Adult Groups & Bible Study

strengthen your walk with christ today:

Join a bible study or personal enrichment group! 

Bible study groups are a wonderful and transformative way to go deeper into God's word, to enhance your understanding of the world around us while fortifying your faith. At First UMC Coral Gables, we are proud to have a wonderful assortment of bible study groups nurtured by insightful and caring members of our church family. Below are some of the groups you may join today!

Bible Study Groups 

Sundays

Sunday Mornings: Trinity Bible Study Class - "Experiencing God"

51GPT75BY9L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Today's fast-paced and too often frenetic world - filled with intense family, personal and professional demands on your preciously accounted-for time - leaves many wondering where they fit in God's larger plan; and if they're headed in the right direction. Join us and start exploring your specific path in our new bible study, "Experiencing God." Led by Dr. Bob Ladner, this 14-week exploration will be your roadmap to a stronger and more focused you!  

When: Sunday mornings, 9:30 a.m. 
Where:  Room 206 of the Hanger Building
Contact:  Dr. Bob Ladner  | ladner_r@bellsouth.net                        

 

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Evening Series: "Experiencing God" Bible Study 51GPT75BY9L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

Today's fast-paced and too often frenetic world - filled with intense family, personal and professional demands on your preciously accounted-for time - leaves many wondering where they fit in God's larger plan; and if they're headed in the right direction. Join us and start exploring your specific path in our new bible study, "Experiencing God." Led by Dr. Bob Ladner, this 14-week exploration will be your roadmap to a stronger and more focused you!  

 When: Every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.
 Where: FUMCCG's Head Center
 Contact: Dr. Ladner | ladner_r@bellsouth.net 

  

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 Series: "Experiencing God" Bible Study  
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Companerismo en Cristo (Companions In Christ) Spanish Bible Study 

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Christian spiritual life is more of a journey than a destination. Let us walk beside you in faith and perseverance! Join facilitator, Rebeca Romero, and others as we reflect on Christ’s call (Responder al Llamado de Cristo).

 When:

Every last Monday of the month, at 11:00 a.m.

 Where: Room 123
 Contact: Rebeca Romero | (305) 607-7157

 

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The Explorers Bible Class hands2

Join The Explorers new thought-provoking Bible study, "Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know."  In a 24/7 news cycle world continuously blurring the lines of understanding, world religion - what people believe and how they practice it - has become a victim to interpretation and little understanding. Get the real facts and experience the depth and breadth of the world's religions from all angles—historical, theological, and cultural. Delve into beliefs, symbols, and practices of other traditions, and how they impact our own Christian beliefs.

 When: Monday evenings, starting September 25, at 7:30 p.m.
 Where: Room 207 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Margaret Cox | magsc@aol.com 

 

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Tuesdays

 

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We all have them- the big questions in life. Why am I here? What is it all about? Where am I going? Is there a master plan and how do I fit in? Now, our Rev. Short-led Alpha Course can shed insight into those real-world questions and more in an open, friendly and judgment-free environment! Join us for this frank dialogue where everyone and every viewpoint is invited and welcomed- no background knowledge of (or belief in) Christianity is assumed or expected. 

When:           Tuesday evenings, at 6:00 p.m.
Where:          Founders Hall
Contact:       Jay Brooks  | jbrooks@fumccg.org  
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"Changing the World, One Book at a Time" Book Club

The book club, facilitated by Sharyn Ladner, reads and discusses books on contemporary social issues -all while having a wonderful time together!  Don't miss these special gatherings!

 When:

Every third Tuesday of every month, at 12:30 p.m.

 Where: Room 209 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Rebeca Romero | (305) 607-7157

  

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Wednesdays 

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Come deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ while getting to know your church family better! Our Women's Bible Study shares our unique perspectives while building friendships that endure.

Join us as we delve into the study of John Ortberg's "All The Places To Go, How Will You Know?" We look forward to seeing you!

 When: Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
 Where: Room 209 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Pat Brown | (305) 778-2632 or click here for more details.

 

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Fridays

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Join us for this insightful and contemporary conversation focusing on how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, exploring prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.  This warm group of friends is waiting to spend time with you!

 When: Every second and fourth Friday of the Month
 Where: Room 225
 Contact: Click here for more details.

  

 

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Life Sharing Groups

Tuesdays

Computer & Tablet Class

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Do you have a computer or an iPad but struggle to use it? Or maybe you just need to brush up on your basic computer skills? If so, this class - led by Mark Allen - is for you! Bring your laptop if you have one for this real-life skills class.

When:

Every Second Tuesday of the month

Where: Head Center
Contact: Mark Allen | (786) 295-9865 | mallenfl@att.net  

 

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Acrylic and Oil Painting Class artclass1.JPG

Are you ready to unleash your inner Piccaso?  A great masterpiece might be within you and this class - taught by Margaret Steele - can bring out your talent! Bring a canvas, paints and your imagination.

When:

Every Tuesday, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Room 211 in the Hanger Building
Contact: Margaret Steele | Click here for more information. 

 

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Wednesdays

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Interested in sewing seeds of love? Want to learn an amazing new talent or use your abilities for good? Then join the We Care Quilters as they knit quilts for wounded veterans, foster children, babies and disaster victims.  Love is stitched here daily!

When:

Every Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: Room 223
Contact: Phyllis Salt | Click here for more information. 

 

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Habla Español? FUMCCG Spanish Classes Can Teach You How for Free!IMG_3637

Pick up a new language or brush up on South Florida's most popular foreign language by joining our free Spanish classes! 

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When:

Every Wednesday

  • Intermediate Conversational Spanish: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
  • Beginner | Intermediate: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • True Beginner: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 225
Contact: Rebeca Romero | (305) 607-7157 after 6:00 p.m. 

 

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Thursdays

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Looking for develop some wonderful friendships and engage in great conversation? Interested in the perfect lunchtime getaway? Then look no further than our Silver Club! Join us every week for entertaining programs, great fun and a delicious lunch - all for only $5.  You never know what great things are on the menu so be sure not to miss out!

When:

Every Thursday, beginning October 5, at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Head Center
Contact: Betty Buntin | (305) 388-0462 

 

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Men's Breakfastwaffle-878198_1920

Hot breakfast and warm friendships are on the menu for this men-only get-together.  Engaging speakers and lively discussions are always brewing here so come spend some time with us!  

When:

The Second Saturday of the month, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Founders Hall
Contact: Ken Murrell | (305) 710-4359 

 

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Ready to take the next step forward? We'd love to walk with you! 

We have a diverse group of small groups, each offering something very special and tailored to you! Contact Jay Brooks, Small Groups Coordinator, 305-445-2578, ext. 124, or via email at jbrooks@fumccg.org to help you find the perfect group for you. Don't walk through life's journey alone, walk with your FUMCCG family!

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For more information on current small groups and to connect in one, please contact Jay Brooks at jbrooks@fumccg.org.