Adult Groups & Bible Study

strengthen your walk with christ today:

Join a bible study or personal enrichment group! 

Bible study groups are a wonderful and transformative way to go deeper into God's word, to enhance your understanding of the world around us while fortifying your faith. At First UMC Coral Gables, we are proud to have a wonderful assortment of bible study groups nurtured by insightful and caring members of our church family. Below are some of the groups you may join today!

Bible Study Groups 

Sundays

Sunday Mornings: Trinity Bible Study Class - "Looking Under the Hood of Your Christian Life"

mechanicWhat happens when you are “Saved?” Who is responsible for “Grace?” Where is the “Kingdom of God?” Starting July 15, join the Trinity Sunday School Class for an 8-week study of these questions and the use (and misuse) of Christian language.

Our text is Marcus Borg’s “Speaking Christian” – which will be provided at no-cost beginning July 15! 

Join us Sunday mornings for this eye-opening exploration. The only thing missing is you!

When: Sunday mornings, 9:15 a.m. | 
Where:  Room 206 of the Hanger Building
Contact:  Dr. Bob Ladner  | ladner_r@bellsouth.net                        

 

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family-silhoutteFamilies Small Group

Families are at the heart of everything we do! Join us as we support each other, sharing knowlege, advice and love! Pizza, refreshments and childcare are always provided, as are listening ears and caring hearts! Join us, we would love to spend time with you!

 When:

First Sunday of the month, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Where: Head Center
 Contact: Rev. Phillip Short | pshort@fumccg.org | (305) 445-2578

 

Evening Series: "Remember Who You Are" Bible Study 

Beginning Sunday, September 23, join us every Sunday from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., in the Head Center as we bring to life the prophecy traditions of the Old Testament through the New Testament and the letters of Paul. 

Details and study guides available from Dr. Bob Ladner at ladner_r@bellsouth.net.

 When: Every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.
 Where: FUMCCG's Head Center
 Contact: Dr. Ladner | ladner_r@bellsouth.net 

    

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Women in Community

Join us as we focus on the book, "Ruth and Esther:  For Such a Time as This," by Thomas Nelson. In this gathering, you are invited to experience the true meaning of the messages of the Bible. In turn, you will be empowered to truly make a difference in the world for Christ.  

 When:

Begins September 24! Meet Monday evenings, from 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

 Where: Room 215
 Contact: Grace Eves at (305) 323-6664 | Kathy Kowalski at (847) 284-7436

  

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PaintingStarsFINAL_ALERT-2"Painting the Stars" Discussion Group Launches September 10! Claim Your Spot Today

What does it mean to be a “Jesus follower” in today’s world? You are invited to find the intriguing answer to this contemporary question in our new discussion group starting Monday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207. Featuring the work of over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, this thought-provoking series will be in conversation with the traditions of our faith, with scripture, and with science.

Themes of each session will expose participants to observations and ideas about the intersection of science and faith that seek to be a catalyst for discussion about the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality.

Join this brand new and not-to-be-missed adventure sure to expand your spirituality in a no-judgment zone. See you there!

 When: Monday evenings, beginning September 10, 2018!
 Where: 7:30 p.m., in Room 207 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Margaret Cox | magsc@aol.com |  (305) 812-4446

 

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Tuesdays

"Changing the World, One Book at a Time" Book Clubbookclub

The book club reads and discusses books on contemporary social issues -all while having a wonderful time together!  Don't miss these special gatherings!

  • The Group will be focusing on "The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World," by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

 

 When:

Begins September 18 | Typically meet every third Tuesday of every month, at 12:30 p.m.

 Where: Room 209 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Rev. Phillip Short | (305) 445-2578

  

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Wednesdays 

Women's Bible Study 


Learn to truly embrace life's possibilities as we kick off an inspiring study of Adam Hamilton's "The Gospel of Light."The

The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name. 

Adults, youth, and children alike can experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal in Adam Hamilton's  "John: The Gospel of Light and Life. You'll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament.

 

 

 When: Beginning September 19| Typically meet Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m.
 Where: Room 209 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Pat Brown | (305) 778-2632 or click here for more details.

 

 

 

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Fridays

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Join us for this insightful and contemporary conversation focusing on how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, exploring prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.  This warm group of friends is waiting to spend time with you!

 When: ON SUMMER HIATUS: Every second and fourth Friday of the Month
 Where: Room 225
 Contact: Click here for more details.

  

 

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Life Sharing Groups

Tuesdays

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Are you ready to unleash your inner Piccaso?  A great masterpiece might be within you and this class - taught by Teresa Brooks - can bring out your talent! Bring a canvas, paints and your imagination.

When:

Every Tuesday, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Room 211 in the Hanger Building
Contact: Teresa Brooks | Contact Church Office at (305) 445-2578. 

 

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Alcoholics Anonynous' "Miami Young People's Group"

sunriseFUMCCG is proud to announce its newest ministry, partnering with Alcoholics Anonymous' (A.A.) "Miami Young People's Group." Focusing on a "12 Steps & 12 Traditions" program, this caring support group offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.

If you or someone you know needs help or would like more information, please contact Peter Pinney at (786) 239-7577. To learn more about A.A. and the 12 Step program, please visit www.aa.org.

When:

Every Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. 

Where: In the Head Center
Contact:

Peter Pinney | (786) 239-7577 | peterrpinney@gmail.com

 

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Wednesdays

prayerwomanPrayer Breakfast

The power of prayer is a powerful force in our lives! Join us for our special monthly Prayer Breakfast, as we help lift each other up in a program full of inspiration and insightful speakers.

When:

ON SUMMER HIATUS: typically meet 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Where: Head Center
Contact: Bobby Bryant | Click here for more information. 

 

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Interested in sewing seeds of love? Want to learn an amazing new talent or use your abilities for good? Then join the We Care Quilters as they knit quilts for wounded veterans, foster children, babies and disaster victims.  Love is stitched here daily!

When:

Every Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: Room 223
Contact: Jay Brooks | Click here for more information. 

 

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Thursdays

Grief Support Group

people-handsLoss of a loved one, economic security, health concerns and life's challenges severely changes one's life. The Grief Support Group is here to walk with you.  This loving group is a reflective and interactive group, helping those in need of transition by connecting to each other and to the heart of God. Wherever you are in your grief journey, you are welcome here.

 When:

Meets monthly, every second Thursday | 7:00pm – 8:00pm

 Where: Room 209 of the Hanger Building
 Contact: Jan Peel | janhpeel@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

 Series: "Experiencing God" Bible Study  
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Looking to develop some wonderful friendships and engage in great conversation? Interested in the perfect lunchtime getaway? Then look no further than our Silver Club! Join us every week for entertaining programs, great fun and a delicious lunch - all for only $5.  You never know what great things are on the menu so be sure not to miss out!

When:

Typically meet every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Head Center
Contact: Betty Buntin | (305) 388-0462 

 

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Saturdays

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Hot breakfast and warm friendships are on the menu for this men-only get-together.  Engaging speakers and lively discussions are always brewing here so come spend some time with us!  

When:

The Second Saturday of the month, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Founders Hall
Contact: Harry Jordan | hjmiami@gmail.com

 

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Ready to take the next step forward? We'd love to walk with you! 

We have a diverse group of small groups, each offering something very special and tailored to you! Contact Jay Brooks, Small Groups Coordinator, 305-445-2578, ext. 124, or via email at jbrooks@fumccg.org to help you find the perfect group for you. Don't walk through life's journey alone, walk with your FUMCCG family!

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For more information on current small groups and how to connect with one that speaks to you, please contact Rev. Phillip Short at pshort@fumccg.org.