Adult Groups & Bible Study

Life happens best in groups! 

Bible Study and personal enrichments groups are a wonderful and transformative way to go deeper into God's word, to enhance our understanding of the world around us, and to fortify our faith--all while in the company of good friends.  Join a small group where you can ask questions, share your experiences, and develop lifelong friendships. At First UMC Coral Gables, we have an assortment of small groups that suit your lifestage and available times.  Small groups are where life happens best! 



Trinity Class: Short Stories by Jesus 

51XAUizpuvLThe newest study in the Trinity Class focuses on an exploration of the parables of Jesus.  In Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, the study author, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, takes us back in time to understand the hidden meanings for Jews and Romans, and how these parables challenge us in our Christian life today. Obtain your copy of this engrossing book by contacting Dr. Ladner, or by stopping by church office. 

When: Sunday mornings, 9:15 a.m.  
Where: Room 206
Contact:  Dr. Bob Ladner  | 305-753-1661                    



Spanish-Language Bible Study 

FUMCCG Bible StudyAdultos de habla Hispana nos congregamos los domingos para crecer en nuestra comprension de la Biblia y la relacion que tiene con la vida.  Usando el estudio, Lecciones Cristianas, el grupo conversa cada semana sobre temas importantes en una vida que sigue fielmente a Jesucristo.


When: Sunday mornings, 11:00 a.m. 
Where: Founders Hall
Contact:  Rebecca Romero                    



Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study


The Sunday night class is 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  


Sunday evenings, 7:00pm

Where: Head Center
Contact:  Dr. Bob Ladner  | 305-753-1661                      


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 Sundays to learn how you can contribute to being the loving and positive change that we would like to see in the world!  

When: Select Sundays, 12:15 p.m. 
Where: Head Center
Contact:  Angela Kim  |                      




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

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

Monday evenings at 7:30 pm

 Where: Room 123
 Contact: Margaret Cox



Women in Community



Monday evenings, 7:00 p.m.

 Where: Head Center
 Contact: Grace Eves




Christian Believer Bible Study

Communion with ThornsThis course explores the core doctrines common to all denominations of the Christian faith, where they originated in the Bible, and how they have developed and changed over the centuries.  This course is for new believers, true believers and skeptics alike; reading scriptures and theological writings from St. Augustine and Martin Luther to John Wesley, C.S. Lewis, Mother Theresa, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We explore what it means to be created in the image of God, the dimensions of sin and grace, what “salvation” means, how we understand the Trinity, the divinity of Jesus, the Resurrection.  Together we wrestle with what the Christian church has traditionally taught and what we believe ourselves.  

Decide for yourself what you truly believe, and what guides your faith and actions as a Christian believer!  Want a list of class topics? Contact Dr. Robert Ladner for a study outline.


Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm

 Where: Head Center
 Contact: Dr. Robert Ladner | 305-753-1661



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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.


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

Where: Room 211
Contact: Teresa Brooks | Contact Church Office at (305) 445-2578. 


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Here is your chance to join a fun and unique book club! This group selects a Christian book, reads it, and then comes together to engage in lively discussion about it. The new session, which begins October 15, will explore Warren W. Wiersbe's 50 People Every Christian Should Know. 


Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Room 209

Ofelia Adan | Contact Church Office at (305) 445-2578. 





Women's Bible Study

Coffee and BibleWant to be part of a circle of women friends?  Join this morning Bible study for fun, friendship, and prayer.  What better way to start the day than in God's Word?


Every Wednesday | 9:00 am

 Where: Room 209 
 Contact: Pat Brown 



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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!


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

Where: Room 223
Contact: Helene Williams | 305-445-2578




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.


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

 Where: Room 209 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Jan Peel |



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This Senior life group is the best place to develop wonderful friendships and engage in great conversation. The Silver Club gets together every week for entertaining programs, great fun, and a delicious lunch--typically for only $5.  You never know what great things are on the menu, so be sure not to miss out!


Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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




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. This warm group of friends meets every other Friday--and there's a space for you!


 When: Every other Friday at 9:30 AM 
 Where: Room 225
 Contact: Brenda Diaz-Balart for more details




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Hot breakfast and warm friendships are on the menu for this men-only get-together.  Engaging speakers, lively discussions, and hot coffee are always brewing come and get in on it all!  


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

Where: Founders Hall
Contact: Harry Jordan 



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!


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.