Bible Studies + Programs

Adult Studies/Classes

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

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.

• Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 7–8:30 PM, On the Bright Side, by Melanie Shankle. Laura will be the discussion leader for January.

• Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 7–8:30 PM, Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life, by Jen Hatmaker (Meeting at Ashley Gilmore’s house, 1000 Cedar Glen Trail, Heath, TX 75032.)

• Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 7–8:30 PM, Becoming Mom Strong, by Heidi St. John (Meeting at Bin 303, Rockwall, TX 75087) 

• Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 7–8:30 PM, The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively, by Gary Chapman We still need a Hostess Home. We need a discussion leader for this month.

• Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 7–8:30 PM, Celebration of our time together!  Location TBD

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

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

The Road Back to You
Weekly on Thursdays, starting Jan. 12 | Six Week Study | 12 PM, Bring a sack lunch
Led by: Rev Julie Henson

What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same ruts? Join Pastor Julie for a practical, comprehensive approach in a personality typing system that combines self-awareness, wisdom and makes the connections with our faith in Christ for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people’s eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do. For more information contact Rev. Julie Henson at jhenson@fumcrockwall.com

Themes of the Bible
Wednesdays, Febuary 1, 8, 15 | 9:30 AM
Led by: Rev. Christina Hildebrand

We will discover big ideas core to the biblical story from their first appearance through the entire narrative of the Bible using a video series produced by the Bible Project. For more information contact Rev. Christina Hildebrand at childebrand@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 New Testament 
Led by: Rev. Joe Pool
Sundays, January 29 – April 30 | 5 PM | Building B 

An overview of the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation. A more relaxed study than the condensed Fall Study of the Old Testament. We’ll study the Christ birth narratives, life of Jesus, death and resurrection of Jesus, the start of the early church, the Holy Spirit’s role in the early and present church, and The Revelation of John. The Old Testament Study is not a prerequisite for the New Testament study. Workbooks available through Abingdon Press. For more information contact Rev. Joe Pool at jpool@fumcrockwall.com. 

Companions for Christ | Finding I AM. By Lysa TerKeurst
Wednesdays, Starting January 25 through March 1
10 AM | Room 117, Building B
Led by: Stacy Loeffler 

What is the deep cry of the heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join us as we dive into this study by Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John.

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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.