SUNDAY GROUPS

Discover First
Sundays, 9:40-10:40 AM 
Ongoing every Sunday
Led by Rev. Pattye Hewitt, Room AB 118 Parlor

Come and get connected! This 4-part series is an introduction for all those desiring to know more about the community of First United Methodist Church! Each Sunday has a stand alone topic led by Rev. Pattye Hewitt and lay ministry:

  1. “I’m New–Help!” Newcomer’s Coffee
  2. United Methodist Heritage
  3. First United Methodist history and tour of building
  4. Ministry and Membership opportunities

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C.O.R.E. Ministry for Moms
Sundays, 9:40-10:40 AM
Begins September 10 (6 weeks)
Led by Sarah Davis in Room AB 105 

Sundays, 5:00-6:30 PM
Begins August 13
Led by Stacy Garrett

Be Centered. Be Open. Be Restored. Be Encouraged. Soccer moms, hot mess moms, working moms, single moms, mini van moms, stay-at-home moms and of course, new moms: we welcome you! Join us for fellowship, small group discussions, and optional activities specifically designed to meet the needs of moms.  This will be a time for you to re-charge and feed your mind, body, and soul. Nursery is provided.
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TUESDAY GROUPS

Knitting the Threads of God’s Love
Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM
Ongoing, meets weekly
Led by Sandra King, R
oom AB 117

Whether you are a beginner or advanced knitter, join this talented fellowship group on Tuesday mornings for pleasant company and great biscuits. Most importantly, be a part of the healing ministry of this community. Learn to knit a prayer shawl, baptism blanket, and other items to bless someone with prayer.

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Young Adults Fun Events
2nd week of every month at various locations
Led by Rev. Fernie Rivera

This usually happens the second Tuesday of every month. In the past, this includes board game night, laser tag, bowling, crawfish boils, etc. We always have a lot of fun! And it’s a great opportunity to make some new friends. Questions? Rev. Fernie would love to speak with you! Call him at 383-4777, ext. 253 or email frivera@firstmethodist.org.

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Men’s Coffee
Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 AM
Ongoing, meets weekly
Led by John Hickey, Room AB 118

Begin your week with the Scriptures of the week! This men’s group has healthy discussion reflecting on the chosen scriptures of the season, all while eating biscuits and drinking Holy Water (otherwise known as coffee)!

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Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: During Advent
Led by Margaret Johnson, meets in the Center for Spiritual Formation at FUMC

Do you have trouble focusing? Do you have a monkey mind that jumps from your to-do list at work, to your kid’s soccer schedule and what’s for dinner tonight when you try to pray? Are you in need of releasing your daily cares and distractions? Are you in need of quiet? Learn how to center yourself in the presence and love of God.

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*This Class is Full* The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 PM (7 weeks)
October 3-November 14
Led by Mary Rotenberg at her home

Ephesians 6:13-17 starts with “Put on the full armor of God”. In this study we will learn how to dress ourselves with the armor of God to guide us in our everyday lives. We will learn to turn challenges and discouragement into opportunities for prayer and spiritual growth.

In the Kitchen with Brother Lawrence
Tuesdays, 6:00 
PM (4 sessions)
October 10-31, 2017
Led by Kay Martin at her home

*This group is limited to 8 participants, because there can only be so many cooks in the kitchen!* If you love to cook, this group is for you! Each week members read and share insights on prayer, and enjoy a spectacular meal. All prayer practices are based on the writings of Brother Lawrence, a 17th century lay brother who practiced the presence of God in daily life.

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WEDNESDAY GROUPS

The Bible for Everyday
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM
Begins  August 16, 2017, meeting weekly

Led by Rev. Brady Whitton in room AB 115

“I want to study the Bible!” Join Rev. Whitton each week to explore a different Biblical passage or biblical theme and what it has to it has to say about our lives, our relationships, and our God. Nursery provided.

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C.O.R.E. Ministry for Moms
Wednesdays, 8:30-10:30 AM
Begins August 23, 2017
Led by Katie Goodson, meets in the Center for Spiritual Formation at FUMC

Be Centered. Be Open. Be Restored. Be Encouraged. Soccer moms, hot mess moms, working moms, single moms, mini van moms, stay-at-home moms and of course, new moms we welcome you! Join us for fellowship, small group discussions, and optional activities specifically designed to meet the needs of moms.  This will be a time for you to re-charge and feed your mind, body, and soul. Nursery is provided.

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Books of Life
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Ongoing meets first Wednesday of each month
Led by Mary Jacob in the McKenzie Library at FUMC

This small group reads a single book each month and meets on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss it. This group welcomes new participants at every meeting and selections are chosen by the members. Questions? Mary Jacob would love to talk to you! Give her a call at 225-753-4226.

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