Fall 2021

Browse our upcoming offerings for groups and studies and connect with others who seek to grow in their love of God, self, and neighbor, here at First United Methodist Church!

“I have come to believe that the problem is not that we do not want to change, nor is the problem that we are not trying to change. The problem is that we are not training. We have never been taught a reliable pattern of transformation.”

-James Bryan Smith

Pastor · Professor · Author


Romans Study

  • Beginning 8/29
  • 9:45 AM
  • In Person
  • Led by Alvin Smith

Journey through the NavPress LifeChange Bible Study series 20 week study on Paul’s Letter to the Romans.  Using the study guide, there is structured homework each week as we come to better understand this important letter of the Apostle Paul.

The Parables of Jesus

  • Beginning 9/12
  • 11:00 AM
  • In Person
  • Led by Jen Rossnagel

Explore some of the parables told by Jesus and reflect on what they still have to say to us today.


The Gospel of Mark

  • Beginning 9/19
  • 5:30 PM
  • In Person
  • Led by Todd Rossnagel

Join Todd Rossnagel as he unpacks the gospel of Mark in ways you’ve likely never experienced. He will share insightful commentary from some of the best scholars on Mark. The study promises to entertain, engage and provide a new understanding of the earliest and most challenging gospel. 

Sacred Justice

  • Beginning 9/12
  • 5:30 PM
  • Online
  • Led by Jen Rossnagel and Tasha Whitton

The Sacred Justice group plans to kick off the fall with a trip to Whitney Plantation at 2 PM, Sunday September 12th.

Following this trip they will be reading, Sacred Resistance – A Practical Guide to Christian Witness and Dissent by Ginger Gaines-Cirelli.  


Women of the Bible Study

  • Beginning 9/21
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online
  • Led by Sonia Fealing

Join Sonia Fealing for a weekly study of the Women of the Bible and reflect on how their lives teach us that the most extraordinary things can occur from ordinary beginnings, and that the model for authentic femininity lies in God’s plan for each woman. 



Advanced New Testament Study

  • Beginning 9/8
  • 5:00 PM
  • In person
  • Led by Gwen Redding

Join this study and enjoy an in-depth look at the New Testament.


Sabbath Book Study

  • Beginning 9/9
  • 10:00 AM
  • In person
  • Led by Rev. Greg Toney

Journey together through Wayne Muller’s, Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives.

Mid-Week Bible Study

  • Beginning 8/19
  • 12:00 PM
  • Online or In-Person (Location TBD)
  • Led by Rev. Brady Whitton

Grab your lunch and pull up a seat for a weekly look at different passages or concepts from the Bible.