Ministries


Adult Ministries

For those who want to deepen their relationship with God, with his people and with his word, we offer a variety of classes and groups in which to do just that.


No matter where you are in your journey, you will fit in just fine!

Youth Ministries

Commerce UMC maintains an active Youth Ministry.  Among the many things designed for the youth are T.O.R.C.H. (Taking Our Relationship with Christ Higher), Confirmation Class, Youth Choirs, Praise Band, and Vacation Bible School helpers.  For more information on these programs, please click the "Learn More" button.

Children's Ministries

Our Christian Education program for children is called Disciples in Training.  A disciple is someone who adheres to the teachings of another.  A disciple is a follower or a learner.  It refers to someone who takes up the ways of someone else.  Applied to Jesus, a disciple is someone who learns from Him to live like Him.  At Commerce UMC, our Children's Education program will help your child know about Jesus and what He teaches us about what God is really like.


Music

Meet on various days & times

 

Have a love of music?  No matter your age or musical talent,  we have a place for you!

Mustard Seeds Preschool

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

 

Mustard Seeds is a Christian based program with a blend of educational philosophies and is a licensed preschool ministry of Commerce United Methodist Church.  

United Methodist Women

3rd Tuesday of each month

 

UMW purpose:  To develop creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.  Meeting times and places vary each month.  Contact the church office at (248) 363-3935 for more information.


United Methodist Men

Every 2nd Saturday at 9:00 am

 

UMM mission:  To support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.  The men meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month in the church's Fellowship Hall.  

 

Who can become part of the Commerce United Methodist Men’s group, you ask?  It is any man with a willing heart to serve God and a desire to help others through that desire.  You do not have to be a member of the church – we are an open group ready to serve whenever and wherever we are needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Ministry

As Needed Basis

 

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system, such as Commerce UMC.

 

Stephen Ministers, headed up by the church's pastor, are United Methodist trained members who assist, in a confidential manner, anyone who is seeking guidance with bereavement, challenges and other stresses in their lives. The pastor matches who they think is best for the person's needs and the Stephens Minister reaches out to meet on whatever basis they may need. 

 

Contact the church office at (248) 363-3935 or click on "Stephen Ministry" above for more information.

Elderberries

Every 3rd Thursday of each month

 

An opportunity for senior fellowship in the Fellowship Hall with a luncheon and occasional guest speakers.  There are also two or three local road trips throughout the year.  Contact the church office at (248) 363-3935 for more information.


Boy Scouts - Troop 229

Mondays from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Commerce UMC is proud to sponsor the charter for Boy Scout Troop 229.  Troop 229 meets at Commerce UMC on Monday evenings.

 

Visit their website for more information.

 

Interests

Various meeting times & places


Prayers & Patches meets on Tuesdays, September - May from 1:00 to 3:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall to create charity quilt projects.  Please see the church calendar for summer meeting times.


Bible Journaling meets on Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:00 pm to gather together to create beautiful pages based on Bible Scripture.


Holy Yoga - Yoga techniques are practiced using Christian music and scripture, along with aroma therapy for mental and spiritual relaxation.  Holy Yoga starts back up on September 25th with 1 hour classes on Wednesday mornings at 8:30.  


Basketball - Looking for a little workout?  While most of us never played a day of organized basketball, we sure do try!  An eclectic group meet every Tuesday at 7:00 pm (we will take a break during the summer months from June to October) in the Activity Hall for an hour or two of group hoops.  All are invited for an evening of fun and exercise!


Pickleball - Pickleball, anyone?  Come join in on the fun on Saturdays at 10:30 am and Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Activity Hall to play an exciting game of Pickelball. 


What is Pickelball?  It's an entertaining combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong.


ALL are welcome to play. No registration is necessary and donations are gladly accepted.  Please enter through the Fellowship Hall or the south entrance and go upstairs to find us. 


Affiliates

Various meeting times & places


Community Bible Study (CBS) at Commerce UMC is a weekly bible study class for women and children held Tuesdays, September thru May from 9:30 - 11:30 am.  The group, composed of people from many different churches, starts back up 9/10/2019. The programs are designed to compliment, not compete with, local church bible studies.  


Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan is a non-Commerce UMC related organziation that provides professional counseling by appointment.  Contact Terri Marr-Jones, M.A., at (248) 474-4701.


C.A.S.A. (Cleptomaniacs And Shoplifters Anonymous, LLC) is a court-ordered group that is headed by a leader (founded by Terry Schulman) which  uses our building for meetings every week on Thursdays at 7:30 pm.  This is not a Commerce UMC function, rather a group using our building.