Growth Groups

The goal of growth groups is to connect people to Christ and to each other as we journey together along the Belleville First Spiritual Pathway.  There are many opportunities to join a small group.  Some meet weekly while others meet for special seasons, and there are both in person and virtual options.  We also have groups for youth and children.  Acts 2:42 says "They devoted themselves to apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer".  Everyone is welcome to participate!

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SIGN UP NOW FOR GROWTH GROUPS!!!

 

Winter Greetings Church!!!  There is much going on in the life of the church this month.  We have started the year together as a congregation on a lifelong journey of discipleship in prayer to become more like Christ.  Pastor Mary’s Praying on Purpose sermon series helped us ponder how often we pray, how we pray, and helped us explore what more our prayer life might be.  This helped inspire us to participate in a prayer vigil and walk the BFUMC Spiritual Pathway step of Engaging God in Prayer.

Now we continue together with Christ as our center and we his extended family, compassionately sharing Jesus’ love with all people, as we take on our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Help love to flourish this season by being the body of Christ.  One way you can do this is to join a Growth Group (small group) experience.  Growth Groups will start the week of February 20th with the following offerings:

 

  • CHILDREN 2nd – 5th Sundays @ 9:15 a.m. in the Youth Room:  Children’s (K – 5th graders) Sunday School Growth Grouping worships together in community on the first Sunday of every month.  2nd – 5th Sundays our parent volunteer teaching teams follow Cokesbury’s Deep Blue One Room Sunday School Kit Year 1.  See the sign-up sheet for more details…  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094AAAAD2FAAF85-childrens1

  • YOUTH 2nd & 4th Sundays @ 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Room:  Youth (6th – 12th graders) Sunday School Growth Grouping worships together in community on the first Sunday of every month.  2nd & 4th Sundays (subject to change) Dee Groeneweg and Jill Sestok follow Sparkhouse’s Re:Form Ancestor’s Anti-Workbook.  See the sign-up sheet for more details…  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094AAAAD2FAAF85-youth1

  • Sundays @ 6 p.m. in the BFUMC Lounge with Pastor Mary:  Listen to Brian McLaren’s free podcast “Learning How To See” before each gathering and discuss together.  There is nothing to read or purchase.  See the sign-up sheet for more details… https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094AAAAD2FAAF85-learning

  • Mondays @ 7 p.m. virtually via Zoom with Mark & Dee Groeneweg:  Read Skye Jethani’s “What If Jesus Was Serious” devotional book before each gathering and discuss together.  The first 7 people to sign up will get a free copy of the book that is available in the office now!!!  Thank your group leaders for this donation!!!  See the sign-up sheet for more details…   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094AAAAD2FAAF85-what

  • Wednesdays @ 12p.m. virtually via Zoom with Jill Sestok:  Daily reading of scripture and prayer through Magrey R. Devega’s “The Bible Year”.  A weekly video accompanies the reading discussion during the group gathering.  The Bible Year book will be available for purchase in the church office for around $20.  You will also need a Bible of your choosing.  As always, scholarships are available!!!  See the sign-up sheet for more details…   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094AAAAD2FAAF85-thebible

  • Thursdays @ 10 a.m. in the BFUMC Lounge with Joy Dubin:  Lenten study focused on reading Amy-Jill Levine’s “Entering the Passion of Jesus” book.  Several videos are also available for independent viewing.  This book will be available for purchase in the church office for around $15.  E-books and large print books are also an option if you want to order them yourself.  As always, scholarships are available!!!  See the sign-up sheet for more details…  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094AAAAD2FAAF85-entering

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United Methodist Women

The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:

  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually

  • Equipping women & girls to be leaders

  • Providing transformative educational experiences

  • Organizing for growth & flexibility

  • Working for justice through service & advocacy 

  • UMW's webpage: click here

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Men's Ministries

Welcome to the Men's Club area of the Belleville First United Methodist Church. We strive to be disciples for Christ. Every man of our church makes up our Men's Club. We do a lot of activities for the church and community. A couple of our big events are: a Garage Sale and a Father & Son/Daughter banquet.  We have a tournament each month for anyone to participate in. We also have a Man of the Month, so that you can get to know the men of our church. Our Men's Club Outreach projects are great this year.  We are currently seeking out many of our members and asking them to make a list of things teams of men can do, without charge, to help them around their homes.  We have accomplished many projects and are continually adding more.  These efforts allow  our men an opportunity to get to know our congregation better, and to serve others with a Christian attitude.