Adult Ministries

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

Our Study Groups for our Worship Series
If you haven't purchased the book already, some copies are available in the gathering space after worship. Join one or all as you are able:

Study Group Days, Times, & Locations:
Sunday (11/5, 11/12, 11/19) - Immediately after Worship
Back of the Church Fellowship Hall (check for signs)
Brady Hickcox and Emily O’Connor, facilitators

Mondays (11/6, and 11/13) 7pm - 8pm
Liquid Assets in Sartell
Brady Hickcox, facilitator

Mondays (11/6, and 11/20) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Home of Gail Kuzel,
Gail Kuzel and Ruth O'Donnell, facilitators

Sundays (11/5, 11/12, 11/19) 4:30 - 6:30 pm POTLUCK
Home of Karel Helgeson,
Karel Helgson, facilitator

Procrastinator Study Group #1
Sunday, November 19, 8 - 9, Fellowship Hall
Emily O’Connor, facilitator

Procrastinator Study Group #2  Date/Time TBD
Guest Speaker Philip Gulley (book author!)

If you have questions about our study groups, please reach out to Emily O’Connor


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.  
The Well: Wednesdays at 7:15pm in the church fellowship hall.   
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.

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 Young at Heart group will meet on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 10:00 AM in the fellowship hall.  On this day before Veterans' Day, we are fortunate to have a veteran turned author as our speaker.

Michael P. Maurer, a decorated Vietnam combat veteran living in the St. Cloud area, will reflect on his war experiences, combat, and his eventual return to Vietnam more than three decades later to write the novel Perfume River Nights.  Maurer's first novel was selected the 2017 Best First Novel by Next Generation Book Awards.  This powerful presentation will bring a unique perspective into one of the most fascinating periods in American history.

Novels will be available for $14.95 plus tax. All royalties from Perfume River Nights go to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.