Our relationship with others says a lot about our relationship with God...
It is our desire to have each person at First United Methodist Church of Brandon develop strong relationships with others in our faith family... for growth, accountability, support and encouragement. These relationships are most often formed while participating in 'small community' settings such as Sunday School and Home-based Small Groups and in long-term Mission and Ministry Teams.
Our aim is for each person at First United Methodist Church of Brandon to have someone they can call on 24/7 for support and encouragement, and that they would be the kind of person who could be called on in someone else's time of need, too.
Adult Sunday School Classes
Sunday School is a Weslyan tradition that continues to draw people closer to each other as we all learn to grow closer to God. At First United Methodist Church of Brandon, we have various adult Sunday School Classes meeting at both 9:30am and at 11:00am. Children's programming and the nursery are available all morning long so parents can participate in the Sunday School class of their choice. For a listing of current classes, times & locations, click here.
Adult Small Groups
Groups of 6-12 people meet on-campus and in homes around town on various days and nights of the week. Most groups employ teaching videos, followed by discussion. Click to learn more about Small Groups
Mid-Week Bible Studies
Women in the Word…Bible Studies meet Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00am on campus. Childcare available through the Mother's Day Out program - advance reservations required. The Tuesday morning class meets in S-3; On Wednesday, come to the Social Hall at 9:15am for coffee and fellowship. Various studies are currently available.
Men's Groups...meet at various days, times and locations during the week for study and accountability. For a current list, click here.
Walk to Emmaus Reunion Groups...meet regularly for accountability. The Walk is a three-day experience designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christians and empower them for leadership in the local church. Walks are held twice per year; for more information, visit www.tampabayemmaus.org After the walk, particpants receive on-going support and encouragement through reunion group meetings. If you are looking for a reunion group, contact the church office.
Financial Peace University … discover the profound impact handling your finances God's Way can have on your life. Classes held throughout the year. For more information on upcoming classes, call the Church Office or visit daveramsey.com.
Bridge Fellowship meets weekly to play Bridge and share fellowship. Mondays at 1:00pm in the South Social Hall. Also, a monthly Ladies’ group and a monthly Couples’ group meet in homes. Call Church office for more information
Campus Ministry is a way for the church to stay in contact with our college students. Each month, the students are sent a newsletter and a special treat. Call Sharon Kuebler at 689-4161 for more information.
Deeper is our Scuba Diving group. This group meets at locations around the Bay area to scuba dive, share devotions and grow their faith. Contact Dan Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Disciples is for adults over 50. The group regularly goes on trips to area attractions, restaurants, plays, and concerts. In addition, they take overnight trips within Florida as well as an occasional cruise or other big trip. Call 689-4161 for more information.
Strawberry Stitchers, Piecemakers Quilt Guild meet monthly to fellowship and sew together. They donate many of the items they make to area charities. See the church calendar for meeting times or call the church office.
United Methodist Men and Band of Brothers are groups for men of all ages. A senior men's Bible Study meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays at 10:30am. The Methodist Men meet at 6:30am every Wednesday in the Social Hall for breakfast, study and fellowship. They also sponsor monthly pancake breakfasts and other annual events for the entire church in order to raise funds for their work with local charitable groups. For times and locations of other men's groups meeting during the week, click here.
United Methodist Women is for women of all ages. They have a monthly large group meeting as well as monthly small group meetings, known as Circles. They meet for fellowship, prayer, study, and fundraising for the many ministries they support. The monthly General Meeting is usually held the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Social Hall at 10:00am. Call the Church office for more information regarding Circle meeting times/locations.