Sunday Morning Groups

Meet at 9:30 am

Rooted
Library of CMC
All are welcome. This class is mostly attended by parents with pre-school and school-aged children but welcome anyone to join Class meets in the Library of CMC (Children’s Ministry Center)- Upstairs hallway to the right behind the double doors. The Class is studying and discovering together the scriptures in Matthew (no curriculum). Typically two-three times throughout the year will take a break to do a six-week study on a topic/curriculum class chooses.
Crusaders
Parlor
This group began as a group of adults with small children, now its members range from 35’s to 60’s. The class addresses a variety of topics that helps them live a Christian life in today’s world. Whether it is contemporary literature or traditional scripture, lessons are approached from a Biblical point of view. Members don’t always agree on major issues, which can lead to lively (yet respectful) discussions. This rambunctious group stays busy with Church functions and social gatherings, help each other in times of need, and hold one another accountable for their actions. They are in every sense of the word a true family.
New Horizons
Garden Room
This is a large and active class of men and women. They focus on the lectionary scriptures. Class members are very active in various ministries in the Church. Social events are a class favorite. They enjoy Christian fellowship and often have to be reminded to get down to the business of Bible study. The warm and friendly group welcomes all visitors. Meets in the Gard
Open Door
Room C225.
This is an all-inclusive adult class with a tradition of fellowship and service to our church and community. The members study using the Bible, study guides, common lectionary and current or controversial topics. A vocal, loving group encourages an atmosphere of participation and expression of one’s views. Teaching responsibilities are passed between members with topics chosen by the class. Besides occasional class parties, the members have fellowship every Tuesday at various restaurants. Meets in Children’s Ministry Center.
Come One, Come All
The Crossing
This is a senior adult class with 28 members on the roll, averaging 14-20 on any given Sunday. The class, ages range between 65-93, has been led by Curtis Reece for over twenty years. Many various topics, studies and events have been discussed and have shaped the group throughout its existence. The group has two main socials, one in the summer as well as a Christmas celebration. Although the class has a definite senior status, it is very active in Christian and community events. The class members are nurturing, forgiving, and have formed strong bonds as they care for one another. This class is known best for celebrating each other’s joys and lifting each other up in times of sorrow. This class is out going and welcoming. Like the name says - Come One, Come All.
The Seekers
Room C218
This class of 15 to 20 members, ranges in ages of 40-80. Depending on the study, the leaders rotate. The Seekers meet in the educational building room with a wall full of beautiful crosses, each as unique as the person who presented it. Current events and scripture come together to create discussion, debate and fellowship.
Five Star
Room E105
This class is a great class to gather and enjoy learning about God. For example: The 5 Star small group will begin an 8 week study, "The Epic of Eden-Psalm", by Sandra Ritcher. All visitors are welcome to join us in the ancient challenge to be serious about our prayer and worship. Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30 am on the first floor of the Education building For more information contact Debbie Durham at deboraofamerica@yahoo.com or Janet Nelson at janet.nelson@gmail.com

Special Groups

You are Welcome

Grief Support
Room E113
Join us for “Grief Matters”, an 8-Week Program. First United Methodist Church invites you to participate in this peer support program devoted to understanding the nature of grief and providing strategies for the grief journey. Each 8-week session requires registration and a commitment to attend on a regular basis. There is no charge to participate. Each week, one of the following 8 topics is discussed: Introducing the Experience of Grief, What is Grief?, The Many Emotions of Grief, Confronting Guilt and Anger, Loneliness, Grief Attacks: How Grief Comes, and Goes, Adjustments, Reorganization, And more . . . When: September 14 - November 2, 2021- Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Location: Room #E113 behind the main building of First United Methodist Church Presenter: Esther Mitchell If you are interested please contact Rebecca at 578-2701 or rebeccathornbury@fumcvictoria.com
Celebrate Recovery
Room
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. This ministry will begin in September and we need to form a team now to get organized and prepare! If you are interested in participating as a team member, please contact Heather at heatherlinville@fumcvictoria.com