Small Groups

The Value of Small Groups

Here’s the truth:  God made us for relationships—with Him, and with each other.  We weren’t meant to live this Christian life alone.  So we are encouraging you not to settle only for coming to worship on Sunday morning.  Worshiping with the larger body at Pierce Chapel is crucial, but if that’s all you do, you’re not likely to grow very much as a disciple of Jesus Christ.  We all need more intimate relationships with other Christians than Sunday morning worship alone can give us.

So, we urge you to find a small group that fits you.  Check out the info below.  Pray for God to guide you.  Contact us if you need help knowing which group might best fit your needs.Then make a decision not to stay where you are, spiritually speaking.  Invest in relationships with others who also seek to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Desiring to grow with you,

Howard and Lynn


Community Groups

“Community Groups” at Pierce Chapel have these things in common:

  1. They meet at least twice per month.
  2. They meet in homes.
  3. They include sharing a meal together.
  4. They are open to anyone (in other words, they are not just for men, or just for women, or just for couples, etc.)

Those participating in our current community groups will attest that this is one of the best opportunities they have had to form meaningful relationships with others at Pierce Chapel and to grow in their walk with the Lord. If you’re interested in joining one of these groups or simply would like more info, please contact Jon Long at or 706-940-2923.  Some groups are currently at capacity, but please let Jon know if you have interest in joining a group.   Jon would be delighted to hear from you!

Seven community groups currently meeting:

Led by Stephen & Heather Childers — Friday nights

Led by Bruce & Kathy Davis — Friday nights

Led by Jenny & Stephen Digby — Friday nights

Led by Jon & Kathy Long — Friday nights

Led by Kevin & Sherry Pinet/Thom & Kelly Ward — Friday nights

Led by Debbie & Randall Tew/Tom & Brenda Swilling — Sunday nights

Led by Lynn Meadows-White & Howard White — Sunday evenings


Home Groups

Once per month on Sunday evening, led by Windle & Elaine McKenzie — 8095 Turtle Creek Drive, Columbus.  We meet to have dinner, study the Bible together, and enjoy each other’s fellowship.  For more info, contact Elaine at or 706-561-2004.

Sundays, beginning with lunch following the 11:00 service, led by Kim & Stewart MacDougall —-  7901 Springwood Ct., Columbus.   This group of single, young adults enjoys eating together, spending time together, and doing life together!  For more info, contact Kim at or 706-565-6233.

Weekly Group for Senior Adults — “Happy Achers”

This group for senior adults meets every Thursday at 11:30 am at the church for a time of food, games, and fun.   Any adult (of any age!) is welcome to be a part of this group.  Questions?  Contact Thelma Bunch at 706-569-9377.

Men’s Fellowship Group

The Case for Christ
A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history.  Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?  But it is not fiction.  It is a riveting quest for truth about history’s most compelling figure.  Men of all ages are invited to join this study and discussion group based on The Case for Christ. We meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of the month from 6:00 to 7:15 in Room 216.

Women’s Groups

WOW (Women of the Word)

We have two seasonal WOW groups that get together on Sunday evenings and Monday mornings. There is not a group in session for the rest of the summer, but they will both pick back up again in August. Watch for more information!

Mary/Martha Women’s Group

The Mary/Martha Women’s Bible Study women’s group is studying “The Longing in Me: How Everything You Crave Leads to the Heart of God” by Sheila Walsh on Mondays, 7:00-8:15 p.m. at the home of Barbara Rouse (3344 Shirehill Lane, Columbus). YOU are invited to join us! For more information, contact Barbara Rouse at or 706-464-0425.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

The purpose of United Methodist Women (UMW) is “to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” This group is committed to knowing God and serving others!  We have two “circles” of UMW at Pierce Chapel: The Sonshine Circle meets in a home on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m.  The Esther Circle meets in a home on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  For more info, contact Thelma Bunch at 706-569-9377.

Covenant Discipleship (CD)

A weekly accountability group that meets on Monday mornings (7:30-8:30 a.m.) at the church to help us be faithful in loving God and neighbor by practicing the basic spiritual disciplines.  Questions?  Contact Lynn at

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