laurie Casteel, caseycasteel@comcast.net. Rm. 20.

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: Missy Hansen, krmaroka@aol.com. Mission Rm.

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)
Extends God’s love by redistributing fruits, vegetables and other perishable foods donated by Trader Joe’s Germantown, Costco Memphis, Sprouts Germantown, and Kroger Houston Levee Cordova. Receivers include various food pantries, soup kitchens, senior living facilities, and first responders in Shelby, Fayette, and DeSoto counties. To volunteer, contact Bill Farmer, wmefarmer@protonmail.com or Tommy Hart, tommy@hartpropertiesgroup.com.

For more information, go to  gleaningministry.org.

COMMON CUP:
Join us in our fully equipped coffee shop to serve southern hospitality and God’s love, one cup at a time. Volunteers make coffee, lattes and smoothies to help create a welcoming atmosphere for church members and the community. Contact: Monica Casey, emailmonicac@yahoo.com.

MOM TRIBE
Working moms of children pre-k to high school. This group strives to dig into the word of God and authentically share the joys and struggles of balancing motherhood, work, and faithful discipleship. Meets Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm. Contact: Jessica Nichols, jessicacnichols@gmail.com. Bride’s Rm.

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.

JOURNEY
God longs for you to grow in your knowledge of Him and deepen your relationship with Jesus. Journey is a 9-month process of deepening our relationship with Christ. Classes: Youth (10-12 GR) 9:30am Sun. Ladies, 6:30-8pm Weds. Men, 6:30-8pm Weds. Ladies, 10-11:30am Thurs.

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: Beth Smith, cumcmoms@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS:
Starting 9/7, come fellowship with your friends and family from 6-6:30pm for Wednesday Night Dinner in the Servery/Dining Room! Suggested donation is $5 per person ($25 cap per family) and an RSVP by Tuesday at noon prior to dinner would be helpful: colliervilleumc.org/signup. Contact: Tondala Hayward for any questions: thayward@colliervilleumc.org.

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.

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. RSVP to Lauren each week via text message so no one is left behind. Contact: Lauren Ware 404-275-4321, LaurenShermanWare@gmail.com.

DINNER GROUPS:
A great way to connect with others from our church over a monthly meal, fellowship, and faith. Open to all adults, married or single, each group consists of 8-10 people who decide within their group when and how they gather. Groups will gather for 6-9 months. Contact: Monica Casey, emailmonicac@yahoo.com or Tondala Hayward,  thayward@colliervilleumc.org.

 

QUESTIONS?

Our Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Missions, Rev. Tondala Hayward, would love to help you figure out how to connect.

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