ADULT MINISTRIES

Here at First United Methodist Church, we encourage you - in addition to regular worship - to take advantage of the many classes, studies, and opportunities to find a trusted, small group of spiritual friends who will help nurture your growing faith.

In this video, Bruce Schrott shares information about Adult and Sr. Adult Ministries at FUMC Georgetown. Visit https://youtu.be/QfzJoADy-q0 to view the video. 

Bible Study, Groups, and Opportunities for Fellowship

 Grief Support Group

First United Methodist Church Georgetown is again offering a support group for those experiencing grief and loss. GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery support group, features videos on varying topics of grief and recovery as well as small group time for listening and sharing.  

  • The next session begins on Wednesday, July 21 and continues through Wednesday, October 13.
  • The group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.
  • The group meets in the church parlor on the ground floor across from the elevator.
  • The suggested donation for materials is $15.
  • You may register for GriefShare by calling the church office (512-863-2370) or online at https://www.griefshare.org/groups/136049.
  • Mary Meoli Johnson will facilitate the GriefShare sessions. She invites you to contact her with any questions at 512-636-5572 or meolitx@gmail.com.

For additional information about GriefShare you may go to the GriefShare website www.griefshare.org

Sr. Adult Vacation Bible School (VBS)

High Seas Ministries and The Wesleyan present Senior Adult Vacation Bible School—Abundant Living: Late-in-Life Lessons from the Miracles of Jesus. Join them August 30–September 2 from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM at the Georgetown Event Center (1 Chamber Way, Georgetown). Sr. Adult VBS will be hosted by Dr. Pamela Harrison and special guest speakers. The registration fee is $25 thru July 31 and then $35 from August 1-29. Preregistration is required. To register and pay online, visit www.highseasministries.org. For more information or questions, contact Pamela Harrison at pam@highseasministries.org.  

United Methodist Men (UMM) Meeting

The next UMM meeting is Monday, July 26, 2021, from 8:30–9:30 AM in the Mel's Lone Star Lanes (1010 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown) meeting room. Please use the west building entrance door located on the IH-35 side of the building. The program will be presented by David Kellerman, co-owner of Mel's Lone Star Lanes. David will share his testimony from his Appalachian Trail hike and the startup of Mel's Lone Star Lanes. You don’t want to miss David sharing some inspirational "God moments" from these experiences. All men of the church are invited! A breakfast buffet is available for $10 per person. Correct cash or check is appreciated. Anyone who would like to purchase the breakfast buffet, please notify Don Paull at dgpaull@gmail.com or 512-423-4274 by end of the day on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in order to make sure adequate food is prepared.

Current Events Bible Study

The Current Events Bible Study group meets on most Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.  They will meet on June 15(?) in room 307 at FUMC Georgetown. The meetings last for approximately one and a half hours. This is a discussion group which looks at events in the world, discusses how the Bible and our Christian faith applies to it, and how we may transform our thinking or actions based on what we learn from Biblical guidance. Sometimes, our topics can be controversial, but we covenant that we understand that all of us come from different life experiences, and while me may disagree, we are highly respectful of others’ thinking. A few of the topics we have explored in the past are religious freedom, health and wellness in the Bible, white evangelicals and the church, introverts and extroverts in the Bible, and luck or God’s providence. For more information, please contact Bob Holub at bob.holub.email02@gmail.com, or 512-688-7500. They would love to have you join their group.

Georgetown Emmaus Community

The Georgetown Emmaus Community is meeting monthly via zoom.  For the zoom link or for more information, contact Bill Marsh at bill.marsh.tx@gmail.com.

Adult Sunday School Classes

All classes are meeting on campus beginning June 20. For virtual opportunities to join a class, contact the class leader as classes will be offering hybrid options for those unable to attend in person.

Can We Talk?--Women’s Bible and book study discussion group with a focus on shared spiritual journeys, prayer, and support. Our group is open to ladies of all ages and all situations. Contact: Lisa McGuire 512-931-2332, lbmcguire1@suddenlink.net. Location: Rooms 301 and 302

Contemporary Forum—A large adult class that includes couples and individuals mostly 65 and older but welcome to all adult ages. They cover a variety of topics.  Contact Jerry Stephens jerry@stephens36.com. Location: Fellowship Hall

Daily Bread— The age range is adults in their 30’s to 60’s. Sunday mornings include a discussion-based study of Biblical topics, most recently on what Scripture says about patience. Wednesday evenings are more of an informal check-in, simply to connect with others. Contact Bob Kalka bobkalka@gmail.com. Location: Room 208

Discovery—This class is a fellowship of adult believers seeking to grow in Christian discipleship through study, discussion, and serving our church and community.  The Discovery Class has a heart for missions and actively participates in the mission field by volunteering and providing the tools and resources needed to help those in need.  We also love to have fun together.  Come join us on the journey! Contact Carolyn Kettenacker cskett1958@gmail.com or Terri Estes tatestes@gmail.com. Location: Rooms 307 and 308

Fountain—A welcoming class of parents of young children who seek to learn more of the ways of Christ through scripture-based studies and authors. Primarily, our demographic is married couples with or without children (most of us do have kids, though) and ages late 20’s-40’s but welcoming to all!  Contact Ben Lake ekalneb@gmail.com. Location: Room 303

Friendship—Adult ages primarily 70’s-80’s, but all adult ages are welcome. The lessons are primarily lecture, with some discussion with a variety of Biblically based topics led by a team of teachers. Contact Bob Holub bobholub@suddenlink.net. Location: Rooms 1001 and 1002

Foundry—The Foundry class is a Christian community in an unpretentious setting that studies the Bible by focusing on the actual texts through presentations and discussions drawing on historical, cultural, philosophical, and interpretive materials to enhance our understanding of the scriptures. Contact Cindy Slater cindyslater7@gmail.com or Ann Voelter annesuebell7@msn.com. Location: Room 1003

Good News—This Sunday School class strives to provide both personal support to our members through social interaction every Sunday and spiritual support by applying lectionary scripture lessons to our daily lives. Contact Jim Colbert colbertj@hotmail.com. Location: Parlor

Hope for A Closer Walk--Parents of pre-teen through high school students seeking a closer relationship with God by applying His Word to our daily walk, through Christian fellowship, Scripture discussion, and miscellaneous studies. Contacts: Jami Locklear jami.locklear@gmail.com and Ashley Vining-Hillier ajvining27@gmail.com. Location: Room 223

Open Door—The class age range is 45 and up and mostly couples. Meetings have a social time and focused study time. Small group atmosphere encourages dialogue and sharing of life’s experiences. A welcoming group for new members and guests to help them meet people and find connection. Our purpose is to grow into greater relationships with each other and live toward a closer walk with Jesus Christ. Contact Linda McCarthy lmccarthy@academicplanet.com. Location: Room 304

Pathfinders--Focuses primarily on Bible Study, following the Revised Common Lectionary. All ages are invited and welcomed. Questions and discussion encouraged. Led by Joe Way 512-869-6507. Contact: Randy Woodley 512-966-0026 and Betty Mulanax 512-863-3267. Location: Room 205

The Class Meeting--A Sunday School class patterned after John Wesley's, the founder of Methodism, covenant groups. Contact:  Location: Library

Thee Seekers--Dedicated to advanced studies of the Holy Scriptures for the purpose of stimulating spiritual growth through knowledge and understanding, leading to absolute trust in God's providential care. Contact: Helen Reynolds Sapp 512-591-7437 Location: Room 306

 

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"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."

Matthew 28:19-20

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