Small Groups …ways to “be filled”

Faith Lessons:   Adult Small Group Bible Study  Sundays  9:40 a.m.  Contact: Kendel Marrou at                                                                            

Life Together:   Adult  Devotion Bible Study 11:00a.m.    Contact: Shannon Anderson at   

Missions and Muffins:    A group of women dedicated to serving the community through mission work.  Meetings are at the church, second Thursday of each month  (Sept-May)  at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Laura McFall at

 Ladies Tuesday Morning Study:  Tuesdays, at 9:45 a.m.  Contact Linda Sickles at or Betsy  Tucker at  

Cool Christian Dudes:   Mondays at 6:30 p.m.   Gruene Men of all ages and backgrounds gather to reflect on the weeks  message.   Contact: Steve Smith at

Men’s Huddle:   The men of Gruene gather for fellowship, food and to thank the Lord for their  blessings the second Wednesday of each month at a local restaurant. Contact: Terry McCaffrey at 830-837-0026.

Motherload:  Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  A ministry for Moms  with children  of all ages.  We meet for bible study once a week and monthly for fellowship , play dates , and family events.                 Contact: Jennifer  Weatherton at

Beth Moore Bible Studies:    Usually offered twice a year on Tuesday evenings at the church.  Contact: Nunzy Alves at 830.237.3742 or

Emmaus:   If you’ve been on an Emmaus Walk or want information on how to go on one, we are the people to see!  Same with Chrysalis and Kairos.                                                                             Contact:  Richard Roy  at and  Jamey Roy  at

Financial Peace University (FPU) :   Dave Ramsey’s principals of living debt free.   Contact:

Adult Confirmation: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m.  This is for any adult who wants to know more about what we as Christians  believe and what the United Methodist Church believes in              relation to other denominations. Contact:  Pastor Dan Harrington at

Disciple I & II:  Bible study meets August – May.   Contact: Pastor Brock Gillman at

Celebrate Recovery:   For hurts, habits or hang ups. Sunday  evenings at 6:30 p.m.  Contact: Pastor Brock Gillman at

 Holy Yoga:   Tuesdays 7p.m. Contact: Beth Bradford at


Sports Ministry

Adult Volleyball Ministry:    Open night of co-ed volleyball with childcare provided.  Thurs at  6:30-8:30pm in the ‘Gymtuary. Contact:  Crissy Dove at

Basketball Ministry:    We circle up and pray, then we play!  Mon., 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Tues. 5-6:30 pm, Sat. morning  8:30 -11:30 am.  Contact: Mike Lawson at                                       

Upward Basketball:  Practices and games are held in the gym. Registration starts in December.  Contact:  Mike Lawson at

Outreach Ministries…ways to serve and “be filled”

   Church by the River:    A ministry for people without homes and others in need.  We worship and provide food and clothing assistance at the I35 boat ramp the last Saturday of each month. Contact: Pastor Brock Gillman at

Family Promise:    We provide shelter, food and fellowship four times a year to families that are struggling to stay together in the face of extreme financial hardship.  Contacts:  Jesse Franklin  at   210-323-2949 or

Steve’s Pantry We serve the community by serving food through the Emergency Food Bag Ministry, SOS Food Bank  participation, and the Backpack Ministry.                                                     Contacts: Stephanie Anderson at

Be The Church:   Several times a year we leave the building to serve the community in various ways.   Do you have ideas for ways we can serve? Would you like to participate? Join us!  Contact Pastor Brock Gillman  at

Stephen  Ministries:   Stephen Ministers are trained lay people that  provide one-on-one support to anyone going through a difficult time – good or bad. Grief, illness, a new child, a promotion,  divorce, job loss, anything that life throws at you.   If you are interested in  becoming a Stephen Minister or in receiving care from one of the trained ministers,                     contact: Pastor Brock Gillman at

Hospitality Team:  Meet and greet all who come through our doors by serving refreshments on Sunday mornings.  Contacts:  Mike Lawson at

Media Ministry:  Our main purpose is to share all that God is doing through and with Gruene via graphics, video & web.    Contact: Whitney Campbell at

Nursery Ministries:   We provide professional nursery care on Sunday mornings and at most church events.  Volunteers are welcome and needed!   Contact: Nursery Director, Brandi Carnes  at

Sunday Morning Servant Team:   We make sure everyone who walks in to worship feels welcomed and loved through serving as ushers, greeters and communion  servers.                        Contact: Kate Giddeon at

Office Angels: Meet Friday mornings at 9:30 am to help fold Sunday Bulletins. Also assist with filing,  basic  computer data  entry, answering phones, and other special  administrative projects.   Contact: Nadia Hoffman at

Youth Ministries:     We are blessed at GUMC to have a great group of youth.  There are small groups throughout the week and we all gather on Sundays at 5:32 for food, fun, fellowship and Jesus! Contact:

Children and Family Ministries:  We love our kids at GUMC!  Kid’s Church, Princess Ball, Back to School, Pumpkin Patch, the  Helicopter Easter Egg Drop and many other events are coordinated by the Children’s Ministry Team at Gruene.  Come join in!   Contact: Amy Howell at

BBQ Ministry:    Serving the church and community by cooking meat on a grill!  A passion for serving and hanging out with fun people are all that’s required.                                                          Contact:

Care Team:     Provides meals, cards and general support for   people going through difficulty.  They also provide food for  funeral receptions at the church.                                                                 Contacts:  Ann Burnett at