Second @ First
Small Group Hour
Second @ First is the Small Group/Sunday School hour at First UMC. Our first hour on Sunday morning (whether you attended services at 8, 9, or 11am) is always dedicated to congregational worship. The second hour is a time to meet new people, deepen friendships, share life together intergenerationally, recognize how God is at work in our lives, facilitate fruitful conversation, challenge one another in practical ways, and pray together. This opportunity for discipleship takes place from 10-10:50am in various rooms throughout the church. See the descriptions below of the current groups that are meeting. Though it's preferred that you start with a group from its beginning, you can always jump in late if you're new to our church community (especially during the summer months).
Small Group Options (1/5/20-3/29/20)
Created to Flourish
12-week study of the book, Created to Flourish, by Peter Greer and Phil Smith; Endowed with God-breathed gifts and passions, we reflect our Creator as we labor to bear fruit and bless others, inviting them to experience the dignity of meaningful work. But in our broken world, many barriers can keep us from flourishing, and poverty is one of the greatest. Created to Flourish explores the Church’s call to respond to families living in poverty and discuss practical ways to get involved. Led by Beth Valentine Louder plus guest teachers from HOPE International.
The Enneagram Journey
Bowling Alley (Rooms 203-204)
The Enneagram is an ancient personality typecasting tool, which has in recent years grown in popularity and publicity. While most personality systems focus on what we do, the Enneagram focuses on internal motivation, and illuminates how that motivation drives our unique behaviors. It helps us step out of the darkness and into the light, where we can be seen as the people God has created us to be. We will be exploring all 9 types at a basic level, hoping ultimately to help each person identify their type. Led by Marcus Rodrigues and SunHae Haverstick. Group size will be limited to 15.
Upper Overflow (Room 207)
All are welcome to join for Bible study and discussion. This Winter we’ll continue our topical Bible study on Prayer. We’ll especially be focusing on different prayers found in the New Testament. Our hope is to develop a more intimate and real prayer life together. We meet in the Upper Overflow—Room 207.
Dan Lewis Class
Come join us for varied lessons, discussions and fellowship.
SML (Sunday Morning Life)
SML meets in the Youth Room with large and small groups for youth, grades 6-12. This Spring we'll be bringing Bible stories to life with reflective reading, acting, spontaneous melodrama, asking questions, and good discussion. This session will be led by Stephen Haverstick
1st Kids’ Clubhouse
Children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us in the Clubhouse as we learn about Bible stories and the lessons they contain. We break into small groups to learn more about applying these lessons to our lives through games, activities, and crafts.
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