Adult
 
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
                                                                                                                      — 2 Timothy 3:16-17
 
First United Methodist Church, Tallassee seeks to connect adults to the Word of God and to one another, engaging them in the life of our congregation and in ministry to others.  We provide a number of opportunities for adults to become involved in small group and Bible study, fellowship, and outreach.
Sunday School
 
Classes are offered from 10:00 – 11:00 am on Sunday mornings, allowing participants to fellowship with their church brothers and sisters within a context of deeper spiritual focus and study.  With a variety of classes to choose from, there is a place for everyone to belong!
 
Circle 360 (Fellowship Hall)  –  This is a relatively new class, designed for those who appreciate open exploration of Biblical topics within a more informal atmosphere.  Currently, this group is pursuing a study by Matt Chandler on The Apostles’ Creed.
Allen Cowan Class (room 306)  –  Composed of adults in the 40s onwards, members of this class present weekly lessons from the Bible for study and discussion.  They provide great support to one another and participate in a number of regular service and ministry projects.
Julia Burton Class (room 305)  –  A warm, welcoming fellowship of believers, class members use church literature as the basis of their lecture-style lessons, through which they delve deeply into the Word each week.  They also support the church’s ministries and care for one another.
 
Dora Wendell Class (chapel, room 201)  –  This caring group of senior ladies studies a weekly Sunday School lesson presented by a rotating series of speakers from outside the class.  Discussion and fellowship follow.
 
Men’s Class (room 202)  –  The Merton Robertson class is an adult male class dedicated to learning about the Scriptures in a group setting, with a spirited discussion of the assigned Scripture each week.  They also find ample time for fellowship and talk about all things of interest to men!
Small Group Studies
 
“The Psalms – Part I” led by Pastor Clint McBroom
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
The Psalms, more than any other book of the Bible, teach us how to draw near to God in all the various experiences of life. The Psalms help to shape our emotions and to lead us to express them in ways that grow our faith in God. Through the Psalms, God both speaks to us and models how we might speak back to Him. At its core, the book of Psalms is an instructional guide to a moment-by-moment walk with God through the world.  In this 12 week study by Brian D. Russell, we will be introduced to Book 1 of the Psalms (Psalm 1-41) with the goal of finding fresh sustenance in these God-inspired prayers.
Women’s Study: “Cultivate” led by Heather Weldon & Amy McBroom
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, chapel (room 201)

Women often feel like they have to have it all together in order to live a meaningful life. Instead they often feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and exhausted.  Lara Casey offers sound and grace-filled advice: “We can’t do it all, and do it well. But, we can choose to cultivate what matters.”  Study participants will learn to embrace the season they’re in, finding balance as they interact in fresh ways with their current life scenarios, with God, and in the communities where they are planted.  Join us as we fellowship and share together while diving deeper into God’s Word and discovering together the plans He has for our lives.

“Radical” led by Karl Ames & Kristina Pendergrass
Sundays at 6:30 pm, Allen Cowan room (room 306)

Jesus invited us to drink of the living water, but have we been taking mere sips?  We long for a deep, authentic relationship with Jesus; we were made to live with and for him. But all too often, as individuals and as churches, we too easily get caught up in the values and desires our culture promotes. Jesus’ way is narrow and difficult, but infinitely rewarding!  Come join us as we seek to find that path Jesus laid out; come, follow him!

Other Opportunities for Small-Group Fellowship
 
Faithful Fretters Dulcimer Group
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, room 305
It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner, an expert, or just want to learn!  You’ll find welcome among the Faithful Fretters, who come together each week under the tutelage of Bob & Rose Taunton to learn and practice bluegrass-style, old-timey, and other hymns.
Crafty Christians
first and third Mondays of the month at 1:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
Do you enjoy quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, or other handicrafts?  If so, you’ll fit right in with this charming group of ladies who enjoy one another’s company while working on their latest projects.  Many of these projects are for those in need, such as prayer shawls or baby blankets.
United Methodist Men (Men’s Club)
most second Sundays of the month at 7:15 am, Fellowship Hall
This group of men meets for breakfast, a program, and fellowship the second Sunday of most months.  The Men’s Club hosts monthly Friday morning breakfasts for high school football players, helps support our Scouting groups, raises funds for missions, and is heavily involved in the Ramp Ministry.  All men in the church are invited to join them!
Estelle Lockwood Ladies’ Circle
third Monday of the month at 10:00 am, Fellowship Hall
This daytime ladies’ circle meets most months to enjoy a program, refreshments, and a time for fellowship with one another.  They also focus heavily on missions, locally and abroad, as well as prayer.  Meetings for the 2018-2019 year are: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, and Apr. 15.
For those interested in music, check out our Music page, which includes opportunities for adults to join our Chancel Choir or Adult Handbell Choir!  Also, be sure to visit our Missions page, for ways to become involved in ministry to those outside our church.