Adult Ministries Overview

Adult Ministries Fall 2017

Adult Sunday school: Starts on September 10th

9:30 – 10:30 AM

  1. Seekers: Shared Leadership. Meeting in the Canandaigua Room. The Seekers Class is a community of learners seeking to grow in their relationship with God and with one another.  Through sharing personal experiences, participating in book discussions and studying Bible scriptures and Biblical scholars, we strive to grow in our faith and to strengthen our fellowship together.


  1. Parlor Study: Leader is Ron Maxson. Meeting in the Parlor. The study, Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus, is an extension of the Story by Randee Frazee. “You’ve heard the story of the Bible. Now it is time to make it your own. Think. Act. Be.”  Believe is a thirty week journey of self-discovery. It explores 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know and live.


  1. Library-Bible Study: Leader is Dan Hatch. The group is going to use Uniform Series. This quarter, September – December, the focus will be on “Covenants with God”. “The lessons call us to remember who we are, whose we are, and what God has promised us, and what we have promised God, and to allow those memories and promises to form us more fully as God’s people.”


  1. I.F.E.: Leaders are Ken and Nancy Gadbow. Meeting in the small dining room. This fall, the class will start with the study of John: The Gospel of Light and Life. This six week study by Adam Hamilton “will follow the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best known verses in the New Testament.”


Small Groups will be starting up during Advent.

The Congregational Care Ministry is up and running. We have volunteers, a room to meet (The Caring Place) and some great teams in place. We are always looking for more to join the effort.

The CCM will offer a room in the church in which volunteers and congregants can meet and talk. This “Caring Place” is on the main floor and is outfitted with comfortable chairs, a sofa, coffee pot, and other items that will make the space warm and welcoming.

We have several folks who are interested in offering their personal gifts to this ministry, and now we need more folks to step forward as Caregivers, Volunteers for logistical and hospitality duties, and Support People to provide training and support to our Caregivers. If you want to help, please fill out a ministry card and put it in the lockbox in the hallway. Thanks for your help!!

PURPOSE: Canandaigua First United Methodist Church offers a “Congregational Care Ministry” (CCM) that addresses wide-ranging human needs, both spiritual and personal, through care and compassion, listening, prayer and advice, plus referrals to resources inside and outside the church.

 “Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only”   James 1:22 (King James Version)