Classes and Groups
We make a big deal out of groups because, simply put, we are better together!
 
We believe small groups are the perfect place to be real, find belonging, and grow in faith. There is great richness in life when we live it in relationship with one another.
 
Check out the groups below, email the contact person for more information, and meet some of the amazing people who make up the First United Methodist Church family!
 

We are currently reopening indoor and outdoor spaces for groups and Sunday School Classes!
Please use this form to schedule a time and space for your group to meet.
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Sunday Groups
Living Faith
This class engages Scripture from multiple perspectives, including its historical, literary, and theological contexts, while drawing contemporary meaning for our everyday lives. Includes people of all ages and all walks of life.
Sundays @ 10:05 in E215/225
Contact Dr. James Woods
Neighbors
Single and married adults who seek to reflect Christ by serving others and each other. Classes are interactive and focus on studying the Word, creating community, and sharing life.
Most members are in their 30s to 50s.
Sundays @ 9:00 am
Contact Amy Barker
Harvest
A group of diverse adults who enjoy connecting with one another and with Jesus. Harvest feels like family, focusing on growing in faith in every aspect of life. 
Sundays @ 6:00 pm on Zoom
Contact Kris Melvin
Pathfinders
Interactive discussions on a variety of topics from the Bible, relationships, faith, family, and more. Couples, 30-50 years old, whose children range from elementary through high school.
Sundays @ 9:00 am
Contact Heather Duncan
Jubilee
The Jubilee class studies Scripture lessons with discussion led by class leaders. New people find a place here alongside long-time members. Most are in their 50s to 80s.
Sundays @ 9:00 am on Zoom
Contact Kay Ewing
Canafax
This group enjoys both biblically based lectures and interactive discussions. Learn and laugh with this mission-oriented group. Members are in their 50s to 80s.
Sundays @ 9:00 am in the Parlor and on Zoom
Contact Mark Denissen
Fellowship
This group of active and friendly seniors is focused on growing spiritually through prayer, study and discussion. 
Singles and couples 55+ 
Sundays @ 9:00 am in the Parlor and on Zoom
Contact John Faulk
The Bridge
This is a class of young adults, 18-20s. Come as you are to build relationships through mission and service and to bridge through transitions together. Young Adults 18-20s 
Sundays @ 11:10 am Rm. 215
Contact Kearsie Wylie
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Mid-Week Groups
Vital Conversations
Monthly small group discussion series on racial justice structured around the Vital Conversations series.
Leader: Faith in Action 
2nd Tuesdays of the month at 10 am & 7 pm
Faith in Action spiritually and practically seeks to bring about positive transformation to the biggest moral challenges of our time with faith-rooted justice work.
2nd & 4th Thursdays at 7 pm
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Women’s Groups
We Need Jesus, Too
This is a group of women who meet to share, learn, grow, and support each other in life and in faith. From encouragement to accountability, we’re focused on helping each other live with purpose and intentionality. 
Mondays @ 6:30 pm on Zoom
Contact Jennifer Spring
Women’s Open Hearts
A welcoming community examining our faith through the lens of the life and teachings of Jesus. We encourage questioning and examination as expressions of serious faithfulness and seek to live out Jesus’ commandment to love God and neighbor.
Wednesdays @ 9:30 am, Zoom
Contact Patti Churner
Joyful Hearts
A time for study and togetherness, Joyful Hearts women’s group meets for fall and spring studies.
Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:30 pm
Contact Jan Johnson
Sole Sisters
An inclusive group of single, widowed, and divorced women who meet monthly for fellowship, fun, and friendship.
Contact Debbie Mishler
214-546-4350
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Men’s Groups
Men’s Bible Study
This men’s study group encourages interaction, fellowship, and sharing prayers. Guests are welcome. The Bible study is often centered around the week’s sermon scripture. 
Fridays @ 7:00 am in the Parlor and on Zoom
Contact John Faulk
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Contemplative Prayer
Contemplative Prayer Service
Experience the presence of God through silent guide meditative prayers.
Sundays @ 9:00 am
Contact: Andrew Clifford
Contemplative Prayer Service
Experience the presence of God through silent guide meditative prayers.
Sundays @ 9:00 am
Contact: Andrew Clifford
Contemplative Covenant Group
Accountability small group committed to prayer and study.
Leader: Various 
Sundays @ 8:00 am
Contact: Roger Smidt
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Care & Support Groups
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