Missional Communities

MC Overview

Church is not a building but wherever the people of God find themselves. Jesus told his followers not to go to church but to be the church —

wherever they live, work, and play. We want all of our lives to bring out the God-flavors and God-colors of the world! We’ve also discovered we’re better at life and faith together. Missional Communities are discipleship groups that operate as extended families on mission in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ. These communities meet regularly to enjoy a meal together and to practice a shared rhythm of life as followers of Jesus.

MC FORMAT

Missional communities meet twice a month in a home to build community and become friends like family.

Shared meals are a core value of Missional Communities because Jesus used food as a sign of God’s great welcome, as a way to bring people together, and as a reminder that life is good.

Missional Communities partner with a local nonprofit and serve together once a month.

We have several missional communities, so try one for the worship service you attend. Guests are always welcome.

Rev. Ashley Griffith,
Pastor of Community Life
agriffith@esumc.org

ORIGINAL CAMPUS MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES

MC’s meet the 1st and 3rd full weeks of the month. For more information about dates, contact the host directly.

Gathering MC’s

RIDGE ROAD

Rebecca Edwards rebeccaedwards593@gmail.com and Sara Cobb saracobb724@gmail.com

Sundays, 4-6 pm

Home of Sarah and Matt White, 332 Forsyth St.

The Group: All are welcome. You’ll find mainly families with young children

The Out: This MC blesses our downtown neighbors by partnering with Alliance Medical Mission.

FIVE POINTS

Cate McLeane cate@angeloakcreative.com
and Erin Droese erwhitfo@ncsu.edu

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30

Home of Cate and Will McLeane, 2124 Cowper Drive

The Group: All are welcome. You’ll find mainly singles, married couples, young families and young professionals

The Out: This MC blesses our downtown neighbors at Raleigh Rescue Mission by showing up once a month to lead a short, evening chapel service, play with the children, and build relationships.

NORTH HILLS

John and Emily Yoon johnyoon519@gmail.com; ebford@gmail.com

Saturdays, 9-11 am

Home of John and Emily Yoon, 729 Manchester Dr.

The Group: All are welcome. You’ll find mainly families with young children

The Out: This MC blesses our neighbors by building a circle of friendship and support for a refugee family who is getting settled into life in the USA and life in Raleigh.

* No RSVP needed. Just show up! To find out more, contact the leader directly or Rev. Ashley Griffith, Pastor of Community Life agriffith@esumc.org or Maggie Stroud, Gathering Hospitality Leader Stroud_Maggie@yahoo.com

TRADITIONAL MC’s

FIVE POINTS

Helen Morisey helentmorisey@gmail.com

Sundays, 4-6 pm

Home of Helen and Frank Morisey, location rotates each month

The Group: All are welcome. You’ll find mainly families with young children

The Out: This MC will decide its service partnership together during one of their first meetings together.

CARY

Cara and Kevin Bugg cwbugg@gmail.com; kevin.bugg@bayer.com

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30

Location rotates each month in Cary

The Group: You will find a good diversity of people: singles, married couples, families with young children, empty nesters, retirees

The Out: This MC blesses its neighbors in Cary by showing up monthly at a retirement community to play a game of intergenerational Bingo and enjoying snacks and friendship with “adoptive grandmas and grandpas.”

WEST RALEIGH

Rob Brittain rbrittain@goldencorral.net,
Kara and Keith Acree kgacree@gmail.com

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30

Home of Leslie and Ed Coman, 5313 Richland Dr.

The Group: You will find a good diversity of people: singles, married couples, families with young children, empty nesters, retirees

The Out: This MC blesses our downtown Raleigh community by showing up monthly to serve and enjoy a lunch with the residents of the New Bern House, a place for transitional housing and community support.

FIVE POINTS

Ellen Powell ellenonanpowell@gmail.com

Mondays, 6:30-8:30

Home of Elizabeth and Webster Harrison, 3320 Milton Rd.

The Group: You will find a good diversity of people: singles, married couples, families with young children, empty nesters, retirees

The Out: This MC blesses children in our community by inviting and including them in our Music and Worship Arts ministry at ESUMC. Each Sunday evening, members of this MC provide transportation for children from the Boys and Girls’ Club of Raleigh so they can join our ESUMC children for dance, bells, and choir instruction and for dinner at the church. Friendships are formed, faith is strengthened, and children get to grow in their love for and instruction in music and arts.

*No RSVP needed. Just show up! To find out more, contact the leader directly or Rev. Ashley Griffith, Pastor of Community Life agriffith@esumc.org.

To find out more, contact the leader directly or

Rev. Ashley Griffith,
Pastor of Community Life
agriffith@esumc.org