Small Groups

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."

Matthew 18:20

A Small Group is an intentional gathering, meeting regularly for the purpose of joining God’s mission. These instructions from Jesus help us understand how a missional disciple of Christ will live. We are to: Love God, Love others, Go and make disciples.

Thursday @ 9:00am

If My People Women's Prayer Group
Calling all women of faith! Join us every Thursday at 9am in The Loft for our empowering "If My People" Women's Prayer Group! Together, we will uplift America, Israel, and the youth and schools of Carteret County in fervent prayer. Let's come together to intercede for our nations and communities, believing for transformation and blessings upon them. Mark your calendars and invite your friends as we gather to seek God's guidance, protection, and blessings. Together, our prayers can make a powerful impact!

1st Friday of the Month

Beaufort Families
You don't have to cross the bridge! Pastor Sarah is hosting a new small group for Beaufort families. Contact Pastor Sarah at if you are interested in joining.

Sundays @ 9:00

Led by Cameron and Caleb Carr
Don't just send your kids to Sunday School, send yourself to this Adult class led by Cameron and Caleb at 9:00 on Sunday mornings in the Loft. This is a brand new class full of opportunities and new beginnings.

Serve as Called

Led by Lu Ellis
Serve the bereaved of our church. We have 9 teams of 10-12 members. Each team is usually called 1-2 times each year to provide a meal or reception for our families. We are always looking for new team members!

Mondays @ 10:00am

Led by Pastor Sarah
For women of all ages to come together in prayer and to discuss Sunday’s sermon. This group meets on Mondays throughout the year in The Loft. Join the Message group on the app for posted updates.
Led by Claudia Beamon
Run with the Waverunners! This amazing group of member age 60+ plans worship, fellowship, and service opportunities for those looking for adventure. Trips are planned throughout the year and you can register online or at the church office. Click the image or contact Claudia Beamon for more information.

Wednesdays at 1:00pm

Led by Celia Haines
Meets from September to May in the Stanley Harrell classroom on the 2nd floor in the Atrium Building on Wednesdays at 1:00pm. Contact Celia Haines with questions at or 252-808-5017.

Tuesdays @ 6:30am

Led by Pastor Powell
For men to study the word and pray together. Meet in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays @ 6:30am. It is an early one!

Fridays at 8:15am

Led by Pastor Sarah
Friday mornings @ 8:15am. Meet at the Fort Macon Trail head in the Fort Macon parking lot by the visitors center and we will walk the 3 mile trail, pray together, and talk about what it looks like to walk with Jesus.

Thursdays at 10:00am

Led by Kitty Simmons
The Sojourners Bible Study Group meets seasonally for a chosen study. New study coming Fall 2024. They meet on Thursdays at 10am in the Stanley Harrell Classroom.

Tuesdays @ 3:00pm

Led by Pastor Patrick
Now meeting Tuesdays at 3:00 pm in the Jackie Eure Class. Music, short devotional, Holy communion, and prayers.
All are welcome!

1st Monday at 12:30pm

Led by Kitty Simmons, Lynne Miller, and Janet Roberts
The First Methodist Women's Agape Circle meets on the 1st Monday of the Month at 12:30pm in The Stanley Harrell Classroom.

Sundays at 9:45am

Join us on the 2nd Floor for Adult Sunday school at 9:45am
Faith & Life: Book of James
Jackie Eure: 1 Peter
Bible Study Class: Chronological Study of Bible
Stanley Harrell: Purpose Driven Life
Buck Matthews: Romans

Women and Moms

Contact Pastor Sarah to Join!
Pastor Sarah leads the following adult small groups:

Moms of Young Kids - 2nd Tuesdays
Moms of Kids/Youth - First Thursdays

Sundays at 9:45am

Led by You!
KIDS 9:45AM - Join us in The Rise Service and be a part of the Children's Sermon before going to your Sunday school class. Journey through the Spark Story Bible learning all of the stories in the Bible and how they relate to our children and their families. We always need volunteers.


2nd Saturday of the Month
Tee off with fellow First Methodist golfers. Meet on the links at Brandywine Golf Club.
* 11:15 Lunch & Devotional
     * 12:30 1st tee time. Teams are randomly chosen by tossing a tee. Fellowship-friendly super-ball format
     * All are welcome: family, friends, neighbors, men, women, Methodists, non-Methodist, golfers, and non-golfers
     * Come & join us for lunch & devotion even if your schedule will not allow you to golf

Our pastors would love to schedule a coffee meetup

Schedule a coffee with one of our pastors

Sign up for a small group

We'd love to get you connected to a small group. Fill out the form below to get started.

Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week at different times and locations. Feel free to contact the small group leader directly or just join in when they meet. If you would like for us to get you connected complete the form and we will be in touch! We'd love to have you join us!