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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!” Kimberly Keith: 832-240-4909 or

Connect Here First

 Alpha Class
 Pastor's Class

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 ::
♦ College & Career
Demographic: post high school, pre-marriage
Topics: Bible Study
Location: Room 424, Flanders Building
Contact: Mark & Lacy Stole; 832-758-2385 (text welcome)

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:  Married or engaged couples, mid-20s to late 30’s (with and without children)
Topics:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 425, Flanders Building
Contact:  Kyle Stoner: 936-240-0592;
              Jennifer Stoner: 

 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: Larry & Mimi Smith: 713-654-3093;
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

 Monday, 7-8pm
Demographics: Intermediate School Students (6th-8th grade)
Description: Weekly Home Study
Location: Marschke's Home
Contact: Jay & Kathy Marschke (281-990-8125)

 Mondays, 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:  Adults, 30’s
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Pearland & League City
Contact:  Rev. Andrew Thompson: 832-240-4911;

 Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Demographic:  Women, 40-60s
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake
Contact:  Debbie Thompson: 281-813-1848; 

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

 Wednesdays, 6:45pm
Demographic:  Adults, 20’s-30’s
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake
Contact:  Matt & Lauren Byrd: 281-486-0115;

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;
United Methodist Men ::
 United Methodist Men (UMM)
Demographic: Men, All Ages
- Meetings, 2nd Monday of the Month (starting May 12, 2014), 6:30-8pm, see [web calendar] for location
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

[ Clear Lake United Methodist Men's website ] (coming soon!)
Contact: Phil Palma, 281-704-6851;; George Redd, 713-598-3030;

Upcoming Connect Events (see below) ::

50th Anniversary Events - Save the Dates

Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18
Change The World Weekend
A Church-Wide Community Outreach Event
Saturday, 8:30am-12Noon; Sunday, 4:30pm

Sunday, July 27
"Out of This World Space Celebration"
Celebrating 50 Years of Clearly Supporting the Space Program
6-8pm, Wesley Center; Dinner: $10; Guest Speaker: Scott Altman

Sunday, November 23
All-Church 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration
6pm, Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster

Volunteers are needed to help! Contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.


Forever Friends Fellowship - Friday, April 25

     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.
    Come for an evening of Asian Cuisine at 888 Bistro, 16744 El Camino Real - Friday, April 25 at 6pm. Please call in your reservation by Monday, April 21 to Betty and Dick Burghduff, 281-488-3263 or Come join us!


Free! Single Line Dancing Lessons - Thursdays

7-8pm, Great Hall

Come join the fun, meet new people and learn something new!
Contact Kasandra Hennan for more information at 832-483-2184.


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


Pastor's Class - Wednesdays

Interested in Becoming a Member of Clear Lake UMC?

Attend Pastor's Class on Wednesdays

7pm, Flanders 422

YOU are invited to attend Pastor’s Classes on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Join us for this 4-week rotating series on the topics below. You may join in at any time and make up what you missed in the next month's series:

Final Two Classes:

Week 3 (April 23) - Structures of the United Methodist Church
* Week 4 (April 30) - Ministries of Clear Lake UMC

Watch for a new series in June!


United Methodist Men - Monthly Meetings begin May 12

United Methodist Men
Monthly Meetings begin Monday, May 12

* Monthly Meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month; 6:30-8pm, Wesley Center Lobby
  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.

* 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;


Wednesday Night Dinner (Reservation Required)

April 23 (reservations required)
Dinner Served: 5:30-6:45pm, Wesley Center

Menu: Pecan Crusted Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Green Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly and Banana Pudding.

Please place your reservation on the connect card or call the church office by
Monday, April 21. $6/adult and $3/child (12 & under); maximum $15/family.

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.


Nametag Update

Check out a sample of the new, in house produced, church nametag. Producing them in house represents a significant cost savings to the church. All new members will be given the new nametags. Current members may continue to use the blue nametag, or, upon request, may order a new one with the updated logo. A donation of $3 is requested to help defray costs. Contact to order.


Singles Game Night - April 19

6:30pm, Fellowship Hall

We meet the 3rd Saturday every month (unless stated otherwise) in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm. Dinner is potluck. Games provided or bring your own.


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


Strolling with the Singles – Mondays & Thursdays

9am & 6pm, Sylvan Rodriguez Park

Beginning Monday, September 17, the Singles are walking at Sylvan Rodriguez Park located on Clear Lake City Blvd each Monday and Thursday at 9am and 6pm. One lap around the lake with one lap on the straight-away takes about 30 minutes at moderate pace. It is a beautiful, peaceful setting. Free parking, friendly companions, good exercise. Join us as often as you can.


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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