And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us

encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 

Hebrews 10: 24-25 (NIV)


There are about 50 small groups that meet regularly at Community UMC. Some of these groups meet in person, while others meet virtually or with a hybrid combination.  There are groups for all ages, including Bible study, Sunday School, music (vocal and instrumental), special interests, service and missions. 


If you are interested in being connected with a group, please fill out the Small Group Interest Form to help find your best fit.  


If you have questions or need more information, contact Pastor Teresa Woodworth at twoodworth@cumcvb.org

Adult Sunday School Classes (10:00 AM)

 

SEEKERS

Group seeks God's will for our lives through Bible study, related topical writings, lively but respectful discussion and Christian service.  We meet weekly for lessons and discussion, and occasionally for mission projects and social gatherings.  Room 205

Contact Jim Anderson, Andersons75@verizon.net or 757-621-0439

 

FELLOWSHIP

A large group (45-50) of singles and married adults.  Several teachers share the lead for combination lecture and discussion, using the International Sunday School series.  Meets in the Chapel.

Contact Maxine Rice, 757-748-8404

 

SUSANNA WESLEY

Group consists of 15-20 mostly over 50 singles, with some younger and married.  All are always welcomed.  Discussion based Bible study with some video based lessons.

Contact Alice Konchuba, sunliteak@aol.com or 757-404-7319

 

JOHN WESLEY

Composed of adults with varied careers, backgrounds and life experiences, this group explores biblical and social issues.  Teaching is shared among members for engaging and lively discussion seeking a deeper understanding of our relationship with God and one another.  Room 207

Contact: Sue Elliker, 757-467-5870

 

FRIENDSHIP

Adult Sunday school with mostly older adults, but all are welcome.  Lessons are based on the David C. Cook International Lesson Series and are facilitated by various class members.  Room 209

Contact Frank Kleen, Frank.Kleen@verizon.net or 757-473-0765

 

CHARLES WESLEY

Adult, multi-generational and mixed gender group, exploring video based series.  Discussions are facilitated by various class members.  Room 210

Contact Barbara Preston, grandblp@msn.com or 757-471-3539

 

ACTS

Multi-generational adult married and singles focused on Bible study and growing together

in faith.  Room 208

Contact Debbie Forehand, debbieforehand@yahoo.com or 757-641-3124

 

AGAPE

This warm, nurturing class is for special needs adults interested in exploring biblical principles in real life.  Room 120

Contact Janice Preston, jpreston19@cox.net or 757-403-0063


S.W.E.A.T (Service Worship Empowerment Action Team)

Focuses on Bible studies to grow in faith and then taking action as God's hands and feet.  We seek projects outside the church to engage with and serve the local community.  Sundays 9:30 am in the Youth Conference Room (Rm# 200)

Contact Kenny Walker 757-651-9923 or Megan Dunn 757-217-0196


Bible Studies


Wesley Small Group 

Senior, mixed gender adults, but open to all.  Based on the Wesleyan Small Group model for growing in faith and accountability together.  This group studies historic Christian beliefs and Biblical principles.

Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. via Zoom

contact C.G. Miller, cg.miller@pobox.com or 757-675-9001


Women's Faith Focus 

A vibrant, interactive group of women seeking to know God through scripture, lively discussion, prayer, fellowship and reviewing a variety of Biblically based and topical studies.  Most studies continue for 6-8 weeks and are facilitated by group members.  We also engage in mission projects quarterly and meet socially at least twice a year.  

Tuesday 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. in Room 207 or on Zoom

contact Sandi Granger, grangr5@cox.net or 757-635-6498


Grace Point

With alternating series, this multi-generational, Bible based discussion group works to understand who God is and how he wants Christians to live in the real world of today.  We will resume meeting in September, 2022.

Thursday 7 - 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary and streamed on the website, Facebook and YouTube.

Nursery provided.

Contact Pastor Scott, srimer@cumcvb.org or 757-495-1021


Equity, Reconciliation and Cultural Diversity

This mixed age and gender group of adults, from various walks of life, works to promote open discussion of hard cultural topics, in which everyone's voice may be heard and all people and opinions have value.  Format is book based studies with Biblical reflection. 

Tuesdays 7:00 pm via Zoom

Contact Andrew Kissell, arkissell78@gmail.com


Fellowship and Service

S.W.E.A.T

Bible study and service to the local community; young and active adults


United Women in Faith (formerly UMW)

(click HERE to learn about Circles at Community UMC)


United Methodist Men

(click HERE to learn about UMM)

Music and Worship

ADULT CHOIR

Contact Donna Writesel, dwritesel@cumcvb.org

 

MODERN WORSHIP TEAM

Contact:

 

MEN’S CHOIR

Contact John Elliker, 757-575-1683

 

DAN LOVELACE MEMORIAL HANDBELL CHOIR

Contact Donna Writesel, dwritesel@cumcvb.org or 757-679-6320

 


Ministry Groups

CHURCH LEADERSHIP TEAM

Oversees church administrative decision-making - Meets as Needed

Contact Person: Megan Dunn, 757-217-0196

 

BEREAVEMENT TEAM

Assist with funeral receptions and Family Comfort

Meets as Needed

Contact Person: Nancy Esber, 757-334-7048

 

CHILDREN CLOTHES CLOSET

Gathers, organizes and distributes children’s clothing

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS @ 10AM

Contact Person: Ginger Jamieson, 757-737-1378

 

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Specially trained group of lay caregivers through listening

2nd WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30PM RM PARLOR

Contact Person: Sue Elliker, 757-467-5870

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

Specially trained group of lay community service workers

Meets as needed

Contact Person: Pastor Teresa Woodworth, twoodworth@cumcvb.org

 

SCHOOLWORK SUPPORT

Tutoring at the Housing Resource Center

Meets as needed

Contact Person: Ralph Volk, 703-625-2752

 

FOOD PANTRY

Gathers and distributes groceries to those in need

Meets as needed

Contact Person: Mary McConathy, 757-748-4607


HOSPITALITY TEAM

Assisting with Sunday morning worship

Contact Persons: David Collins, 757-434-9393