Small Groups

Here is a listing of our small groups currently meeting. If you don’t see a group that you’re part of, please click here to let us know.

Men's Walk To Emmaus

Men’s Walk To Emmaus

Calling all men. The next Walk to Emmaus is March 14-17 at Pinecrest Camp in Fredericktown, MO. This is a faith building & renewal experience with other Christian men from around eastern MO (with very little walking involved). This life changing step of faith is lots of fun! For more information contact the church office at 636-456-3390 or

Next Steps Classes

Next Steps Classes

The next series of Connect Classes are coming soon. They are meant to aid you in taking your own next steps of faith in Knowing Christ, Growing in Christ, Serving Christ, and Sharing Christ. The first class to take is Pizza with the Pastor (a get acquainted with College UMC class) and the other ones can be taken in any order with the Reflections Class being taken last. If you have completed some but not all of the classes, this is a great opportunity to take the rest. You may sign up at worship or by calling the Church Office at 636-456-3390.
Pizza with the Pastor (an introductory class)
Sunday, February 24 at 6:30 pm
located in the Sanctuary & Room 205
Gifts and Abilities Class with Dave Current
Sunday, March 3 at 6:30 pm
located in Room 205
Spiritual Practices Class with Karen Ahlquist
Sunday, March 10 at 6:30 pm 
located in Room 205
Christian Beliefs Class with Terry Carlisle
Sunday, March 17 at 6:30 pm 
located in Room 205
Partnering Class with Pastor Eric
Sunday, March 24 at 6:30 pm 
located in Room 205
Reflections Class
Sunday, March 31 at 6:30 pm
located in Room 205
Bible Study

Bible Study

Beginning Wednesday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the church library.

We will be studying Paul – his message and mission through the Books of Acts and Romans. In order to be sure that we have enough study books for everyone, please contact the church office to sign up at 636-456-3390 or by August 19th or  sign up on the CUMC Discipleship Bulletin Board in vestibule outside the church office.

Next Steps

Next Steps

So, you’ve been coming to worship for awhile and are wondering “what now”.  Glad you asked!  We’d like to invite you to “Coffee with the Pastor” which is our First Step.  You then have the option of taking our one session Connect Classes which is our 2nd Step.
Watch for these!  They are offered several times a year.
For more information, contact our Church Office at or 636-456-3390.
Small Groups?  Isn't Worship enough?

Small Groups? Isn’t Worship enough?

Our groups will change from time to time, so if you are looking for a place to connect, we can help!  Go the “Contact Us” tab and let us know or contact the Church Office.  If you’ve been involved in a church by coming to worship, that’s great!  Worship is often the first step in growing in your faith.  It’s kind of like entering someone’s home (in this case God’s house) and your first step is into the entry hall or foyer.  It’s a nice place, but if you really want to get to know someone, you will move to the living room and then when you’re really comfortable – to the kitchen!  At CUMC we see groups as the “kitchen” of the church – a way to get to know others and a vital step to knowing Christ and growing in your faith. 



Youth meet every Sunday at 10:30 AM and every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 pm in room 105.  In addition, our youth are involved in serving activities in our community and other events such as our 2017 Mission Trip to Texas!  We consider youth to be a vital part of the life of College UMC.  Our Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Dawn Martin, would be happy to answer any of your questions!

Children's Small Groups

Children’s Small Groups

We love children at College UMC!  We have children’s Sunday School for kids up to and including Grade 5 at 9:00 AM each Sunday and there are free children’s and family events throughout the year.  A Nursery staffed by a Safe Sanctuary certified attendant is available each Sunday.  For more information on Children’s and Youth Ministry contact Dawn Martin our Director.

Women's Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

The women’s Bible study welcomes women of all ages to learn and grow in your faith and understanding of scripture. The topics for discussion are from The Upper Room devotional and questions, published every Wednesdays. The group meets every Sunday at 7:45 in room 105.

Men's Faith Discussion Group

Men’s Faith Discussion Group

Men’s Faith Discussion Group welcomes men of all ages and is a great place to grow in your understanding of scripture as it is applied to everyday life and to discuss questions of faith. A variety of resources are used including DVD sermon clips, books on faith issues, Upper Room devotionals, and other men’s materials. The group meets every Sunday at 7:45 in room 205 (The Parlor).