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Making New Friends and Growing Spiritually

Lets be honest, we don't know each other well, or at all! The 9:30 folks don't know the 11 o'clock people and vice versa. If we sit upfront, chances are we don't get to know the people in the back. We may not even know someone that sits on the same pew! We are maybe acquainted but are we CONNECTED?

An exciting new ministry is coming to McKendree UMC and we want you to be a part of it. EVERYONE is invited and welcomed to the “Connect Groups” Ministry! Connect Groups will give you an opportunity to make new friends and deepen existing relationships in a fun non-threatening atmosphere. Connect Groups are not a Bible study, Connect Groups are not dinners together, Connect Groups are not service or mission projects. McKendree offers multiple opportunities for these activities each week, but we are seeking to deepen our relationships with each other. So what then are Connect Groups?

Connect Groups operate in a total non-pressure environment. Everyone is welcome to be in a group. Connect Groups are inter-generational, a true joy where so many groups are determined by age categories. Connect Groups meet weekly for about 90 minutes. Each group decides what works best for them. Connect Groups meet at different times and different days so there should always be a group that fits your busy schedule.

Our Church mission statement is: “Nurturing Community, Connecting all through Christ.” This is how we live it, this is how we connect; through Connect Groups.

For more information contact:
Pastor Ryan Miller,, 770-339-9801
BJ or Lloyd Griffith,;
BJ Cell 404-403-6731