Connecting with others Connecting with others
Connecting in a Christian community is an important part of our relationship with Jesus! First strives to be a church that welcomes and accepts people into our community! We have opportunities to join studies and fellowship together! Scroll below or click the links to the side to see how can connect at First!
Fellowship
Study
Children & Youth
Study with us. Fellowship
United Methodist Men (UMM) UMM are active in various areas of the church. We meet for fellowship and lunch the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the Parlor. Men of all ages are encouraged to join. United Methodist Women (UMW) UMW is organized within the local United Methodist Church in small groups (circles) and the General Meeting. We meet for fellowship and spiritual growth. The General Meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month (September-May) at 9:30 am. Please contact the church (505-243-5646) with any questions. Fellowship is important at First! Join us one of these groups that Fellowship together regularly!
There are many ways to study with other Christians at First. Join a Sunday School class or evening study that fits you! Sunday School Sunday Morning is a great time to get together and study! Scroll down to see all the Sunday School offerings that are available at First!
Sunday Morning Sunday School Classes, 9:15 - 10:15 am (various rooms) Los Compadres, Room 305 As our name implies, we are a group of friends with a vision to live a more Christ-centered, significant life. We are open to and welcome new members and new ideas. Our curriculum includes Bible study, but also tackles current issues and needs in the church, community, and world at large. Our class participates in an ongoing quest to learn to live on a daily basis the life that Christ would have us live. We accomplish this by maturing in our faith and building authentic relationships through study and loving service. We invite you to come grow with us. Sanctuary Class, Friendship Room Visitors and new members are always welcome. Two-som Class, Parlor The Two-som class has a heritage of over sixty-five years of sharing cares, concerns, prayers, and frequent social events. We choose studies that satisfy our desire for new knowledge and new ways of looking at life. We would love to have more new members of any age. Come and enjoy a rich fellowship with us. Agape Class, Room 104 The word Agape (the Greek word for love) is often used in reference to the characteristic attitude of Christians towards each other. Love is reflected in our class and in our in-depth study of the Bible. Son-Day School Class, Room 303 This is a class for persons who are looking for a chance to meet with others to explore some basics of the faith. Pastor Jon's Creed Study Pastor Jon would like to invite you to his Wednesday Night Bible Study! This study will be over the book "Creed" by Adam Hamilton. Learn about the Creeds we use and why they are important! This study will take place Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
Children and Youth
Children and youth are an important part of First! We are committed to bringing up children surrounded by God Childcare Childcare is offered from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.on Sunday mornings for all children up to ten years old. The mission of the First UMC Childcare Center is to teach the love of Jesus through our actions and attitudes to all of the children and their families. Our aim is to help children develop a trust in God and others by maintaining consistent routines and practices. To that end, we provide pagers to parents when they drop off their children so that contact can be made if necessary. Our childcare staff is a talented, dedicated group of church employees who truly care about the welfare of the children placed in their care. Please let them know if your child has any special needs or specific allergies. Sunday School Sunday 9:15 - 10:15 am September - May Children’s Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.in Room 205A Parents Night Out (PNO) The First UMC Childcare Center hosts PNO two Fridays each month from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., providing four hours of quality childcare and a nutritious dinner at the cost of only $20 per child. PNO is a wonderful opportunity for a parent (or parents) to enjoy an evening out, secure in the knowledge that their children are in good hands. After dinner, the children read books, make crafts, play games, watch movies, etc. The church provides Parents Night Out as a ministry to members of First UMC and the Wesley Kids parents, and the program is limited to 20 children each night. Sign up in Wesley Kids lobby or contact the church’s Business Manager at 505.243.5646 x15. Children Youth Events for Children Sunday school classes for Mid High Youth (5th-8th) and High School Youth (9th-12th) are back to meeting on Sundays at 9:15 am Youth at First meet for special events throughout the year, be on the lookout for more information regarding the next event! Check back soon for information regarding future events! Events for Youth Check back soon for information regarding future events!