Connect

Find what you’ve been looking for. This is an incomplete list, but check with the church for more opportunities.

Addiction
Al Anon meets each Monday evening at 7:30pm, to support those who surround people with alcohol addiction. Call the church office to get connected.
Narcotics Anonymous meets weekly. Contact the office for times.
 
Children
Kids feel safe, learn, and have fun at Community.
Acolytes – Our worship team includes children who light the candles for worship.
Children’s Time – Kids, pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, will be dismissed from the service after the children’s message. Kids have a positive encounter with God through crafts, video, and more.
Children’s Special Programs – About every other month, a special evening activity for kids: a movie night, game night, or other things they’ll love.
Girl Scouts – Each Thursday evening at 3:30pm Girl Scouts meet at Community UMC.
Nursery – Nursery is available during the service each Sunday morning for children birth through age 3. Two professional staff give the children a safe and fun time while you participate in Sunday activities.
Vacation Bible School – For one week each summer, we offer children the opportunity to seek God through games, crafts, music, and lots of fun.
 
Connect/Grow/Serve Groups
Make new friends! Find ways to make a difference in the community. Show up for a one-day serve opportunity in Muskegon, learn vegetarian cooking, or play volleyball on the beach! New groups start every semester (spring, summer, fall). For the current list, check at church.
 
United Methodist Men (UMM) – Our United Methodist Men want to grow their relationship with God, with other men, and serve our community. We connect with men from other churches every month for worship, learning, breakfast, and service.
 
Serve
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Mission Trip – “A relationship ministry with a little construction on the side.” Each summer, a group of our youth and adults travel to rural Central Appalchia to repair homes for low-income families. This meaningful service trip brings immediate support to Appalachia’s poorest familes but also changes the lives our team.
Blood Drives – Our church sponsors a blood drive every other month on varying days. These drives help to ensure adequate blood supplies are available to residents of West Michigan. 
Family Promise – Family Promise is a nationwide network of religious congregations that, together, provide shelter, meals, and support to families without homes. We sponsor them financially, through donations, with dinners, and with overnight hosts.
MAP – Bring your talent for gardening to Muskegon Heights, or bring your will to help in the food pantry or clothing bank. Mission for Area people is a local program that provides food, clothing, and assistance to the underserved in Muskegon County. Community UMC works closely with this non-profit supplying them with donations, funding, and volunteers.
Moon Elementary – Help a child gain confidence reading, and build a supportive relationship. Come help with a cleanup day, and provide necessary help for kids and classrooms in Muskegon.
 
Music
Choir – The adult choir is a non-auditioned community of dedicated adult singers who help lead worship during the school-year months during our service. The choral selections are chosen to complement and enhance worship through music.
Worship Team – Our music team is made up of vocals, keyboard, and guitars. They help lead worship during our service and use a variety of contemporary and traditional worship songs.
 
Seniors
AgeWell – Every Monday – Friday, from 9am-2pm, our church is open to AgeWell services (formally Meals on Wheels) where seniors gather to eat a healthy lunch and interact with one another through fellowship and activities.
Exercise Group – Senior adults meet at the church on Monday and Thursday morning from 8:45-9:30am for group exercise. This is an opportunity to get physically fit and connect with friends.
 
Students/Youth
Middle school (5th-7th grade) Our leaders are fostering a place for 5th-7th graders to connect with each other while growing a deeper relationship with God. Every Sunday at 6pm, in the fellowship hall, tweens will engage in food, worship, games, & fun.
Senior high (8th-12th grade) Our teens get the unique opportunity each week to eat, listen to music, laugh, discuss, pray, worship, learn, and serve others. 8th – 12th grade youth meet each Sunday evening at the church from 6-8pm.
 
United Methodist Women (UMW) – Our UMW group is a strong team who work hard at creating a nurturing environment through circle meetings, mission work, and general care for church members.
 
Media – Many services Community UMC incorporate technology to add meaning and relevance to each worship experience. The media team is fortunate to have help from a dedicated group of volunteers who run the sound and video computers behind the scenes.