UNITED GROUPS

Families uniting as friends.

Food. Family. Friends. Fun

United Groups are a higher commitment environment for families to become friends. We eat together, grow together, and serve together on a tri-mester schedule.

The sign-up for the fall season of United Groups begins September 6 and ends September 17.

The schedule for the fall season of United Groups is Sunday, September 20 to Saturday, December 12.

Want to get started?

"Wait ... I have questions."

What do United Groups do?
  • Most United Groups prioritize eating together/meeting at least every other week like a big family.
  • We have fun!
  • We share our stories together.
  • As we build trust, we get real in how we pray, serve each other, and point each other to Jesus.
  • We look for opportunities to serve our neighbors, community, and non-profits while pointing people to Jesus.
How do Events and Meet-Ups differ from United Groups?

Events, Meet-Ups, and United Groups each have an intentional, complementary purpose. Events and Meet-Ups are for temporary connection around similar interests, helping people to make friends from around the region. These friendships help provide a connection for people in our church who aren't ready to join a United Group and its rhythms. United Groups, and the community and mission they incubate, are committed, family-like communities that are always 12-13 weeks long and location-based. Events and Meet-Ups are low-commitment, while United Groups are higher commitment. However, United Groups do follow a rhythm of starting and stopping every 12-13 weeks, so hosts and attendees can feel okay about taking a season off, or joining a new group of people to make new friends.

Do you offer sermon discussion/Bible study Groups?

United Groups are able to customize some of their time spent together. That said, sermon discussion usually is not the focus. Deeper Bible study is usually reserved for Micro-Groups. We do, however, provide Deep Dive Questions at the end of every message outline that you could review for a few minutes when your United Group meets.

I have kids, are they welcome?

Absolutely, just let us know when you fill out your "Join a Group" form that you will be bringing children.

Why don't you offer age specific United Groups?

At City United Church, we pride ourselves on being multi-generational. That being said, we desire that our United Groups include as many ages and stages of life in them as possible. That way older generations can speak into younger ones, and younger familes can refresh and encourage "more mature" members.

It's 2020! Do you have COVID-19 precautions and plans?

We highly value the safety and peace-of-mind of our United Groups attenders. Therefore, we are allowing our United Group hosts the ability to choose what type of group they will be hosting. Some United Groups may be all in-person. Some may be all-online, and some may be a hybrid of the two. When you sign up for a group, you can let us know what your preference is among these three types.