Adult Ministries

There are many ways for adults to connect at First UMC!

Adult Faith Formation:

Forums are often offered on Sunday mornings at 10:45am. Topics range anywhere from Life Concerns like how to get through the holidays after a major loss, to Social Concerns like helping with the Ebola Crisis in Africa. Child care is also available during this time.  No registration necessary. 

Ongoing Weekly Fellowship/Book/Bible studies:  
No need to register, join at any time!

Men's Bible Study: Mondays at 7am at Brigitte's Restaurant, St. Cloud.
Fellowship Group: Mondays at 8am at Perkins, Sartell.
Oasis: Wednesdays at 9:30am in the church library. 
Reading Group: Thursdays at 10:30am in the church library.

Ongoing Monthly Fellowship/Book/Bible studies:  
No need to register, join at any time!

Prayer Shawl Crafters: 
We invite other knitters or crocheters to join us!
The Wednesday group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, September to May, from 5:00-6:30 The Thursday group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, September to May, from 1-2:30.

The Prayer Shawl groups create prayer shawls for the comfort of our congregation, baby blankets for baptisms, and other items such as hats, mittens, and scarves for donation to schools, the Promise Neighborhood, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other places where they are needed. 

United Methodist Women (UMW): Four Circles meet monthly.  
                                                           See more information on Circles.

United Methodist Men (UMM): Second Monday of each month at 6pm in fellowship hall.

Young at Heart - YAH: Second Fridays at 10am in the church fellowship hall.
                                      Treats and coffee, sharing jokes and a program are following
                                      by lunch at a local restaurant. 

On October 12 at 10am YAH (mostly retired folk, but anyone available at that time is welcome) will gather for treats, coffee, jokes and a speaker from Salvation Army who will share about their after-school program called ‘SMART Kids.’ SMART Kids provides a safe, nurturing environment for children from families experiencing homelessness. Caring staff supports and mentors children through art, recreation and academic tutoring. SMART Kids provides care through a trauma-informed lens, taking into account the effects of chronic stress on the development of children and its impact on their relationships. We envision a world where all children feel safe and receive nurturing care to reach their highest potential no matter their present obstacles.