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 Ruth Bishop

    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

    FACILITATOR: Claire Dobbs

    For 30 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.

  • Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

    Wednesdays at 6 pm

    FACILITATOR: Mary Katharine Sullivan

    This 9-week financial class teaches you responsible money management. It also looks at money in marriage and how our money affects relationships. Materials must be purchased, and the cost is $93 per kit (individual or couple).

    Contact the church office or visit this link to purchase. 

  • The Way: Wednesdays from 6-7:15 PM

    Travel with Adam Hamilton as he retraces the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. This 40-day focus will help you and your group grow deeper in their faith, learn more about the life of Christ, spend time daily reading and reflecting upon the Scriptures, and invite families, through the children’s and youth studies, to grow together in their faith. 

  • Slow Church

    April 26th, May 3rd, 10th, & 17th at 6 pm

    Facilitators: Peter Bernheim & Pam Coffey

    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

  • 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. 

  • Falling UPward: Wednesdays at 6 pm

    In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up."

  • Mosaic Women's Study


    A new study will begin on July 11  on “Uninvited” by Lysa TerKeurst.  The study guides are available at Lifeway.  

    For more information, contact Jennie White: 

    228-234-0646 or

  • United Methodist Men: Second Saturday of the month

    The 2012 United Methodist Book of Discipline charges the General Commission on United Methodist Men with the “primary oversight for the coordination and resourcing of men’s ministry with The United Methodist Church.” Our UMM group meets the second Saturday of each month at 7:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.  After enjoying breakfast together, they tackle necessary maintenance and other projects around the church.

  • 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 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.