Bible Studies + Programs

Summer B&B Adult Studies 2021

By Reuben Job: Three Simple Rules for Christian Living

Three Simple Rules for Christian Living provides an opportunity for extended reflection on—and application of—three principles of Christian living illuminated by John Wesley and revisited by Rueben P. Job in his book Three Simple Rules: Do No Harm, Do Good, Stay in Love With God. As you take this journey, you will discover that these three rules can lead you to a more faithful way of living as a disciple of Jesus Christ. 

Dates: Wednesdays in July (7, 14, 21, 28) 
Bagels and Bibles | 8 AM | MP Rooms, Building A
Facilitator: Rev. Joe Pool, jpool@fumcrockwall.com

Dates: Wednesdays in July (7, 14, 21, 28) 
Bistro and Bibles | 12 PM | la Madeleine
Facilitator: Rev. Sandy Heard, sheard@fumcrockwall.com

Dates: Wednesdays in July (7, 14, 21, 28) 
Burgers and Bibles | 6:30 PM | Rodeo Goat at the Harbor
Facilitator: Rev. Christina Hildebrand, childebrand@fumcrockwall.com

Have questions? Contact Rev. Joe Pool at jpool@fumcrockwall.com 

Ages and Stages

Some groups are meeting – Please check with church office – (972) 771-5500

Bump to Baby | Not Meeting For Now

A small group of expectant mothers and mothers of newborns who meet monthly for dinner and dessert to discuss motherhood topics. Join us for fellowship and support because no new mom should go through this experience alone. 

Dates: Second Wednesday, Monthly

Time: 6:30-8 PM

Leaders: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com) and Rev. Sandy Heard (sheard@fumcrockwall.com)

Location: La Madeleine, Rockwall


Celebration – We are meeting

A group for single women 55 and better celebrating the times of our lives! Look for monthly socials on our publications and church website.

Dates: Monthly 

Leaders: Roxanne Turner (2violinist@gmail.com) or Leigh Plagens (Cplagens65@aol.com)


Crossroads | Not Meeting For Now

A group for parents with youth (confirmation through college) who come together to support one another during this transitional time in the life of their families. A program and dinner will be provided.

Cost: $10 per person

Dates: Monthly 

Time: 6:30-8 PM

Leader: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com)

Location: MP Rooms, Building A


Faithful Friends –  We are meeting

A group of lay leaders who minister through visits, calls, and conversations with our homebound, nursing home members, and friends. You are not forgotten…you are not alone.

Date: Second Wednesday, Monthly

Time: 2 PM

Leader: Becky Pool (beckypool77@gmail.com)

Location: 117,  Building B


Prayer Ministry – We are meeting 

First Rockwall is blessed with a vibrant prayer ministry, and we are inviting you to be a part of our team. Join us as we lift up names of members and friends in prayer. There is no commitment to attend every week or to even speak prayers aloud. Simply come and participate in the presence of prayer.

Dates: Thursdays, Weekly

Time: 9 AM

Leader: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com)

Location: Room 122, Building B


NAMI Support Group – Not Meeting for Now

Join us for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support groups dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness. Concurrent groups are offered for those with mental illness and for family members.

Dates: Second Saturday, Monthly

Time: 1-2:30 PM 

Leader: Marsha Rodgers, 214-341-7133

Location: Rooms 121 and 123, Building B


Prayer Shawl Ministry – We are meeting

Knit. Crochet. Pray. Meeting once a month to create prayer shawls for our hospitalized and homebound. No prior experience necessary.

Dates: Third Wednesday, Monthly

Time: 6-8:30 PM 

Leader: Jeanie Wheeler (jeanie.wheeler@aol.com)

Location: Room 121, Building B


Sailsetters – Not Meeting for Now

Active group of men and women, 55 and better, meets monthly during the fall and spring to enjoy day trips in the North Texas area.

Dates: Monthly

Leader: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com)



Small Groups

Some groups are meeting – Please check with church office – (972) 771-5500

Companions for Christ

Facilitator: Stacy Loeffler, stacy@rclsales.com

Dates: Wednesdays, January 27 – March 3

Time: 10 AM online via ZOOM

Study: It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst.

Description: Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely.  We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness. Lysa Terkeurst understands this deeply. But she’s also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith with grit, vulnerability and honest humor.

First UMC Book Club – Are Meeting

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. Join us! 

Dates: Third Thursday, Monthly

Time: 7 PM

Leader: Colleen Miller (colleentejas@aol.com)

Location: Room 122, Building B

Friday Discipleship Group – Are Meeting

Facilitator: Ann Meredith, ameredith5032@gmail.com

Dates: Fridays, starting May 7-June 11, 2021 

Time: 12 PM for 1 hour, online via ZOOM

Join us for our 6 week study on Max Lucado’s book, Romans: In the Grip of Grace. Contact Ann Meredith for the Zoom link.

Mission Stitchers – Not Meeting for now

Know how to sew? Knit? Crochet? If not, want to learn? Come join our new group. We have mission projects and can use your help! Bring your sewing machines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, or just yourself and join the fellowship and fun. 

Dates: Second Tuesday, Monthly

Time: 9 AM-12 PM

Leader: Beth Ackerman (ackerm6@gmail.com)

Location: Room 216, Building B


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: Tuesdays, Weekly 

Time: 6 AM 

Leader: Dr. Stan Scott (sngscott@gmail.com)

Location: IHOP in Rockwall

‘Tis the Season Crafters

This talented group of ladies craft meets every Thursday morning from 9 AM-12 PM, from February to November. They host a Bazaar on the first Saturday of November every year. All proceeds go toward First Rockwall UMC Missions. 

Dates: Thursdays: February-November

Time: 9 AM-12 PM

Leaders: Marlene Roth (rothjm@hotmail.com) or
Pam Gregory (pammylou99@aol.com)

Location: Room 208, Building A


The Cookie Project – Lakeshore Assisted Living and Memory Care – not meeting for now

Join other young adults 18+ to visit Lakeshore Assisted Living and Memory Care. Share a lesson, and worship with the residents. 

Dates: Sunday Mornings, Weekly

Time: 9:30 AM

Leader: Mike Eidson, 972-689-9383

Location: Lakeshore Assisted Living & Memory Care 

Childcare is available with advance notice

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. Joe Pool at jpool@fumcrockwall.com about receiving assistance.