Fellowship Groups


At First Church, adults in every stage of life can find a group of kindred spirits! The Christian life was not meant to be lived alone. If you’re looking for fellowship and spiritual growth, contact any of the groups below.

The Belles

The Belles is  a fellowship group for widows and caregivers, both members of First Church and not,  who get together the first Monday of each month for lunch and visiting.   If you would like to know more about the Belles, contact Janet Reynolds, 512.255.7198.

Bridge Group

Bridge players of all ability levels meet on the third Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. in Adkins Bldg. 5 room 127. You can join as either a regular or a sub.  Contact Maxine Carstedt for more information.

Mom Life

Mothers of elementary age and older children meet for fellowship, encouragement and support on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at noon.  Bring a lunch and join us!  Contact Brandy Boggs.

MOM – Ministry of Motherhood

Mothers of young children (no need to be a member of First Church) meet for guidance, strength, friendship and support.  We strive to make meaningful and lasting friendships, and we work as a team to serve our community through mission and service projects. We meet for playdates, Ladies Night Out, and Family events each month. We follow the RRISD school calendar, and childcare is provided. Join us on Friday mornings at 9:30 in Adkins Bldg. 5 room 232.  Childcare is provided. For more information, contact Bria Powell or Cathie Crain at fumcrrmoms@gmail.com.

The Network

The Network is a Young Professionals group designed for people ages 25 to 40 (…but, don’t worry, we’re not going to check your ID ;-).

We meet monthly for fellowship and conversation about the intersection between faith and life in the 21st century.  This fall, The Network will meet in the homes of group members each month on the second Thursday.  To let us know you plan to come and to get the address for the next event, find us on Facebook!

This group is for adults:  women and men, single and married.  Bring your friends.

Senior Adults

JOY Senior Adult Fellowship, adults aged 60 and better, meets for fellowship, education and growth.  JOY meets the third Thursday of each month for lunch in Adkins Bldg. 5 room 127. There are also occasional field trips!  Click here for details on what’s coming up for JOY. Contact Judy Priddy for more information.

United Methodist Men (UMM)

UMM promotes the spiritual growth of men through discipleship and service. The group meets for breakfast and fellowship at 6 am on Wednesdays. Contact Steve McCord, mccords1007@yahoo.com, for more information.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

UMW seeks to help women know God through Jesus Christ. Women grow spiritually, develop as leaders, worship, share, pray, study and serve together. First Church women members and friends…single, married, mothers, career women, retirees. Circles meet on the third Tuesday of each month in Bldg. 5-232/234 and on the second Tuesday evening of each month in Payne Cottage. Contact: Sandra Pippen.

Women’s Book Club

Women who celebrate the pleasure of reading and discussing books gather to meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am in Adkins Bldg. 5-127. To find out what they’re reading this month, contact Judy Hart.