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 II: Wednesdays at 6 pm beginning Sept. 5

    Facilitators: Wade bishop & Peter Bernheim

    This 24-week study will immerse you in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. The study is ideal for busy people who want to fit an in-depth Bible study into their schedule. The study retains the familiar Disciple format with its theme word, theme verse, statement of the human condition, daily and weekly assignments, and prayer.

  • Holy Moly for Kids: WEDNESDAYS AT 6 PM BEGINNING SEPT. 5

    FACILITATOR: Tracey Capelety

    KidsCor, the Children's Ministry of FUMC, will be starting the Holy Moly! series as part of Wednesday Night Small Groups starting

    Sept 5. This program is geared towards our elementary-aged students. Nursery care will be available for children ages 6 weeks through preschool. Join us for a night of food, fun, and fellowship. 

  • A Return to Love: Beginning Sept. 5

    Facilitator: Claire Dobbs

    This 6-week study will reveal how each of us can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. This study aims to show us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.

  • A RETURN TO LOVE Retreat: Oct. 5 & 6

    FACILITATOR: CLAIRE DOBBS

    Oct. 5 (5 - 8:30 pm) & Oct. 6 (9 am - 3 pm)


    As FUMC prepares to host Marianne Williamson in October, join us for a retreat (Friday/Saturday) with Claire Dobbs. Together, we will explore Williamson's mega best seller, A Return to Love, and learn more about A Course In Miracles. We will spend time in prayer and meditation and talk about the importance of cultivating a daily spiritual practice. Claire will explain why these teachings are helpful in bolstering our Christian faith.


    This retreat will take place in the Fellowship Hall. On Saturday, breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided. 

    Minimum participation of 8 people is necessary to hold the event.

  • Made for a Miracle: Beginning Sept. 5

    Facilitator: Mark Senn

    Have you ever prayed or hoped for a miracle? This 6- week study examines the two components of every miracle: divine action and human responsibility. For a real miracle to take place, we must act with God, using whatever gifts, talents, and abilities we have and directing them toward God’s work. We need to follow the examples of Mary in the birth of Jesus, Jesus’ followers when he healed them, and Jesus’ disciples after he rose from the dead.

  • The Book of John

    Wednesdays at 6 pm beginning Oct. 17

    FACILITATOR: Claire Dobbs

    The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.”

  • UnAfraid

    Coming January 2019!

    FACILITATOR: Claire Dobbs

    Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Adam Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging. Then he helps readers understand and counter fears related to such outsize perils as terrorism, death, and the apocalypse.

  • Advent Study on Handel's Messiah

    Sunday Evenings at 5:30 pm BEGINNING Nov. 4

    A study for both the music lover and the biblical seeker, this group explores the scriptural Advent texts of Handel's Messiah. The study will be followed with a performance by The Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus, who will perform ‘The Messiah’ at First United Methodist Church of Gulfport on Dec. 2 at 3 pm.

  • 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. 

  • Mosaic Women's Study: New Study Beginning Aug. 21

    TUESDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM

    Studies are six to ten weeks using a video presentation along with a student workbook selected by class participants.  The group will start "Anointed - Transformed - Redeemed," a 7-session video and workbook study of King David and a personal review of trust and relationship with God on August 21. Workbooks are available at Life Way book store at Crossroads Mall for $12.99. Our first week is introduction, so you have time to check the book and meet with us each Tuesday at 6 pm. in the Pairs and Spares classroom.

    For more information, contact our church office: 228.863.0047


  • 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.