Adult Ministries

The First United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa is a place where adults and families can experience a community of love that expresses itself through both personal spirituality and social responsibility. We believe in offering faith enriching experiences that provide . . .

  • a place for support, prayer and personal spiritual growth and formation.
  • a place for fellowship and fun - "where everybody knows your name!"
  • a place to do the ministry or mission that sets your heart on fire!
  • a place where you can gain strength and encouragement to live out your life faithfully.
  • a place where you will be challenged, changed, inspired and engaged.

Throughout the year we offer a variety of small group educational classes, special interest forums, "big event " gatherings and hands-on outreach projects in Santa Rosa and beyond.  Our focus for each experience may range from . . .

  • Study - focusing on biblical interpretation, historical & contemporary theology, and moral issues - ranging from classic Sunday School classes to an open forum on the issues of war & peace that confront contemporary society.

  • Ministry - performing a special mission, ministry or task for the church or our society - ranging from caring for the gardens on our church campuses to participating in the Volunteers in Mission trip to the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina relief.

  • Caring - supporting an area of personal or social concern - ranging from a friendly visitor in the hospital to the weekly meetings of AA & Alanon.

  • Interest - participating in a common interest or activity - ranging from quilting groups preparing blankets for our children to social concern advocates engaging the issues in our home town.

  • Fellowship - having a good time with good friends, old & new - ranging from the Ligaya older adult fellowship group to a community wide gospel concert with the LA Spirit Chorale.

Come and join us as we reach up and reach out to all people in God's love!