Whether you’re taking your first step or your next step in faith, we are eager to help you connect with other adults who strive to do the same. Because we care about your spiritual, mental, emotional, financial, relational and physical health, we offer a variety of opportunities to grow in these areas.




At Community, we are intentional in our efforts to develop small groups that do life together—some for a season and others long-term. These aptly named Life Groups offer opportunities for adults to build meaningful relationships with one another while asking difficult questions of faith; praying together; growing in Christ and forming caring, Christian Community.

Every fall, members and friends of Community sign up to participate in Life Groups that study the content selected for an all-church study.  Groups meet weekly for prayer and discussion. Topics and themes raised in the study are echoed in the preaching and worship each week.

This year's all-church study: 

Most of us would like to have read the whole Bible, but the thought of doing so feels daunting. Now, like never before, there is an abridged, chronological and accessible version of the Bible that reads like a story and is aptly named, The Story.

Like other Bibles, The Story tells the grand narrative of God’s love for God’s people and humanity’s understandings of who God is and how God interacts with creation. The Story utilizes the NIV text and allows stories, poems and teachings from the Bible to read like a novel. Like any good story, it is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance and redemption. Join us this year as Community United Methodist Church reads The Story and discovers why the Bible really is the greatest story ever told.

Life groups will be meeting on the following days/times:






9:00 AM

Tammy Johnson, Hazel Rannells and Brad Johnson

Community UMC


5:00 - 6:00 PM

Brad Johnson

Community UMC


7:00 - 8:00 PM

 Terry Melsha and Mary Jo Jepson

Community UMC


4:00 PM

Kay and Johnny Walker

Community UMC


7:00 - 8:15 PM

Robbie and Karen Smith

the Smith residence

Past all-church studies have included:

  • Alpha - a video-based curriculum
  • Unbinding Your Heart, by Martha Grace Reese.

Historically, new small groups have formed again in the winter around a potpourri of subject matter.  Some of these groups have studied: 

  • Nooma - a series of short films featuring theologian and speaker, Rob Bell
  • The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman
  • The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus, by Bob Fuquay
  • The Mayberry Bible Study, by Stephen Skelton
  • God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church, by Elaine Heath
  • Alpha: The Marriage Course - a video-based curriculum
  • The Parenting Children Course, an Alpha resource
  • Financial Peace University - offered in partnership with Resurrection Lutheran Church

Still other Life Groups meet year-round and study the Bible and other books.

Sign up for a Life Group




Women have always played an important part in the ministries of Christ. At Community, it’s no different. Women gather together for spiritual growth, social interaction and in service to others.

Last Lent, our pastor offered a study for women about the impact of violence on Christian theology.  

We have active United Methodist Women’s groups at Community. These UMW groups (called “circles”) are connected to the larger, global United Methodist Women organization of 800,000+ members committed to fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. The purpose of the United Methodist Women is threefold:

  • To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
  • To develop a creative supportive fellowship
  • To expand concepts of missions through participation in the global ministries of the church

UMW circles at Community include:

Esther Circle 
Meets at the church at 9:30am on the third Thursday of every month

Maurine Johnson

Rae Schrupp

Martha and Naomi Circles
Meet at the church at 1pm on the third Thursday of every month

Vera Hanson

Audrey Ellison

Circle of Friends
Gathering dates, times and locations vary

Jill Cross

Karen Smith

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Just as Jesus regularly spent time in community with a small group of men, we also value the importance of Christ-centered opportunities for men to connect. Our growing men’s ministry includes a monthly Saturday morning Men’s Breakfast at the church (word on the street is that Brad Johnson makes a mean plate of eggs…), regularly-offered life groups for men and the annual outing to Arise with the Guys—a men’s only event where professional and collegiate Christian athletes share messages of faith, godly values and legacy-building.

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