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.

Evening Schedule:

5:45 pm

  • Fellowship Dinner in the Activity Center ($3/person, max $12 per family)

6:30 pm

  • Multiple Adult classes available, schedule below.
  • Wednesday Wilds – Elementary/Youth Evening Program (Room 205)

7:00 pm

  • Chancel Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Fall 2019 Classes:

This form is to select the class you would like to take at First United Methodist Church of Gilbert. Most of the classes meet weekly on Wednesday nights.

  • Lead by Pastor Rick
    • A Study of the Book of Daniel:
      August 14 – November 13 (15 weeks).
      Study Daniel from a different perspective.
    • Adult Advent Study:
      November 20 – December 18, (4 weeks).
  • Lead by Pastor Diamond
    • Journey 202 – Follow Me:
      August 7 – September 11 (6 weeks)
      Two simple words that change everything. This call is not an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life. Come see how you can do this.
    • A Study of Prayer Practices:
      September 18 – November 13 (9 weeks).
      Prayer is more than just saying the right words at the right time. Learn how to make prayer a time to be in personal relationship with God and unleash the creative power of the Holy Spirit.
    • Youth Advent Study:
      November 20 – December 18
  • Lead by Sylvia Harris
    • Disciple 3:
      September 11 – December 11 (12 weeks).
      Remember who you are – The Prophets.

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To register for a class you can contact the church office directly (480-892-9166) or let us know through this registration form: Class Registration.

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. Please check the Worship bulletin for details. Come and try each to find one that will encourage you to deepen your faith in God.

Classes meeting at 8:00 am

  • 8 am Sunday School
    • 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.
    • The class is held in room 133.

Classes meeting at 9:30 am

  • Christian History
    • 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.
    • The class is held in room 133.
  • Perspectives
    • This class is currently studying the “The Bible for Grown-Ups” video series by Andy Stanley.
    • This class meets in room 142.

Classes meeting at 11:00 am

  • Living the Question
    • 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”
    • This class meets in room 142.

For any questions, please call or email the church office (480-892-9166).

Alpha Class

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 more information on alpha click here.

Current Class

Meets Thursday nights August 15 – October 17 (10 weeks) in the Activity Center.

  • Meal at 5:45
  • Class at 6:30

For any questions, please call or email the church office (480-892-9166).

book club

Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:00 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.

For any questions, please email Judy Bristow, call or email the church office (480-892-9166).

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

For any questions, please email the Men’s Group, call or email the church office (480-892-9166).

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.

For any questions, please email Christy Robertson Yoder, call or email the church office (480-892-9166).

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.

For any questions, please email June Morrison, call or email the church office (480-892-9166).

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 any questions, please email Pam Turner, call or email the church office (480-892-9166).

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!

For any questions, please email Jenny Vallera, call or email the church office (480-892-9166).