adult ministries

Discipleship, Bible Study & Education Opportunities

First United Methodist Church invites you to join us for Sunday School. You will find friendly and engaging classes for all ages and stages of life. Please feel free to visit multiple classes or you may find your Sunday School family on your first visit. We strive to provide discipleship ministries that assist the whole family in their spiritual journey. Please let us know if we can do anything to better serve you.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES 9:55 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

The Upper Room Class, Room 351
This class provides study on a variety of topics from everyday issues to in-depth Bible study for individuals of all ages but primarily those in their 40s and 50s. Class members rotate teaching responsibilities.

New Dimensions, Room 352
This class studies the Cokesbury International Lesson Series. Lessons are discussion based with class members and outside speakers rotating teaching responsibilities. New Dimensions welcomes singles and couples age 50+.

New Community, Room 353
This class studies the Wired Word digital curriculum or other Bible studies and welcomes both singles and couples of all ages.

Seekers, Room 354
Several teachers rotate leading discussions from the Cokesbury International Lesson Series for this group. This class welcomes both singles and couples primarily ages 60 and up.

Genesis, Courtyard Conference Room 111.
This discussion class is taught by class members and uses a variety of Biblical resources including the International Lesson Series. Single women of all ages are invited to be a part of this fellowship.

Faithfinders, Room 251
This class welcomes singles and couples of all ages. The group is discussion based and focuses on a broad range of theological and spiritual issues.

C.L.A.S.S. (Christians Living As Simple Servants), Minister’s Conference Room 350 This group studies a variety of Biblical resources and welcomes all ages but is especially tailored to the spiritual growth of young adults.

Wesley, Room 222
Both couples and singles 60 and over enjoy this class that uses the International Lesson Series. Singing and a class devotion precede class lessons.

Short-term Sunday School classes are offered periodically with emphasis on a particular area such as spiritual gifts or journaling. Members may join any of these that interest them and then return to their regular Sunday School classes.

First Fellowship & Discipleship Opportunities

First Fellowship
Acts 2:42 tells us the first Christ followers enjoyed fellowship over a meal and were committed to the Apostles’ teachings. First Fellowship, which meets on Wednesday evenings, makes possible both of these: fellowship over supper and growing in the scriptures. Supper begins at 5:00 p.m. The cost of the meals are: Adults – $6.00, Children under age 10- hot bar $3.00, kid option- FREE, and Family maximum – $18.00. Adult take-outs are $6.75.

DiscipleshipLogoAdult Discipleship Classes
Discipleship is growing to be more like Jesus. On Wednesday night during the school year (late August- November, January- April) we offer a variety of Discipleship opportunities. While a few opportunities run the entire school year, many of them are shorter in length. New opportunities begin each fall, winter and spring. These opportunities generally begin at 6:00 PM.

Fall Classes start back August 23.

Music

The Chancel Choir sings at our 11:00 a.m. service each Sunday. The ensemble consists of approximately 15 to 20 members. In addition, the Chancel Choir wears robes and stoles for every worship service. Everyone is welcome to join us for rehearsal on Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in room #220 located on the old second floor.

The Worship Team sings at our 8:45 a.m. service each Sunday. The ensemble consists of approximately 5 to 8 members. Everyone is welcome to join us for rehearsal on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. in room #220 located on the old second floor. 

Adult Small Groups

Small Group Options

Tuesday Morning, 10:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible Study (led by Peggy Black)

Thursday Morning, 6:30 a.m.  Men’s Bible Study (led by United Methodist Men)


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