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.


Evening Schedule


Adult Classes
6:30 pm
See schedule below
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday Wilds
6:30 pm
Elementary – Room 205
Wednesday Wilds

Current Classes

  • Becoming Heart Sisters • Pastor Adriana • starts Jan 14th • 11 am • Room 136
  • We make the road by walking • Pastor Rick • starts Jan 17th •  6:30 pm • Room 130
  • Tuesday Bible Study
  • Wednesday Night Wilds • Janelle • Room 205
  • Youth Bible Study • Shayla • Senior High Room


Becoming Heart Sisters

A Bible Study on Authentic Friendships This study is by Natalie Chambers Snapp and will be the Sunday 11am class’ first study of 2024. Friendships with other women are as important to our mental, physical, and spiritual health as rest, exercise, and prayer. We don’t just want friends—we need friends. God created us for relationship. Yet despite being more connected than ever before, we struggle to feel connected. From the false intimacy of social media to busyness and relational conflict, there are many challenges to developing authentic relationships. This class will be led by Pastor Adriana Hernandez on Sunday mornings at 11am in room 136 beginning January 14th. Class dates are 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, and 2/11.

Register online, call the office at 480-892-9166 or leave your request in the comments section of the yellow card.

We Make the Road by Walking

The Wednesday Evening Bible study class resumes the book, We Make the Road by Walking. This book explores a brilliant retelling of the biblical story and a thrilling reintroduction to Christian faith. Author Brian McLaren provides weekly readings and offers simple insightful reflections and transformative practices. Pick up a copy of the book or download the audible version and join Pastor Rick on Wednesday nights at 6:30 beginning January 17th in room 130. This is a class that is formatted for you to join in as your schedule allows. This class is in person but also available via zoom.
Wednesday, January 17th 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 24th 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31st 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 7th 6:30pm

Register online, call the office at 480-892-9166 or leave your request in the comments section of the yellow card.

Tuesday Bible Study

The Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study begins socializing at 9:15am, study begins at 9:30am in room 130. All are welcome! You can join in the study at any point. This study is a journey with the first followers of Jesus and witness the birth and growth of the early church through spiritual awakening to the power of God’s Spirit, message, freedom, grace, mission, and direction.

Any questions, please contact

Register online, call the office at 480-892-9166 or leave your request in the comments section of the yellow card.

Entering The Passion of Jesus 

Wednesday Night at 6:30 pm | Room 130 | Led by Pastor Rick
Sunday at 11:00 am | Room 136 | Led by Pastor Adriana

Register online, call the office at 480-892-9166 or leave your request in the comments section of the yellow card.


For any questions or to register for a class, please contact the church office: 480-892-9166 or
or use the following registration form:

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.


10:15 am Sunday School
10:15 am
Room 130

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.
Living the Questions
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

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.

For any questions, please email Judy Bristow, call or email the church office (480-892-9166) or use the following registration form:

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

For any questions, please email the Men’s Group, call or email the church office (480-892-9166)
or use the following registration form:

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

Tuesday Morning Bible Study will be starting August 17th with a kick-off brunch (potluck style in true Methodist fashion) at 9:30 am-11:15. Our first book will be Set Apart a 6-week study of the Beatitudes by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. Same format as before (in person only) no masks required (but optional) starting at 9:15 for some social time, prayers and praises at 9:30 with large group video then small group discussion. Please let me know if you want the book (so we can order enough) and if you need nursery care (so can let those that arrange that know.) Please share with friends/neighbors that might be interested in joining our multi denominational Christian group.

To register for childcare, please email Janelle Churicuzio.

For any questions, please email Sonja Ruhland, call or email the church office (480-892-9166)
or use the following registration form:

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.

For any questions, please email June Morrison, call or email the church office (480-892-9166)
or use the following registration form:

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.

For any questions, please email Pam Turner, call or email the church office (480-892-9166)
or use the following registration form:

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 any questions, please call or email the church office (480-892-9166)
or use the following registration form:

Adult Ministries Registration Form