MINISTRIES

GET CONNECTED AND GROW!

Check out some of our Ministries below.

Small Groups

One of the best ways to get acquainted, build friendships, and grow in your faith is through small groups.  Besides, it's just fun!

Our Small Group ministry is aimed at a variety of interest areas, but has a common thread of Knowing, Growing, Caring, and Sharing.  Groups vary in meeting times and places.

 

At present, the following groups are meeting: 

Get Up and Go: Activities and fun

Prayer and Meditation:  Growing in our life of prayer and seeking serenity

Book Study:  Reading and discussion of books related to faith or other topics

Bible Study:  Reading and discussion of various books of the Bible

Foodies and Fun:  Just like it sounds!

Creative Crafting:  Painting, poetry, sewing, whatever!

Lunch Bunch:  Lunch with people in our community or congregation who could use a friend and a visit

Creative Theatre:   Developing creative ideas for worship or other times

Prison Ministry:  Writing our Prison Pen Pals to give Christian support

Men's Sunday AM Faith Discussion:

Video and book study of faith related topics

Sunday AM Bible Study:  Study of books of the Bible

United Methodist Women's Groups:  Various times and themes for women of all ages.

Missions

College Church has a history of serving the Warrenton community   We'd love to tell you that story!   If you want to make a difference in the lives of those in need, there is a place for you on our Missions Team or just by participating in the many missions activities that are always in progress. 


We offer ongoing support of  Agape Ministry of Warren County which serves many families in our area.  https://agapemo.org


A few of the many missions projects here at College UMC are:

Community Clothes Closet:  Providing free clothing to those in need

Loads of Love:  Providing free laundry service for people at the local laundromat and building relationships.

Christmas Gifts for Families:  Working with Agape Ministry to make Christmas a joy for families in need.

Festival of Sharing:  Participating in this annual sharing of food and restocking the food pantry at Agape.

Prison Pen Pal Ministry:  Sharing letters and offering support and Christian contact to those who are incarcerated

Orange Bag Sundays:  Collecting food for families in need


Watch for announcements!  This group is always up to new things!

Music and Worship

Music is essential for meaningful worship and a vital part of College UMC! 

Our single service at 10:00 AM on Sunday contains musical elements of both traditional and contemporary  worship.

 

We also have a dedicated tech crew who helps make it all happen!

 

We have some talented musicians, but we are always looking for those who love to sing, play an instrument, or work at sound or setting up the Sunday worship screens!

 

Come join us if you love music! 

 

Worship is often the first step of new guests to the church and a vital part of becoming a follower of Christ.  We intend for all our guests in worship to be warmly welcomed and to feel God's presence.

Children and Youth

Dawn Martin, Director 

Call her at 636-456-3390 or email churchoffice@collegemethodist.org

Children and youth are a vital part of our church and we love their families, too!  All our  volunteers are Safe Sanctuary trained and have background checks.  All our children and youth rooms are at the East Entrance.   We know that bringing your young ones to a new place is a big step.  They are always welcome in worship, but we also have the following options: 


The Nursery serves infants and young children to age 4 and is open during both services and staffed by trained and background checked people who love children.  Just ask a Greeter to take you to the Nursery when you arrive.  **currently not available for the safety of our little ones


Children's Small Group (Gr. K-5)  is on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in the upstairs room of the  Children's Area.  Just ask a greeter if you are a first time Guest.  Lessons are interactive and focus on child appropriate Bible stories and crafts.  ***currently not available for the safety of our children.


Kid's Club (Gr. K-5)  is FREE on Thursdays from after school (about 3:10) until 5:30 PM.  Crafts, games, food, and learning are provided.  Parent pick up is at 5:30 PM.  This is a fun time where children also learn about Bible stories.  **currently meeting via Zoom. Contact the church office for the log-in information.

Register for Kid's Club at the bottom of this  section.


YOUTH (Gr. 6 - 12)

Youth Small Group - Sunday at 10:30 AM in the Youth Room ***currently not meeting


Wednesday Youth Group - Our youth group also meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Youth Room.  Food, fun, and growing in their faith is on the agenda. ***currently meeting via Zoom. Email the church office for the log-in information.


Special Events and Mission Trips:  Youth also participate in Summer Camp  and a yearly Mission Trip to serve those in need.


Church & Community

There are a variety of other church and community ministries where we serve.  College UMC is a long time supporter of Agape Ministry of Warren County which makes a definite impact on the lives of children and families in need.  You will find our congregation active in many ways in the Warrenton community.

Many of the ministries in our church reach beyond our walls and also help us be a church focused on our vision of "spiritual growth and outward focus."  

 

Here are some of our ministries:

Outreach - yearly planning for reaching out to others and being part of our community

Hospitality (Greeting) - helping our guests to feel welcome

Fellowship Time   - preparing coffee and items for fellowship time between services

Worship - helping to make our services a time when our guests feel God's presence through word and music

Green Team - keeping our outdoor spaces beautiful  

Men's Ministry  - encouraging men in their walk of faith and supporting the church

United Methodist Women - supporting efforts of the church and UMW

Church Support Ministries - Trustees, Finance, Staff Parish Relations and others support the functioning of the church

In addition, College UMC hosts community groups for:

Narcotics Anonymous(Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall)

Al-ANON (Mondays @ 7:00 PM in Room 105)

Girl Scouts (Mondays @ 4:30 PM in Room 105)

Daniel Boone Retired Teachers (first Tuesday each month @ 9 AM in Fellowship Hall)

Pathway for Spiritual  Growth

Our faith is a lifelong journey of peaks and valleys.  The Pathway for Spiritual Growth is like a map or guide for your journey of faith.  The essential practices in the four areas of the Pathway are meant to help you as you seek to become a devoted follower of Christ.

A great way to start is with:

Meet and Greet with Pastor Eric

Held every other month after worship. 

Watch for announcements.

 

CONNECT CLASSES AT COLLEGE UMC:  The Connect Classes are 1 session each which lasts about an hour.  They can be taken in any order and are offered two or three times per year.  Watch for the dates or ask us.

We offer four Connect Classes which teach the areas of the Pathway:

Christian Beliefs (Knowing Christ)

Spiritual Practices (Growing in Christ)

Gifts and Abilities (Serving Christ)

Partnering (Sharing Christ)

Each of the classes deals with one of the areas below:

Knowing Christ - Building a personal relationship with Christ, exploring questions of faith, and understanding and applying scripture to our lives.  (Worship, reading and reflecting on scripture, learning about the teachings of Jesus and the Bible)

Growing in Christ -  Growing to be more like Jesus and being guided by the Holy Spirit in everyday life.

(Prayer, devotional time, meditation, learning with others in small groups)

Serving Christ - Putting our love of God into practice through acts of compassion, serving others and the church, and being the presence of Christ beyond our walls. (Using our gifts and abilities, finding places to serve)

Sharing Christ - Being willing to share our faith with others through word and action and partnering with the church by our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.  (Support for the church, building relationships and inviting others)