Community is a gift of God. One of the best ways to get connected, meet new people, and grow in your faith at First United Methodist Church is to join a small group!

Study Groups

Study groups focus primarily on reading, interpreting, and applying the teachings of the Bible to our contemporary lives. Study groups are a great opportunity to grow in your knowledge of God’s Word and discuss the Bible with others who are on the journey of Discipleship. Our study groups include weekly groups, short term studies and annual church-wide Lent and Advent small groups.

Current Study Groups

Interest Groups

One of the guiding principles of First UMC is “fellowship.” That means we see the gathered community (the “church”) as a gift of God that offers opportunities to come together and share in love, care, support…and fun!  

Life Groups

Being part of a Life Group is a commitment to “doing life” together in a small group, encouraging each other on our faith journeys through time spent together in Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Participants may meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly to provide each other with support, comfort and motivation for living a Christian life. Start where you are: the best people to journey with could be the people already around you! Would you like to know more about forming a Life Group or being a part of one? contact Dave Gehrum ( or Holly Pote (