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
A lecture and discussion group open to women of all ages. Group is currently studying the Book of Matthew.
Facilitator: Jerre Lu Mason
R.E.A.L. (Redeemed.Excited.Assured.Loved.) Sundays at 5:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room C223
A discussion group open to women of all ages. Group is currently studying The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer..
Facilitator: Kim Binggeli
Sisters in Spirit Mondays at 9:30 am, Off Campus
This group is currently full.
Facilitator: Deborah Bean
Women of Impact Mondays at 9:30 am, Christian Life Center Room C120
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 studying Chase.
Facilitator: Irene Hearn
Women’s Group Mondays at 6 pm, Off Campus
Open to women ages 20s & 30s. Group is currently studying “She’s Still There” by Chrystal Evans Hurst.
Facilitator: Ashley Rubin
Women’s Group Mondays at 6 pm, Off Campus
Open to women ages 20s & 30s. Group will resume September 16.
Facilitator: Courtney Hardy
*NEW S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Him In Never-ending Eagerness) Small Group Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room C223
This group will be one of fellowship, prayer, trust, love and acceptance. A new study will be chosen with each season so that we can stay together and move forward growing closer in Christ. We will study “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are” by Ann Voskamp beginning September 17.
Facilitator: Tammy Morrell
Latte Ladies Wednesdays at 10 am, Christian Life Center Room C119
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. Group is currently studying “Life Lessons from Women in the Bible” by Rhonda Harrington Kelley.
Ladies of Faith Wednesdays at 5:45 pm, Main Building Room 105
Group is currently full.
Facilitator: Deandra Gatlin
Woman to Woman Every other Wednesday at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C119
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.
Facilitators: Allyson Mims & Alexis Wood
Coloring Club Thursdays at 9 am, Christian Life Center Room C109
Open to women of all ages. Bring your coloring books and colored pencils and join us for a short devotion, prayers, praises and good conversation.
Facilitator: Miriam Sellers
Faithful Fingers Thursdays at 1 pm, Christian Life Center Room C116
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
Open to women of all ages; a presentation and discussion group. Gather for fellowship, devotional time and mission support while sharing lunch together.
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.
Facilitator: Donna West
- MEN'S GROUPS
R.O.M.E.O.S. (Real Old Men Eating Out) Mondays at 7:45 am, Fellowship Hall
Open to all men of the church; jump start your week with breakfast and fellowship.
Early Risers Wednesdays at 6 am, Main Building Room 105
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 (Westgate Church of Christ)
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
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.
Topicks Wednesdays at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C217
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.
- YOUNG ADULT GROUPS
*NEW Young Adult Group Sundays at 5 pm, Christian Life Center Room C120
For couples 20s-30s. We will study “Love and Respect” based out of Ephesians 5 by Dr. Egerich.
Facilitators: Casey & Reagan Bell
Young Adult Group Mondays at 6:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room C110
Open to singles and couples in their 30s.
Facilitator: Heather Phillips
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.
October 3 – Putt Putt Golf at Adventureland
November 7 – Friendsgiving
December 5 – Christmas Party
For more info on meeting times and places, visit the YAM Facebook page (CovYAMS).
Facilitators: Megan & Payne Henderson
- MEDIAN ADULTS
Pathfinders Sundays at 9:45 am, Christian Life Center Room C223
Pathfinders is composed of a cheerful group of fun, caring souls. The class has a mixed range and welcome both married couples and singles. You don’t have to have a bit of Biblical knowledge to enjoy and learn from the class, but if you are looking for something a little deeper, this might be the group for you.
Facilitator: Mandy Smith
Believers Sundays at 9:45 am, Christian Life Center Room C210
A study and discussion group for ages 40+.
Facilitator: Judson Brooks
*New Group 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, Christian Life Center Room C119
For adults – married, single, divorced, with or without kids – ages 35-55. Beginning September 18, we will study Shaken by Tim Tebow.
Facilitator: Heather Hall & Carla Dubose
- 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 Wednesdays at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C120
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. Preview Night will be September 18. Class will begin September 25.
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.
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
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
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.