Adult Ministries

Whether you have just begun your Christian journey and know little about the Bible or if you grew up in the church and want to know more, FUMCFW Adult Ministries offers you exciting opportunities to learn more about God and grow in your spiritual journey. Whether you’re single, a first-time parent, and empty-nester, or an older adult, we have a place for you to belong.

Adult Studies & Events

Adult Sunday School

Every Sunday morning, groups of adults meet in FUMCFW Sunday School Classes to enhance their spiritual growth and enjoy fellowship with other Christians. We have classes for a variety of demographic groups, with many class personalities and styles.

While many of our Adult Sunday School classes are resuming in-person meetings, others are continuing to meet via Zoom, including:

Kaleidoscope | First Talks | Good Neighbors | Veriditas | Loyalty | Inquirers
New Horizon Singles | New Passages| Koinonia | Foundations

If you are interested in participating in any of these classes, please contact Rev. Linda McDermott ( for information on dates, times, and zoom links.

Adult Sunday School Classes (Updated June 1, 2021)

Class meeting times vary; please contact Rev. Linda McDermott ( for the latest class meeting schedule.

All Ages

Wesley Bible An ongoing class of weekly Bible study led by retired ministers and clergy staff. Friendly, open class that seeks more intense biblical study.

First Talks Discussion group formed around weekly Ted Talk video presentations. A range of opinions and experience make for great discussions of timely issues.

Kaleidoscope We are open to everyone. This class is about coming just as you are, married, or not, with kids or not, old or young, gay or straight, none of that matters; show up ready to love each other.

Young Adults

YoPros (Young Professionals) The Young Professionals group (YoPro) is a community geared towards young professionals and grad students ages 22 – 35 growing in faith and fellowship as they walk through life together. They have a calendar of events and meetings, including a Sunday Morning Chat Group. For more information, see below and/or contact Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez | | 817-339-5067

Early Middle Adults

Foundations Mostly couples with early elementary-aged children. Class members present studies with discussion opportunities and occasional guest speakers. Topics range from biblical studies to issues related to families to social concerns. Several social events throughout the year.

Genesis Mostly couples with elementary-aged children. Speakers and class members present lessons on biblical studies, social issues, and living a Christian life as a family. Several social events throughout the year.

Middle Adults

Aldersgate Mostly couples, many are recent empty nesters.  Class members or speakers usually lead lessons from the adult speakers’ bank. Occasional social events and monthly service opportunities.

Quest Couples and Singles. Studies led by class members with lively and open discussions. Currently meeting once per month on Wednesday evenings at the church. Occasional social events.

Good Neighbors Couples and singles. Lessons presented by speakers from class and speakers bank and range from social issues, community concerns, current events, biblical studies. Many social events and service opportunities.

Koinonia Couples and singles, most are early retired. Lessons focus on biblical topics, Christian faith, and social issues in ways that seek to enrich our understanding of living a Christ-centered life. Lively discussions. Several social events throughout the year.

Late Middle Adults

Loyalty Couples and singles. Mostly active retirees. Lessons are presentations by community leaders and church staff of current events and social concerns. Many social events throughout the year.

New Horizon Singles Mostly active retirees. A variety of speakers offers lessons from the class and church staff and the speakers’ bank. This class focuses on being a supportive community and so has many opportunities for gathering together during the week and special activities and parties throughout the year.

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Veriditas Couples and Singles. Class members lead class discussions on selected books. Books are challenging, yet inspiring, with discussions aimed toward theological reflections.

Senior Adults

Inquirers Couple and Singles. Weekly presentations by a variety of clergy, staff, and members of the church’s speakers bank ranging in topics from biblical studies to social concerns. Emphasis on supporting church outreach programs. Several social occasions.

Covenant Couples and Singles. Lessons are primarily Bible studies led by various class members and church staff.

Grow Bible Study

This inspiring  First Church study opportunity will include elements of presentation, discussion, and interaction among participants. Discussions will be facilitated by clergy, program directors, staff, or lay leaders (depending on how many people are participating). All of the discussion facilitators will have the same guide with the same questions and discussion prompt.

Mark your calendar now to join this weekly study and discussion and get ready to GROW in faith and community!


Grace Groups

In these thoughtfully formed small group connections, you’ll find new ways to become more aware of God’s grace in your everyday life. Grace Groups give you an opportunity to form the deep, lifelong connections and friendships at our church. Grace Groups are formed twice each year through opt-in signups based on your location, schedule availability, and life-stage.

Contact: Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez | | 817-339-5067
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Short Term Studies

Living the Questions 2.0: A Fresh Look at the Bible

Join us for Living the Questions, described as “an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what’s next for Christianity.”

Contact: Rev. Linda McDermott | | 817-339-5064

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Men’s In-Depth Bible Study

All men are welcome to enjoy this ministry of fellowship, prayer, support, and new spiritual growth on their faith journey while getting to know other men in the church.

Contact: Fred Cantu | 817-368-5238
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United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women (UMW) of FUMC Fort Worth is a community of women whose purpose is to grow together in faith and fellowship with one another.
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Young Professionals

The Young Professionals group (YoPro) is a community geared towards young professionals and grad students ages 22 – 35 growing in faith and fellowship as they walk through life together. We offer a full calendar of a variety of events to accommodate all schedules.

Contact: Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez | | 817-339-5067
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Wesleyan Adventurers Senior Adult Ministry

The Wesleyan Adventurers Adult Ministry is all about fun and fellowship and learning. The sky is the limit on what they do.

This group is for persons that are 60 and above but they will be quick to tell you if you think this means you must be old to join their fun, think again. This group bridges a whole generation of men and women who are young at heart and act anything but their age. The adults in this ministry are fun-loving, energetic, and full of life. They are adventurous, so truly the name fits them. They want to go and do and be active. Not only do they seek new adventures; they are also looking for new adventurers to join them! This is a very inclusive group, and everybody is welcome. You don’t have to be married, or “old”, you can be single, divorced, widowed, married, or whatever. Wesleyan Adventurers is a group for everyone.

Wesleyan Adventurers has something for everyone. Travel, games, dinner, retreats, fellowship, and interesting outings. If you are looking for a way to connect with others in our faith community over a wide array of activities and events this is a group for you!

Contact: Rev. Phyllis Barren | | 817-339-5082
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Outdoor Ministry

This group plans events and outings for all ages that include; camping retreats, canoeing and kayaking, fishing trips, hiking, bike riding, and many other outdoor activities.

Contact: Austin Patton |
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Support Groups

FUMCFW offers support and growth opportunities for a variety of life stages and challenges — from marriage to divorce, loss, dementia, and more, we offer ongoing support in group settings to help meet your needs.

Contact: Rev. Phyllis Barren | | 817-339-5082
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Singles Ministry

To meet the spiritual and social needs of single adults, our New Horizon Singles Sunday School class and affiliated groups offer a variety of opportunities including Bible study, special speakers, retreats, outreach to the community, mission projects and social events.
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