God created us to be in community with one another and experience life with other people. Small groups exist to bring people together and to make life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to God’s people. Personal growth does not happen in isolation: therefore, Covenant offers a number of ways to get connected through small groups. One of Jesus’ first acts in ministry was to form a small group. It is in small groups that God uses others to bring healing, support, and encouragement to our lives, providing an opportunity for people to help carry one another’s burdens. Please check out our current listing of small groups below or contact Wendy Hicks for further information.
S M A L L G R O U P S
EXPERIENCE LIFE TOGETHER
- WOMEN'S GROUPS
Extraordinary Women Sundays at 9:45 am, Main Building Room 105 (Dothan Campus)
A lecture and discussion group open to women of all ages. Group is currently studying the Book of Acts.
Facilitator: Jerre Lu Mason
Women of Impact Mondays at 9:30 am, Christian Life Center Room C120 (Dothan Campus)
A discussion group open to women of all ages. CUMC members and non-members make up this community loving, mission minded and encouraging group. We love to grow deeper in God’s word while loving on anyone in our path. Childcare is provided. Group is currently study “Esther.”
Facilitators: Joy Voellinger & Irene Hearn
*NEW Women’s Group Mondays at 10 am, Christian Life Center Room C210
Looking to stay connected this summer with other ladies? Join us for Priscilla Shirer’s The Armor of God study. Come fellowship with other ladies and learn about God’s action plan for putting on your armor and developing a strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Childcare is available with advanced notice. Contact Wendy Hicks for more information.
*NEW Women’s Group Mondays at 6 pm, Off Campus
Open to women ages 25-30. This group is currently studying “What Matters Most” by Karen Ehman.
Facilitator: Ashley Rubin
Young Women Mondays at 6:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room C210 (Dothan Campus)
Open to women ages 20s & 30s. This group is currently breaking for the Summer, but will meet occasionally for dinner (contact JoBeth for more information).
Facilitator: JoBeth Burgoon
Lighten Up Tuesdays at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C210 (Dothan Campus)
Women desiring to grow closer to God while supporting each other on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Lighten Up is currently studying “Made to Crave” by Lysa Terkeurst.
Facilitator: Jan Beamon
Latte Ladies Wednesdays at 10 am, Christian Life Center Room C119 (Dothan Campus)
Open to women of all ages. Join us for a bible study and fellowship as we focus on biblical principles that apply to today’s world. The ladies are currently studying “Twelve Parables of Jesus.” The parables of Jesus deal with people, life, and everyday events. Reflection on the parables and relating them to our own lives, can bring us closer to God.
Facilitator: Sondra Price
Woman to Woman Every other Wednesday at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C119 (Dothan Campus)
Open to women late 20s to 40s, single or married. A warm, fun and relationship group for women who want practical next steps to walking out their purpose and growing in their relationship with God and others. The Woman to Woman group is studying Priscilla Shirer’s “Discerning the Voice of God.”
Facilitators: Allyson Mims
Sisters of Strength Thursdays at 10 am, Off Campus
Open to women ages 20s-40s. This down to earth, relatable group of women meets every Thursday morning. They are currently studying “Final Words From the Cross” by Adam Hamilton.
Facilitator: Hollie Wynn
Faithful Fingers Thursdays at 1 pm, Christian Life Center Room C116 (Dothan Campus)
Join the knitters and crocheters in this prayer shawl ministry who create prayer shawls for those in our church, community and beyond who need comforting. As secondary ministries, we fashion items to support dementia residents at local nursing homes and present each baby born into our church family with a handmade quilt. We also aid other missions in the community and abroad. Joiners should be experienced in knitting or crocheting.
Facilitator: Susan Landreneau
United Methodist Women (UMW) Circle
Gladys Busch Circle First Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am, Christian Life Center Room C116 (Dothan Campus)
Open to women of all ages; a presentation and discussion group. Gather for fellowship, devotional time and mission support while sharing lunch together. Gladys Busch Circle will not meet in June or July.
Facilitator: Kathy Ware
United Methodist Women (UMW) Circle
Susanna Wesley Circle Second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, Private Homes
Open to women of all ages; a presentation and discussion group. Gather for study, speakers, supporting each other to grow spiritually and organizing mission projects. We will have our annual “get back together” covered dish dinner on Tuesday, August 14, 7 pm, at the home of Terrie Daughtry. The meat and beverages will be provided. Bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to share. Contact Donna West for more info.
Facilitator: Donna West
- MEN'S GROUPS
R.O.M.E.O.S. (Real Old Men Eating Out) Mondays at 7:45 am, Fellowship Hall (Dothan Campus)
Open to all men of the church; jump start your week with breakfast and fellowship.
Facilitator: Pat Wall
NEW MEN’S GROUP Mondays at 6 pm, Off Campus
This new group is open to men ages 28-40.
Facilitator: Shawn Shirley
Men’s Group Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, Front Lobby (East Campus)
Open to all men of all ages.
Facilitators: Josh Rainwater & Matt Allain
Early Risers Wednesdays at 6 am, Main Building Room 105 (Dothan Campus)
Open to all men. We enjoy coffee, pastries and discussion of God’s Word to get us going for the work day. Early Risers are currently studying “Philippians” by John Macarthur.
Facilitator: Jim Hicks
Not Your Daddy’s Bible Study…No Religion Allowed Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, Off Campus (Coast to Coast Coatings – 1170 W State Hwy 92, Newton)
A study and fellowship group open to men 18 years old and up. Dinner will be provided for $8. Click here for more information. The men will study Wild at Heart by John Eldredge.
Facilitators: Joel Boyd/Bruce Denhart
- STUDENT GROUPS
REFUGE Worship Sundays at 9:30 am, Christian Life Center Room C217 (Dothan Campus)
A light breakfast is served from 9:30-9:45 am; followed by games, worship, a lesson. All 6th-12th graders are invited to this fun yet insightful look into God’s word.
REFUGE Hang-time Sunday Afternoons, Christian Life Center (Dothan Campus)
Hangtime is a great opportunity to have fun and get to know each other. We will play games, participate in service projects, or maybe just go out and do something different. REFUGE Hang-time will resume in the fall.
Topicks Wednesdays at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C217 (Dothan Campus)
Students 7th-12th grade will meet in the REFUGE for a brief introduction on a particular topic and then move to age and gender specific small groups for more in depth discussion. Our 6th graders will join Kyle Gatlin in the CLC Gym for Confirmation during our Topicks time. Topicks will resume in August. Our Junior High and Senior High students are invited to join us for Devo & Dinner June 20, July 18 & 25 from 6-7:15 pm. Bring $10 for food; meet at the CLC.
- YOUNG ADULT GROUPS
Trey & Abby McKay Sundays at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C116 (Dothan Campus)
For singles and couples ages 25-35. This group will resume in the fall. Contact Trey McKay for more information.
Fearless 27:1 Wednesdays at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C116 (Dothan Campus)
A study and discussion group open to singles & couples, ages 25-40.
Facilitator: Josh Walker
Raleigh & Christen Price Wednesdays at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C110 (Dothan Campus)
For young couples and families ages 25-40. Contact Raleigh Price for more information.
YAM (Young Adult Ministry) Monthly, Off Campus (Various Locations)
Looking for a way to get connected with other young adults at Covenant? Check out YAM, our Young Adult Ministry. YAM will meet together monthly for social gatherings to fellowship with one another, providing additional opportunities to connect with those at Covenant around your stage of life. Singles and couples (25-35ish) are welcome.
July 12 – Guys vs. Girls Trivia Night
August 2 – Guy and Girl’s Night Out
For more info on meeting times and places, visit the YAM Facebook page (CovYAMS).
Facilitators: Megan & Payne Henderson
- MEDIAN ADULTS
Culbreth/Williams Sundays at 9 am, Christian Life Center Room C110 (Dothan Campus)
For married couples ages 40+ who are interested in growing in Christ and friendship.
Pathfinders Sundays at 9:45 am, Christian Life Center Room C220 (Dothan Campus)
A discussion group open to all ages, singles and married. Pathfinders will continue to study through the Bible, currently in the book of Judges and then moving on to Ruth.
Facilitator: Mandy Smith
Growing in God’s Grace Sundays at 5 pm, Christian Life Center Room C119 (Dothan Campus)
Open to adults 35-55, singles or couples. A relational group of men and women seeking to grow in their spiritual journey by understanding and applying God’s grace in their lives.
Facilitators: Wendy Hicks/Jennifer Perdue
NEW GROUP Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, East Campus
This group is open to men and women of all ages.
Facilitator: Julia Stone
- OLDER ADULTS
Focus 55 Monthly
A ministry for all in our church who are 55 and older and seek Christian friendships and opportunities to share life together. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall (Dothan Campus) unless otherwise announced along with several trips throughout the year. For more information, click here.
Facilitator: Sherry Koogler
Explorers Sundays at 9:45 am, Christian Life Center Room C116 (Dothan Campus)
A lecture and discussion group open to singles and couples, 50+.
Facilitator: Bill Carn
Lamplighters Sundays at 9:45 am, Main Building Room 125 (Dothan Campus)
A lecture and discussion group for ages 60+.
Facilitator: Libby Glasgow
Spiritual Formation Sundays at 9:45 am, Christian Life Center Room C213 (Dothan Campus)
A lecture and discussion group open to singles & couples, 50+.
Facilitator: Sammy Prim
Ambassadors Tuesdays at 1 pm, Off Campus (The Terrace at Grove Park)
A discussion and study group open to all ages with a special invitation to seniors.
Facilitators: Jim & Leslie Hicks
Financial Peace University Sundays at 4 pm, Main Building Room 105
A biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s ways. Visit www.daveramsey.com to learn more or to register. Limited participants kits will be available.
Facilitator: Christine Spivey
- RECREATIONAL GROUPS
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 am, Christian Life Center Gym (Dothan Campus)
Yoga instructor Kris Suominen invites you to join her on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes will be $10/class and items you will need for the class include a yoga mat, yoga strap or towel, and water.
Faith & Fitness
Monday-Thursday from 5:30-6 am, Weight Room (East Campus)
Kick start your day with an early workout, prayer and a devotion. There is no charge; hand weights and yoga mats are provided.
Summer Fun Gym Time – June/July for youth ages 6-15
Dothan Flag Football – youth ages 6-15
For more on our Recreation Ministry, click here.
- CARE MINISTRIES
A program of our congregation that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-on-one care, confidentially, to anyone in our community who is experiencing all sorts of life needs and circumstances. For more info, click here or contact Rev. Kyle Gatlin at 793-4440.
Grief Support 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 6 pm, Christian Life Center C110 (Dothan Campus)
A safe, confidential, loving and Christ-centered environment for sharing one another’s burdens. We begin with a short presentation on a topic connected to grief and then break into small groups for discussion and sharing. The support is open to anyone. Contact Rev. Kyle Gatlin at 793-4440 for more information.
Celebrate Recovery Thursdays at 6 pm, Fellowship Hall (Dothan Campus)
A Powerful, positive and safe place to break free from life’s Hurts, Hang-Ups & Habits. Based on the 8 recovery principles borrowed from the Beatitudes, participants are taken through a process of restoring their relationship with God, themselves and others. Click here for more information or contact Sherry Koogler at 793-4440.