Why join a Small Group?
Columbia UMC offers several types of small groups. We hope that by joining one of these groups, you will feel a part of our community by developing transforming, life-long friendships. We hope that your heart will be expanded and your faith deepened.
Short Term Small Groups
Short term small groups form several times a year in conjunction with sermon series. Typically, several groups will form with each series on various days and times. These groups are excellent opportunities to form new friendships and grow together as a community. Anyone is welcome to join!
Long Term Small Groups
Wonderful Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. Have dinner and become a disciple!
Soul Sisters is a group of women from college age to retirement. The group enjoys a meal and social time together then studies various Christian books or Bible studies from authors like Andy Stanley, Francis Chan, Beth Moore, and Mark Batterson. The group engages in various regular mission projects such as supporting the Crisis Resource Center, serving at the local youth prison, and delivering meals to the hungry and local jail.
Wild about God is a program for children Pre-K through 2nd grade. The kids enjoy a meal, Bible-based lesson, and then games and crafts.
Route 345 is designed for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. They eat together and then meet for Bible study. They also do mission work together.
Student Ministries is a program for 6th through 12th graders. This group eats together, engages in a Bible study, attends youth events in the area, and participates in local missions and mission trips.
Sunday School Classes
Various Sunday School classes meet on Sundays at 10:10 a.m. for all ages
United Methodist Women
This group of women gathers once a month for study, missions, and discipleship activities. The group is connected with other circles of women at United Methodist Churches in our area and around the world. UMW members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
Connecting to Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia UMC partners regularly with Lindsey Wilson students pursuing a career in ministry. Students serve our church by leading worship, leading the teen ministry, teaching the Wild About God class, participating in a knitting group, helping to plan the Fall Festival, and serving as nursery helpers. In addition, we sponsor several Lindsey alumni in missions around the world. If you are a Lindsey student and want to begin a ministry, we would be happy to help you! Please talk with our Pastor, John Hatton.