The Seekers Bible study group meets before Traditional Worship on Sundays. They study one book of the Bible at a time. Prior to class, participants read a chapter or two of the Bible and several pages of a study guide. In class they discuss what they have read.
A person can join at any time and never be “behind”. Studying the Bible sounds like serious business so newcomers are surprised by how much fun we have and how much laughter occurs!
Living the Questions is offered periodically throughout the year. The curriculum, which includes video, offers a Progressive Christianity approach to address a wide range of topics.
Included are theology, creation, ways to interpret the Bible, social justice and many other important issues in the lives of Christians. Expect a wide range of faith questions to be shared in class conversations
There are three UMW Circles at Fargo First United Methodist which meet at different times. Every new female visitor and member is encouraged to visit one or more that fit your schedule.
Each Circle supports the global ministries of the church and believe in putting faith, hope and love into action. Meeting times vary.
Stephen Minsters are trained church lay persons who provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to other church folks who are hurting.
Care receivers may be experiencing any number of life situations such as grieving, divorce, chronic illness or a recent diagnosis, job loss or concern for a family member. Stephen Ministers meet with a care receiver about once a week to provide a listening ear and support.
Someone wanting support should call the church office at 232.4416. Training to become a Stephen Minister is offered from time to time
If you don’t know how to quilt you might just fit right in with this group of ladies! Most of them didn’t know how to quilt when they joined the group—but there are many jobs to be had—such as ironing, tying, labeling.
And then there’s the visiting, the coffee breaks, and the really fun stuff like seeing the babies on baptism day when they get their gift quilt from the church. Quilts are given to Mike and Libby Flowers for distribution at the Spirit Lake Ministry Center.
Occasionally the group holds a quilt sale. The quilters meet Tuesday afternoons.
Men-i-stry meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:30am for breakfast and discussion. Let’s face it, in our culture it’s not easy for men to take time for their own spiritual growth. This group offers a time and a place—twice a month—for men to do this. We address big questions like the trinity, salvation, and how to live our faith day by day. Twice a month—“just do it”—to borrow a phrase. Your spiritual growth is important.
“What I get from this group helps me go out into the world and be a better Christian”. This is a quote from a member of the group that meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM.
“We talk about serious things and how God is working in our lives and we pray for each other. But we talk about fun things, which movies to see, or not see, tell jokes, ask about families.”
Another adds, "I’m involved in a lot of things at church, but I like this group the best because I never leave here with a task to do. "
These women are always open to new people joining their group, just pull up a chair and they’ll fix you up with knitting or crocheting materials to create a beautiful shawl that will comfort a sick or grieving person.
The shawls are given to church or community members who are experiencing a difficult time. It is a tangible symbol of God’s love and how we can show love for our neighbor.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets in the foyer on Wednesday evenings during the school year.
The Sanctuary Choir sings regularly for the 10:45 am Sunday worship service. This non-auditioned volunteer choir is directed by Karen Morrison. Dave Franzen is at the piano.
In December they will share the 86th annual Candle and Carol service with our community. The repertoire is varied.
Choir members range from high school students to well into their 80’s. While presenting music well is a priority, members share laughter and significant care with one another. A prayer circle ends their rehearsal time.
Rehearsals are at 7:30 Wednesday evening and 10:00 Sunday morning. Attending either or both rehearsals is acceptable.