Bible Studies + Programs



List of Times and Dates

Join us as we walk through our church-wide Advent series, A Thrill of Hope. In a world that feels weary and uncertain at times, A Thrill of Hope offers us a powerful understanding of God’s promised hope in the person of Jesus. This 4-week study through Advent invites individuals and communities to pause, breathe deeply, and wait for the new and glorious morning revealed to us in Christ. 

A Thrill of Hope – Books are $15 – Available in the church office or at first class.

On Sunday Mornings

December 2, 9, 23 | 9:30 AM | Commons (Building B, Upstairs)

Gather for a lesson led by Rev. Katie Newsome, followed by small group discussion.

On Wednesday Mornings

December 5, 12, 19 | 9:30 AM | Building B, Room 125

Gather for a lesson led by Rev. Christina Hildebrand and Sandy Heard 


Small Groups

List of Small Groups

Bump to Baby – Click here to check out events

Expectant moms get together once a month for some time to talk with other moms and for their support during their pregnancy and beyond.

Contact Rev. Christina Hildebrand, childebrand@fumcrockwall.com

Sandy Heard, sheard@fumcrockwall.com

Celebration – Click here to check out events

A small group for single women 55 and better celebrating the times of our lives! Monthly Socials; look for info in publications

Contact Jackie Metzger, jmetzger@fumcrockwall.com

Friday Morning Discipleship Group

Open to any age adult – Use current day spiritual and faith related literature to grow, strengthen and better understand our faith and spiritual life. Take one hour of each week to share your thoughts with the group on the chosen material; use the reading material to strengthen your daily walk with God.

Contact Ann Meredith, ameredith5032@gmail.com

First UMC Book Club

The book club meets monthly to discuss books chosen by the class. These books span a variety of genres and topics, and discussion is always lively and fun! Anyone and everyone is welcome. We bring any book suggestions at the beginning of the year and vote on books to read together as a group. Join us! Meetings are the third Thursday of each month, 7 PM

Contact Colleen Miller, 214-770-6970 or colleentejas@aol.com.

Sailsetters – Click here to check out events

This group of men and women, 55 and better, meets once a month during the school year to take day trips around our area.

Contact Ruth Sears, rsears@fumcrockwall.com

‘Tis the Season Bazaar

This talented group of ladies craft every Thursday morning from 9 AM until 12 PM, from February to November. In addition to crafting they also enjoy the best in fellowship and refreshments.  They always welcome new friends to join them. Call church office for more information: 972-771-5500.

Women of the Word (WOW): The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of Acts by Robert C. Girard

Facilitators: Margaret Peck, Annette Knisley, 214-697-5494, Pam Kliewer, and Grace Fitzgerald

Dates: Mondays (Dinner Served)

Time: 6:45-9 PM

Cost: $30 (Fall and Spring)

Location: Starts with dinner in Café, Building B (Upstairs)

Summary: Fall 2018: Parts 1 and 2 (Acts 1-12) | Spring 2019: Parts 3 and 4 (Acts 13-28) Acts tells about Jesus “after his resurrection and carries it forward about thirty years, tracing the spread of the gospel from Jerusalem to Rome.” The Smart Guide to the Bible wants you to be “inspired – and equipped- to love and serve one another as Christ intended” after this study of the beginning of the church. Childcare available.


Ongoing Opportunities

List of Ongoing Opportunities

Raymond Cameron’s Men’s Bible Study

This group of men is always open to new additions to our group! Our typical time together includes discussion of Biblical, doctrinal, and contemporary topics.

Dates: Tuesday mornings

Time: 6 AM

Leader: Dr. Stan Scott

Location: Route 66 Diner

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Two NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Support Groups are available the second Saturday of every month in the Elizabeth Cameron Christian Education Building (Building B). We separate out for those with mental illness in one room and family members in another.

Dates: 2nd Saturday of each month

Time: 1-2:30 PM

Leader: Marsha Rodgers, 214-341-7133

First UMC Rockwall Prayer Ministry

This group meets together once each week to pray for our church and community.

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 9AM in Bldg. B, Room 122

Leader: Linda Ghormley, 972-771-0758 or linda6004@sbcglobal.net


All our on-campus studies and groups include childcare, with advance notice. Please be sure to make note of your need on your registration, or contact your group leader to let them know.

Financial Assistance is available for all classes. Please contact Rev. Katie Newsome at knewsome@fumcrockwall.com about receiving assistance.