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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 different class personalities and styles.

If you are interested in participating in any of these classes, please contact:

Rev. Linda McDermott for information.

Classes for All Ages

First Talks | 9:30 am | Room 310 & Zoom
First Talks is a discussion group formed around weekly TedTalk presentations. A range of opinions and experience make for a great discussion of timely issues.

Kaleidoscope | 9:30 am | Room 230
Open to EVERYONE! This relatively new, exciting class is “come just as you are”. We are married and single with kids and no children, young, gay, straight. We are currently studying Questions of Faith: Modern Thinkers Respond. Several socials are being planned.

Open Door | 9:30 am | Room 320
In response to so many requests for a class that meets at the same time as children are in Sunday School, we are launching the 9:30 Open Door Class. Couples or singles, all are welcome to join with other parents for a time of socializing and discussion of topics that are important to you. In addition, we will have several opportunities for service projects (some with our children joining in) and socials.

Veriditas Class | 9:30 am | Room 332
Veriditas is a lively class centered around book discussions. The group does two or three book studies during the year. Topics include Bible study, theology, and spiritual growth; book titles are chosen by the group collectively. The class also meets via Zoom on Thursday evenings and studies another book chosen by the group.

Wesley Bible Study | 9:30 am | Room 340
All are welcome! This class is a weekly Bible study often led by retired clergy, seminary students, and clergy on staff. Currently studying Genesis with Evve Kuykendall leading. Occasional socials and casual lunch get-togethers.

Young and Middle Adults

Aldersgate | 9:30 am | Room 333
We love a good discussion, bringing a variety of life experiences and opinions shared respectfully with one another. Lessons are usually led by class members or speakers from the adult speakers bank. We engage in monthly service opportunities, including Second Sunday at the First Street Methodist Mission and several social gatherings throughout the year.

Genesis | 9:30 am | Room 351
Our class is primarily made up of late 30’s, early 40’s couples and singles, most with elementary aged children or youth. Studies are presented by class members 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.

Middle and Older Adults

Good Neighbors/Koinonia | 9:30 am | Room 231
The name Good Neighbors says a lot about who we are: caring for each other, serving others. We would describe ourselves as “an active and lively group who loves to learn, think, and express many different opinions”. The most unique thing about this class is its “Big Personality”! Lessons are presented by speakers from class and the FUMC speakers bank and range from social issues, community concerns, current events, and biblical studies. Many social events and hands-on service opportunities.

Inquirers | 9:30 am | Room 352
We are a very welcoming class! We have 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, including monthly dinners and monthly Ladies Coffee.

Loyalty | 9:30 am | Room 334
Lively, active, and engaging! This class values the friendships formed, and the lessons presented by engaging speakers from both church members and community speakers. We support a number of service agencies, and enjoy gatherings for food and fellowship.

Bible Studies

We offer ongoing and seasonal Bible Studies, as well as an annual Bible Challenge. Regardless of whether your Bible is well worn or new, you’ll find a place to grow in faith by studying the good news of God’s word.

Contact: Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez | 817-339-5067
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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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First Church Financial Well-Being

Join Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, Director of Stewardship Nancy Fisher, and several financial experts from different fields for this six-week study. Using the Saving Grace curriculum, we will address the topics of saving, earning, giving, spending and debt. Our conversations will explore helpful strategies for achieving a sustainable financial life.
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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 Adults

We are a community of young adults in their 20s and 30s who seek meaningful connections between our day-to-day life experiences and our faith in Jesus Christ. We open ourselves to God’s transforming power and love. We welcome all who are looking for a place to belong, to explore, and to make a difference!

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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
Outdoor Events

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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