Each year on Jump Start Sunday:

    • Children and youth are promoted and move to their next class in Sunday School
    • Sunday night groups for children and youth resume
    • Adult classes and small groups begin and The Gathering resumes, our mid-week meal served on Wednesdays

The Gathering: Food, Fellowship & Small Groups

Wednesday nights from 5:00-6:00 PM  |  Cost $5/person $20/family

Beginning August 15, join us as we come together to share a meal and share our lives at The Gathering. All ages are invited to attend! After the meal you are invited to attend one of our Wednesday night small groups listed below.


Adult Small Groups & Classes

Wherever you are on your faith journey, we encourage you to find community in a small group. Questions? Contact Jennifer Stephens, Director of Small Group Ministry, at jennifer@firstmethodist.org. Click on the button below to view a complete list of all small groups and classes with descriptions.

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Disciple I  |  Begins August 12  |  5:00 – 7:00 PM  |  Led by Rev. Dr. Jane Riecke
C.O.R.E. Ministry for Moms  |  Begins  August 12  |  5:30 – 6:30 PM  |  Led by Lorna Putnam-Duhon


Disciple I Fast Track  |  Begins August 15  |  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  Led by Rev. Dr. Don Cottrill
Financial Peace University  |  Begins August 15  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  Led by Nick and Rachel Totaro
The Band Meeting  |  Begins August 15  |  6:00 – 7:00 PM  |  Led by Rev. Brady Whitton
Soul Feast  |  Begins August 15  |  6:00 – 7:00 PM  |  Led by Rev. Dr. Jane Riecke


Disciple I  |  Begins August 16  |  7:00 – 9:00 AM  |  Led by Rev. Brady Whitton
Disciple II Fast Track  |  Begins August 16  |  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  Led by Rev. Becky Poor

FUSE: K–3rd grade

Sunday nights from 5:00-7:00 PM  |  Cost is $50 per child
Join us for dinner, trivia, Godly Play, music, and crazy fun recreation! Click the button below to register your child. Questions? Contact Sirena Brock, Children’s Ministry Director, at sbrock@firstmethodist.org.

Register for FUSE

Heir Force: 4th-6th grade

Sunday nights from 5:00-7:00 PM  |  Cost is $50 per recruit
Join us Sunday evenings for games and recreation, worship leader training, and in-depth bible lessons. Come be part of this exciting new ministry. The action starts on August 12 with a Color Run and pizza party! Register your child in the Oasis on Sunday mornings, on Sunday nights during Heir Force, or online at www.firstmethodist.org. Questions? Contact Reid LeJeune, Preteen Ministry Director, at rlejeune@firstmethodist.org.

Register for Heir Force

Youth@First: 7th-12th grade

Sunday nights from 5:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30 PM

Youth Sunday Night is back! Join us for games, dinner ($2), tribe time, and devotions. High school meets on the 3rd floor Youth Building and Jr. High starts in the gym.

Youth Excursion Bible Study on Wednesday nights begins August 15 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Dinner and Bible study at a traveling location, starts and ends at FUMC! Questions? Contact Kale Wetekamm, Director of Youth Ministry, at kwet@firstmethodist.org.