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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 class personalities and styles.

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

Adult Sunday School Classes (Updated April 27, 2022)

Class meeting times vary; please contact Rev. Linda McDermott (lmcdermott@myfumc.org) for the latest class meeting schedule.

All Ages

Open Doors New class! A new option for those wanting to attend the 9:30 Gathering Service. This class is intentionally open to ALL. They are intellectually curious and seek to form close relationships within their faith community. The class format will include guest speakers and lesson presentations for discussion. Many social events are being planned throughout the year! Room 344, 11:00 am

Kaleidoscope New class! Open to everyone — come 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. Currently studying Questions of Faith: Modern Thinkers Respond. Several socials are being planned. Room 351, 9:30 am

Wesley Bible An ongoing class of weekly Bible study often led by retired clergy, seminary students, and clergy on staff. All are welcome! Room 340-41, 9:30 am

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

Young and Middle Adults

Foundations/Genesis (Temporarily combined) 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. Room 331, 9:30 am

Aldersgate Lessons are usually led by class members or speakers from the adult speakers bank. Monthly service opportunities, including Second Sunday at the First Street Methodist Mission. Several social gatherings throughout the year. Room 333, 9:30 am

Middle and Older Adults

Good Neighbors Zoom option available. Lessons presented by speakers from class and speakers bank and range from social issues, community concerns, current events, and biblical studies. Many social events and hands-on service opportunities. Room 336, 9:30 am

Koinonia 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. Room 230, 9:30 am

Loyalty Lessons are generally presentations by community leaders and church staff on current events and social concerns. Many social events throughout the year. Room 334, 9:30

New Horizon Singles Lessons are offered by a variety of speakers from the class and church staff as well as the speaker’s 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. New time! Room 231, 10:00 am

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Inquirers 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. Room 352, 9:30 am

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 | zgurina@myfumc.org | 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 | zgurina@myfumc.org | 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 |  lmcdermott@myfumc.org | 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 | pbarren@myfumc.org | 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 | apatton@myfumc.org
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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 | pbarren@myfumc.org | 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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