Adult Ministries

Sunday School

We have a variety of classes available to all adults on Sunday mornings.  

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DELLA BRADLEY CLASS:

Women’s class with teacher led format. The International Bible Series is used.  Meets in room N101.

ENCOURAGERS CLASS:

Bible oriented study class open to adults of all ages. Open discussion format led by class members.  Meets in room W201.

FRIENDSHIP CLASS:

Senior adult class with a lecture based format. Uses the International Bible Series. Meets in room N116.

KEY 73 CLASS:

Discussion oriented class based on Christian principles as applied to daily living. Membership is varied — singles and married, men and women, ages 30 and up.  Meets in room N208.

NEW COVENANT CLASS:

This is not your ordinary Bible study class! The leadership team develops creative approaches to encourage member participation. We invite you to join us in exploring themes from the Bible that illuminate our everyday life experiences. Room N-201.

NEW DIRECTIONS CLASS:

Studies a variety of subjects led by the Associate minister. Class ages range from the early 20’s to the mid 40’s and include both singles and married couples.  Meets in room N206.

PATHFINDERS:

In-depth study of the Bible, book by book, as applied to every day life. Led by Minister.   Meets in room N212.

 

United Methodist Men and Women

Bob Haupt, President, UMM

Margaret Riggs, President, UMW

The United Methodist Men’s organization of FUMC has its regular meetings on the third Monday evening each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A catered meal is usually followed by a period of devotions and a program or outing. Spiritual enrichment is one of our main goals. Our group awards two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in our church and two $250 scholarships to the Church’s Pre-school.  We support our scouting effort, Camp Alta Mons and various projects in our Church. As no dues are charged, our funds are raised by a Chicken BBQ in the Spring, a Pulled Pork BBQ in the Fall and voluntary contributions from members. We are dedicated to enriching the spiritual life of the men in our Church and our hope is to make a positive difference in our Church and our community.

 

The United Methodist Women’s organization of FUMC shares its gift of God with others through missions. Their purpose is to grow in their understanding of God to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and expand concepts of mission through a willingness to participate in the global ministries of the church. The unit consists of four individual circles meeting once a month, two of which have night meetings and two with daytime meetings. The unit meets the first Monday of the months of January, March, May, September, and November. The May meeting is an evening meeting with a covered dish dinner. The program is based around four missions: Spiritual Growth, Outreach and Nurture, Social Actions, Education and Interpretation.
 

A few channels of undesignated giving are: World Thanks Offering, Prayer and Self Denial, World Day of Prayer, Reading Programs, Gifts in Memory and Special Recognition. Some local missions include: Shoe Fund, RAM House, Church Women United, Trinity Church Project, Bethany Hall, and Camp Alta Mons Scholarships. The individual circles have mission projects of their own choosing.

Circles

There are several sub-groups of the United Methodist Women, a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand the concept of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.  Circles #1,5,9, and the Response Readers encourage participation in spiritual studies, worship, and like activities, and support projects such as Henry Fork, the Food Pantry, the Clothes Closet, the Prison Ministry, and many others.
 

Prayer Shawl Ministry 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a fellowship of knitters and crocheters providing Prayer Shawls to those in need of comfort. 
Once completed, each Prayer Shawl receives a Prayer of Blessing; extending the love of God and the healing power of prayer to the recipient.  No experience is required.
 

Seniors Keeping Young

Tom and Connie Sixbey, Coordinators

S.K.Y. (Seniors Keeping Young) is is a fellowship and service group for our members and their friends age 50 and above.  Activities are planned to provide fellowship, as well as spiritual and educational growth opportunities for Seniors.  There are no dues, pledges, or required participation.  A monthly pot luck luncheon is held in the Fellowship Hall on the third Thursday of each month starting at 11:30 am followed by a program.  At least one trip is planned for each month using the church bus and/or church van.
 

Men’s Bible Study

Rev. Bobby Pickle, Coordinator

The Men’s Bible study meets every Wednesday morning in room #116 (Conference Room)  from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. (enter at door by the playground). Each week we choose a passage from the Bible to read, study, and discuss.  We pray for and encourage one another, we laugh a lot together and at each other.

It does not matter if you know a lot about the Bible and it does not matter if you know nothing about the Bible, the most important ingredient is that YOU Show Up because the Spirit of God always shows up!  We give each man their own personal Bible to keep and bring with them each week. We have all ages of men that come each week and most all of them will tell you that this hour is a huge highlight in their week. So come on in and give it a try, there is plenty of coffee and acceptance available.
 

Small Groups

Hilda Paxton, Coordinator

In its simplest form, a small group is defined as a “Small Group Bible Study”. A small group is a subset of the church body which typically meets in a non-church location such as a home, restaurant, coffee shop, business or any location that is convenient for the attendees. Small groups meet morning, noon or night, any day of the week.  Click here to learn more about the FUMC Small Groups Ministry.
 

Flower Chart

Have you used the FUMC Flower Chart??  It offers you the opportunity to share family celebrations, memorials and honors for individuals you love.   You sign-up at the date of your choice and the flower chart coordinator, Marlene Wine will contact you with information.  The sign-up box is in the entrance way from the portico.