ADULT MINISTRIES

Contact Natalie Patterson at: natalie.patterson@fumcbryan.org

  • sunday school classes

    Living a Christian life comes through study, worship, and learning together. Sunday school is essential for adults. When we learn to follow the example of Jesus Christ, we reveal the love of God by our actions throughout our daily lives.  By following the example of Jesus we can recognize the needs of others and find ways to serve in God’s name. Christian education is a never-ending process that is found in community, as Christians continue to study, worship, fellowship, and serve together. Christian education is a sacred responsibility, to be faithful to the life God has called us to live and to the world God has called us to serve.


    Adult Bible Study - Men and Women, 40+

    Advent & Upper Room - Men and Women, 50+ 

    Friends in Jesus - Special Needs Adults, All Ages

    Generations - Women, All Ages

    Koinonia - Men & women 50+ 

    Mary Porter - Women, All Ages

    Men's Bible Class - Men, 30+

    Neighborly - Women, All Ages

    Parents of Children - Parents of Children

    Two by Two - Men and Women, 55+ 

    Wesley - Men and Women, 40s-60+

    Young Adults - Ages 18+ to 30+


  • LIFE groups
    LIving in faith every day

    Early in the Methodist movement, to be a Methodist really had everything to do with being in a class meeting and band group. The Wesley’s understood the importance of small groups when it comes to scriptural holiness which emphasizes the work of God’s grace to transform us more and more each day. Philippians 1:3-6 states that “I thank God every time I remember you. In all of my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” By gathering together, challenging each other and praying for one another God continues to build us up.


    Do you have a small group of people that know you deeply? LIFE Groups are groups of adults who meet weekly to grow in their walk with Christ together by sharing how they are growing in the love of Christ, striving through the spiritual disciplines, serving members, family, and neighbors and witnessing to the world of the hope we have in Christ.


    Want to join a LIFE group? Want to form a new LIFE group? Contact Natalie Patterson at: natalie.patterson@fumcbryan.org


    SUNDAY

    Men of All Ages - 2:30 pm


    Christian Friends - 5:00 pm
    A mixed group of couples and singles, 50+.

    Special Developments - 6:00 pm

    Couples from 30’s to 50’s with kids & special needs kids


    Parents - 6:00 pm
    Parents of children of all ages.


    MONDAY

    Discovery - 6:00 pm at J. Cody.
    Men of all ages.

    LIFE Group 4 Christ - 6:00 pm
    Women of all ages

    Sunday Librarians - 6:30 pm
    A group of mature ladies from 50/s to 80's.


    FRIDAY

    Friday Friends - 10:30 am
    Women of All Ages

  • fellowship ministry

    Second Sunday Lunch - Once Each Quarter

    This lunch has been developed to give our members in the older SS classes a place to go eat without the struggles of eating out. All are cordially invited to join us after the 11:00 am service. The buffet-style lunch is served in the Heritage Room. The purpose of this gathering is to give our less mobile members a chance to continue to visit with friends on Sundays before they head home. There will be a love offering taken up to defray the cost of the meal. $5.00 is suggested. 


    United Methodist
    Women

    UMW is a very active fellowship, with several wonderful sub-groups, vitally involved in missions and spiritual formation. The general meeting is the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August. Meetings usually feature a guest speaker and fellowship and it is hosted by one of the sub-groups. They meet in the Heritage Room of the Christian Life Center at 9:30 a.m. for coffee, followed by a business meeting and program at 10 a.m.


    Caring for Others

    A group of devoted ladies who meet on the second Tuesday of each month, except in December, June, July or August. They make and distribute a number of knit, crocheted, and sewn items, along with baby items that they have collected. These hand-made articles include pillows for cancer patients, wheelchair and walker bags and lap robes for nursing home residents, knit and crocheted hats and caps for seafarers and cancer patients, baby afghans and quilts and crocheted hats for the Prenatal Clinic, quilted blankets for Scotty's House, personal care bags with hygiene articles for Phoebe's Home, and prayer shawls for the Prayer Shawl Ministry. We seek to use the talents that God has given us to create things which will serve the needs of others wherever they may be found! 


    United Methodist Men

    “Philippians 1:3 "I thank my God every time I remember you"

    This fellowship of service and devotion for men meets on the last Saturday of each month at 7:00 am in the Heritage Room of the Christian Life Center for breakfast and a program. After the program, they go out to be in mission to the community. All Methodist men are welcome to join us in our mission to do all of good we can and to make disciples wherever we go. There is no membership fee and no obligation placed on anyone. We support our United Methodist Men and the Boy Scout Troop through volunteering with the Flags Across Bryan Project. We are active in supporting the Staff Pastor Appreciation Dinner, Mission Cafe, the annual Block Party, Liberia, ZOE Ministries and so much more. We are chartered with the General Commission of United Methodist Men in Nashville, Tenn.  

  • Men on main

    A Bible Study for Men that meets at Must Be Heaven in Downtown Bryan every Thursday at 11:45 a.m.