Join a Small Group!

One of the best ways to grow in our faith is to be in a small group with others—to study and wrestle with God’s Word with others, ask questions, learn from each other, share with each other, and pray with and for each other. First United Methodist Church offers a variety of small groups, and we invite you to check them out! If you would like to learn more about these small groups or to form a new small group that we don’t currently have, please contact the church, 740-653-3330.

Please pray about joining one of our small groups—or starting one of your own:

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. Crossroads Community – Various relevant topics & scriptures

Worshipful Bible study with small group discussion (4-Square Rm. at Crossroads)

Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. Pastor’s Bible Study – Studies scriptures for following Sunday’s worship

Led by Pastor Nikki (Conference Rm. at Crossroads)

Adult Events:
 

The Faith Matters Sunday school class is doing Adam Hamilton’s study  John: The Gospel of Light and Life during Lent. We meet at 10:15am in Room 22. All adults and youth are welcome. Books can be purchased online or contact Renee Benham. 

We hope to see you in the New Year on Wednesdays from 4-5:15pm!

Come volunteer with First Community Kitchen! We take care of each other, pray with each other and our guests, and share the Bible with each other and our guests. Contact Judy Kraft at 740-653-3330 for more information.

Be a Part of Music at First
Have a good time, grow in your faith, enjoy awesome fellowship, and experience God’s presence while making music in God’s name. NOW is a GREAT time to become part of our music ministries. You will be a blessing, and you will be blessed by serving in this way. Prayerfully consider it!
Chancel Choir practices on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 31st. 
Hi-Lo Ringers bell choir practices on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. 
beginning Sept. 14th. Praise band is always open by audition to new singers
or new instrumentalists.
Contact Clarence McCoy at clarencemccoy@love-first.org 
or 740-653-3330, ext. 1004.

Throughout the Bible, God’s relationship to humanity is enunciated in a series of ongoing covenants—with Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus. What exactly does God promise?  How does God expect us to respond? Robb artfully interweaves biblical history with moving personal stories. Study books are available in the Parlor, and a video will be shown at each session. Feel free to attend each Sunday’s class or any one of the six sessions. If you have questions, please call the discussion leader, Joe Clark at 740-654-8766.

Our next Hooked on Books meeting will be Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 10:00 am at Crossroads Ministry Center.
Book to read: The Forgiving Kind
Author: Donna Everhart

GriefShare: A support group to help you move through the grief process  We’re starting a new GriefShare Group beginning February 7 at 11am, for 13 weeks, it has been so helpful to people who have lost a loved one. If you’re interested or know of people who are, please contact asap at 740-653-3330
or Rev. Ricci Arthur at pastorric@aol.com