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

This co-ed softball team plays two seasons.  Normally we play the winter and spring season with the City of Gilbert.  This is a recreational team and all are welcome to play regardless of your playing level.  This is a great way to meet new people and get in your exercise as well!

Come on our and join us.    More information regarding times will be forthcoming.  Please email Pastor Gwen  with questions.

First United Methodist Church of Gilbert conducts several Adult Sunday School classes during Sunday Morning.  Currently we have at least one class during all three worship services 8, 9:30 and 11am.  Please check the Worship bulletin for details.  You are welcome to attend any class at any time, there are no official “start” and “end” dates.  Come and try each of them and find out which one will encourage you to deepen your faith in God.

8am Sunday School

  • This catchy title sort of says it all.  The class is at 8am and is a great resource for an early riser or for folks in the choir who want to participate in adult bible study.   Class topics vary, the classes are held in room 133.

Christian History

  • Explores ancient beliefs and how they impact and compare with Christian Thinking.  This class is taught in classroom style and you will receive a very informative and well prepared lesson every Sunday.   For more information please email Nancy.  This class is at 9:30am in room 133.
 Home Builders
  • In this class we study Bible passages and discuss how to apply God’s word to our lives.  The class is facilitated by a leader that encourages class participation.  This class is in room 142 at 9:30am.

Living the Question

  • This class explores the meaning of Faith in the 21st Century using a variety of resources from leaders in seminary, lay persons, researchers and others.  This class is at 11am in room 142.

Generation X

  • 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 during Sunday School.  This class is at 11am in room 201.


book club

This book club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:30am.  Place is determined among the members of this book club, so check with the online Calendar or the Monthly Evangel on location and direction for the next meeting.  These folks normally meet in someone’s home close to the church and you bring our own sack lunch to eat during the conversation.

Books are chosen among the folks that attend and cover a wide range of interest.  You do not need to read all the books, you chose which ones you want to read and then attend the monthly meeting. Great way to meet folks in the church who enjoy reading and this discussing what they thought of the book.  This is a very friendly and open group.  For more information, email Molly.

Mission Statement: Create a strong  brotherhood of men that will commit to spiritual growth in order to  establish and exemplify a Christian standard for our families and our  community.


  • Create/Enhance  personal relationships within the men of our Church
  • Create  small groups that meet weekly to encourage spiritual growth
  • Meet  as a group monthly to study/discuss topics that impede our spiritual  growth
  • Identify and accomplish service projects in the name of  our Church and our Lord
  • Have some fun

First United Methodist Church of Gilbert currently has two small groups going who meet weekly for breakfast.  Each group sets its own agenda and the size of these groups are normally limited to 8-10 men.

For more information regarding the Men’s Weekly Breakfast Groups, please email Odus Elliot.

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.

Please email Katie Bouchie to register for childcare or for more information.

For any questions, please contact the church office, email Christy Robertson Yoder at or email Deanna Helland

To register for childcare, please email Katie Bouchie

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 #212. For more info, contact June Morrison or email the church office.

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.

For more information, please email Laura.

Wednesday Night Fellowship begins on August 9th!  Dinner at 5:45pm in the Activity Center.  $3/person, max $12/family.  Classes start after dinner at 6:30pm.  The classes, with the name of the teacher (s) and general information are provided below:  clude:

Alpha (Mike Miller)

  • Celebration Dinner is set for August 2nd at 6:30pm.  The ten week class starts on August 9th.  This class is an excellent refresher course for longtime Christians, and a chance for exploring Christians to ask questions about faith.  It gives you everything you need to know what is foundational to our faith.

Journey 101 (Rev. Gwen Mader)

  • Journey 101 is a series of three 6 week classes that give the essentials to live out the Christian faith.  It is designed to help us grow as Christians.  The three series are
    • Knowing God (Aug 9-Sept 13) Discover tools to deepen your understanding of God and the scriptures.
    • Loving God (Sept 20-Oct 25) Experience spiritual practices that will help you to love God and others.
    • Serving God (Nov 1-Dec 13) Learn how you can serve others and share Christ.

Your Move and Breathing Room (Vicki Hanson)

  • These are two Andy Stanley courses, each 4 weeks, will resonate particularly with young families.  What do we do when it’s your move and you aren’t sure what to do?  How do you find breathing room in an already crowded schedule, especially when breathing room feels like a luxury?

Disciple 1 Bible Study (Sylvia Harris & Molly Hahn)

  • This is a 24 week study of the entire Bible.  Participants will read portions of the Bible and the guidebook as homework each day and come to the study to discuss it.  This study is a valuable resource to a general knowledge of the Bible.

Experiencing God (Rev. Deborah Lerner)

  • This is a 13 week class that awakens us to a radically God-centered way of life in which we know and do the will of God.  You will learn how to know when God is speaking to you, identify what God wants you to do through you, and respond to God’s activity in your life.

To register for any of these classes, please click here!