"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 in their 20’s to 40’s to relax and renew 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  Bruce at
Circle of Friends (Ladies Night Out)
Connect with our 50+ women’s group that meets  regularly for food, fun, and sharing! Please contact the coordinators at for more information. Come and expand your circle of friends, you’ll be glad you did!
United Women in Faith is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative and supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.  Their circles meet September - April and for more information on UWF, contact Norma Courtney via email at
First Tuesday of the Month
  • Peace Circle (formerly the Daytime Circle) led by Diane Loyless meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Bethany Room on the 1st floor of Bell Hall.
Second Tuesday of the Month
  • Faith Circle (formerly Circle 6) led by Joan Van Winkle meets at 4:45 p.m. in the Epworth Conference Room - 1st Floor of Epworth Hall.
Second Monday of the Month
  • Joy Circle (formerly Circle 5) led by Janet Howard meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Epworth Conference Room - 1st Floor of Epworth Hall.

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