Small Groups at First UMC
Here at First United Methodist Church, we believe that spiritual growth and development happens on Sundays, but even more so when we meet together in small groups. We offer a variety of options for you to get involved and grow alongside your community.
"The Upper Room"
This group meets on Sunday mornings at 9am in Room 500 of the church (which is handicap accessible). There is usually an ongoing book study, where participants can jump in at any point. Coffee and refreshments are provided. First UMC provides the books at no cost to the participants.
At any point in the year, First UMC has between two to eight active discipleship groups, meeting weekly, typically in public locations (e.g., restaurants, coffee shops) or at the church. Our discipleship groups are made up of 3-5 people in them, focus on a spiritual practice (e.g., bible study, prayer), and emphasize accountability and mutual support. Groups can be gender-based or co-ed. If you'd like to get involved in a current group or start your own, please contact us.
Coffee and Conversation
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, a group gathers at Panera Bread Company at 10am (located across the street from the church) for coffee, treats, and a casual conversation without an agenda. This is a great "first step" to meeting people in the church and the community outside of the Sunday service. No need to RSVP—just show up and look for a familiar face on the right side of the restaurant.
Every Monday at 6pm, our quilters gather in Room 400 of the church to make quilts for many of the organizations we support, such as Fina House, Lazarus House, and others. No prior experience in quilting is required; we will happily train you. For more information on the quilting group, please contact Andrea Vannett.