SMALL GROUPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

PROVIDING FRIENDS ALONG YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

The Location for meetings will vary as the building renovation progresses.

Check with the office for location before attending.


First United Methodist Youth Fellowship

FUMY – 7th through 12th grade students

meet most Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. from September until May.

They do service projects, make discoveries about themselves and others, and have fun!


Wesley Foundation - University of Montana Campus Ministry

University of Montana Wesley House is located across the street from the campus and Miller Hall at 1327 Arthur Avenue.

College students and visitors are welcomed to stop by for a visit. Sunday evenings are family style dinners and Thursday evenings are a Bible Study.

For more information E-mail the Wesley House or Phone: (406) 274-3346.

Local Churches: Please send the names of U of M students from your local church to the Wesley Foundation
so they can be invited to join the Wesley House activities.

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United Methodist Women

Our UMW is part of the Yellowstone Conference, which covers Montana, 1/2 of Wyoming and a slice of Idaho.
You can find information on Conference and District UMW activities on the conference UMW web page.

UMW is open to any woman who would enjoy the companionship of other women and is someone who is dedicated to supporting missions near and far. UMW raises money for mission projects locally, in Montana, nationally and globally.

UMW meets the first Thursday Oct-Dec and Feb-May. Meetings are usually at 1:30 for dessert, program and business meeting, unless otherwise announced in the church newsletter. Location will vary depending on building renovation.
In May and November at 11:30 a.m. we go “Out to Lunch” for fun and fellowship.

Other activities include: Ash Wednesday Soup Supper, July picnic for families who will attend a community band concert at Bonner Park afterward, October Apple Pie sales, and December Candy Sale.

 Small Groups
There are special interest groups for the Book Group (contact Laurie Ball 926-1252 and Susie Smith 540-4366) and for Knitting (contact Karen Loos 721-5013).  We also have four fellowship groups listed below.

Contact President Kay Duffield 543-6722 for more UMW information.

The National organization of United Methodist Women also has a website full of information, news, and resources.

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All women of the church are invited to visit groups that interest them.

GEMS Fellowship

meets the third Thursday at 7 p.m. in the church from Sept-May
This group of working women is particularly interested in the UMW Reading program and are supportive of one another.
Chair: Laela Shimer 721-1960

L.A.N.S. Fellowship

meets the second Monday for lunch or coffee at a restaurant from Sept-Dec and Feb-May.
They are women Living Actively in the New Society. They are interested in social action in the community as well as fellowship.
Chairman: Ellie Barnes 549-1384

RUTH Fellowship

meets the second Thursday at 10:00 a.m. from Oct-May. They will meet in homes until the building renovation is done in the basement. Hopefully by January they will return to meeting at the church.
They invite you to come and share their fellowship, coffee, a monthly program, and outreach to church members who need a little TLC and support of missions like the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter.
Chairmen: Kay Duffield 543-6722 or Judy Whiddon 258-2719

VESPERS Fellowship

meets the third Wednesday at 1:00 in homes Sept-May
They have been meeting together for a long time which has led to many long friendships. They invite you to their program and meeting. Chairman: Chris McAdams 549-9437


Men's Fellowship Group

The Mighty Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Saturdays, at 8 a.m. in the Church Library.


Stephen Ministry Church

Stephen Ministers help with prayer requests each Sunday and serve communion.

As a congregation we participate in Stephen Ministries, where trained Stephen Ministers walk with those whose lives are in turmoil for one reason or another. Anyone in our church family can request a Stephen Minister for themselves.

Members of the congregation are encouraged to consider doing the 50-hours of training and helping others in this way. As a Stephen Minister you often find tools to help in your own life as well as nurture your care receiver. More information can be found at: What is a Stephen Minister?

Call Kay at 543-6722 or Peg at 542-1543 for more information.


Missoula First Foundation

Donations and bequests to the Foundation are used for charitable giving, scholarships and fulfilling the church’s mission. Brochure with more information on charitable giving and bequests to the Foundation is available by clicking on Foundation Brochure.
Foundation Scholarships: The Foundation offers two scholarships each Spring. The Foundation Scholarship is for an active member of our church and The Katie Payne Scholarship is for a woman pursuing a nursing or medical arts career or a career in law, government or public service.
KATIE PAYNE application  or FOUNDATION application.
The packet containing your application, transcript, and two letters of recommendation must be postmarked April 15th or earlier.

Prayer Groups


Walk to Emmaus Prayer Groups for men and women

Tuesday at Noon in the church.  Rooms will vary depending on building renovation.


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