Getting plugged in at First United Methodist is easy! We provide a variety of affinity groups to connect members to God, to each, and to the world. Join the Prayer Team to lift prayer concerns to God or the Knit Wits to make blankets for newborns or hat for cancer patients. Our United Methodist Men and Women groups are also very popular and highly active! Check out the list of groups below to see what speaks to you and to find out how to join.
The Prayer Team meets every Wednesday at 4:45 pm in the
Christian Life Center Parlor.
The Intercessory Prayer Team receives the prayer concerns of our church and community. The team also prays over prayer shawls given to those who are sick or hurting, jaunty hats for those undergoing chemotherapy, and baby shawls for babies and young children being baptized. The team also prays for immediate prayer concerns lifted throughout the week.
For more information, contact Teresa Holt, 501.623.6668, ext 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To share a prayer concern (confidentiality is kept) with the team, send to email@example.com.
Come join the fun of our small group dinner groups! Each group consists of 8-12 people (singles/couples of all ages) who arrange to meet monthly for dinner at a time and date to be chosen by each group. You may choose to meet at someone's home and bring a dish or go out for the evening. This is a great way to make new acquaintances whether you have been around for years or just started visiting. Dinner groups will be composed of all ages, and childcare will be arranged with the different groups. A kick-off appetizer gathering is on Sunday, September 15, CLC 103, 6:00 pm, to introduce you to your group (childcare provided if requested). To register, CLICK HERE
2nd Wednesday of every month at 1:00 PM
Christian Life Center Room 205
The Knitwits invite all, young or old, who would like to learn to quilt, knit, crochet, and embroider to their gatherings. Excellent mentors are available for one on one instruction. The group is currently providing prayer shawls and baby blankets for the church’s prayer ministry and jaunty hats for those undergoing chemotherapy. If you are interested or would like to learn more, please feel free to drop in or contact Joyce Thornton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ho Hum meets every Wednesday & Friday at 9 am in the gym (Christian Life Center 205).
Ho Hum (Holy Older Healthy United Methodists) is an exercise program for older adults. The group promotes healthy and spiritual living through weekly, low-impact exercises. Everyone is welcome to come to any session!
XYZ Fellowship (eXtra Years of Zest) is a fellowship group for retired men and women. They meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the Shelton Room (lower level of the Christian Life Center) for a potluck lunch and fellowship—September through May. The meeting concludes with a program relating to current events. All retired people are welcome. Come and enjoy the fellowship and get involved in our planning and events. For more information, contact Candy Poirier at 501.623.6668 ext. 117 or email@example.com.
The Traveling Adult Seniors are comprised of a group of Senior Adults—55+ that enjoy various trips including day trips and overnight excursions. They have traveled to Branson, Mt. Magazine, the Elephant Farm in Greenbriar, AR., to Camden’s Daffodil Festival, Murry’s Dinner Theatre and many more places of interest. They take off once a month on a new adventure. For future events and how to purchase tickets, contact Candy Poirier at 501.623.6668 ext 117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senior Saints Dinner and A Movie night is hosted on the third Thursday of every month in the Christian Life Center at 4:30 pm. Dinner is served downstairs in the Shelton Room then the movie is shown upstairs in the movie theater of the Children's Wing.