Presbyterian Church

Care Groups, the Small Groups at Concord

Care groups started many years ago at Concord. To churches that use care groups, they become the life-blood of a vibrant, growing church. In these small groups, everyone has the opportunity to grow deeper in their faith and to share that growth in everyday life both inside and outside the church. These are a few we are offering this year.  Please contact the church office at (618) 939-7116 if you are interested in joining one of these groups.


Led by Carlo and Margie Hansen, the Marriage care group meets monthly in the homes of participant families on a rotating basis. We first eat together and then study together using God’s word and other materials with a focus on marriage. We have used Family Life materials many times. After studying, we have a time of prayer for those whom the Lord has put on the hearts of members of the group. The main focus of our care group is to learn and put into action how our marriages may be more like God wants them to be.

Men’s Breakfast

Join Pastor Andrew Cheatham and the men of Concord for breakfast and fellowship at 7:30 am at the church on the last Saturday of the month. Being a godly man is hard work. We gather together to deepen our walk with God, build godly friendships, and take leadership in our lives. Come for times of camaraderie and conviction, as we support each other in standing for God in the midst of a fallen world.

Supper Club

The Supper Club is organized by Ginny Bennett and meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month. We fellowship together by gathering to eat a good meal at various locations, participate in occasional game nights, or enjoy a concert or social event. All adults and their guests are always welcome!

Tuesday Afternoon Women’s Group

Joan Kloos leads this group of women who meet on Tuesdays in the church conference room from 12:30-2:30 pm. We alternate between Old Testament and New Testament books.

Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Group

Margie Hansen leads this group every Tuesday at Concord from 9:00-10:00 am except on the first Wednesday of each month, when the group meets at the Bean Tree Café for prayer and breakfast. The group is studying the book of Galatians with material by Tim Keller. We meet to encourage one another and lift each other up using God’s Word as our guide.

Friday Morning Ladies’ Group

This group, led by Margie Hansen, meets every Friday of the month at Cindy Nugent’s home from 8:30-9:45 am. We are currently reviewing a book by Joni Eareckson Tada about heaven. We meet to encourage one another and lift each other up using God’s Word as our guide.

Fellowship of Scripture and Song

The Fellowship of Scripture and Song is an open fellowship of those who want to study God’s Word.  We also like to sing praises and hymns by request and pray for one another. This fellowship is led by Ron Jones (618-406-0347) and meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Digging Deeper

This group led by and Carlo Hansen meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 6:30 pm and typically lasts until 8:00 or 8:30. Meeting locations move around to homes of those who volunteer to host. The group views and discusses various videos by Ray Vander Laan entitled, “That the World May Know”. The archaeological discoveries revealed in this 12-volume series provide even more reason to believe the Bible. More importantly, these videos, filmed in Israel and the Middle East where Bible events actually took place, weave together historical, cultural, and geographical contexts to reveal keen insights into how people in biblical times understood God’s and Jesus’ teaching.

Grief Support

Led by Pastor Andrew Cheatham, this group provides support to people facing the pain and sadness of losing someone close to you. Through fellowship and study, we seek spiritual comfort and scriptural encouragement in processing our loss and finding peace in Christ. Grief Share meets on the third Friday of the month at 10:30 am in the church conference room.


The Legacy group meets on the first and third Sundays of each month at 6:30 pm at Legacy Place. All Legacy residents, their friends and loved ones, and anyone else who is interested in joining us are invited to attend as we rejoice together in the Lord!

Columbia Group

The Columbia Care Group is led by Tom Jones and meets on the second Friday of each month. God has called us His Body. Each of us are individual members of His body. We are all uniquely different from one another. We each have different gifts, different histories, and different needs. And God has called us to know each other, love each other, and care for each other. The more we learn to do this we will, as the Apostle Paul said, "grow up into Him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does it's work" (Ephesians 4:15-16). Join us as we learn and grow in "doing our work" so that the body may be built up. You are not required to live in Columbia to join.