Adult Ministry at Arab First United Methodist Church offers a variety of programs that nurture spiritual growth as well as promote fellowship. We encourage you to share in the planned activities aimed at meeting the needs of our church family as well as extending God’s love to the community.
The purpose of this ministry is to show a “welcoming spirit” to first time visitors. An Arab First UMC mug is personally delivered to the visitor’s home.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Members prayfully knit or crochet shawls that are then blessed by our entire church family during worship services on a given Sundaybefore given to those in need of prayer and encouragement.
Arab First UMC has several active prayer ministries including a prayer chapel (with communion on Sundays), annual prayer retreats, prayer partners, prayer visits, and the like. Arab First UMC is active with Emmaus, a prayer weekend experience offered by the Methodist faith which also includes follow-up support Emmaus community meetings.
THE YOUNG IN HEART
Our senior adults meet the third Thursday of each month for fun and fellowship. A planning committee works to provide a variety of events and/or one day trips. Meetings vary from day time to evenings.
All men are invited and encouraged to be a part of the United Methodist Men, which meets monthly. Men’s groups also meet regularly for breakfast and for Wednesday night study.
Whether extending a cool bottle of water or a warm cup of cocoa, group members offer the love of Christ in tangible ways. Members can be found at a variety of community events, sharing with others “God loves you and so do we.”
Methodist Women support spiritual fellowship and networking of women and reaches out to others via local missions as well as global missions. Whether a women’s Sunday School class, a Wednesday night small group, or a monthly circle meeting, there are multiple opportunities for women to gather and grow as individuals and as women of God. (Presently there are five women’s circle that meet monthly at a variety of morning and evening times on various days of the week. A schedule of individual circle meetings is available in the church office.)
Members of our congregation find multiple ways to help the homebound. Transportation to medical appointments, construction of handicap ramps, provision of Communion to shut-ins, and hospital visits are some of the helpful ways to assist those in need. “Blessings received” are the reward for time spent in this ministry.
Information on adult Sunday School classes may be found here.
Information on seasonal Small Groups may be found here.