Adult Ministries

Arab First UMC provides Sunday School classes for all ages to aid spiritual growth in Christ through Bible study and interaction with others. Theses classes welcome everyone and strive to create a holy and comfortable atmosphere to grow in Christ, to read and study his Word, and to face the work week with a thankful heart.  Sunday morning small groups meet at 10:00 am. The Centered in the Bible & Christ small group meets at 9AM. 


Room 120

This class is open to women of all ages. The leader is Nancy Stewart and the location is room 120. Various Bible studies as well as book studies are
used. The class is an eclectic group of Christian women who love the Lord and want to learn and share with each other! They have “Prayer Partners” much like Secret Pals. Every age group of women is represented in this class; it makes for some very lively conversations to say the least! This group cares for one another and constantly strives to lift each other up.


Storage Building/Room 119

The Hope Class current studies is driven weekly by the nudging of the Holy Spirit.  Even though we believe we can (and should) always be joyful in the Lord; we also believe “life” is inevitable — whether it be good or bad.  As such, we trust the best way to extract hope from life events is to juxtapose Scriptures as tools to persevere and navigate our daily walk in Christian faith.

The Hope Class is full of dynamic group discussions that link current events to appropriate Scripture; which in turn sparks stimulating class discussion and keeps us focused on what is important — our faith to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Class meets on Sunday mornings at the storage building with leader Randy Tucker. 


Scout Hut

Beyond Contemporary meets on Sunday mornings at the Scout Hut (former youth house) and is facilitated by Shannon Hill. The class is open to all people, any age! Members range in age from late 20’s to grandparent age, singles to married couples, empty nesters to those with a full house. This multi-generational group enjoys current events, has prayer time, focuses on DVD/discussion lessons, and is mission minded. The class members are supportive of each other, of the church family, of the community, and of God’s world.

L.I.F.E Small Group

This class meets on Sunday mornings at 10AM. Megan & Joey are serving as leaders. They will be starting the Breathe study on August 14.


Zoom/Room 118

This class meets Sunday mornings on Zoom. When they meet in person it will be in room 118. Debby Heidt is serving as leader. The class is open to adults of all ages, with members ranging from 25 to 70 years of age, married and unmarried, with and without kids. The blend of generations and backgrounds is awesome! There is prayer, fellowship, and contemporary topical studies during their Sunday morning time.


Room 121

This class meets Sunday mornings at 8:45AM. Chip Maurer is serving as leader. The class is open to adults of all ages. This class will follow the 5 Day Bible Plan. 


Fellowship Hall

This class meets Sunday mornings at 10AM. Brian & Jessica Quillin are serving as leaders. The class is open to adults of all ages. 




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.


Members prayfully knit or crochet shawls that are then blessed by our entire church family during worship services on a given Sunday before given to those in need of prayer and encouragement.

Items made by David’s Prayer Shawl Ministry are available free and whenever needed
there is a supply always on hand
the ministry just needs to be aware of the need/request.

For further information or to request a prayer shawl or other handmade item, CLICK HERE  or call the church office at 256-586-5792.

(Prayer shawls, pocket prayer shawls, lap blankets, baby blankets, chemo caps, infant hats, scarves, etc. are some of the items available upon request.)

This small group meets every Wednesday at 10AM in room 118. Experienced and non-experienced people are invited, church family and community family.  Anyone can come every week or as often or as little as needed.


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 does various projects throughout the year such as cookouts using our portable grilling trailer, organizing Room in the Inn, local mission work through Habitat for Humanity, the annual Dragon Boat Race in Guntersville, an annual appreciation meal for the police department or city employees, and helping with projects for the needy and the elderly.  A men’s groups also meet regularly for Wednesday night study.


Methodist Women support spiritual fellowship and networking of women and reaches out to others through both local missions and global missions. Whether a women’s Sunday School class, a Wednesday night small group, a Thursday morning women’s study, or a monthly circle meeting, there are multiple opportunities for women to gather and grow as individuals and as women of God. There are five women’s circles 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.