First United Methodist Church

Adult Groups & Discipleship

We have a variety of different groups for all adults at every life stage in your spiritual journey. From Sunday School Classes, Women’s Groups, Men’s Groups, and Young Adults – there is a place for you here! Scroll down to learn more about our adult opportunities. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit our leadership page for the staff contact.

Sunday School

Sunday school is an opportunity to gather for deep and meaningful conversations about scripture and topics of faith.

Women’s Groups

Connect with other women with several care and support groups, such as Women Warriors and our Book Club.

Men’s Groups

Join the men’s ministry for monthly meals, and support groups twice per week.

Connect Groups

Learn more about the different types of groups we offer.

Kinfolk

Kinfolk is launching new Connect Groups to engage, inspire, and empower young adults who are curious or committed to Jesus.

CFCD

The CFCD seeks Christ in everyday life and empowers ordinary people to surprise the world.

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Sunday school is an opportunity to gather for deep and meaningful conversations about scripture and topics of faith. It is also an opportunity to create relationships, get to know others in our church, and live out our faith in community as Jesus instructed us. The goal of all of these classes is empowering individuals to strengthen their spiritual gifts, extend care to those in need, and welcome and discuss new ideas in a safe setting. All are welcome.

Joy (All Adults)
Sundays, 10:00-11:00am, Wesleyan Bldg. 222

Forum (All Adults)
Sundays, 10:00-11:00am, Fellowship Hall

Cornerstone (All Adults)
Sundays, 10:00-11:00am, MFLC Gym

Weekly

WOW (Women of the Word)
Mondays 11:30am-1:00pm, Zoom
New study starting April 25
Book: “The Names of God: His Character Revealed” by Melissa Spoelstra

Email [email protected] for the Zoom links.

Early Risers
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00am, Zoom
Book: “Moses” by Adam Hamilton

Email [email protected] for the Zoom links.

Monthly

Women’s Book Club
Second Wednesday of the month, 10:00-11:30am, Matthias Family Life Center Library (2nd Floor)

• May: “The Henna Artist” by Alka Joshi

• June: “Forever” by Pete Hamill

• July: “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict

Women Warriors
Meets once a month at various restaurants for food and Fellowship.

Email [email protected] for time & location.

Circles

Hannah
Hannah is a community of women who gather monthly for service, fellowship, and spiritual development. Find out more about our annual sale at Hannah’s Closet.

Ruth UMW Circle
Second Friday, 9:30am
This group of women is our church’s connection with the United Methodist Women, a world-wide ministry that supports women and children locally, nationally, and around the world. They meet for Bible study, fellowship, and community service.

For more information, contact [email protected].

Weekly

Tuesday Morning Men’s Group
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00am, Fellowship Hall

Thursday Morning Men’s Group
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00am, Zoom
Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Weekly

Methodist Men’s Monthly Monday Meals (MMMMM)
Meets once a month at various restaurants for food and fellowship.

Email [email protected] for time & location.

Here at First UMC Winter Park, we offer 3 different types of groups for you to grow in your faith with our church community. Below are descriptions for you to learn more.

Connection Groups

This group includes 12-40 people in weekly or monthly meetings to form a connection between each other and God. This is done through discussion, Biblical/doctrinal teaching, or topical conversations. Here at First UMC Winter Park, we have many different opportunities for adult classes and groups – from Sunday School Classes to women’s and men’s groups that meet throughout the week.

Small Groups

This group includes 8-12 people in weekly meetings designed to help believers with their everyday relationship with Jesus. These groups are designed around personal sharing, prayer, and carrying each other’s burdens. We are actively looking for small group leaders who are willing to guide the conversation and check in with the members of their group. Leaders will be given training and follow-up by Pastor Philip and the Small Groups team. If you are interested in being a small group leader in 2022, please email [email protected].

Accountability Groups

This group includes 3-4 people who meet weekly or monthly to improve their attitudes, emotions, feelings, intentions, affections, and grow in their relationship with Jesus and in Holiness and Love. Each member is accountable to the other members as they grow authentically. If you would like more info on starting an accountability group, please email Pastor Philip at [email protected].

Kinfolk is launching new Connect Groups to engage, inspire, and empower young adults who are curious or committed to Jesus.

Who is Kinfolk for?
Kinfolk is for people with questions. You might wonder where God has been, wonder what relevance the church has, or wonder how the world can be so beautiful. If you’re like us, you do all three.

Kinfolk is for young adults. We like how that’s a loose concept, but generally speaking a Kinfolk young adult is out of college but still working toward a career. And yes, we have plenty of exceptions.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

The CFCD seeks Christ in everyday life and empowers ordinary people to surprise the world. The CFCD was commissioned with a simple goal: create a reproducible pathway to discipleship knowing that the church thrives when people get involved.

We strengthen involvement by growing creative disciples. Creative disciples are passionate about Jesus and his redemptive work and see their church as a home base for unique and personal ministry. Moreover, creative disciples grow in community; they get involved with each other to surprise the world together. Look for new opportunities and studies soon!