Ministries

Meeting all people where they are in life and faith.

Choose Your Ministry

Opportunities to grow in God for all ages, life and faith stages.

CHildren

For more information contact Union’s Children Director, Mrs. Suzy Broadus clicking here

Nursery

Available for ages 0-3 years-old during Sunday morning Worship from 8:30am-12:30pm. Staffed by trained, background-checked workers. Located on the 1st Floor of the Family Ministries Center, rooms F109 and F111.

Children's Church

Available for ages 4k-5k during both worship services every Sunday except the 1st Sunday of each month. Located in the Wesley Center Big Room. 

Sunday School

Union’s Sunday School is taught by a dynamic team of adult volunteers, using the Deep Blue curriculum. 

10:10-11:00 on the 2nd Floor of the Education Building
3s/4s                                   EB 210
5k-1st Grades                    EB 203-204
2nd-3rd Grades                EB 205-207
4th-5th Grades                 EB 209

 

Children's Choir

Sundays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
4k-1st grades: LL11 (directly under the sanctuary)
2nd-5th grades: Fellowship Hall

Junior Leaps of Faith

Liturgical Dance
Sundays @ 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Sanctuary
Grades 3k-5th 

SonZone

A “pre-youth group” experience: dinner, bible study and games
Sundays @ 5:00-7:00pm in F115, entering through the Family Ministries Tower entrance
Grades 4th and 5th

 

Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 6:15-7:15 in F115 (following the Wednesday night supper–5:30pm-6:15pm)

Parents' Time Out

Monthly opportunities for parents to spend time together without breaking the bank to pay a babysitter.
Infants-1st Grade

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Every 3rd week of June Union hosts a free VBS for children ages 4k-5th grade.

youth 

For more information contact Union’s Youth Director, Mrs. Eleanor Cannon by clicking here

Sunday School

Grades 6th-12th meet in the Underground every Sunday at 10:10 and then breakout into small groups until 11:00.
First Sundays of every month are pancake Sunday!!

Lifeline (Youth Group)

Every Sunday evening, 5:00pm-7:00pm: dinner, games and bible study
Meet in the FMC Gym (entering through the FMC Tower doors) for a homemade meal and games from 5pm-6pm, and then head to the Underground to get into God’s Word

Confirmation

ALL 6th Graders
Classes run in conjunction with Youth Group, gathering for dinner and games with the whole youth group in the Family Ministries Gym, and then heading to EB 208 at 6:00pm for Confirmation Classes.
Begins the 2nd Sunday in September and ends the 3rd Sunday in May

Youth Choir

Every Sunday at 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Choir Room (LL10)
Grades 6th-12th
Led by Union’s Music Director, Don Kirkindoll

Youth Strings

Every Sunday at 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Chapel

Leaps of Faith

Liturgical dance group for grades 6th-12th
Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary 

 

Wednesday Nights

Small Group Bible Study (Junior High–6th-8th Grade; Senior High–9th-12th Grades), gathering from 6:15pm-7:15pm to get into God’s Word following Wednesday Night Suppers (5:30pm-6:15pm)

 

Youth Basketball

Beginning in November of each year Union fields 4 youth basketball teams–Junior Girls (6th-8th), Junior Boys, Senior Girls (9th-12th) and Senior Boys. No try outs; all abilities welcome to join Union Hoops!

 

Men 

For more information contact Rev. Stephen Taylor by clicking here

Iron Men

Every Wednesday Morning @ 6:00am in the Family Ministries Multipurpose Room 

Man in the Mirror

Every Monday Morning @ 6:00am in the Fellowship Hall

Women

For more information contact Rev. Jeri-Katherine Sipes by clicking here

United Methodist Women Circles

Heritage: Meets 2nd Thursday @ 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall 
Leona Hydrick: Meets 1st Thursdays @ 7:00pm in Homes
Martha: Meets 3rd Tuesdays @ 7:00pm in Homes
New Ventures: Meets 2nd Mondays at 7:00pm in Homes
Pauline Younginer: Meets 2nd Tuesdays @ 11:00am in LL13
Rosa Hook: Meets 2nd Wednesdays @ 10:00am in Fellowship Hall
Sarah: Meets 3rd Tuesdays @ 12:15pm in Fellowship Hall
Wilson: Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall
Nikki Kyle (ages 4 years to 6th grade): Meets Quarterly on Sundays @ 1:30pm in the Chapel

To get in touch with one of the UMW Circles, contact Union’s UMW President, Mrs. Becky Travis: mail@bobtravis.com 

 

WOW Sunday School

Women Without Worry meets every Sunday at 10:10am in LL3, directly below the Sanctuary

WOW Bible Study

Meets every Thursday @ Noon in LL11

Adults

For more information contact Rev. Jeri-Katherine Sipes by clicking here

Sunday School

Union has 12 Sunday School Classes to meet the faith needs of college age through older adult. Check out the Sunday School Page. Every Sunday School class meets on Sunday from 10:10am-11:00am

UMC 101

Rev. Stephen Taylor leads a 4-week intro to Methodism twice a year–once in the Fall and once in the Spring.

Disciple Bible Study

Disciple Bible Studies launch every August. Contact Jan Unrue, Union’s Disciple Bible Study Coordinator: jwunrue@hotmail.com 

Upper Room

A faithful bible study group meeting every Tuesday at 10:00am in LL14

YAMs (Young Adult Methodists)

 The YAMs (20s-30s) gather off campus once a month.

Books and Brews

Meet Rev. Jeri Katherine at Craft and Draft Irmo on the 4th Wednesday of each month for a book discussion.

This Year’s Books: Jesus and the Disinherited (January), The Cross and The Lynching Tree (February), The God Who Sees (March), Holy Envy (April), Inspired (May, The New Jim Crow (June), Embracing Other (July), The Universal Christ (August), The Prophet and the Messiah (September), Unsettling Truths (October), The Politics of Jesus (November), Blessed Are the Consumers (December)

 

Music & Arts

For more information contact Union’s Director of Music Ministries, Mr. Don Kirkindoll by clicking here

Chancel Choir

Practices every Wednesday @ 7:00pm in the Choir Room (directly below sanctuary)
Leads worship every Sunday @ 9:00am

Lady Leaps of Faith

Liturgical Dance Group
Meets every Sunday @ 4:00pm in the Sanctuary to practice

 

Mary Bonnett Chancel Chimers

Meets every Wednesday @ 6:15pm in the Narthex of the Sanctuary

Banner Babes

Meets every Tuesday @ 9:00am in LL11

Needlers

Meets every Monday @ 9:30am in LL5

Union Brass

Meets Quarterly

Recreation

For more information contact Union’s Director of Leisure Ministries by clicking here

Walking Track

Union’s 100m Indoor Walking Track is open for member use during office hours: Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm

Run for God

Union’s Run for God Team meets every Sunday in the lower level parking lot by the FMC Tower Entrance, 4:00pm-5:00pm for a quick devotion, prayer and a run/walk. All ages and abilities welcomed. 

Yoga/Chair Yoga

Yoga meets Monday and Tuesday in LL11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Cost is $10/class.

Chair Yoga meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 in LL11. Cost is $10/class.

Group Exercise Class

Meets every Tuesday @ 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall
Meets every Thursday @ 11:00am in LL11

Over 40 Basketball

Over 40 Men’s Basketball plays every Tuesday in the FMC Gym from 7:45pm-9:30pm. Just show up!

Hikeopaths

Union’s Hiking Group hits the South Carolina trails once a month.

Community

For more information contact Union’s Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Susan Vinson clicking here

Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 95

Cub Scout Troop 95

Alcoholic Anonymous (AA)

Meets every Monday, Thursday and Friday @ 8:00pm on the 2nd Floor of the Education Building, Room 209

GriefShare

GriefShare begins to meet in the Fall of every year and continues to meet in throughout the Spring. 

Stephen Ministers
PEP

People Enjoying People, an older adult ministry of Union, gathering monthly for fellowship and excursions. 

Card Party

Meets every Monday @ 9:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

Le Leche

Meets the 3rd Monday of every month in F115. 

Events

For more information on these churchwide events, contact the Church Office by clicking here

The Living Christmas Story (TLCS)

Bethlehem comes to Irmo the first weekend of December each year. Drive through the Christmas story, complete with sheep, a donkey, Roman soldiers, King Herod, villagers and the Holy Family.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday Union’s New Life Class hosts a New-Orleans-themed pancake supper in the FMC. Come eat your fill of pancakes and sausage as you are entertained by a jazz ensemble.

Martha's Market

A much-anticipated community-wide event hosted by the Martha’s UMW Circle every September to raise funds for local missions.

Joy Class Garage Sale

Union’s Joy Class hosts a bi-annual garage sale in April and October to benefit local missions.

Lake Murray Salkehatchie

Union hosts 80+ youth workers and adult volunteers for one week in July as they work on homes in our community.