First United Methodist Church of El Dorado exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by changing lives, developing leaders, and sharing Christ. To us, being a disciple means following Jesus by engaging in spiritual practices to worship, grow, give, serve and share. These five characteristics make up our discipleship pathway; following are a list of opportunities associated with our pathway to help each individual continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Grow – Classes
Kids in K – 12th grades meet together weekly with their Impact Group (also known as Tribes) to care for one another, learn about the Bible, struggle with faith questions together, and serve the community. Meeting days and times differ according to age; see the chart below for more information.
|K – 1st||Sunday||11 a.m.||Children’s Ministry room, 1stfloor|
|2nd – 4th||Wednesday||4:15 – 5:45 p.m.||Youth Room, east side of basement|
|4th – 8th(boys)||Wednesday||4:15 – 5:45 p.m.||Youth Room, east side of basement|
|5th – 8th(girls)||Wednesday||6-7:30 p.m.||Youth Room, east side of basement|
|All – Meal||Wednesday||5:45-6:00 p.m.||Fellowship Hall, basement|
|2nd and up, Performance (ukes, singing, skits, etc)||Sunday||10:00-10:50 a.m.||Youth Room, east side of basement|
|High School||Sunday||3:00 p.m.||Starts in Youth Room, east side of basement|
|Wednesday (Up to 5thgrade)
Sunday (Up to 2nd grade)
|6 – 7:30 p.m.
8:45 – 12 p.m.
|Children’s Ministry room, 1stfloor|
Women’s Coffee – Begins January 23
This group, designed for women in their 30s & 40s, will meet for coffee and conversation. Together, they will decide what (if any) other content will be a part of their meeting time. Women’s Coffee will meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the library on the first floor. Childcare is provided.
Grand Sweep – Begins January 8
Ever wanted to read through the Bible with the support of other people? This class might be for you! A daily reading plan is provided, and weekly discussion will help provide meaning and context. Grand Sweep meets Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. at Norma Johnson’s home; once you’ve registered, an address will be provided.
Grow – Ongoing Groups
A group of adults 50+ who are seeking the Word through Methodist studies, Wired Word on current social issues, and Christian videos that encompass various Bible and social topics. The group is led by a class facilitator who guides the members in open discussions about the different studies. This group meets Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 10:45 am in the Parlor, located on the north side of the basement.
Harmony is made up of people aged 60+ and is a DVD based group with discussion. Areas of focus include seasonal studies and a wide variety of other topical content. This group meets Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 10:45 am in the Chapel in the middle of the 2nd floor.
Primarily made up of women beyond retirement age, this group devotes itself to praying for one another and for others, and typically uses a video and study guide for its lessons. This group meets Monday mornings from 10 to 11 am.