Small groups offer a way to make connections and build relationships. They are a primary care unit in our congregational life.
We offer a wide variety of groups and are always open to fresh ideas for new groups. Some of our current groups are listed below, but new groups form on a rolling basis as interests arise.
If you are interested in becoming a part of a small group, contact the church office.
The Big BREAD Machine
Our group meets once a month for a dinner or potluck in a member's home. We take time to get to know each other and also keep abreast of B.R.E.A.D issues and needs. We act as the CMC support group for B.R.E.A.D whe events are scheduled that require assistance.
Bible Study Group
We read from both testaments, selecting books and topics together as a group and proceeding at our own pace.
Book Group #1
Discusses a wide variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction. Read and discuss one book per month. Members decide which books to read.
This group tends to CMC’s relationship with our sister congregation in Armenia, Colombia. The group coordinates regular communication and interaction between the two congregations and works to help others be aware of conflict in Colombia and the effect US policies have on the people of Colombia. It also seeks CMCers willing to travel to Armenia and our sister church for short- and long-term visits, and it arranges for lodging and activities when members of our sister church visit Columbus.
Small group of families meeting together for food and fellowship.
Living with Anabaptism
We are a family group that meets for meals and socializing. We also occasionally attempt to discuss church business, parenting topics, and other theological issues.
Men’s Breakfast is a 40-year tradition of fellowship and fun. Come each week or come when you can. Join us to hear sage wisdom, compelling stories, and lots of good humor. Everything shared can be considered confidential because none of the older men can remember it by the time they get home.
Menu-nites, Gourmet Cooking Group
A group that meets to cook and eat together. Members cook, friends/spouses/children help eat.
We meet to sing and play acoustic music, including folk, gospel, and some original pieces. We are an informal song-circle format that gathers just for the fun of it. This group is open to anyone who would like to sing or play.
We are a group of women who gather monthly in our homes to discuss books of all types. The hostess chooses the book, provides dessert, and leads the discussion. We also share about our lives, laugh a lot and support each other in various ways outside our monthly meetings.
This group gathers twice monthly to cut, sew and knot comforters that the Mennonite Central Committee distributes to refugees around the world. We also design and make items for the Ohio MCC Relief Sale quilt auctions. Members participate when they can and some work on comforters at home.
Refugee Support Group
This group acts as a support group for the refugee family we are sponsoring through World Relief and as advocates within CMC for refugee related issues. They are open to a limited number of new people since training and background checks are required to work directly with the family.
Sharing Life’s Journey
We are an adult group meeting twice a month to share about various fundamental faith questions that life presents. Topics are suggested by all members and are drawn for discussion at the next meeting. We also have time for sharing, Bible study, praying together as well as occasional social outings.
We meet monthly to plant and maintain the grounds of CMC. As a small group, we also listen, love and care for each other as we increase our gardening skills and knowledge.
This meditation group was formed around 1998 and has developed over time into a group that uses meditation, usually on Scripture, and prayerful listening to find personal leadings of the Spirit. Because of the level of intimacy and trust within the group, members do not change often.
Sunday School Women's Group
Our focus is to support one another as we deal with spiritual, health, parenting, vocational, and family issues.
Women’s Brunch Bunch
We are an informal and open group which welcomes all women so we can get better acquainted. We laugh and share our stories with the group. We even have some interesting discussions.
Young Adult Dinner Group
This is an informal group that meets once a month in different congregation members homes for food and fellowship. Anyone who identifies as a young adult is welcome to join us whenever they are able.