We welcome you to connect with our church family through Bible studies, small groups, and the United Methodist Women. See the information below for meaningful ways to get to know others in the congregation and the community.
Sunday morning classes are just one of the opportunities for adult education and fellowship. Classes frequently have service projects which share their love with others. The intergenerational classes extend an open invitation to everyone and invite you to attend regularly or occasionally.
Christian Fellowship 9:15 a.m. | Room 103 in Family Life Center
Faith Café 9:30 a.m. | Room 104 in Family Life Center
ALL ON CAMPUS SMALL GROUPS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The Book Club – open to everyone – meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in Room 104 in the Family Life Center. Newcomers are always welcome.
BOOK CLUB CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Are you a writer who longs for a group to connect with? Word Weavers International has a Sarasota group that meets on the fourth Sunday at 2 p.m. While Word Weavers is a Christian-based group, all writers are welcome. Word Weavers has a tried-and-true formula for sharpening the skills of its members, turning out published authors who go on to win acclaim and awards. If you are a writer who is not afraid to critique and be critiqued in an encouraging and non-threatening environment, come join us.
WORD WEAVERS IS CURRENTLY MEETING ONLINE. TO CONNECT TO OUR ONLINE MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT DR. SAM @ 941.900.8231
United Methodist Women
The purpose of the United Methodist Women (UMW) is to be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Click here to learn more about their history, mission, and ministry.
The UMW of First Church have a general meeting once a month October – May.
There are several groups (circles) that meet for fellowship, study, and service projects.
ALL UMW MINISTRIES CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
This ministry provides loving outreach in a myriad of ways, including a baby shower for
Mothers Helping Mothers and Christmas gift bags for homebound church members.
This group makes children’s clothing for Mothers Helping Mothers and knits prayer shawls
which are shared with church family and friends.
Esther Circle supports a young student through COPA. The group also supports Children
First, Resurrection House, and other local charities. As with all of the UMW groups, they
welcome new members.
This ministry emphasizes “people helping people.” Meetings often include experienced
speakers on health and current events.