Christ United Methodist Church

Bring your Faith to Life with Connect Groups


Faith→Life: Learn from Christ’s Teachings


Our mission is to create committed Christ-followers for the transformation of the world. To do this we can't grow on our own. John Wesley believed it is through participation in small groups that we become Christ-followers.  We invite you to test this by participating in at least one of these outstanding opportunities.


Short-Term Classes

Information Coming Soon

Ongoing Classes

Inquiring Spirits – After the 9 AM worship service (except Third Sunday of each month)  Room 145 

Facilitators: Hank Kliewer and Ed Shafer

Discussion varies on books, videos, and other sources to investigate and challenge theological boundaries.  The group enjoys occasional picnics and potlucks.  All are welcome. 


Contemporary Issues – After the 9 AM worship service Room 146

Facilitator: Joel Charlson

Discussion is centered on current issues, news reports, and media viewpoints that shape public opinions.  A United Methodist faith perspective will inform each unique session.  Visitors and seekers are especially welcome. 

- Connect Groups -

These groups will meet for either six weeks as a short term group, or ongoing weekly. The time and focus of the group will be centered around a shared issue or activity. The duration of the gathering is one hour. The core of the time together is developing relationship with the Holy and with each other.  A host will hold the space meeting on site at church, in coffee houses or in homes. 

Six Week Connect Groups

DINNER CLUB - groups will decide their time and place of meeting  

Facilitator: Mary Schmidt and Marjie Blaisdell

Break bread with old and new friends in your homes or in restaurants.

GARDENING MINISTRY Meetings will be announced as needed.

Facilitator: Mary Schmidt

Help care for CUMC’s piece of the Earth. Bring your own gloves and gardening tools if you have them.

Ongoing Connect Groups

Connect Groups that meet weekly and welcome new members:

2:00 PMMonday – Varies                   

11:00 AMMonday – Men’s Discussion Group in the Library

1:00 PM Tuesday – Fireside Room

7:30 AMThursday – Men’s Coffee Group in Room 145                

10:15 AMSunday – Libraryy



- Third Sunday Forums -

All are welcome! Third Sunday of the month, 10:15 - 11 AM in the Hamline Room. These forums cover a wide range of topics of interest and are given by insightful guest speakers. No registration required; just bring your cup of coffee and enjoy the presentation followed by Q & A

April 21: No Forum – Easter Sunday

May 19: “CUMC Becoming a Green Church” Hopeful Earth Team



 Watch the Sunday bulletins, Fresh Spirit email, and the New Spirit newsletters for other offerings as they become available!

Child Care is available every Sunday and for all groups and classes upon request

We have small groups, studies, forums, and book reads going on all the time. Want to get involved or have any questions? Click the button below, and fill out the form. We’ll get back to you in short order!