"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

2 Peter 3:18

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Growth Groups

Growth Groups are places where people gather to study, pray and engage in respectful, challenging conversation in order to be formed more in the image of Jesus. These groups are of various sizes and can be on-going, long-term or short-term. Visit the Growth Groups page for more information on the various groups.


Holiday Marketplace Crafting
All supplies as well as instructions are provided for everyone who'd like to help make items for November's Holiday Marketplace. All proceeds from the Marketplace benefit the ministries and missions of First UMC. The group meets Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor Epworth Hall in Room 211. Questions? Contact Carol Morris at (239) 595-6714.
Women's Connection
This is an opportunity for women ages 20’s-40’s to relax and renew monthly through sharing snacks, stories, laughs and life. Women’s Connection meets monthly off-campus from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All are welcome to join in the fun! For more information contact Erin at

Ladies Night Out
Connect with our 50+ women’s group, meeting Mondays, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please join us for food, fun, and sharing! Also, bring $1 and an appetizer that feeds 10 to 12 people. Dessert and drinks provided. Please RSVP to Lynda at (352) 317-5755 by text or call. Come and expand your circle of friends, you’ll be glad you did!

Young at Heart
Primarily couples and singles with food, fellowship, and a program on various topics. This fun group meets on the second Sunday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Bethany Room located on the 1st floor of Bell Hall. For more information, call Diane Loyless at (352) 377-0302.

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