Small Group Ministries at FUMC

Wednesday Night Meal

Leave the cooking to us on Wednesday evenings! 

Every week, we will have a home-cooked meal ready

to serve at 5:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall, 

located on the corner of 15th and 23rd Streets. 

Meals will include an entree

with side items, salad, dessert, and drinks. 

 

Suggested Donation:

Adults/Youth/Kids (age 12+): $4.00

Kids ages 11 and under: $3.00

Maximum of $15 per family

Small Group Offerings

FUMC offers a dynamic lineup of small groups for every age and interest. While most groups meet on Wednesday evening, there are several that meet throughout the week and month that may better fit your schedule. To sign up for a group, email Cleo McQueen or call the church office at 228.863.0047. Children's activities are available each Wednesday, and we ask that you make a reservation with the office each week. See below for our full lineup. We hope you'll dive in as we draw near to each other and Jesus Christ each week!

  • Disciple I: Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm

    Facilitators: Darlene Petersen and Kay Capelle

    Disciple I is a 24-week intensive study that provides a foundational overview of The Bible. The study covers the entire Bible (Old and New Testaments), following the biblical story from Creation to the New Jerusalem. The group will work from two different study guides, which can be purchased through Amazon or Cokesbury. 

    Contact Darlene or Ruth for more information.

  • Wesley Life Group: Wednesdays FROM 6-7:15 PM

    For 2 weeks, this group will share life together, following in the manner of the early Methodists who banned together in small groups to talk about “how is it with your soul?” This group will pray together and study spiritual writings and scripture. They will watch over each other in love as they reflect together on the General Rules of the early Methodist: 

         1. Do No Harm

         2. Do Good

         3. Stay in Love with God and Neighbor


    Those who participate in the Wesley Life Group this year will be invited to lead another Wesley Life Group the following year. We will read several books that participants may or may not choose to purchase.


  • Christianity 101: What every Christian Needs to know

    Wednesdays at 6 pm

    FACILITATOR: Claire Dobbs

    Whether you are a new Christian or you’ve been a Christian for many years, this class is for everyone who feels they need a better grasp of the basic teachings of Christianity. For five weeks, this group will cover topics including God: Father, Son & Holy Spirit; The Bible; Salvation; the church and spiritual disciplines.

  • Congregational Care Study

    Wednesdays from 6-7:15 PM

    FACILITATOR: Cleo McQueen

    Do you have the gifts of mercy and compassion? Would you like to learn more about how to extend pastoral care to others and join our congregational care team here at FUMC? If so, this class is for you. Join us for a 6-week study beginning Sept. 13 on The Caring Congregation. On the final week, we will visit our homebound members and serve them communion.

  • Slow Church

    Wednesdays at 6 pm

    Facilitators: Peter Bernheim

    In the beginning, the church ate together, traveled together and shared in all facets of life. Slow Church invites us to leave franchise faith behind and enter into the ecology, economy and ethics of the kingdom of God, where people know each other well and love one another as Christ loved the church. Sign up today in the Fellowship Hall or by emailing

    cleo@fumc-gulfport.org


  • Chancel Choir: each Wednesday at 6:15 PM

    Facilitator: Joy Mehrtens

    Our Chancel Choir includes vocalists and instrumentalist that age from high schoolers to senior citizens. Age is no limit for praising God! Each member volunteers to participate in Wednesday evening choir practice, Sunday morning Sanctuary worship and on occasion, additional service opportunities. 

  • Living Into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us

    Wednesdays at 6 pm beginning Oct. 25

    FACILITATOR: CLAIRE DOBBS

    For 4 weeks, this group will study Christine Pohl’s book which examines foundational practices for any community seeking to become healthier and more authentic. The group will explore four practices: gratitude, making and keeping promises, living truthfully, and practicing hospitality.

  • Mosaic Women's Study

    TUESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM

    A new study will begin on September 12  on “Breathe” by Priscilla Shirer. The study guides are available at Lifeway.  

    For more information, contact Jennie White: 

    228-234-0646 or jennie.white0903@gmail.com


  • United Methodist Men: Second Saturday of the month

    The Methodist Men are a group of fellows that feel called to be a part of the life of the church behind the scenes. The men work with church members in need of handy-man-type assistance as well as working on projects in the community.  They also have "work" projects given to us from the church Trustees.  UMM meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at 7:30 am for breakfast, then conduct business and have a monthly speaker.  They extend a personal invitation to all Methodist Men to come and enjoy breakfast and find ways that they might use their God-given talents to serve others.   Contact Mark Senn:  228.493.3999

  • Sassy seniors: Third Wednesday of the Month

    The Sassy Seniors meet each month for a social lunch and fellowship at some of the coast's finest restaurants. The lunches are organized by Ada Reid, and those who wish to attend should make their reservations in advance with the church office.

  • FRIENDS OF MARY: SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 9:30 AM

    Friends of Mary is a women's fellowship group that meets each month to fellowship, encourage and support one another through Bible study. Each month, a different lesson is presented by one of the group members. Meetings are held in the sanctuary substory. There is no cost to participate.