Wonderful Wednesday

Dinner: 5:15 PM

Small Groups for all ages: 6 PM

Children's Small Groups, Bible Buddies and Choir: 6 PM

Youth Group: 6 PM

The 3D -Daily Dose of Discipleship is sent out Monday through Saturday to email subscribers.  The devotionals are written by pastors and staff of First United Methodist Church.  Wednesday's devotional includes notes about the upcoming weekly sermon.


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OwnIt365 New Testament Challenge

Start 2018 by joining a small group at First United Methodist Church - Gadsden to read the Bible in a year. Groups will meet Sunday Morning during the Sunday School Hour at 10 am in room 207, Wednesday Night at 6 pm in room 207, and Thursday morning at the Choice restaraunt to intentionally and methodically read the Bible.  The groups will start meeting on January 7th and will use the OwnIt365 New Testament + plan in the YouVersion Bible Smartphone app or on paper (OwnIt365 Study Booklets are available in the church office for a cost of $5)..  We challenge you to join in and develop your relationship with God through a small group study that reads through the entire New Testament with strategic reflections in the Old Testament. 

Please sign up below for the OwnIt365 Challenge.  
You may select your preferred time for a discussion group.  

Please make sure to check the box if you would like to purchase a copy of the reading guide and study booklet for $5 so that a copy may be printed for you.

If you have questions or want to discuss, call Eric Wright 256-490-0689  or Mark Condra 205-960-2664.

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Journey Groups


What is a Journey Group?

Life is a journey. The most important part of the journey is our relationship with God and with others. A Journey Group is a small gathering of individuals (ideally 10-12 people) who help you grow in your loving relationship with both. We invite all people into a relationship with God and seek to create an outwardly focused community of Christ-followers. There are a variety of Journey Groups to meet your individual needs, as well as the diverse needs of the community. 

Are Journey Groups new to Gadsden First?

While the name "Journey Group" is new, Gadsden First United Methodist Church already has many Journey Groups that offer unique opportunities for spiritual growth and discipleship. These groups connect people to a smaller community within the church where people are nurtured, cared for and grow in faith and love. Some of Gadsden First's Journey Groups currently include: short-term small groups, Wonderful Wednesdays study groups, United Methodist Women circles, men’s study groups, and traditional Sunday school groups.  Even if you are already part of one of these existing groups, we CHALLENGE you to be a part of a NEW Journey Group or perhaps become a Journey Group GUIDE or HOST. We hope to create new Journey groups for couples', men's, women's and single adult groups as well as life-stage and multi-generational experiences. 

 How Do I Find a Journey Group?

For additional Journey Group information or if you are interested in guiding or hosting a Journey group, contact Sheila Freeman @ 256-490-5018

What would be expected of me? (Glad you asked!)

• Faithfully attend your Journey Group • Participate in your Journey Group meetings 
• Make new friends • Accept the challenge to grow in your faith

Get connected and be challenged to take the next step on your spiritual journey. No matter where you are in your faith journey, may you join with others to grow deeper in your faith in the coming year!

Wonderful Wednesday
Will Resume in August.

5 PM Fellowship in the Gathering Room
(Bring a brown bag dinner or just come and fellowship!)
6PM Journey Groups- Adults

UMYF --Senior High and Middle School Youth Fellowship
Small Groups for Children including Bible Buddies and Choirs 
for ages 3 years through 5th Grade

Nursery Available for Children--Infant up to age 3 years. 


Sunday Mornings 10 AM

Children’s Sunday School Classes

    Deep Blue

3K and 4K                      Room 117

5K and 1st Grade                Room 119

2nd and 3rd Grade               Room 111

4th and 5th Grade                Room 106

Youth Sunday School Classes

Sunday Morning Live Middle School and High School Students. Not your ordinary Sunday School class. Join us as we interview different people in the church and hear stories about their faith journey. Relevant Bible topics about everyday life for young people. Room 211


Adult Sunday School Classes


The Middle- This is a newly formed young adult class led by Jay Hedgspeth and Jenny Sollie                                                Room 119

Trailblazers- Members of this class range in age from twenties tothirties . The class is led by Christie Knowles and Eric Wright. Room 207

Discovery- Members of this class range in age from young adult to forties. Discussion and book studies on a variety of topics are led by rotating teachers. The class gathers quarterly for fellowship at members’ homes and other special events.Room 209

Pathfinders- Members of this class range in age from thirties to fifties. The class is led by rotating teachers in a lecture and discussion format, using book studies by Moore and Kalas. The class also joins together for mission projects and fellowship. Room 116

Living Waters Study Group– Members of this class age varies.Discussion includes a Biblical perspective on current events and topics chosen by the class.Room 110

Seekers- Members of this class range from fifties and above.The format is lecture and is led by rotating teachers, using Cokesbury Curriculum.Room 108

Martin Fellowship- Members of this class range from sixty to ninety. The format is lecture and is led by rotating teachers using Cokesbury Curriculum based on the lectionary year. Room 208

Morris Friendship- This class begins at 9:30 each Sunday morning with 30 minutes of “old fashioned hymn singing”. The class is a lecture class with five rotating teachers using Cokesbury material based on the lectionary year. Room 114

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