ADULT MINISTRIES

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.

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

 

FUMCGT's Response to COVID-19

In light of the growing concerns and uncertainties regarding the corona virus pandemic, we recognize our calling to respond faithfully in ways that protect the most vulnerable among usTherefore, we have decided to suspend all FUMC worship services, on-campus activities and off-campus activities effective March 13, 2020 and for the immediate future. We will monitor and assess the situation regularly and will communicate any changes. For more information click HERE.

 

Virtual Small Groups and Sunday School Classes

When will be go back to shaking hands as a way to introduce each other? Maybe not in the physical way for some time to come, but we can find ways to offer “virtual handshakes” to introduce each other, affirm one another, and say hello. Here is your virtual handshake inviting you to join with others in faith, fellowship, and growth in discipleship by being part of small groups and Sunday School classes.

Contemporary Forum—Meeting Sunday morning at 10:00 AM via Zoom. 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.

Daily Bread—Meeting on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM, both via Zoom. 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.

Discovery—Meeting Sundays at 10:00 AM via Zoom. 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.

Fountain—Meeting via Zoom Sundays at 3:00 PM. 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.

Friendship—Gathering via Zoom at 9:45 AM on Sundays. 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.

Foundry—Meeting on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM via Zoom. 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.

Good News—Meeting at 10:00 AM on Sundays via Zoom. 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.

Open Door—Gathering via Zoom Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. 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.

Current Events and the Bible—Meeting Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM via Zoom. All adult ages welcome! A non-traditional Bible study group that selects current events of the day, looks at what the spiritual focus or issue is behind the event, looks at what the Bible has to say about the event or issue, and then talks about what we as Christians or our church can do to help, love, forgive, or how we can be individually transformed to share God’s love even more. Contact Bob Holub bobholub@suddenlink.net.

Susanna Wesley Women’s Circle—Meeting the last Monday of each month at 6:00 PM via Zoom. This group of United Methodist Women is made up of all ages and stages of life. Discussion, prayer, and devotions are led by members of the group. Contact Janna Elliott for a Zoom invitation janna@fumcgt.org.

 

 

Need Help Getting Connected?

Many of our small groups, Sunday school classes, women’s and men’s groups, and Bible study groups are using Zoom or other technology to meet virtually using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you need assistance in using this technology or setting it up, please send your request to Janna Elliott at janna@fumcgt.org. She will connect you with a volunteer from our congregation to assist you. As with all technology, please make sure to check your settings to maintain your privacy. For tips to protect your Zoom meeting, click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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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