Here at First United Methodist Church, we seek to help adults at all levels of spiritual development to realize they are claimed by God's grace and learn to live an intentional and ever-growing relationship with God, to grow in God's grace through study, prayer and service, and to learn to share God's grace with others through their actions and stories. Our Sunday Morning Studies, small groups and short term studies are offered as resources for our growth as disciples of Jesus Christ.
We encourage you - in addition to regular worship - to take advantage of the many classes, studies, and opportunities offered at FUMC to help you respond to His gracious claim on your life, by finding a trusted, small group of spiritual friends who will help nurture your growing faith and your role in the discipleship process.
How will you prepare for Good Friday and Easter during the 40 days of Lent? One idea is with the book, Pauses for Lent. You can use this resource during this special time of prayer and fasting as we journey together toward our Easter celebration of the resurrection. You may reserve the book before February 14 here. The cost for the book is $7.00. The books will be delivered to the church office. Prayerfully consider making a commitment to set aside time each day to read the scripture and reflection and then engage in the daily practice that is provided. The devotional guide can be used by individuals or families.
Adult Bible Studies and Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
A Way to Being Us Workshop
Are you wanting a more practical faith? Are you wanting ways to deal with the severe polarization and disunity going on in our world today? Then join us Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM for a 6-week workshop starting February 21st on A Way to Being Us—A Christian Path for Unity in Diversity with Rev. Dr. Ann Hagmann. After reading the book, BP Wilson said, “This book will take you on an exploration that builds a new way of decision making in a world of diversity. With insight, personal stories, and exercises of the heart; your life-journey will become more accepting of differences without compromising valued convictions.” Come join us for the life changing conversation. Click here to register.
Perkins School of Theology for the Laity
Perkins School of Theology for the Laity is a three-day event with one-day and half-day short courses taught by faculty from the Perkins school. Anyone seeking to learn more about God, the Bible, and spirituality is invited. The only prerequisite is a heart yearning for deeper learning. The sessions are compact and intellectually rich with time for questions and discussion with faculty who are at the forefront in their thinking about God. Among the topics this year are Bible study, evangelism, the parables of Jesus, the book of Job, and geography of the Bible. The dates are Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24. Get an early registration discount by registering online before March 15. Click here to register.
Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston will be hosting Bishop Scott Jones and the Reverend Arthur D. Jones for a one-day discussion of their book Ask: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age. The course will be held on February 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at St. Paul’s in Houston. The registration fee includes lunch and a copy of the book. Click here to register.
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age."