Bible Studies + Programs

Fall Adult Studies/Classes

On the Same Page: A Book Club for Moms
Monthly on the 4th Thursday, 7-8:30 PM

August Book | Aug. 25: No Cure For Being Human by: Kate Bowler 

September Book | Sept. 22: Rising Strong by: Brene Brown | At Margaret Mayo’s Home, 601 Forest Trace, Rockwall, TX 75087

October Book | Oct. 27: Wholehearted Faith by: Rachel Held Evans | At Erika Crump’s Home, 2295 Falls View Dr., Rockwall, TX 75087

November Book | Nov. 17: Learning to Walk in the Dark by: Barbara Brown Taylor | At Margaret Mayo’s Home, 601 Forest Trace, Rockwall, TX 75087

Moms of preschool and elementary aged kids are welcome to join this low pressure book club. Each month we will read and gather to discuss a book on spirituality through the lens of motherhood. Meets in different homes. Please contact Erika Crump at erikacrump@gmail.com.

First UMC Book Club
3rd Thursday of the Month
Room 122, Building B | 7-8 PM

We are meeting September-June. Questions call or text Joy Hosey, 903-456-0155 or Marty Allen, 214-505-9656.

Atlas of the Heart by: Brene Brown
Wednesdays, September 14-October 19 | 9:30 AM (6 week study) | Room 125B
A study for moms led by: Rev. Julie Henson

Week 1: Places we Go….When Things are Uncertain or Too Much
Week 2: Places we Go….When Things Don’t Go as Planned
Week 3: The Places We Go when We Fall Short
Week 4: The Places We Go with Others
Week 5: The Places We Go When the Heart is Open
Week 6: The Places We Go When Life is Good
For more information contact Rev. Julie Henson at jhenson@fumcrockwall.com

Liberty Heights Bible Study
Thursdays at 11 AM, Liberty Heights
Led by: Rev. Christina Hildebrand

Every Thursday this fun bible study meets on the Liberty Heights campus to study and to grow together in fellowship. All are welcome! For more information contact Rev. Christina Hildebrand at childrebrand@fumcrockwall.com.

Village Green Assisted Living and Memory Care Gathering
Thursdays at 9:30 AM 
Meets at Village Green LIving and Memory Care

For residents of Village Green, a joyous time of music, fellowship, and a devotional. Meet others and join in community. For more information contact Rev. Christina Hildebrand at childebrand@fumcrockwall.com

Friendship Class
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10-11 AM
Room: 118B

The Friendship Class of FUMC is offering a new midweek opportunity for older adults who are interested in learning together while also supporting one another on the journey of aging. This class is designed especially for those who may want to avoid crowds or who need extra time to get safely to and from class. There is singing, study, discussion, prayer time and great fun! With advance notice, transportation to and from the church is provided and a wheelchair is also available. Contact Missy Buchanan at 214-673-0131 for more information.

Disciple Bible Study
Disciple I: Overview of the Old Testament
Rev. Joe Pool
Sundays, October 2 – November 20 (6 Sessions) | 5 PM
Room 109, Building B 

Disciple I, Part 1 is an overview of the Old Testament, Genesis to Malachi. The creation stories, the flood, the patriarchs, the Exodus, formation of Israel, the prophets, kings and queens, exile and restoration. The poetry of the Psalms, the wisdom literature, and more. Workbooks available upon sign up. The New Testament, Part 2 offered in Spring, 2023. For more information contact Rev. Joe Pool at jpool@fumcrockwall.com. 

Methodism 101
September 25 | 9:30 AM | Room 118, Building B 
Led by: Rev. Julie Henson
Are you new to Methodism or interested in a refresher course on what it means to be a Methodist? Join Rev. Julie Henson for this hour long class on all things Methodist! For more information contact Rev. Julie Henson, jhenson@fumcrockwall.com. 

Companions for Christ: JOB by: Lisa Harper
Wednesdays, Starting September 14 – November 2
10 AM | Room 119B, Building B
Led by: Stacy Loeffler 

Pain is inevitable. It may range in intensity from temporary inconvenience to terminal inevitability, but regardless, you can’t avoid it. In the pages of the Old Testament we find Job, a good and godly man, who suffered devastating loss. His plight seemed unfair. His comforters became critics. His questions went unanswered. Yet in the midst of his darkness, light peeked through, hope stayed the course, and unlikely joy emerged.For more information please contact Stacy at stacy@loefflersupply.com.

Contact Rev. Julie Henson at jhenson@fumcrockwall.com.

Connect Through Studies & Groups


Ages and Stages

Celebration Group

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)


Faithful Friends

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

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 – Online

Groups will be meeting online this fall. Join with other North Texas area NAMI groups by visiting them on the web: https://www.naminorthtexas.org/ or by contacting Marsha Rodgers, 214-341-7133

Prayer Shawl Ministry

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



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


AA Horizon Group

Dates and Times: Every day (Mon-Fri) at 12 PM
Monday at 9 AM Women only | Tuesday & Thursday at 7 AM
Location: Bldg. A, Room 211

‘Tis the Season Crafters

We get together to craft every Thursday morning from 9 AM-12 PM, from February to November. Join in as we create, craft, and have fun! From wreaths to ornaments to sweet treats, we make it all!  All crafty creations are sold at the Famous First UMC Bazaar on the first Saturday of November every year. All proceeds go toward Missions. Enjoy yourself, make new friends, and give back.

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


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. Julie Henson at jhenson@fumcrockwall.com about receiving assistance.