S M A L L G R O U P S

EXPERIENCE LIFE TOGETHER

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.

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  • CHURCH-WIDE LENT STUDY
    Looking to get in to a group, but not sure how to get started.  During the Season of Lent (March 6-April 18), Covenant will offer another church-wide study.  Joining one of these short-term studies is a great way to give groups a try.  We will study John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton and encourage you to find your place at Covenant through groups.

    Contact Wendy Hicks at 793-4440 with any questions or to help find a group fit for you.

    SUNDAYS

    8:45 AM  For singles & couples, ages 40+; Christian Life Center Room C109
    Facilitator: Judi Cassidy

    9:45 AM  For women of all ages; Main Building Room 105
    Facilitator: Jerre Lu Mason

    9:45 AM  For ages 60+; Main Building Room 125
    Facilitator: Libby Glasgow

    9:45 AM  For ages 40+; Christian Life Center Room C210
    Facilitator: Judson Brooks

    9:45 AM For singles & couples, ages 50+; Christian Life Center Room C213
    Facilitator: Sammy Prim

    MONDAYS

    6:00 PM  For women, ages 20s & 30s; Home of Katie Barrentine
    Facilitators: Katie Barrentine & Courtney Hardy

    6:30 PM  For women, ages 25-45; Off Campus – Mural City Coffee
    Facilitator: Katie Newton

    6:30 PM For singles and couples, ages 20s-30s; Christian Life Center Room C110
    Facilitators: Cliff Dyer & Heather Phillips

    TUESDAYS

    6:30 PM For singles & couples, ages 35-55; Christian Life Center Room C120
    Facilitators: Robert & Samantha Walden

    WEDNESDAYS

    7:00 PM  For the Lenten Choir; main Building – Choir Room
    Facilitator: Laura Grace Holmes

  • 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

    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 “Unglued” by Lysa Terkeurst.
    Facilitator: Irene Hearn

    Women’s Group  Mondays at 6 pm, Off Campus
    Open to women ages 20s & 30s.  Group is currently studying “Restless” by Jennie Allen.
    Facilitator:  Ashley Rubin

    Women’s Group  Mondays at 6 pm, Off Campus
    Open to women ages 20s & 30s.  Group is currently studying “How’s Your Soul” by Judah Smith.
    Facilitators: Katie Barrentine & Courtney Hardy

    Women’s Group  Tuesdays at 6 pm, Off Campus
    Open to women ages 20s & 30s. Group is currently studying “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa Terkeurst
    Facilitator: JoBeth Burgoon

    Women’s Group  Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room C120
    This group is currently full.
    Facilitators: Ashley Pippin & Kristy Turner

    Sisters of Strength  Wednesdays at 9:30 am, Off Campus
    This group is currently full.
    Facilitator:  Hollie Wynn

    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 will study “The 12 Apostles” by J. Ellsworth Kalas.

    Ladies of Faith  Wednesdays at 5:45 pm, Main Building Room 105
    Open to women of all ages.  Group is currently studying “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa Terkeurst.
    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.  Group is studying “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa Terkeurst.
    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.
    We will meet Tuesday, March 5 at 11:30 am in the Christian Life Center Room C116.  Bring your own sack lunch.  Drinks and dessert are provided.  Our program speaker is Rev. Kyle Gatlin.  The March Mission Project is Love in Action.  Please bring any of the following items: toiletry items for men – soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, shaving cream and razors.
    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 meet Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 pm, at the home of Chris Fox-Flowers, 7 Holly Hill Road.  Susan Reed will present the program.Our DO SOMETHING MISSION PROJECT is toiletries for men at Love in Action:  soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, shaving cream and razors.
    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.
    Facilitator: Pat Wall

    MEN’S GROUP  Mondays at 6 pm, Off Campus
    This new group is open to men ages 25-40.
    Facilitator: Shawn Shirley

    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

    Young Adult Group  Sundays at 9 am, Christian Life Center Room C120
    This group is currently full.
    Facilitators: Steven & Whitney Turnbull

    Young Adult Group  Mondays at 6:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room C110
    Open to singles and couples in their 30s.
    Facilitator: Heather Phillips

    Young Adult Group  Wednesdays at 6 pm, Christian Life Center Room C109
    For young couples and families ages 25-40.  Contact Raleigh Price for more information.
    Facilitators: Raleigh & Christen Price

    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.
    For more info on meeting times and places, visit the YAM Facebook page (CovYAMS).
    Facilitators: Megan & Payne Henderson

  • MEDIAN ADULTS

    Culbreth/Williams  Sundays at 8:45 am, Christian Life Center Room C110
    Open to couples 40+.  Group is currently studying “Unshakable Hope” by Max Lucado.
    Facilitators: Charla Culbreth/Williams

    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

    Growing in God’s Grace  Sundays at 5 pm, Christian Life Center Room C119
    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:  Jennifer Robinson & Jessica Murdock

    Multi-Generational Group  Mondays at 6:30 pm, Odom Woods Subdivision
    Multi-generational group made up of both Covenant and non-Covenant members who meet together to felloship and study God’s word.  This group also coordinates neighborhood social events.  Meets off campus in Odom Woods Subdivision (off John D. Odom).  Teenagers are welcomed.
    Facilitators: Mike & Kenna Bridges

  • 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

    Financial Peace University  Coming Summer 2019
    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

    Yoga
    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

    Stephen Ministry
    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.

CONTACT

Wendy Hicks, Small Groups Coordinator
(334) 793-4440 ext. 102
3610 West Main Street – Dothan, AL 36305