Adult Small Groups

The Men’s Ministry at Chatham United Methodist Church can be defined as a group of men, partnering with the pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of our congregation.

Our mission: support spiritual growth among our members, helping them to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.

Our goal: empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within our congregation.

Our group meets every third Sunday of the month for a supper meeting of fellowship and study. However, our focus is not just concentrating on those who attend the meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.

The Men’s Ministry of CUMC believes men lead others best by modeling Jesus Christ in thoughts, words and deeds. Men growing in Christ become effective spiritual leaders in their homes and congregations, working as partners with their spouses and congregational leaders-both lay and clergy.

When a man lives daily in surrendered faith, God is honored and many lives are blessed. Transformed hearts are forged only within Christ-centered lives-nothing less is our acceptable offering; nothing less truly reveals Christ.

We invite all to join us at our next meeting.

United Methodist Women has existed, in one form or another, in the various denominations that make up the current United Methodist Church, since 1869.

The organized unit of United Methodist Women, shall be a community of women whose purpose is:

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

Chatham United Methodist Women is an active group composed of women of all ages. The unit has four meetings each year, and Ruth Circle meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Our local UMW is very active at all levels within the organization of the United Methodist Church and is very active within our own local church, as well. The group is involved in Bible studies, book studies, retreats, mission trips, the annual Cookie Walk, and much more.

Mission support is not just about money—it is about prayer, gifts, food and presence. The Ruth Circle  provides mission support to Cunningham Children’s Home, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, Kumler Outreach Ministries, Asbury Children’s Supper Hour, Sojourn Shelter, Chatham Food Pantry, Inner City Mission, and Chaddock School. We have sponsored Cunningham Children’s Home Angels for 14 years with special gifts specifically for kids. This year we are delivering gifts to 95 kids in their various areas of support.

We serve families with funeral luncheons enabling them to visit, laugh, cry, and just be together. As well, we partner with our church, Chatham UMC, to support their mission and vision and in turn our church family supports our mission projects. We love pennies. We give pennies to the Mission Mile every year. Do you know there are 16 pennies in a foot? In a mile there are 84,480 pennies, which equals $844.80 for mission support. Our biggest fundraiser of the year, though, is our annual Easter Cookie Walk where we raise between $700-$900. In turn, our church family supports the Ruth Circle and donates ALL the cookies. In 2015 we will celebrate our 12th year.

We know meetings and organization is important, but to us, it is more about serving. We want to expand and include younger women in the areas they are drawn to for serving.

 

Sunday School for Adults

This class is a fun place to learn more about your faith and work through tough subjects together. The class is open to adults of any age who want to learn in a social and conversational way. The Family Circle Class alternates book studies, topical discussions and more. This is a place for those looking to discuss faith in terms of Christian living and family life.
This class takes the time to study specific portions of scripture. Each unit is 13 lessons and addresses a particular book of the Bible, considering the following questions:  What is the message that was conveyed in the Bible? How did that message apply when it was originally written? What does that mean for me today? And what does that mean for the church today? This is a place for people of all ages to learn more about the many different books of the Bible.

Everything else we get comes with a manual: cars, computers, even toaster ovens! How come there’s no manual for raising kids?

Join us in Room U201 on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:30am, and let’s support each other in parenting! Designed especially for parents of younger children, this class will look at biblical stories about parents, kids and families, and then discuss issues that face parents today. Drop-ins are welcome anytime.

 

Mid-Week Groups

Please contact Carol Frost at 483-2132 or cfrost@chathamumc.net if you are interested in participating in this study. The class meets at the church from 9:30-11:30.
Disciple Bible Study is a 32-34 week journey of discipleship, using the Disciple Bible Curriculum (Cokesbury).  Disciple takes 12 students on an 8-9 month journey through the Bible (Old and New Testaments) through daily study and prayer and weekly class sessions including video and discussion.  Disciple changes lives and raises up leaders… it makes DISCIPLES!

There are four Disciple courses in total, they are:

Disciple I (Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study – Genesis through Revelation),
Disciple II (Into the Word, Into the World – Genesis-Exodus – Luke – Acts),
Disciple III (Remember Who You Are – The Prophets and the Letters of Paul).
Disciple IV (Under the Tree of Life – The Writings – John/Revelation)

For more information about Disciple Bible Study, talk to Pastor Sara or Jeremy Peck.