United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women are groups that were started at the denominational level to foster spiritual growth and experience freedom in and through Jesus Christ. Both groups are currently active at FirstChurch, holding fellowship meetings, learning opportunities and more.
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church are part of a global network of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom through Jesus Christ. We develop a creative, supportive fellowship and expand mission by participating in the church’s global ministries.
At FirstChurch, four unit circles meet on a monthly basis for programs on topics of spiritual enrichment, social action, and missions. Once a quarter, the four circles come together for a unit meeting. Members are involved in Methodist-based outreach programs throughout the community, including Wesley Rankin Community Center, Project Transformation, Bethlehem Center, CC Young and Methodist Hospital. UMW also support global missionaries as well as the School of Christian missions and ecumenical activities.
Women of all ages are invited to join a circle and participate in United Methodist Women. For more information on United Methodist Women activities at FirstChurch, please contact Doris Marshall.
The goal of United Methodist Men is to foster spiritual growth among men, build connection with each other and offer service to the church and community. This group is one where every man is welcomed, valued and encouraged to explore their faith in a safe environment.
Each month, United Methodist Men come together either virtually or in-person for fellowship and to engage in deeper discipleship – this could take the form of a bible or book study, a community project or just an evening out for fun. This is a relaxed group where men can build friendships and have real connections in a safe space.