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. 

YOU ARE INVITED: 2019 Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

As a church, we have enjoyed a long-term partnership with our missionaries, Ardelle and Gordon Graner, both during their twenty-three years of ministry in Bolivia and since 2013 in the Dominican Republic. In the past our church’s role in this partnership has primarily focused on providing financial support.  We are now planning an FUMC mission trip to expand our role and strengthen our partnership. During the late winter/early spring of 2019 a team of us will travel to the Dominican Republic and invest some of our congregation resources and members in a specific project.  This will help deepen our personal relationships with the Graners, strengthen our church’s connection to them and enhance our shared ministry.

To learn more about the ministry in the Dominican Republic and to further explore the mission trip, you are invited to join us for two meetings after worship in the Youth Room on Sunday, April 29 and Sunday, May 6.  Attending one or both meetings is open to all who want to explore supporting or going on the mission trip in 2019.

 

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: 
                                      First and third Wednesdays at 5pm in the church
                                      reception office.
                  OR              First and third Thursdays at 1pm in the church library.

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.

BWCA Trip Planned: Contact Gene Danneman, Tom Sibley or Guy Havelka (United Methodist Men’s Group coordinating) if you would be interested in joining a group going on a wilderness canoe trip to the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota.  Departing St Cloud August 11-leaving BWCA on August 15, 2018.   Interested but dates don’t work - let us know.

 

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.  

The next YAH (Young at Heart) meeting will be Friday, May 11 at 10:00 am. 
Spring is here and brings with it new life.  We need to protect and learn about our Earth.  How can we at First UMC do those things?  Join us Friday, May 11 at 10:00am as our own Rick Miller shares his experience as an Earthkeeper!  What is it?? What does Rick do?  Come and share some coffee, goodies, jokes as we finish our 2017-2018 year.  See you there!!