Not everyone finds connection the same way. Some of us love to have deep personal theological conversations, and some of us… don’t. Some want to lead worship and read scripture, and some want to serve quietly behind the scenes. And that is OK! What is important is we find a way to connect. To that end, we launched Connect to help find a way for you to get plugged in here at First.
Sunday Morning Connect Groups
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Looking for a place to grow and share with others in your faith? We will have several small groups checking on each other and sharing in life together, using John Wesleys 21 questions to connect with one another. These questions would help John Wesley’s “Holy Club” and some of his fellow collegians to monitor their faith, be accountable to one another, and grow in discipleship and we hope the same will be done during our Connect Groups at FUMC. These groups will be made from 6-8 people and will meet over zoom or in homes
Join a class and learn more about the church, and what we believe.
The Agape class studies a wide variety of topics relating to our spiritual journey as we navigate through day to day life.
Parenting Study: Teaching Racial Equity to our children
Rev. Lynda Ferguson
Sunday Evenings Begins on September 13
This 8 week class will help parents, teachers, and churches enter into a dialogue about the impact of racism on our children and offer guidance for sharing our commitment to equity and justice. This class is based on the book “Raising White Kids” and is available for everyone. Sign up
Jesus in the Gospels
Rev. Josh Britton
Monday evenings Begins September 14
Join in this 30-week study that invites believers to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, ”Who is the Jesus that you see?” Study the names, the places, and the people—and encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to control. Sign Up
Digest of Wesleyan Grace Theology
Tuesday Evenings Begins on September 15
This class is a 6 week study on Wesleyan beliefs about the nature of grace and the scriptural way of salvation which led the Wesleyan movement to revive the church and change the world. Sign Up
Rev. Alexis Coleman
Tuesday evenings Begins on September 15
Toxic Charity, by Robert Lupton, seeks to educate churches and church members on how we can best love and serve our neighbors. Lupton’s main thesis is that most charitable work is ineffective and/or harmful to those it is supposed to help. Sign Up
Women’s Study: Control Girl
Facilitator: Shannon McCrary
Wednesday Evenings Begins on September 16
Where: Outside at FUMC
. Learn how you too can lay down this burden of trying to control everything and find rest in surrendering to the One who truly is in control.
Limit: 9 participants
Classes and groups focused on God’s healing love
Rev. Edward Ramsey
Wednesday evenings Begins on September 16
In person at FUMC This a 13 week grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one.
Limit: 9 participants
Materials will be provided for this class. Sign Up
Sunday Morning Connect and Grow Groups
Sunday Mornings at 10am
These small groups will be using John Wesley’s 21 Self-Examination Questions to guide the conversation each Sunday. These questions would help John Wesley’s “Holy Club” and some of his fellow collegians to monitor their faith, be accountable to one another, and grow in discipleship and we hope the same will be done during our Connect Groups at FUMC. These groups will be made from 6-8 people and will meet over zoom or in homes.
Tuesday Morning Men’s Group
Insurance Associates of the Triad Office
Currently the Men’s Group is doing a study on Resilience. There’s no magic dust that creates resilience. It must be earned through experience. In a world of trials and troubles, our God has great plans for each one of us. How can we allow God to use our broken lives to build something beautiful. This group is meeting as a small group in a large space, and staying socially distant and wearing masks.
Let’s take care of each other by checking on one another and caring for each other in difficult times.
Want to serve? Make a meal, help a neighbor, volunteer at Lydias place? Stay tuned for information about different missions you can help with.