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The purpose of CONNECT GROUPS is to live out our church’s vision of clearly demonstrating the love of Christ in a small group setting.  We covenant to pursue a clear pathway to discipleship by worshiping, connecting, and serving together. Through these groups, we hope to become a disciple who is clearly marked by prayer, presence, giving, service, witness, and growth. “Help connect me!” Rev. Kevin Johnson: 832-240-4912 or

Connect Here First

 Alpha Class
 Pizza with the Pastors

Connect Here Next    
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 Sunday Morning 9:30am Connect Groups

 Sunday Morning 11am Connect Groups
 Mid-Week Connect Groups
 United Methodist Women
 United Methodist Men
 Upcoming Connect Events (announcements)
Sunday Morning 9:30am Connect Groups ::
Demographic:  Couples and Singles, 40+
Topics:  Religious and current issues
Location: Room 420-421, Flanders Building
Contacts:  Marion & Harry Hulen: 281-488-2473
                Cline Tincher: 281-486-5167

Demographic: Couples and Singles, 40+
Topics:  Bible study
Location: Room 429, Flanders Building
Contacts:  Jim Brackeen: 281-480-5043
                Charlotte Chandler: 281-486-4740

 Hebeler Bible Study
Demographic: 50+
Topics:  Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies
Location:  Room 311, Elrod Building
Contacts:  Kay Bergman: 281-488-1794
 Single Navigators
Demographic:  Adult Singles
Topics:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 422, Flanders Building
Contact:  Bob Merriam: 281-488-1253
              Nancy Duronio: 281-286-7580  

Sunday Morning 11am Connect Groups ::
 Centro de Crecimiento Cristiano
Edades:  Todas las edades
Descripcion:  Discipulado
El lugar:  Salon 311, Elrod Edificio
Contacto:  Rev. Alberto Williams: 832-404-3003

Demographic:  Individuals in their 20's or 30's single or married

Topics:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 425, Flanders Building
Contact:  Jennifer Stoner, 936-240-0592 (text welcomed)

 Family Matters
Demographic:  Parents ages 35-50+
Topics:  Scripture-based for spiritual growth
Location:  Room 424/426, Flanders Building
Contact:  Mark & Kristin Parkinson: 832-512-5542

 Open Door
Demographic:  Singles & couples 40+ (but all welcome!)
Topics:  “Hot button” issues
Location:  Room 422, Flanders Building
Contact: Laurie Redd, 281-487-9680

Class Website: [ Open Door Link ]

 Partners in Faith
Demographic:  Adult couples, 35+
Topics:  Discussions based on scripture
Location:  Room 423, Flanders Building
Contact:  David & Shelley Pogue, 281-334-5481 

Demographic:  Married & Singles, 60+
Description:  Biblical lecture with discussion
Location:  Room 420/421, Flanders Building
Contact:  Pat McKinney: 281-488-0046 

Mid-week Connect Groups ::
 Mondays, 7-9pm
Demographic:  Adults, all ages
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake & Seabrook
Contact:  Pam McShane: 281-513-2988; Mike McShane: 832-643-7334

 Mondays, 7pm
Demographic:  Adults, all ages
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 422, Flanders Building
Contact:  Carla McDonald: 830-730-3397; Kasandra Hennan: 832-483-2184

 Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Demographics: High School Students (9th-12th grade)
Description: Weekly Home Study
Location: Stovall's Home 
Contact: Dave & Leigh Stovall (281-415-8209) and Craig & Hiroka Thompson

 Mondays, 7:00pm
Demographic:  Adults, all ages
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 423, Flanders Building
Contact:  Janis Howell: 832-240-4901

 Tuesdays, 6:30am
Demographic:  Men
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 311, Elrod Building
Contact:  Vic Sanders: 281-684-3156

 Tuesdays, 6:00pm
Demographic:  Adults, 30’s
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake & Seabrook
Contact:  Rev. Kevin Johnson: 832-240-4912

 Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Demographic:  Women, 40-60s
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake
Contact:  Sherry Molina, 281-635-1612 and Pam Frisbee, 734-776-2046

 Tuesdays, 7:00pm
Demographic:  Men
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 421, Flanders Building
Contact:  Jim Brackeen: 713-419-7831

 Wednesdays, 7-8pm (not currently meeting)
Demographics: Intermediate School Students (6th-8th grade)
Description: Weekly Home Study
Location: Marschke's Home
Contact: Jay & Kathy Marschke (281-990-8125)

♦ Friday Friends, 4pm
Demographic:  Women
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake
Contact:  Sandy Kimbrough (832-240-4902)

United Methodist Women ::
United Methodist Women (UMW)
Demographic:  Women, All Ages
- Night UMW:  1st Wednesdays, 7pm, Flanders 428
- Unit Meeting - 1st Thursdays, 9:30am, Wesley Center
- Day UMW:  2nd Thursdays, 9:30am, Member's Homes

Description:  Clear Lake’s United Methodist Women is an organization comprised of six small groups, four of which meet in the daytime and one that meets in the evening to accommodate women who cannot attend a day meeting. All groups come together for a Unit meeting once a month.

Contact:  Jean Gates: 281-997-8777 or
United Methodist Men ::
 United Methodist Men (UMM)
Demographic: Men, All Ages
- Meetings, 2nd Monday of the Month, 6:30-8pm, see [web calendar] for location (normally - Fellowship Hall)
Description: The mission is: "To help men mature as disciples of Jesus Christ so they may encourage spiritual formation in others". Our mission is captured within our motto: "Men growing in Christ, so others may know Christ."; 
The national website is

Contact: Phil Palma, 281-704-6851; George Redd, 713-598-3030 or
Upcoming Connect Events (see below) ::

Alpha Course - Christian Basics for Everyone - New Class starts September 17

New Fall Alpha Class! 
Starts Wednesday, September 17
6:30pm, Wesley Center/Flanders 429

    Whether you grew up a Christian or never set foot in Church, whether you are eighteen or eighty, whether you raise kids or raise cattle... Alpha is for everyone. Running in every setting from church to pub, Alpha is an opportunity to explore life's big questions in a friendly, honest, and informal environment. It is ten sessions and includes food, a video, and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts.  No pressure. No charge. Is Alpha for you? Try it, Wednesday, September 17, Wesley Center (Dinner begins at 6:30pm).
Alpha en español - para información de contacto Rev. Alberto Williams al 832-240-4915.
    Alpha Course - Christian Basics for Everyone (Fall 2014); 6:30pm, Wednesdays, September 17 - November 18 (10 weeks); Wesley Center/Flanders 429; A $6 donation is requested for the delicious dinner to be served weekly. Make childcare requests on your reservation form.


Wednesday Night Dinner (Reservations Required) - Starts September 17

September 17 (reservations required)
Fall Schedule: September 17 until November 12
Dinner Served: 5:30-6:45pm, Wesley Center

Menu: Southern Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cornbread, Salad, PB& J and Banana Pudding!

Please place your reservation on the connect card or call the church office by
Monday, September 15. $7/adult (price change) and $3/child (12 & under); maximum $15/family.


​Singles to the Alley Theatre – Sunday, October 5 (RSVP by 9/22)

Singles are Going to the Alley - Sunday, October 5
RSVP - Sunday, September 22

The Singles are going to the Alley Theatre (at UH’s Wortham) on Sunday, October 5, matinee to see  Dracula. Cost: $17. After the 11am service we’ll have lunch in Fellowship Hall and then get on the church bus to go. Last day to purchase tickets is Sunday, September 22. Call Charlotte Holmquest at 281-326-2736 if you have questions.


​Fall Studies and Connect Opportunities - Sign Up on Sundays!

Fall Studies and Connect Opportunities:
Find yourself going deeper in scriptural teaching this Fall. 

[ click to REGISTER for any classes below ]

Disciple: Invitation to the Old Testament 
Thursdays, 10am-12pm, Flanders 423
led by Rev. Tony Vinson
Start Date: September 4-October 23

When Christians Get it Wrong by Adam Hamilton
Mondays, 1-2pm, Flanders 422
led by Rev. Harold Travis
Start Date: September 8 - October 20

The Way by Adam Hamilton
Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Flanders 423
led by Darlene Biggers at
Start date: September 8

I Believe Something by Rev. Elizabeth Moreau
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Flanders 422
led by Rev. Tony Vinson
Start Date: September 17 - October 29

Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study
Mondays, 9:30-11:30am, Flanders 420/421
led by Joyce Snyder
Start date: September 29 - December 8

Other Weekly Connect Groups
There are several Connect groups that meet in homes. Please contact for individualized recommendations. 

More details on studies will be available at the sign up tables in the Fellowship Hall and Wesley Center on Sundays. If you miss sign-ups or are interested in a late joining date. Contact Laura with interest in joining or launching groups at
Disciple - Seeking Other Willing Teachers
Disciple is a good way to work your way through the Bible at a great depth and understanding, amongst others whom can help guide and discuss insight and historical grounding. Walk the story of God this Fall!

Other Opportunities:
You can find information on the following classes in the other areas of the church website (click below):

* Alpha Course (short-term Bible study) - Sept. 17-Nov. 18
    Led by Rev. Kevin Johnson


United Methodist Men: Monthly Meeting - Monday, October 13

United Methodist Men
Monthly Meeting: Monday, October 13

* Monthly Meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall
  Fellowship, refreshments, speakers, community and mission outreach events, bible studies, spiritual growth programs are presented at these meetings. For more information contact Phil Palma at; 281-704-6851 or George Redd at; 713-598-3030 or

* Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study - 6:30am, Elrod 311; Vic Sanders at, 281-684-3156.
* Men’s Tuesday Night Bible Study - 7pm, Flanders 420; Jim Brackeen at, 713-419-7831.
* Men’s Breakfast Fellowship - 2nd Saturday of the Month, 8am-9am; Denny’s Restaurant, 2735 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas 77058 (Bay Area Blvd near U of H-Clear Lake); Mike Crane;


Pizza with the Pastors - Sunday, October 12

     Join us on Sunday, October 12 for Pizza with the Pastors. If you are new to Clear Lake United Methodist church, or have been attending for some time and have decided to take steps toward membership, this is a place to start.  
     Lunch will be served immediately following worship, from 12:15-1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Having Pizza with the Pastors is your chance to visit in a small group with one or more of our pastors and others who are seeking church membership information. Please RSVP on the connect card or by calling the church office at 281-488-5110. Childcare is available [ upon request ]. If you are ready to join the church, and Pizza with the Pastors doesn’t fit in your schedule, you may make an appointment and speak to one of the pastors privately about church membership.  


Free! Line Dancing Lessons - Thursdays

Thursdays, 7pm, Great Hall

Come join the fun, meet new people and learn something new!
This is for EVERYONE, not just Singles!
We meet from 7-8pm on Thursdays from September 4-October 30.
Contact Kasandra Hennan for more information at 832-483-2184.


Forever Friends Fellowship - Friday, September 26

     Forever Friends is a group for mature couples and singles who meet monthly for different events throughout the year. If you are looking for a group that has casual, and fun fellowship, we are the folks you are looking for. We have no meetings, no officers, just a time of good Christian fellowship.

    Let’s Go To Dinner! South Shore Grill (2800 Marina Bay Drive, League City Strip Center - a continuation from FM 518 - just beyond Clear Creek High School, across from Randall's) on Friday, September 26 at 6pm. This is a new place for us. Copies of the menu and a map of directions is available in the church library or [ click online ]. Please make your reservation by Monday, September 22 with Dick and Betty Burghduff 281-488-3263 or RDBBKB@AOL.COM.


Men's Tuesday PM Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7:30pm - Flanders 420/421

Did you know that the men of the church meet for bible study and fellowship? It’s for men of all ages. If you’d like to attend, just show up and enjoy the conversation. Come join us! For more information contact Jim Brackeen at 713-419-7831.  - Carl Kirby & Jim Brackeen


50th Anniversary Events - Save the Dates

Sunday, November 23
All-Church 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration
6pm, Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster
Rev. Morris Matthis will be the guest speaker

    Let's fill Gateway's auditorium to capacity! If you know former members who you think would like to attend, please send their names and addresses to the Outreach Office or email marcella@clearlakemethodist.orgVolunteers are needed to help! Contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.


NOAH (Not Old At Heart) Meeting - Third Tuesdays of each month

11:30am, Fellowship Hall

NOAH will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  For information contact Silsbee Winburne at 281-993-5494 or Marcella at 832-240-4708.


55 & Better News - Thursday, September 18

10am, Fellowship Hall

55 and Better is a senior travel group for singles and couples who are 55 and over. We meet at least twice a month - one trip and one meeting. Call JJ Joosten for more information at 281-488-2467.


Make a Connection

Connect includes activities that connect us in community, especially connection to a covenantal small group that we will begin calling Connect Groups. We encourage all members and regular attenders to join a Connect Group. We are also encouraging all groups within the congregation to establish a covenant with one another that encourage their unique identity while also challenging them to pursue worship + connect + serve within the context of their individual group. If you have ever been involved with  a small group, Bible Study, or Sunday School Class, then you know they can help you become a better disciple of Jesus. If you are not currently involved in a Connect Group and would like to be, please contact Rev. Kevin Johnson at 832-240-4912.


Update Your Member Information

We want to stay in touch with you! If you have moved, or changed your email address or phone number, let us know by clicking on the artwork to the left and filling out the online form. You may also find this link under the “resources” tab across the top of the website and drop down to “membership”.  

There, you’ll find an easy form for updating your contact information. You may also email or call 832-240-4902 if you have any questions.


Men's Tuesday AM Bible Study

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30am - Elrod 311

     Hey guys! Come join us as we begin a new study series called Confronting Controversies, with videos by Andy Hamilton. We’ll be covering some of the tough issues of today such as Separation of Church and State, Abortion, Homosexuality and other topics.
     We meet at 6:30am each Tuesday in Elrod 311. Jump start your day with Bible Study! Led by Vic Sanders


Meetup -

a New Kind of Singles Ministry*

     If you’re interested in Singles Ministry at our church, you need to join  As a member of our CLUMC meet-up group, you’ll be sent invitations to all kinds of get-togethers with which our church is involved that are designed just for singles!  And better than that, if you’re a member of our church, you can organize your own Clear Lake UMC “meet-ups” through this easy-to-use site.  Want to organize a trip to the theater?  Schedule a meet-up.  Want to go bowling?  Meet-up.  Want to plan a cycling trip?  Meet-up.  Your meet-up might even be as simple as grabbing coffee at Starbucks, going walking with a few friends, or carpooling to Metro Bible Study.  Whatever interests you have, doing them together with some new friends makes them even more fun.  
     *This is not a dating site or even “online social networking” like Facebook.  It’s simply a way of sending and receiving invitations to have real face-to-face interaction with Christian friends in the Clear Lake area.  Questions?  Need help getting started?  Contact Rev. Harold Travis at 832-240-4905.


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