Sunday School

Hammer Memorial offers five adult discipleship Sunday School classes, something for everyone! Each group is led by volunteer teachers, so there are no “experts” here.  Just “learners” who enjoy studying God’s Word.

The Young and the Restless: This group is made up of young parents. Studies are chosen by members of the class, and are relevant to their issues and concerns.  Fellowship is important in each of our classes, so the atmosphere is much like family.

The Path Finders:  You will see all ages here!  Some young parents, some empty-nesters, and some are retired folks; all seeking truth and knowledge.  Lessons are topical, Bible-based, informative and disciple-building.  This group fellowships by serving others, as they take on mission projects in the community and beyond.

The Pairs and Spares:  These baby-boomers study many different topics, and no subject is taboo for discussion. Currently, they are using LifeGuide study guides, some are topical and some are Books of the Bible studies. It is definitely Bible-based. Fellowship and Missions on a local level and beyond keep this class active.

The Dependables:  These people have made up the base of this church for many years.  “Older but wiser” should be their motto.  They use Cokesbury literature, study the Bible in-depth, and fellowship in and outside of the church.

Heavenbound:  This group of ladies keeps the teacher/facilitator on her toes!  An all-female class of women disciples who desire to learn more about God’s word, while at the same time enjoy the fellowship of each other’s company.  Definitely Bible-based.


Women’s Circles

Hammer Memorial women have been involved with the United Methodist Women for many years.  Under that umbrella, there have been several different smaller groups that each have an emphasis.  In recent years, we have severed our relationship with UMW, but continue to meet in smaller groups.  We all follow the mission of the church: To evangelize our community; To disciple our members; and To show care and concern for others. Circles support the local church, the community and United Methodist missions both here and abroad.

Elizabeth Circle

Each circle has chosen their name from women of the Bible.  Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist, who preached of Christ’s imminent coming and baptized in His name.  Elizabeth Circle is a group of young mothers who fellowship together and study together as young Christian women.  The challenges of Christian discipleship when you have one toddler attached to your leg and another screaming in your ear are many!  Joining a group of supporters who are trying to live like Christ in the midst of chaos is a blessing.

The women of Elizabeth Circle are involved in Christian ministry, both within Hammer Memorial and as part of the greater King City community. Two of the ministries they help support are the Tri-County Thrift Store and the Christmas Store (this is a mission to collect items throughout the year that provides area families with Christmas gifts for their children, who might not otherwise have a Christmas).  They have also sponsored events for women, including a Decadent Dessert supper, a training program entitled “Finding Your Spiritual Gifts”, and most recently a Game Night for ladies.

We are excited to have the future of Hammer Memorial in the hands of these spiritual young women!

Elizabeth Circle does not have a regular meeting time.  Contact Kyra Carlson for times:  660-535-4783

Rachel Circle

Rachel is the Old Testament mother of Joseph and Benjamin. Joseph was sold into slavery by his half-brothers and became head over Egypt, second only to Pharoah.  Rachel Circle is a group of “young at heart” women who have grown with the group from its beginnings in the 1970’s.  The women of Rachel Circle come together to study, fellowship and seek to do God’s work in the world around them.

Rachel Circle meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm, in members’ homes. Contact Jo Bryson: 660-535-6326

Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

Ruth Circle

Ruth is an Old Testament figure of great faith. She is known for taking care of her mother-in-law and following her to a strange land against all odds of survival.  The Lord blessed them both for their faith.  Ruth Circle is a group of “older but wiser” ladies who fellowship together monthly at noon.  They are actively involved in the mission of the church, and have been the backbone of all of the service work the other circles now pursue.

Ruth Circle meets at noon on the fourth Thursday of the month, in members’ homes.  Contact Ann Jameson: 660-483-0010

Men’s Groups

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of each month, at 7:00 am.  This is a community event and rotates each month to a different church.  

Men of all ages are invited to attend these monthly gatherings.  Food, fellowship and a lay speaker make these a great way for men to praise the Lord and disciple each other.