Bible Studies + Programs

Fall Adult Studies

Monthly on the 3rd Wednesday

Fill your cup with fellowship & a short Bible study

Young families, couples & singles disconnecting from the craze of life to reconnect with each other & God. Take time out of the busyness of life to connect with a small group for fellowship & bible study 

Wednesday, October 18 | 6-7 PM | TIME CHANGE

Then informal Bible study and discussion with men and women separately

Childcare provided, reservation for childcare needs to be made by Wednesday, October 18 at 2 PM


Toolkit for Aging Parents & Adult Children
Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 9 AM-12 PM

Rooms: MP Rooms

Guest speakers will offer guidance and share resources for senior adults and for their caregivers.
Light refreshments provided

Questions? Contact Rev. Christina Hildebrand, childebrand@fumcrockwall.com

Registration is now open!

Companions for Christ (Women’s Bible study for all ages)
Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 1 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Leader: Stacy Loeffler, Stacy@loefflersupply.com
Room: 119B

Study Description: The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

“All Day, every day, an invisible war rages around you-unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. But his battle plan depends upon catching you unaware and unarmed. If you are tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you. The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.”

Register Online

Disciple II – Into the Word Into the World: Fast Track
Selected Sundays, Starting Sept. 10 | 5-6 PM
Leader: Rev. Joe Pool, jpool@fumcrockwall.com
Cost: TBD

Room: 109B

DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible.

Disciple II – Into the Word Into the World is the second study in the four-phase Disciple program. This study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. The importance of keeping Bible study related to witness is reinforced while participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. The study also emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately. The study understands the growing Christian as under discipline in community and in ministry to the world. Disciple: Into the Word Into the World approaches all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.

Meeting Dates: 
September 10 and 17
October 1, 8, 15
November 5, 12, and 19
December 3 and 10

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Questions Jesus Asked, By Magrey Devega
Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 8 | 10 AM and 6 PM 
Leader: Rev. Christina Hildebrand, childebrand@fumcrockwall.com
Room:  120B (AM Class), 214A (PM Class)

Explore six of the most provocative questions Jesus posed.

Jesus was fond of asking questions, many of which cut right to the heart of what it means to be human. Why are you terrified? What do you live for? Who do you say that I am? In Questions Jesus Asked, author Magrey deVega explores six of the most provocative questions Jesus posed to others and guides us in answering them for ourselves.

Asking these questions takes courage. Not only do they reveal what Jesus really cares about, they open a window into our hearts. We all have questions for God, but growth happens when we turn things around and ask what Jesus wants to know about us. When we dare to raise them, these questions bring us a fuller appreciation for the wisdom, power, and presence of God in our lives. Are you willing to step out in faith? Are you ready to answer the questions Jesus asked?

Register Online

Contact Rev. Joe Pool at jpool@fumcrockwall.com.

Connect Through Studies & Groups


Ages and Stages

First UMC Book Club

We pick our books for the year September-June at the September meeting. Everyone brings two suggestions and we vote as to the books we want to read that year. Starting in September the moderator will be whoever suggested the book. 

Dates: Monthly – Every Third Thursday

Time: 7-8 PM

Location: Prayer Room, 122 Building B

Leaders: Joy Hosey, 903-456-0155 or Marty Allen, 214-505-9656

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


Liberty Heights Gracious Retirement Center 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 (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.

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

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, childebrand@fumcrockwall.com 

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.