R.E.A.L. WOMEN: Standing for Relationships, Encouragement, Accountability, and Laughter, R.E.A.L. Women is a social and support group for women of COUMC and the surrounding communities striving to provide discipleship and education about Christianity—how it relates to the world around us in our everyday lives—and to provide leadership in the church to discuss and implement new ideas and processes for the betterment of the church family and community. R.E.A.L. Women meet the 2nd Thursday of each month for a dinner and topic of discussion, but on hiatus for the summer. You do not have to be affiliated with the church to join in the dinner and topic of discussion, which will change for each meeting, so all women are welcome, and all attendees are encouraged to invite a friend.
GLAD2 SMALL GROUP: This is an informal group who is Glad 2 to give, learn, and, devote ourselves to God each Sunday morning before morning worship from 9:45 - 10:30 am.
SENIOR FITNESS: Senior Fitness is an exercise class at COUMC Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM. Anyone from the community is welcome! This is a "home grown" event, patterned after a class started by the YMCA. It includes low impact cardiovascular exercises with strength and agility training aimed toward keeping fitness into maturity.
BREAKFAST GATHERING: Every other Wednesday, join with others at 8:00 AM for breakfast. Refer to the weekly bulletin for information on where the gathering will take place.
GOD SQUAD: Youth ages 13 and up are invited to participate in "God Squad" for a variety of recreational and service activities on alternating weeks during the school year, including a 5-day trip to Canada Creek Ranch at the end of the school year. Click here to view the current schedule for God Squad, or what God Squad has done in the past.
C.H.A.O.S. KIDS: With a focus on being Christ Honored And Others Served, youth ages 2 through 12 are invited to participate in "CHAOS Kids" activities throughout the year. Click here to view more information.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN: Our local unit of United Methodist Women organizes several service projects throughout the year to raise awareness and financial support for worldwide and local missions and ministries.
END-OF-SUMMER FESTIVAL: Each year, on the second weekend of September, Courtland-Oakfield holds their annual End-of-Summer Festival, consisting of a Bake Sale and Rummage Sale from 9am to 4pm on Friday and from 9am to 7pm on Saturday. In addition, we have our annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. For a nominal price, you can buy a half-chicken dinner complete with all the fixin's - baked beans, cole slaw, apple sauce, dessert, and beverage.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Each year in November, the United Methodist Women of Courtland-Oakfield hold their annual Holiday Bazaar complete with area crafters, luncheon, silent auction, bake sale, and Granny's Attic. If you are an interested crafter, please contact us for more information, or to receive an application for a table as a crafter.
MARY-MARTHA CIRCLE: Mary-Martha Circle collects Labels, Boxes, and Tabs throughout the year and participates in other fundraising projects to support the Red Bird Mission. Mary-Martha Circle also meets throughout the year to plan various activities, such as monthly Teas or to plan a Mom2Mom sale, and to discuss other ways they can extend their outreach. Visit www.rbmission.org for more information on the Red Bird Mission.
SUMMER CAMP: We love to send our kids to summer camp. There are several opportunities at a variety of sites throughout West Michigan. Courtland-Oakfield funds are also available to help cover costs. Click here to visit the United Methodist Camping Website, or click to view the 2017 Summer Camping Brochure.
ROCKFORD FARM MARKET: For one Saturday each July, Courtland-Oakfield collects donations of home-baked goods to sell at the Rockford Farm Market in downtown Rockford. Proceeds are then given to North Kent Community Services to help combat food insecurity in northern Kent County.
ADOPT-A-ROAD CLEANUP: Courtland-Oakfield volunteers work together several times throughout the year to help clean up the one-mile stretch of Myers Lake Avenue where our church is located.
QUESTIONS? Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information on any of the activities above.