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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

This is a time for discussion of a Christian book (or sometimes video) for all who would like to meet during the lunch hour for fellowship. Bring your own lunch; coffee is provided. The group meets every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00pm in Room 108. Newcomers welcome throughout the year. Contact: Mitch Farra  at mfarra@new.rr.com or Laura Martens, (920) 621-7356.

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 year around in Room 108. Contact: Craig Berken at cberken@fumcgb.org

Companions in Christ

Companions in Christ is for those committed to deepening prayer and listening for the Spirit. Participants study each day on their own about prayer, Scripture, and discernment, and keep a personal notebook or journal of their discoveries. The group meets weekly for 28 weeks. Contact: Donna Wilkinson at dpwilkins@aol.com

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

Cub Scouts

Are you interested in learning how maple syrup is made, going camping, helping out in the community, building a pinewood derby car... and racing it? These are just a few of the things we do in Cub Scouts. We would like to invite grade school aged boys grade 1 through grade 5 to join us. Contact Darin Behmke, (920) 621-1336. 

Discovering First Church

This course is designed for those exploring church membership, and takes place on different days and times throughout the year. This is an opportunity to discover our beliefs and history, worship and discipleship, mission and vision, place and responsibility. Guests will have the opportunity to connect with clergy, staff members, and lay leaders. Contact: Amy Dennis, adennis@fumcgb.org 

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

First Quilters

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. We offer two opportunities each month! 1st Thursdays at 6:30pm and/or 2nd Thursdays at 9:00am in Room Z120. First Quilters was organized in the Spring of 2011 to bring together people with a common love of quilting, to share and learn more about quilting, and the quilting world. New to quilting?  New quilters are always welcome. If you would like to be included in our First Quilters e-mail list please send your e-mail address to tuff@new.rr.com. Contacts: Betsy Erickson at (920) 465-8786, Elizabeth Keppers at (920) 606-2812 or Tina Uffelman at (920) 499-9844

Garden Angels

There are spring and fall cleanup mornings, small flowerbed portions that can be sponsored, help with weekly weeding, and opportunities on your own time schedule. Meets every Tuesday from 7:30-10:00am and 5:30-8:00pm. Contact: Ritalyn Arps at (920) 336-0226

Heavenly Hatters of Hope

This group is part of the Red Hat Society that enjoys monthly fellowship. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month. Contact: Elizabeth Keppers at (920) 606-2812

McPray Weekly Prayer Group

All are welcome to meet at McDonald’s on Webster in Allouez over coffee to read a short devotional and pray for all the concerns of our hearts, families, churches and world. Join us if you can. 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

NEW Community Shelter Meals

Members of our congregation prepare and serve the evening meal every fourth Tuesday of the month at the homeless shelter. Contact: Peggy Welsh and Les Van Vonderen at (920) 246-1861 or lesvpegw@gmail.com


Women of the Word (WOW)

These women meet for Bible study with a particular focus on women’s issues. The group meets every Monday morning from 9:30 to11:00am in Room Z120. Contact: Mary Barrows at (920) 499-5053 or mary.barrows@sbcglobal.net


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 in our groups September through May, and four times a year as a whole. Two groups meet on Tuesdays: one in the morning (9:30am) and one in the evening (6:30pm); one group meets on a Friday in the afternoon (1:30pm). Contact: Mary Barrows at (920) 499-5053. Learn more about UMW.

UWM Bridge Marathon

We play the fourth Monday of the month except for December, January and February. Join this fun and interesting ladies group at 9:00am in Wesley Hall. Contact: Mary Berken at (920) 619-7110

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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. Each week our cooks (Sharon or Mary) will have something different prepared for the menu. 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. 

Please 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:

Visit our Adult and Family Discipleship page or contact Lina Green, Coordinator of Discipleship Ministries, for more information.

Ignite Youth (grades 6-12):

Visit our Youth Discipleship page or contact Aaron Martinez for more information.

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SPARK Kids:

Visit our Children's Discipleship page for more information.

Adult & Family Discipleship

For current information on our discipleship opportunities, please explore our website or contact Lina Green, Coordinator of Discipleship Ministries.

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