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 Parent Place: Sundays AT 10 am BEGINNING Feb. 24

    FACILITATOR: Presley McNiel

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  • Dare to Lead: Wednesdays at 6 pm beginning Jan. 30

    Facilitator: Claire Dobbs

    Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It’s about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It’s time for all of us to step up!

    Book by Brené Brown.


    FACILITATOR: Ruth Bishop

    Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today.

    Book by Adam Hamilton.

  • Present over Perfect: WEDNESDAYS AT 6 PM BEGINNING JAN. 30

    FACILITATOR: Tracey Capelety

    Are your thoughts always racing ahead to the next thing on your "to-do" list? Liberating you from the pressure of perfection, Niequist invites you to be open to God's unconditional love, focus on the present moment, and experience a deeper sense of grace, space, and connection.

    Book by Shauna Niequist.

  • 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


    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 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.