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: Mere Christianity 

51x+g3l3G5L._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Join the Trinity Class in an exciting series based on Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis’ classic text on Christianity as a radical faith, a guide to overcoming evil and a message of hope. Paperback copies of “Mere Christianity” will be available at no cost. Contact Dr. Robert Ladner at ladner_r@bellsouth.net for an email copy to get you started.  Study guides also available!

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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Sunday Evenings: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

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The Sunday night class will resume on Sunday, September 15 with “Disciple Bible Study – Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study,” a comprehensive 32-week course in the Old and New Testaments, featuring videos, presentations, and class discussions.   This course is a comprehensive overview of the Bible, with weekly readings, historical and cultural overviews, and guided explorations of the meaning of scripture in the faith lives of the class participants.  Taught by Dr. Bob Ladner.  To sign up, please email Dr. Ladner at ladner_r@bellsouth.net.  

When:

Sunday evenings, 7:00pm (Starting September 15, 2019)

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

 

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Families Small Group

Families are at the heart of everything we do! Join us as we support each other, sharing knowledge, advice, and love! Pizza, refreshments, and childcare are always provided, as are listening ears and caring hearts! Join us, we would love to spend time with you!

 When:

On Hiatus  - Typically meets first Sunday of the month, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Where: Head Center
 Contact: (305) 445-2578

 

 

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Women in Community

Join us for an insightful series on Monday evenings, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 215, as we discuss Deborah, a strong-minded and God-fearing woman who was a prophetess, judge and poetess. 

 

 When:

Meet Monday evenings, from 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

 Where: Room 215
 Contact: Kathy Kowalski at (847) 284-7436

  

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Explorers Group: "The Great Spiritual Migration" Discussion Group

Join Dr. Margaret Cox as she continues her thought-provoking discussion series based on the book The Great Migration by Brian McLaren.  Centered on the book's premise that Christianity is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift, the discussion invites church family and friends to come together in a judgment-free zone to learn from each other.  For details, contact Dr. Margaret Cox at magsc@aol.com.

  • Click here for a special interview with author Brian McLaren, by The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 When:

Monday evenings at 7:30 pm (Resumes September 9, 2019)

 Where: Room 207 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Margaret Cox | magsc@aol.com |  (305) 812-4446

 

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Tuesdays

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

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

  • The Group will be focusing on various books throughout the year.  Please contact the Church Office for the latest details.

 

 When:

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

 Where: Room 209 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Church Office | (305) 445-2578

  

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Wednesdays 

Women's Bible Study 


Learn to truly embrace life's possibilities as we kick off an inspiring study of Adam Hamilton's "The Gospel of Light."The

The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name. 

Adults, youth, and children alike can experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal in Adam Hamilton's  "John: The Gospel of Light and Life. You'll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament.

 

 

 When: Typically meet Wednesdays, 9:15 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

Christ First Bible Study Group

51KDUAWACCL._SX366_BO1,204,203,200_Calling all women!  Join us as we delve into our new study, The Quest, by Beth Moore.  

Get your weekend started off the right way by joining us on Friday mornings, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 225. This warm group of friends is waiting to spend time with you!

 When: Every other Friday at 9:30 AM (Starts September 6, 2019)
 Where: Room 225
 Contact: Brenda Diaz-Balart for more details.

 

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Life Sharing Groups

Tuesdays

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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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The power of prayer is a powerful force in our lives! Join us for our special monthly Prayer Breakfast, as we help lift each other up in a program full of inspiration and insightful speakers.

When:

ON HIATUS: typically meet 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Where: Head Center
Contact: Bobby Bryant | Click here for more information. 

 

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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: Jay Brooks | Click here for more information. 

 

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Thursdays

Grief Support Group

people-handsLoss of a loved one, economic security, health concerns and life's challenges severely changes one's life. The Grief Support Group is here to walk with you.  This loving group is a reflective and interactive group, helping those in need of transition by connecting to each other and to the heart of God. Wherever you are in your grief journey, you are welcome here.

 When:

Meets monthly, every second Thursday | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Resumes October 10, 2019

 Where: Room 209 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Jan Peel | janhpeel@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

 Series: "Experiencing God" Bible Study  
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Looking to 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:

On Hiatus - Typically meet every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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

 

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Saturdays

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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: Harry Jordan |hjmiami@gmail.com

 

 

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Sundays 

United Methodist Women

UMW Celebration 1.6.19Congratulations to our very own First Coral Gables Organization/ Unit of United Methodist Women for officially receiving their Certificate of Re-Organization on January 6, 2019! For 150 years, United Methodist Women have organized laywoman and mobilized for God's global mission of the church and our church family can continue writing the next exciting chapter at FUMCCG!  

Join us select Sunday mornings and learn how you can contribute to being the loving and positive change that we would like to see in the world!  

When: Select Sunday mornings, 12:15 p.m. | 
Where: Head Center
Contact:  Angela Kim  | fumccgumw@gmail.com                      

   

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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! 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 the Church Office at 305-445-2578.