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Active Seniors

For all seniors (55+) who are interested in staying active, enjoying great food, learning new things, and engaging in Christian fellowship this group meets the second Thursday of every month from 12:00 to 2:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Each month we will have a delicious home-cooked meal followed by an interactive program. Active Seniors meets September through May, and in-depth descriptions of our programs will be available in the bulletins. Contacts:  Ernest and Joan Harvey, (920) 544-9118 

Books Between Bites

Please join us in Room 108 from 12:00 to 1:00pm as we reconnect and welcome new members. BBB is a group who gather each week to discuss a Christian-based book and enjoy fellowship while eating together. Everyone brings their own lunch. All are welcome! Contact: Mitch Farra at mfarra@new.rr.com or Laura Martens at llm@new.rr.com

Breakfast with BOB

For men who want to discuss a contemporary Christian book or portion of the Bible, to be challenged by it, and to relate it to their lives. Coffee, rolls and great fellowship provided. The men meet Friday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30am in Room 108. Contact: Craig Berken at cberken@fumcgb.org

Couples Bridge

Couples Bridge Marathon starts in September and ends in May. We start out and end each year at the church with a potluck and game. This group is open to anyone who wants to play bridge and enjoy the company of friends. We play in our homes, time and place to be determined by the couples. Beginners welcome! Contact: John or Mary Hoffman, (920) 465-8792 or (920) 246-2438

First Book Club

Join in a monthly discussion on a previously selected book. Current issues of faith and life are discussed. Contact: Barb Mohr at (920) 494-1088

Garden Angels

Spring and fall clean-up and fellowship, small flowerbed portions that can be sponsored, help with weekly weeding, and opportunities on your own time schedule. Contacts: Laura Martens, llm@new.rr.com or Peggy Welsh, lesvpegw@gmail.com or Ritalyn Arps (920) 336-0226

McPray Weekly Prayer Group

The power of prayer is phenomenal. On your way to work or after you finish your morning workout or just because you are up…stop by McDonald’s for a short devotion and prayer time. Grab your coffee, or sweet tea, and share the concerns of our hearts, our congregation, our families, our church and the world. All are welcome to meet at McDonald’s on Webster in Allouez. Can’t be there? Join our email prayer ministry. Meets on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30am at McDonald’s located at 1903 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay. Contact: Geri Lewis-Nytes at gamageri@yahoo.com or (920) 469-0495

Moms Group

Motherhood sometimes feels like a laundry list of expectations. You may be busy or overwhelmed, but you are also strong and brilliant. Put aside that to-do list and discover how Jesus can lighten your mother load. Join us on the first and third Wednesday of the month throughout the year in Wesley Hall.

NEW Community Shelter Meals

Members of our congregation prepare and serve the evening meal every fourth Tuesday of the month at the NEW Community homeless shelter. Our goal is to involve as many families in the preparation of the meal and the dessert and the serving.  This is an amazing opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. Contact: Jill Thiede at jillmariet@yahoo.com

Quilters & Fiber Artists

Mission Statement:  The purpose of First Quilters is to provide a meeting place for beginners as well as the experienced who have a common love of quilting and the sewing arts, in an atmosphere of Christian Fellowship. We strive to share our love of  fabric, design and color — to be inspired and encouraged by one another and to supply quilts for those in need.

Monthly meetings are held in Room Z120 of the Ziemer Building: 

First Thursdays of the month:  6:30 – 9:00pm 

Second Thursdays of the month:  9:00am – 12:00pm

Contact: Wanda Kruse at (920) 491-9215, Elizabeth Keppers at (920) 606-2812, or Tina Uffelman at  (920) 499-9844.

SCOUTS:

Cub Scouts

Are you interested in learning how maple syrup is made, going camping, helping in the community, building a pinewood derby car and racing it? These are just a few of the things we do in Cub Scouts. Boys and girls in K through 5th grade are invited to join. Contact: Darin Behmke, (920) 621-1336

BeA Scout

Troop 1040 meets every Monday at 7:00pm. Scouts are for boys and girls in 6th grade and older. Contact: Jack Sponholtz, (920) 469-9369

Song of Solomon 3:4 (SOS 3:4) for new couples

“... I have found the one my soul adores…”  The Song of Solomon is all about the love shared by husbands and wives. However, maintaining day to day life as a married couple gets hard. We are starting a new couples group developed for newlyweds and young married couples. The group will meet (mostly) on Tuesdays and childcare will be provided. Strengthen your marriage with others who are similar in age and struggle as you. Learn the value of having God at the center of your marriage, all the while remembering why your spouse is the one your soul adores. Make some new friends and let your children bond with other children at church. Contact: Lina Green, lgreen@fumcgb.org or (920) 437-9252 ext. 104

Tuesday’s Child (is full of grace)

Beginning on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 5:30pm, join us for a women’s Bible study. The first session will look at grace through the encounters of Jesus with various people. Through this look inside how those interactions affected others, we will begin to understand how abundant grace is for us. His grace for us is free and tailored to our needs — because God knows us best! Childcare will be provided. Contact: Lina Green, lgreen@fumcgb.org or (920) 437-9252 ext. 104

Women of the Word (WOW)

Weekly Bible study group for women which meets every Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00am in Room Z120. Contact: Mary Barrows at (920) 499-5053.

United Methodist Women Fellowship Groups

Our group is open to all women. This is an opportunity for women to get to know other women of the church through fellowship, study, missions, and service. We are an international organization. Locally, we are presently divided into three fellowship groups, which meet once a month at church, September through May, and twice a year as a whole. 

All women are welcome to join one of the fellowship groups and/or activities sponsored by United Methodist Women such as: UMW Bridge Marathon, Quilters & Fiber Artists, Cookie Walk & Craft Sale, Funeral Reception Helpers, Prayer Chain, and Mobile Meals Delivery Volunteers.  Contact: Ruth Wiersma, (920) 468-5562

Learn more about UMW. Contact: Mary Barrows at (920) 499-5053

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Wednesday Night Church Suppers:

Come and join others for supper and fellowship from 5:30 to 6:00pm prior to scheduled Wednesday night activities. We will clean up as a group from 6:00 to 6:15pm. Meals are offered for a donation. Please leave a gift to cover the cost in the basket. 

RSVP if you are coming each week, as this helps our cooks plan. RSVP to Lina Green by Monday morning. Indicate the date, how many for dinner. Also sign up if you will bring dessert.

For more information on Wednesday Nights, visit our web page.

Adults:

Contact Lina Green, Coordinator of Discipleship Ministries, for more information.

Ignite Youth (grades 6-12):

Visit our Youth Discipleship page for more information, or contact our Coordinators of Youth Ministries, Logan Pourchot or Patrick Heil.

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SPARK Kids:

Visit our Children's Discipleship page for more information, or contact our Coordinator of Children's Ministries, Leah Seibel.

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