Find Supportive Community

Affinity Networks are communities of people interested in learning, brainstorming, growing, serving, and doing ministry with others who have the same interests.

These groups are open and anyone is welcome! Contact the leader listed under each group to find out more. 

Congregations for Children (C4C)

A group engaged in partnerships with schools to help children in poverty reach their full potential. 
Contact: Rob Parsons -



A group focused on partnering with individuals and/or families in poverty to provide opportunities for experiencing greater well-being through weekly shared meals and relationship-building, along with goal-setting and mutual accountability.
Contact: Dr. Sydnor Thompson - 


Wild Means of Grace

A brainstorming group about opening up opportunities for worship in unusual places. 
Contact: Rob Parsons -


Fresh Expressions

A group for those involved in or desiring to start a Fresh Expression.  
Contact: Luke  Edwards -



The purpose of the Hispanic/Latino Affinity Network is to connect folks across the District who
have a passion for bridging the divide between our UMC churches and Hispanic/Latino
Contact: Laura Kirby -

Do you have an interest focused on learning, brainstorming, growing, serving, or ministry others may be interested in? Please fill out the form below and Rob Parsons, District Church Vitality Strategist will contact you.