connect@first is authentic, fulfilling, supportive, enlightening, affirming, inviting, diverse, energizing, comfortable, joyful and transforming.
Connect with God's family
Life is a journey you were not meant to take alone. Our connect@first small group ministry fosters relationships where members learn to know God with their head, love God with their heart, and serve God with their hands while experiencing Christian fellowship.
Connect and grow
Following the example of the early church by "proclaiming the message and teaching publicly and house to house" (Acts 20:20). First small groups are made up of people just like you. Each group meets regularly to support one another through fellowship, Bible study and prayer. In addition, groups explore ways to live out their faith through service.
We are committed to connecting you into a small group where you will grow in your relationship with Christ and one another. Members come from all ages and stages of life. There is a place for you.
Don't delay! Get connected today and start experiencing the joy of Christian community. Be part of the exciting small group ministry at FUMC! Contact Shelly at smallgroup(at)normalfirst.org for more information.
Small Group Schedule and Options
Faith Link: We meet Sundays at 9:30am in the Chapel. Contact Carla Painter for more information
Shelly's Small Group: We meet Sundays at 9:30am. Contact Shelly Zobrist for more information.
Small Group: We meet Tuesdays at 6:15pm in the Library. Contact Shelly Zobrist for more information.
Men's Bible Study: We meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6:45am in the lounge. Contact Rev. John K McIntosh for more information.
Young Couples: We meet Wednesdays at 5:45pm. Contact Jamie or Aaron Curtis for more information.
Spiritual Joyseekers: We meet Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Contact Bev or Don Swanlund for more information.
Men's Small Group: We meet Wednesdays at 7:00pm in room 303. Contact Zachary Uphold or Brent Anderson for more information.
Women's Small Group: We meet Wednesdays at 7:00pm in the chapel. Contact Melissa Plank for more information.
Women's Small Group: We meet Friday's at 9:30am in Ellen Bourne's home. Contact Ellen Bourne for more information.
Faithful Friends: We meet Friday's at 9:00am. Childcare is provided. Contact Julie Cummingham for more information.