Small Groups

Twice a year, Market Street launches multiple new Small Groups for all adult ages and stages! Whether you are a visitor, new to the church, or seasoned member, Smalls Groups are fundamental to a vibrant faith walk with Jesus. We firmly believe that spiritual growth does not only happen in corporate worship, but often happens in less formal gatherings like small groups. A Small Group typically meets for 6-8 weeks on a weekly basis for fellowship, study, prayer, and reflection. Ideally, each group consists of about 12 people. Small Groups allow us to experience the purpose and power of Christ in our lives, dig deeper in our faith, and grow closer to God. Topics and studies vary by leader but all are centered upon the application of the Bible in our lives.


Blessing Box Ministry

Market Street UMC has installed a community blessing box stocked with non-perishable items such as rice, beans, cleaning supplies, baby items and toiletries. It is free and there is no signing up or waiting. It is open to all who feel a need. Our congregation realizes the importance and the needs of those persons who need such items but may feel intimidated or embarrassed by their situation and reluctant to seek assistance.



Market Street Book Club

If you love to read and discuss books from a faith perspective then Market Street Book Club will be your happy place!  Similar to Small Group in format, Market Street Book Club meetings from weekly to monthly and are much more specific topically.

Mabank Areas Good Samaritans (MAGS)

Market Street UMC is proud to support Mabank Area Good Samaritans (MAGS).  MAGS is a mission of service ministries comprised of various churches in the Cedar Creek Lake area.

Mabank Area Good Samaritans seeks to respond to the immediate physical needs of people who reside in our area, and to be a channel for all groups of goodwill in serving our fellow men.

Persons with need are to be served regardless of race, sex, social, and/or economic status, national origin, or religious background. 

The first Sunday of each month is designated as "Staples Sunday."  On that day we as a church bring perishable staples such as bread, potatoes, and eggs. 

Be a part of this great ministry. MAGS is continually soliciting for new volunteers. "God doesn't ask what your ability is, but for your availability".

If you wish to make a donation to MAGS, checks can be made out to MAGS and given during the collection portion of our service.

Prayer Blanket Ministry

The Prayer Blanket Ministry brings comfort to anyone who may be experiencing difficult times such as an illness or the loss of a loved one. Each week during worship our congregation blesses blankets and individuals are invited to tie a knot signifying individual, heartfelt prayers for each person who receives a prayer blanket. We invite you to volunteer with us to pray, iron, sew, and distribute the blankets. 

The Ark Campus Ministry at TVCC

Market Street UMC is a proud supporter of campus ministry at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.  Many of our members are professors at TVCC and volunteer their time outside the classroom to provide food, advice, and spiritual support for students at the Ark.  For further information regarding the ongoing ministries at The Ark please see