ministries


  • fumc Kids

    At FUMC, the Kid's Ministry exist to partner with parents to teach children the all encompassing love of God and to enable them to know his love personally and share His love with others. 


    We have several ministry offerings such as Sunday School, Children's Church, Children's Choir and small group Bible Studies that are a fun time to learn about God's love!



    Learn more about FUMC Kids.

  • Anchored student Ministry (youth)

    Anchored Student Ministries is a place where students grades 7th – 12th are encouraged to take up the mantle of their faith in new and exciting ways. Our name is based on Hebrews 6:19 " We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain". We know that these years are crucial in the spiritual development of our students and offer them a place to grow in their faith through worship, study, community, and conversation. 


    Check us out on Social Media:

    Facebook: Anchored Student Ministry

    Instagram: anchoredphilly


    Learn more about Anchored Student Ministry.

  • adults

    FUMC is a place where you will be welcomed wherever you find yourself on your spiritual journey. If you have questions and doubts you can’t express in most churches or if you have a desire to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus, we have a place for you!

    Our senior adult group is called M&M, which stands for Modern and Mature. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. We have a meal and a program, and we rotate the meeting location between the Family Life Center on our campus and restaurants in the community.  We also take several day trips throughout the year, and we have a mission to our nursing homes of making placemats for holidays throughout the year as well. 


    Learn more about FUMC Adults.

  • god's closet

    God's Closet is an outreach ministry of United Methodist Women. Together with other area churches, this ministry provides uniforms, clothing, and some school supplies at no cost to area children in Philadelphia and Neshoba County.  We collect and sort clothing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-noon, and distribute the clothing each Saturday July-April from 9-noon.


    Learn more about God's Closet.

  • weekday children's ministry

    Weekday Children's Ministry is a ministry of FUMC. WDCM provides a nurturing, safe environment in which children feel loved, respected and valued while they are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential socially, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Children of all faiths and nationalities are welcome.  We have special programs which the children conduct throughout the year, and senior pastor leads a chapel service for the 3 and 4 year old classes each Wednesday.


    Learn more about Weekday Children's Ministry.

  • Growth groups

    As important as our corporate worship is together on Sunday morning, we grow in faith best when we join with others to study the Bible, learn what it means to follow Jesus in our daily living, and have support and encouragement in that journey.

    At Philly First, we offer a variety of groups on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights.  We have five small groups which meet on Sunday morning during the traditional Sunday School hour of 9:00 a.m.  Most of these groups have a designated teacher and standard curriculum, though one of our groups uses more video-based studies, and they study a wide range of topics from a biblical perspective.

    Wednesday NIght Live! (WNL!) begins on Wednesday nights with a meal served from 5:00-5:45 p.m in the Family Life Center, which is connected to the main church building by a breezeway and is accessible from the main church parking lot. We have children and youth groups which meet on Wednesday nights, and offer several small groups.


    Our Fall, 2019 Lineup is set!  We will kickoff WNL! on August 14 with a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event where from 5:30-7:30 p.m. we will package 20,000 meals.  The studies will begin on August 28 with the meal at 5:00 and the studies beginning at 6:00 p.m.


     

    Women’s Group

    Study: A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz

    Leader: Hannah Hardy

    Location: After-School Room

     

    Perseverance is one of the greatest skills but also the hardest lessons we will learn in our lifetime. In this 6-session Bible study, join Nicki Koziarz as you learn to follow through on your commitments despite your feelings. Through the story of Ruth, learn 5 habits to help you become the woman who doesn't quit.




    Women’s Group

    Study: Determined by Heather Dixon

    Leader: Joni Duncan

    Location: Parlor

     

    Live intentionally and embrace the abundant life! Do you drift through the day not appreciating the gift of every moment? It's easy to do. Learn how to make the most of each day by following in the footsteps of Jesus - the One who lived with a joy-filled determination, laser-focused on his mission to love the world.

    In this 6-week study of the book of Luke, you'll follow the life and ministry of Jesus and consider the choices He made on His way to the cross. You'll find a model for intentional living that can be replicated to ensure that you live each day to the fullest, making a difference for God's kingdom.



    Men’s Group

    Study: First Peter by Kyle Idleman

    Leader: Mark Duncan

    Location: Library

     

    This world looks nothing like the promised perfect kingdom of God. And yet we as God's people must live in it everyday. In The Book of 1 Peter, Kyle Idleman walks through the short letter and unpacks the importance of our witness in this world.

     

    The world's not as it should be. Until the day that God rights all wrongs, we have a job to do. Let's be about the business of the kingdom.




    Couples Group

    Study: The Good Fight by Dr. Les & Leslie Parrott

    Leaders: Blake & Jessica Pickering

    Location: Cornerstone Room

     

    Discover the secret to a genuinely happy marriage! Drawing on extensive research and their years as marriage counselors, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott uncover common misbeliefs about marital conflict, showing couples how a good fight actually enriches a relationship, making it stronger. Men and women will learn what pitfalls to avoid, how to use conflict for good, and how to diffuse anger and hurt feelings. Filled with practical advice that couples can implement quickly and easily, The Good Fight helps husbands and wives build a relationship where harmony outweighs tension and peace finds a home.




    Mixed Group

    Study: Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived it

    Leader: Rev. Chris Young

    Location: Seekers Room

     

    Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join Adam Hamilton for a six-week journey as he travels to England, following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley’s story is our story. It defines our faith and it challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion.