small groups-Spring 2021

To sign up for a small group, contact group leaders! See class descriptions below.

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*All groups listed as TBA plan to meet at FUMCT. We are hoping that we will be able to safely accommodate small groups at this point.

Grief Share

Led by: Jackie Greene

Format: In-person (location TBA)*

Meets: Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 PM : February 24 – May 19

Materials: Provided

GriefShare is a support group for people grieving the death of a family member, loved one, or friend. Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. Please join us so that you can begin the healing process.

To join this group, email Jackie.


SAVIOR by Magrey DeVega

Led by: Mike Greene

Format: Zoom and In-person (location TBA)*

Meets: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM : February 3 – March 31

Materials: Books have been ordered; purchase from the church

In Savior: What the Bible Says About the Cross, Magrey DeVega faithfully describes the need for reconciliation between humankind and a holy God through Jesus’ death on the cross. The Bible uses many images to understand the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection, and DeVega guides us through these images to achieve a richer understanding of the Christian faith. By exploring the mystery of salvation through the cross, we can deepen our love for God and others and strengthen our commitment to follow Jesus.

Join this group of men of all ages for a time of study and fellowship

To join this group, email Mike.


New women's small groups


Elijah:Fire & Faith



Thursdays from 12-1:30 p.m. outdoors at the Highgrove Pavilion. The group will study Pricilla Shirer’s book Fervent. The group will begin meeting in February 11th.



Fervent is a women’s battle plan for serious, specific, and strategic prayer. The book/study guide can be ordered on Amazon or Lifeway.

To join this group, email Beverly. 

A women’s small group via Zoom which will study the new Priscilla Shirer book, Elijah: Fire and Faith. She will email you the information needed to participate in the Zoom sessions.

Elijah is a 7-session study that will begin Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. Participants need a copy of the study book which can be purchased online at Lifeway or Amazon.


About this study:  Elijah: Fire and Faith - Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

To join this group, email Laurie.


The Ministry of Ordinary Places

Julie Salter will lead an 8-week luncheon study for women starting at noon, Wednesday, February 17th (location TBA). The group will study the book The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up To God’s Goodness All Around You by Shannon Martin. 

In the book, the author offers Christians who are longing for a more meaningful life a simple starting point: learn what it is to love and be loved right where God has placed you.

To join this group, email Julie.


Janice Stewart will lead an in-person women’s small group at her home (Riverchase subdivision) starting Tuesday, February 9 (introductory session). This is a 6-week study - they will not meet the week of spring break. The group will meet on Tuesdays from 6 – 7:15 p.m.


Janice will lead the class in a study of the book by Courtney Joseph and Beverly Wise. Books can be purchased on Amazon.


This is an in-depth verse-by-verse bible study. The workbook questions encourage personal reflection about the fullness of our daily schedules and living spaces and whether that fullness brings joy and contentment.  The group will dive into Ecclesiastes seeking wisdom on how to overcome obstacles that keep us from drawing near to God and how to live abundantly.

To join this group, email Janice.

Ecclesiastes -

Wisdom for Living Well

other adult groups


Couples & Singles | Ages 65+ | Room 220

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Led by pastoral staff & lay leaders

Our class seeks to study a wide variety of topics, including Bible study, spiritual growth, social issues and church issues. We are a group of people who are single, married, widowed and divorced—all are welcome. We have a diverse membership where we care for each other and participate in numerous mission and social events. We welcome new members and would love for you to come and be a part of our class.


Couples & Singles | ages 60s+ | Room 304

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Led by class members

Our class consists of both singles and couples who are growing in their faith. Our class usually consists of lecture and discussion based teaching on a biblical topic. We support many service projects, including Cooking for Christ. We value social gatherings throughout the year. We invite you to come grow and serve with us.


Couples & Singles | Ages 50+ | Room 110

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Led by pastoral staff & lay leaders

Curriculum: Adult Bible Study from Cokesbury

Our class consists of people from all walks of life – single, married, widowed and divorced. We feel strongly about studying the Bible and in caring for one another. We are faithful in keeping in touch with each other and caring for each other in times of difficulty. If you want to be a part of a caring group, the Lee class is for you.


Couples & Singles | Ages 65+ | Room 215

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Led by Wade Miller & Ann Curry

Our class consists of single, married, widowed and divorced people who care for one another and value each other. We study the Bible, spiritual issues and the social issues of today. We enjoy social events where we grow together as a community. We would love for you to join us.


Couples & Singles | Ages 20s-30s | Room 219

Sunday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m.

Our class connects in a casual setting with other young adults who want to make a difference in the world. Whether married or single,
if you’re in your 20s and 30s, join us as we pursue God’s best for our lives. We eat, hang out, laugh and get to know each other both inside and outside the classroom and in addition to Sunday morning class, we meet on Thursday nights for women and men’s fellowship nights. Everyone

is welcome Sunday mornings or Thursday nights. Our class motto is “Rooted in Christ, Rooted in Friendship and Rooted in Love.


Singles | Ages 18-22 | Room 213

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Led by Stephen Stroud & Joshua Davis

Our class seeks to bring college and young adults together to discuss important and relevant topics surrounding faith, culture and life. During our college and young adult years, it can be difficult to find a safe space to talk about faith and life. Join us as we honestly discuss relevant topics centered around issues that impact young adults and college students.


Couples & Singles | Ages 30s-40s | Room 221

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Led by Adam Lang & Dr. Lewis Cole

Our class seeks to form disciples of Christ by Bible study, with a particular focus on the New Testament. We also use other spiritually based books. Through our study of scripture, we discuss what it looks like to practice what the Bible teaches us about being a Christ follower and living out our faith in everyday life. Join us as together we explore how the Bible is relevant and important for our lives today.


Couples & Singles | 20s-30s | Room 308 | Echols Learning Center

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Our class is made up of young couples and singles who study the Bible and how those teachings apply to our lives. Our goals include studying the Bible, fellowship outside of class once a month and serving others through local missions.


Couples & Singles | Ages 40’s-50’s | Room 306

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Led by Cynthia Almond

Our class draws people from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and views. We are judges and lawyers, bikers and professors, architects and electricians! We value the importance of free and honest discussion, open dialogue and loving disagreement, all tied to spiritual growth and active discipleship. All are welcome!

Sunday school 101

Couples & Singles | ages 30s-50s | Room 212

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Led by class members

Our class seeks to come together to study scripture-based material that is designed to facilitate honest discussion of matters related to faith, life, social issues and personal concern. We select short term (6- 8) week studies that often use a video format. We encourage you to join us as we grow in our faith and in our friendship with one another!

new life

Couples & Singles | Ages 40s-60s | Room 307

Led by Mike Case, Georgia Buettner & Geoff Plott

Our class welcomes all age groups to our class, but the majority
of us have grown children. We study both the Bible and other sources of spiritual growth to give us a deeper understanding of our relationship to Jesus and His guidance in our walk with Him. We emphasize community as we care and pray for each other. We also participate as a group in social and mission events.


Couples & Singles | Ages 40s-50s | Room 305

Led by Jan Brakefield, John Higginbotham and others.

Our class seeks to focus on integrating the truths and principles of scripture into our everyday lives. While we are biblically focused, we also look at questions impacting our lives, social issues, and personal concern. Come join this friendly group of people in order to grow closer to God and others. We have quarterly social events.


Couples & Singles | Ages 50+ | Room 222

Led by Danny Norris, Bill Donald,

Claire Stephens, Jane & Jerry Eure

Our class consists of a group of caring people studying the Bible and its application to everyday life. We use the popular lesson series, Adult Bible Studies. Our aim is to grow in faith and service to God. Theologically-progressive generally describes our collective view, but different viewpoints are always invited for discussion. We support various mission projects and have occasional covered-dish suppers. You are invited to join us any time. We would be delighted to welcome you.


Couples & Singles | Ages 50s-60s | Room 303

Led by class members

Our class is a welcoming group of people who strive to care and support all members of our class. We consist of single and married people who enjoy spending time with one another as we grow in our faith. We support various mission projects and also have occasional social events outside of Sunday morning. We would be honored for you to come join us.

singles ministry

Build relationships, grow in your faith and share life together by connecting with a dedicated group of singles of all ages and stages.
Meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Parker Fireside Room. For more information, please contact Dennis Harkey.

prayer ministry

Do you need time to escape the chaos of the world?

Do you desire prayer for your needs?

Do you struggle finding time to pray?

Do you want a stronger prayer life?

Prayer is one of the primary means through which we connect with the Holy Spirit. When we connect, the Holy Spirit transforms of our spirit. God hears our prayers. He listens and He answers. Through group prayer we grow closer to one another as a community of faith. Calling out in the Name of the Lord together is one of the most transformative things we can do as a church. Allow our Sanctuary to be your weekly refuge. Join us on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

Friends in Faith

Couples & Singles | All Ages | Room 204B

You are invited to be a part of a caring, loving, praying, serving and
forgiving spiritual journey with Friends In Faith. Our teachers direct
us in conversation, fellowship and Bible study. With open minds and
hearts, we plan together for future lessons, Bible study, speakers,
ministries, missions and socials. If you have been seeking a Sunday
school class where everybody knows your name, Friends In Faith will
be that place. We will grow together, encouraging each other to be
all God created us to be.


First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa

800 Greensboro Avenue

Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

 (205) 345-7261

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