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 - "Just Walk Across the Room" by Bill Hybels

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Led by Dr. Bob Ladner, this 5-week exploration shows you that by taking those simple yet incredibly significant few steps towards someone and offering a friendly hello may be all it takes to change their life forever!  You will be reminded that it's not about "evangelism techniques" and high-pressure methods. It's all about listening to the Holy Spirit and taking a genuine interest in other people! Learn when to speak up and when to stay quiet.  If you can recommend a new restaurant or an app for your cell phone, you can learn to share faith and maybe change a life! Come see how it works!

When: Sunday mornings, 9:15 a.m. 
Where:  Room 206 of the Hanger Building
Contact:  Dr. Bob Ladner  | ladner_r@bellsouth.net                        

 

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Evening Series: "Just Walk Across the Room" by Bill Hybels51wmgHrR34L._SX335_BO1,204,203,200_

Led by Dr. Bob Ladner, this 5-week exploration shows you that by taking those simple yet incredibly significant few steps towards someone and offering a friendly hello may be all it takes to change their life forever!  You will be reminded that it's not about "evangelism techniques" and high-pressure methods. It's all about listening to the Holy Spirit and taking a genuine interest in other people! Learn when to speak up and when to stay quiet.  If you can recommend a new restaurant or an app for your cell phone, you can learn to share faith and maybe change a life! Come see how it works!

 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Series: "Experiencing God" Bible Study  
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Women in Community: "Inner Peace" 

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Jump start your 2018 by focusing on "Inner Peace!" This 5-week series is based on Dr. J. Grace Eves' book by the same name and facilitated by the author.

To strengthen your inner peace, this unique group will focus on:

  • the importance of foudation and a belief system
  • how to keep Christ at the center of your life
  • how to listen to the right people
  • strengthening your relationship with God
  • remember you are not alone - God is always with you, no matter how difficult life gets
 When:

Monday evenings, from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

 Where: Room 215
 Contact: Jay Brooks | (305) 445-2578

  

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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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Bible Study: "Into the Word, Into the World!"

Join us Tuesday nights for our newest and insightful bible study, "Into the Word, Into the World!"  In only four books of the Bible - Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts - Dr. Robert Ladner leads you through a fascinating exploration into biblical history, culture and theology.   

Genesis-Exodus leads you through the traditional stories of the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament, the tribal conflicts,  the development of faith in One God, the theology of the Exodus and the Law. Luke-Acts leads you through the power of the Holy Spirit in the life of Jesus and the disciples, the growth of the early church with Peter and Paul, the familiar traditions and some unfamiliar stories - 12 weeks, April - June 2018.  

Along the way, you will gain insights into how Holy Scripture has developed to answer the urgent questions of the Jewish and Christian faith communities, and find the passages and principles that strengthen your own faith walk.

 When:

Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks, January through March, 2018 | beginning January 23, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 Where: Head Center
 Contact: Dr. Ladner | ladner_r@bellsouth.net 

 

 

 

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"Changing the World, One Book at a Time" Book Clubbookclub

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: Jay Brooks | (305) 445-2578

  

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Wednesdays 

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Join us as we kick off another exciting and revealing bible study series, "When the Game is Over, it all goes Back in the Box." 

 What can we take with us to the kingdom of God? In When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, bestselling author, pastor, and consummate storyteller John Ortberg tells us we can take pretty much only what we brought to the game. Everything else goes back in the box—the cash atop the corporate ladder, the vacation home at the lake, and the status vehicle in between. All the tokens, game pieces, and prizes are left behind when you walk away from the table. The only real "winnings" you claim and keep are your own soul and the love you have for Christ and each other. If you think you might need a better game plan—one that offers an eternal perspective—this strategy-filled playbook walks you through what it takes to really win big at the game of life.

 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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Are you ready to unleash your inner Piccaso?  A great masterpiece might be within you and this class - taught by Teresa Brooks - 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: Teresa Brooks | Contact Church Office at (305) 445-2578. 

 

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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 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: Jay Brooks | (305) 445-2578

 

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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 how to connect with one that speaks to you, please contact Jay Brooks at jbrooks@fumccg.org.