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AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST, we believe that it is essential to deepen our understanding of God, the Bible, and God’s will for our lives. One of the best ways to do this is through classes, small groups and Bible studies. We offer many opportunities for these throughout the week.

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Contemporary Christianity

Age group: Adults of all ages
This group is comprised of adults of varied religious and professional backgrounds, ages, and marital status.  The class has lively discussions on books, theological topics, and current issues of the day.

Covenant Class

Age group: Adults, ages 40+
Through Bible study and open sharing among the class members, this class tries to grow stronger spiritually and to recognize how they are expected to best serve Christ in their lives.   This is a fun-loving group, and they also enjoy annual events outside of class such as Vespers and a May brunch.

The Wired Word Class

Age group: Adults of all ages
This class is for adults of all ages who want to apply their United Methodist beliefs to current faith issues and world events. Discussions weave in scripture, Biblical thought, theological discussions, and personal reflections.

Latecomers

Age group: Adults, 60+
This is a Bible study group which relates its teachings to everyday life. They also have studies of other religions and philosophies to compare their teachings to that of Christianity.  Also, the class will often do a book study for several weeks.

 

Monday Small Groups

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Age group: Women of all ages
Miriam: 1st Monday of the month at 9:30 am
Ruth: 3rd Monday at 1:30 pm
The organized unit of United Methodist Women is a global community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Our church is very active and has four circles that meet once a month individually. Four times a year all four circles come together to socialize as well as to participate in devotions, installation or officers, etc. Our circles are Hope; Mary & Martha; Miriam and Ruth.

Tuesday Small Groups

Prayer Shawl

Age group: Adults of all ages
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 9:00 a.m.
The purpose of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is to knit or crochet God’s love, care, and warmth into every stitch of the shawls created for people in need. This group meets twice a month to knit & crochet shawls that are then blessed and taken to people in need of some extra prayer and comfort.

Online Advent Discussion Group

Age group: Adults of all ages
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Pastor April will lead an online small group discussion around our “Come Home for Christmas” Worship Series, which will meet on Tuesdays-November 30, December 7, 14, and 21. Please RSVP for this group by email to office@decaturfirstumc.org

Wednesday Small Groups

Advent Discussion Group

Age group: Adults of all ages
Wednesdays during Advent at 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Amanda will lead an in-person small group discussion around our “Come Home for Christmas” Worship Series, which will meet on Wednesdays–December 1, 8, 15, and 22. Please RSVP for this group by email to office@decaturfirstumc.org.

Friday Small Groups

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Age group: Women of all ages
Hope: 1st Friday of the month at 9:30 am
Mary & Martha: 3rd Monday at 1:15 pm
The organized unit of United Methodist Women is a global community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Our church is very active and has four circles that meet once a month individually. Four times a year all four circles come together to socialize as well as to participate in devotions, installation or officers, etc. Our circles are Hope; Mary & Martha; Miriam and Ruth.