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.

  • 10-Week INtroduction to the enneagram

    Wednesdays at 6 pm

    FACILITATORs: Claire Dobbs, Ruth Bishop, & Lezlie Mathews

    The Enneagram is an ancient personality tool for developing self-awareness and spiritual discernment.  It's fun as well as challenging. Join us!

  • 4 Week Book Study, Fear of the other by will willimon

    Wednesdays from 6-7:15 PM

    FACILITATOR: wade Bishop & Peter Bernheim

    This group will study the book, Fear of the Other, by Will H. Willimon. Readers are invited to consider the Gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be "other" or outside mainstream culture.

  • 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


    A new study will begin on January 9 on “Daniel” by Beth Moore. 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 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 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.