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.
See schedule below
Elementary – Room 205
- When Religion Becomes Evil • Pastor Rick • 1/12-3/9 • Room 136 & Virtual
- The Difficult Words of Jesus • Pastor Diamond • 1/12-2/9 • Room 130 & Virtual
- Wednesday Night Wilds • Janelle • Room 205
- Youth Bible Study • Shayla • Senior High Room
When Religion Becomes Evil
Pastor Rick’s Wednesday Night Bible Study will start January 19 at 6:30pm. It is based on “When Religion Becomes Evil” by Charles Kimball. This study explores how all religious traditions are susceptible to basic corruptions and why only authentic faith can prevent such evil.
Books are available on Amazon (from $11-$13).
This class will be a hybrid offering (online and in-person Room 130). Register online, call the office at 480-892-9166 or leave your request in the comments section of the yellow card.
The Difficult Words of Jesus
Pastor Diamond’s Wednesday Night class begins January 12 at 6:30pm and is based on “The Difficult Words of Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine. Jesus provided his disciples teachings for how to follow Torah, God’s word; he told them parables to help them discern questions of ethics and of human nature; he offered them beatitudes for comfort and encouragement. But sometimes Jesus spoke words that followers then and now have found difficult. This study examines how these difficult teachings would have sounded to the people who first heard them, how have they been understood over time, and how we might interpret them in the context of the Gospel of love and reconciliation.
This will be a five week study. This class will be hybrid offering (online and in-person Room 136). Register online, call the office at 480-892-9166 or leave your request in the comments section of the yellow card.
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.
Actively meeting off campus
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.
Actively meeting off campus
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.
Actively meeting off campus
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.
Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:00 am. During the year this group meets in Room 130. 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 7:30 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 intergenerational bible study.
We meet every Tuesday Morning from 9:15-11:15am in room 130.
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 you will have a wonderful time making new friends.
Set Apart a 6-week study of the Beatitudes
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 from 12:15 – 1:30 pm in room 136.
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 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Church in room 130.
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)
or use the following registration form: