There are several opportunities for Adults of all ages to get involved at First United Methodist Church of Gilbert. Opportunities vary from a great game of softball, sharing lunch with friends to many bible study options. There are tabs below to see an overview of options on our church campus right now. We welcome everyone to pick an activity that will not only be enjoyable but will provide scripture and conversation to help you on your faith journey.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. ~ Colossians 3:16
Whether you are looking to take a class, have a meaningful spiritual discussion, are seeking to spend time in the presence of God in our sacred space or are looking to make a difference through the gift of music, you will find opportunities to do that at Wednesday Night Fellowship. Join us wherever you feel comfortable. And don’t forget we have a dinner every Wednesday Night starting at 5:45pm.
January 15 – February 26, Resumes March 4
$3/person, max $12 per family
See schedule below
Elementary – Room 205
Youth – Room 200
Spring 2019 Classes:
Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and the United Methodist Church – Pastor Rick and Diamond
Wednesdays January 8 – February 19 (6 weeks) (No class January 22)
Thursdays January 9 – February 20 (6 weeks) (No class January 23)
This six-session resource has been designed for participants to develop their own perspectives on the Bible’s passages related to homosexuality.
Offering a Wesleyan approach to the interpretation of scripture, it allows ample time for thoughtful small-group discussion. The seven biblical passages most commonly cited on this topic are studied from a comprehensive perspective of content, context, and culture.
Rev. Rob Fuquay, pastor of one of the largest United Methodist congregations in the country, creates a safe space to navigate through this thorny issue, “I know this is an issue that many people shy away from, but this study was created with the conviction that it’s time for every United Methodist to engage in this discussion,” Fuquay said. “The future of the denomination is now at risk. Only the people in the pews can offer any hope for healing and resolution.”
This curriculum is offered through the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship (creators of Disciple series) and is meant to help UMC churches prepare for General Conference 2020. Many of the churches in our conference have either done this curriculum or are planning it for January.
There are no materials to purchase for this class.
For more information please go to this link: https://www.institutefordiscipleship.org/2019/08/28/new-dvd-series-on-bible-sexuality-and-united-methodist-church/
Lenten Study – Pastor Rick
March 4– April 8 (12 weeks)
First United Methodist Church of Gilbert conducts several Adult Sunday School classes on Sunday Morning. Currently, at least one class is held during all three worship services at 8, 9:30 and 11am. Come and try each to find one that will encourage you to deepen your faith in God.
The new four-week study “Almost Christmas” encourages people to wholeheartedly follow Christ during Advent, connecting the Wesleyan heritage with traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace. For more information from the publisher: Click Here
This class will be available Wednesday nights and in all Adult Sunday School classes during Advent season. You are encouraged to pick any class time that is convenient, even if you haven’t joined Sunday School previously!
This catchy title sort of says it all. The class meets at 8:15 and is a great resource for an early riser or for people in the choir who want to participate in adult bible study. This class is currently studying “When Christians Get it Wrong” by Adam Hamilton.
Explores ancient beliefs and how they impact and compare with Christian thinking. This class is taught classroom style. Lesson are informative and well prepared. Topics are in series format or based on a book. This class is currently studying “How Jesus Became God” by Bart Ehrman.
Join us for discussions generated by contemporary religious thinkers through video series. The goal is to share perspectives and opinions from different generations and life experiences to achieve greater understanding of how to improve our lives in service to others. This class is currently studying the “The Bible for Grown-Ups” video series by Andy Stanley.
This class will change over time based on the Bible Study they are utilizing. This is a great class for all who like to have a variety of topics covered. This class is currently studying “Painting the Stars • Science, Religion, Evolving Faith”
Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 am. During the year this group meets in Room 142. During the summer, the location is determined among members each month so be sure to check the online Calendar or the Monthly Evangel. Bring your own sack lunch to eat during the conversation.
Books are chosen by the group and cover a wide range of interests. You do not need to read all the books, instead chose the one(s) you want to read and then attend that monthly meeting. This is a great way to meet people from the church who enjoy reading and discussing what they thought of the book.
Mission Statement: To bring men to Christ and a lifelong discipleship journey.
We accomplish this mission through Bible study, discipleship groups, evangelism training, leadership development, accountability groups, mentoring, retreats, mission trips and special events.
We do the thing that God intended to help grow men in faith, other men. To be able to collectively share in their struggles, their walk, and grow in their faith. In addition, we biblically train and equip men to be spiritual leaders in their homes, in the church, and in their places of business.
The Gilbert Men’s Ministry develops men in Christian living to make an eternal impact for this generation and those to come. In today’s culture, it’s increasingly important for men to honor God with their hearts and lives.
Join us for our Gilbert Men’s Breakfast on the third Saturday of each month at 8:00 am in the Activity Center.
- Come enjoy a hearty breakfast
- Meet men for spiritual growth and support
- Personal testimonial & life sharing
- Audio & Video correlation
- Opportunities for involvement in Gilbert Men’s Ministry
This Women’s Bible Study has been part of the First United Methodist Church of Gilbert for a long time, come and check us out!! We love to have new members be part of our exciting and rewarding bible study. It is never too late to come and join our group. This group of ladies represent all age levels and all different levels of bible knowledge, a great inter generational bible study.
We meet every Tuesday Morning at 9:00 am in room 142. The bible study ends at 11:00 am.
If you have children ages 8 years old and younger, bring them with you and you can utilize the nursery at no cost to you. There are always two trained adults in the nursery at all times so your child(ren) will be safe and have a wonderful time making new friends.
To register for childcare, please email Janelle Churicuzio.
We are a caring group of individuals who are mostly retired. All are welcome to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a great time of Christian Fellowship, laughter, singing and various speakers and monthly Birthday celebrations. Come and nurture your spirit with us every Wednesday at noon in room 133.
The Christian Women’s Fellowship is an opportunity to meet and socialize with other women in a Christian atmosphere of sharing, caring and loving. This is a wonderful place to get acquainted. Our agenda includes sharing concerns, celebrations and having devotions. We support other Ministries with our projects in fund raising and participation in their activities and all women are WELCOME.
This group of ladies meet the first Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11am at the Church.
The kids had their fun… Now it’s our turn! Meets every Sunday afternoon 1 pm – 3 pm in the Activity Center. For adults 18 and older. RSVP to Jenny Vallera or show up and play!
This is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed setting. The 10 week course introduces Jesus and his way of life, answering questions like these: Who is Jesus? How does God guide us? Why does God allow suffering? No question is too simple or hostile. Non-denominational. Atheists and agnostics are welcomed. This course starts roughly every 10-11 weeks.
For any questions, please call or email the church office (480-892-9166).