SMALL Groups

Joining a small group community can help you understand, and get more involved in, the larger church community. Whether you're interested in bible study, community service, or time in fellowship - There is a group for you at MUMC! Check out the small groups catalog for more details. A quick list of groups is provided below.


CURRENT Group Offerings

Contact each group's coordinator for more details and to join!



Connect Groups - for seeking community and building relationships


Men’s Breakfast Club – Saturdays, 8:00-9:00AM @ MUMC Fellowship Hall  Connect through devotions and a delicious breakfast.  Darryl Chalker (​darrylchalker@gmail.com)


Family Play & Grow Group– Saturdays at 10:30AM @ MUMC Welcome Center - Lead by Rachel and Ken Labram (rachel@umcmarshall.org) 


Euchre and Card Playing – 2nd Friday of the month, 7:00PM @ MUMC Coffee House Fun for all ages! Bring a snack to pass and your own drink. John Hamlin (​jdhamlin@comcast.net)


Miles 4 Missions Exercise Group – Monday & Thursday, 5:30PM  @ MUMC Fellowship Hall  We invite all to come and improve your health. Suggested donation, if able with proceeds to MUMC missions and community outreach.  DVD based for all levels.  Sue Crapo (scrapo9367@gmail.com) ​


Adultish – Times & Dates TBA – For young adults. Join is monthly for service projects followed by time to socialize.  Rachel Labram (rachel@umcmarshall.org)​


Bunco Night – 3rd Friday of the month, 7:00PM @ MUMC Coffee House A fast-paced, easy to learn, and FUN dice game! Bring friends and a snack to share. Rita Buckland (elvis1017@aol.com



Learn Groups - Bible Studies and Book Studies


Social Justice Topics – Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00PM @ MUMC Leadership Rm Learn about the global church’s Social Principles and advocate for Social Justice in our community.

Ken Labram (labramkw@gmail.com)

Ed Ramos (ed2@marleyprecision.com)


Monday Night Men’s Group – 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00-8:30PM @ MUMC Leadership Room An open-minded group of guys reading and studying together. Now reading “Unafraid” by the revolutionary Methodist pastor Adam Hamilton. Worries and fear we all experience will be explored, all in the light of scripture. Martin Overhiser (moverhiser@sbcglobal.net)


Sassy Sisters Book Club - Mondays, 7:00-9:00PM @ MUMC Welcome Center  Join us as we read and discuss “The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi” Co-written by Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jacob Sobel, this story journeys through the holy land to help us grow closer to God.

Kaeli Hill (kaelimomof5@gmail.com)


Sassy Bible Journaling & Scrapbooking - Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00PM @ MUMC Coffee House No artistic talent needed.

Pastor Melany (pastormelany@gmail.com)


Beer & Bibles – Mondays, 8:30-10:00PM @ Broadway Grille in Marshall Men of all ages and stages of life are invited to meet as books are read, scripture is studied, and life in Christ is discussed. Non-alcoholic refreshments are available, as well. Kurt Esselink (write2kurt@comcast.net


Under the Tree of Life– Sundays, 6:00-7:30PM @ MUMC Fellowship Hall  This is part of the Fast Track in the Disciple family of Bible studies. It provides a great option for busy people who seek to gain a better understanding of the Bible and want to grow as disciples. Bruce Arnold (bhdaarnold@gmail.com)


Come As You Are – Mondays, 6:00-8:00PM @ the Davis Home This group includes dinner and fellowship before our discussion and prayer afterwards for those in need. Some potluck items and drinks may be requested.  Kids welcome!

Matt Davis (biggfoot18@gmail.com)



Act Groups - Experience Acts of Worship and Acts of Service


Modern Worship Praise Team – As Scheduled @ MUMC Great Room Join the Praise Band, learn to run the camera, sound board, or media slides.

Michael Heffner (michael@umcmarshall.org


Chancel Choir – Wednesdays, 7:00PM @ MUMC Music Room

We sing four-part harmony. Reading music is not essential to be part of the choir. We will welcome you with open arms, no age restrictions apply.

Ron DiSalvio (rondisalvio@gmail.com)  


Brush & Flame: A Visual Artist Group – As Needed 

Pastor Melany leads a group of artistic, creative people in creating upcoming visual arts for use both in the church and the world. 

Pastor Melany Chalker (pastormelany@gmail.com)  

 

Bell Choir – Mondays, 6:30-8:00PM @ MUMC Music Room Learn to ring and perform one Sunday each month during Traditional Worship. Join in for holiday performances, too! Ability to read music is a plus, but not necessary. 

Marge Smith (smithmarge212@gmail.com)  


Prayer Team – Saturdays, 10:00AM @ MUMC Coffee House The team prays for God’s direction, the vitality of MUMC and the members of the MUMC community!

Lois Zuehlke (lazuehlke@aol.com)


Community Free Dinner – 1st Wednesday of the month, 5:00 - 6:30PM @ MUMC Kitchen Help cook, set-up, or clean-up the monthly dinner we offer to the community at no charge.

Jesse Beatson (jessebeatson5384@gmail.com)


Mobility Worldwide (PULL Pet) – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00AM-12:00PM  @ MUMC Garage  Join us as we cut, paint, and assemble personal transport trikes for those in need in other countries. Leroy Oliver (olivernina53@gmail.com) or (269)965-4643


Congregational Care Team – 2nd Thursdays, 9:00AM @ MUMC Leadership Conference Room The team makes contact through visits, phone calls, cards, and deliver meals as needed. 

Pastor Melany (pastormelany@gmail.com)


Prayer Shawl Ministry – Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00PM @ MUMC Lobby We knit it crochet prayer shawls and other items. If you want to learn, we can teach you! 

Becky Swaney (rbswaney@comcast.net)



Kidz and Youth


Kidz Nursery – Sundays, 8:45AM-12:15PM @ Kidz Village Let us love on your toddlers and babies in a safe space with two professional caregivers. For ages infant-PreK


Messy Church – The 1st Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm @ Kidz Village A kidz ministry experience for the entire family! Dinner is provided, as well as crafts, games, interactive stories and more. This new, intergenerational experience is a ministry of 180 Youth


Children’s Choir – Sundays, 10:00-11:00AM @ Sanctuary For children who love to sing! We sing at the 9AM, service, and at 11AM occasionally. Contact Ron DiSalvio (rondisalvio@gmail.com) for details


Kidz Worship – Sundays during 11:00AM Modern Worship The same sermon message as the adults receive but altered for young minds and active bodies. For PreK-5th graders. 


180 Youth– Sundays, 5:00-7:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM @ MUMC Youth Space A program just for 6th-12th graders geared toward building community, acceptance, and spiritual growth. Join us for games and outing, retreat and service opportunities, and more

Middle Schoolers meet from 5:00-7:00PM High Schoolers meet from 6:00-8:00PM


Email rachel@umcmarshall.org for additional info