Get Involved

Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at this church.

Bible Study

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, our church has small Bible studies held at church. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twelve people. At a time designated by your group leader you can participate in the small group study.

Sunday School

Sunday School meets at 9:30 every Sunday morning.  
1) Older Adults -Taught by Clarence Collison.  This group meets in the Education building and the focus of their study comes from a structured series of books on books of the Bible. 
2) Middle Aged Adults –  Taught by Bill Peters.  This group meets in the kitchen area of the Jack Allen Facility for a structured lesson, typically either a book of the bible, a book study, or topic study.  Coffee is provided. 
3) Young Adults  – Taught by Pastor Dewey and Nancy Smith.  Studying “Nevertheless” by Mark Rutland.  All are welcome!   Single or married.
4) High School/Jr High School – These lessons are very “now” oriented with use of scripture and discussion to reinforce a positive and uplifting message to our high school and junior high aged youth.
5) Elementary Age
6) Younger Children

United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) or Youth of Estill Springs (YES)

Our youth meet every Sunday morning at 9:30 and on Wednesday afternoons 6:00 to 7:30 with a meal at 6:00. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. 

Young Adults

Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of our church provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Our UMW group meets each month to plan and discuss projects and programs of interest to our women.  We invite speakers from a broad spectrum of interests in the community.  On occasion, we provide snacks or a meal.  Our time of fellowship and friendship brings us closer together and in tune with the needs of our community.

United Methodist Men (UMM)

Accountability among men is an act of integrity. Accountability is designed to protect, encourage, and develop men of all ages. Our men convene for breakfast at 8:00 am on the second Sunday of each month.  There, they plan and discuss the needs of the Church.  A friendly discussion of everything from “who won the game last night” to “we must pray for brother ______ who is in the hospital”, brings the men together.  We hold an annual chili supper fundraiser in January that is open to the public.

Married Couples

Even though marriage is one of the most important institutions, it is the one which is under the most attack–internally and externally. The church gives married couples the opportunity to join four month marriage classes including topics such as Marriage and Money, Getting Ready for Kids, Shepherding Children, and Marriage and Sex.

Over 50’s

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begun. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the over-50 group of ESMC provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. A mentoring ministry gives older believers a chance to meet with and help younger believers grow in Christ.