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

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. Children's activities are available each Wednesday. See below for our full lineup. We hope you'll dive in as we draw near to each other and Jesus Christ each week!

  • The Book of Job

    Facilitator: Claire Dobbs

    Most scholars believe that the Book of Job is the oldest book in the entire Bible. Unlike most books of the Bible, Job is not written as prose or poetry. It's a thrilling and challenging drama that addresses the age-old question of why people have to suffer. The main characters featured are Satan, God, and a man called, "Job." If you like to wrestle with big life questions, then this study is meant for you! Come with lots of questions, but don't expect to get them all answered. 


    And by the way, the Book of Job is Claire's favorite book in the entire Bible!

    Book: Job and the Life of Faith: Wisdom for Today's World by Carol M. Bechtel

    Dates: Oct. 2 (intro), 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6 & 13

    Cost: $20 (scholarships available upon request)

  • Irresistible

    Facilitators: Leslie & Doug Vaughn

    This is a six-week book and video study for anyone who cares deeply about the future of the church. Once upon a time there was a version of our faith that was practically . . . irresistible. What made their faith so compelling, so defensible, so irresistible? Buckle up . . . you’re about to find out. More importantly, Andy will invite you to embrace the version of faith that, against all odds, initiated a chain of events resulting in the most significant and extensive cultural transformation the world has ever seen. A version we must embrace if we are to be salt and light in an increasingly savorless and dark world.

    Book: Irresistible by Andy Stanley

    Cost:$15 for study guide, book purchase optional through amazon.

    Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & Nov. 13.

    Location: Orange Grove/Lyman area, address will be given upon sign up.

  • Enneagram

    FACILITATOR: Ruth Bishop

    Have you ever heard of the Enneagram (eh·nee·uh·gram)? Have you ever taken a personality test? Do you know why you do what you do? Are you interested in what motivates your partner or your parents or children? If you are even a little curious, then this introductory course may be for you!

    This six-week introduction to the Enneagram will help you identify your personality type and provide further insight into your interpersonal strengths and weaknesses. By practicing self-observation, we can look at how we view the world, what motivates us, and how we respond to stress. We can recognize our old patterns and choose in the moment to move out of our Ego – Type and into our Essence – who God created us to be.

    Book: Becoming Conscious: The Enneagrams Forgotten Passageway

    Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & Nov. 6.

    Cost: $17

  • 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. 28

    Room 106 B in the Education Building

    This will be an 8-week study on “Christian: It’s Not What You Think” 

    by Andy Stanley.  $10 fee to cover the book and DVD group sessions.  

    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



    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.