Growth Groups

Take the Next Step

We want to help you connect with God and others. Some Growth Groups are all about learning. Some are all about serving. But you have to purposefully decide to volunteer and participate. Both can be rewarding and satisfying. You will make friends, build relationships and find support and encouragement for your life. For more information about any group listed here, please use our info form. 

Most of our Growth Groups have established a virtual meeting format. Want to be a group leader? Email Terri lynch at

Monday

9:30 am - Online: Studying "Facing Your Giants" by Max Lucado

6:30 pm - Young Women's Small Group through The Gathering Place (in-person)

7:00 pm – Young Professionals - Studying the book of Jeremiah

7:00 pm - ZOOM Study with Pastor Scott

Tuesday

6:30 am: Men's Group – Sermon discussion - online via Zoom

10:00 am: Studying "Making Sense of the Bible" by Adam Hamilton

7:00 pm: Women's Online Study 

Wednesday

7:30 am - Men's Group – Meets live outside The Casements

8:00 am - Men's Prayer Breakfast on campus, sequential Bible study - Studying the Book of Deuteronomy - Multi-Purpose Room and online

1:00 pm - Women's afternoon study - Studying the books of Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon

6:00 pm - The Gathering Place Launch Team - the core leadership team for developing the nw expression of First United out west (alternating Wednesdays in-person and online). Email Reverend Amy for details

Thursday

7:00 pm - ZOOM Group - Studying the life of Abraham through Genesis

Friday

5:30 pm - Fridays with Friends - 55+ Singles - Second Friday of the Month - Call for location

Sunday

5:00 pm - Online - Front Porch: A crash course on The Gathering Place for those interested in learning more about our community (May 2nd, May 16th, and May 30th)

MEMBERSHIP AT FIRST UNITED

Membership at First United supports and nurtures your commitment to follow Christ, but joining is not required to participate in the life of the church; you are welcome here wherever you are in your faith journey.

The only requirement to become a member of First United is baptism. We have numerous opportunities for baptism and joining our membership scheduled throughout the year.  Sign up for our weekly email to be informed of our next scheduled event, or contact Terri Lynch at

To request a baptism date or participate in an advertised Baptism please use the form found at our website: Baptism Registration Form

To become a member of the church, we ask that you contact  Terri Lynch, our Next Steps Leader.  You can email her at

At First United we feel there are five key disciplines of faith which we want members to pursue.  We don’t expect anyone to be fully engaged in all of them all the time.  But it’s our goal that members commit to at least one, and always be working to take “a new and next step” in their faith journey.  As you can see on this website, our key disciplines are:

Attend consistently

Grow relationally

Serve passionately

Give generously

Share faith fearlessly

 

With this in mind, before becoming a member we will ask you to complete a spiritual gifts inventory and commit to at least one of our five key spiritual disciplines.

 

We can’t wait to welcome you to our First United Family.

Financial Peace University

Take control of your money! Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson money class that teaches step-by-step how to make a budget, pay off debt, and save for the future. Generally taught in January and February each year, this class is taught by Dave Ramsey via video and facilitated by the FPU teaching team.

 

At First United, we create places and spaces for people to connect with God and each other where they discover hope, deepen faith and demonstrate love through a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.