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S.E.E.D. Groups   |   Sunday Discipleship   |   Bible Studies   |   Women's Ministry   |   Resources through RightNow Media


S.E.E.D. Groups

Are you looking for a group of Christians that are interested in growing in faith together, helping each other love God, and sharing life as you do this? Then S.E.E.D. Groups are what you need!

What is a S.E.E.D. Group?

S.E.E.D. Groups are communities of people who Love God and Share how Jesus is actively transforming their lives as they Grow in Faith together, and serve as one of the small group ministries of FUMC McAllen. These groups do not gather together to study scripture or work through a curriculum together but instead focus on mutual accountability to one another, led by a trained S.E.E.D. Group leader.

There are two centerpieces that make S.E.E.D. Groups unique: First, all members will share how God has been active in their life. Secondly, a shared covenant, modeled after John Wesley’s General Rules, will serve as a guide for all members to live by. The goal is that these two key components of the group will indeed foster authentic growth in the lives of all the members as we seek to become a people that Love God, Share Jesus, and Grow Faith.

How do I join?

Joining a S.E.E.D. Group is easy... you just show up! Here is all the info you need:

Women's S.E.E.D. Group

The Women's S.E.E.D. group is a gathering of women who share their love for God and support and encourage one another on their faith journey. All women are invited; the group meets every Tuesday at 11:00am in the Koinonia Room (South Building). Contact Glenda Peterson ( ) with any questions.

Co-Ed S.E.E.D. Group

This S.E.E.D. Group is a "prayer & share" meeting of adults who find inspiration, support, and assurance as we share their daily experiences of the Lord's presence in their lives. We meet via Zoom on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm. Contact Tony Micheletti at for more details.


Sunday Discipleship

Grow in Christian discipleship with others through . . .

  • Bible Study - learning God's word for us
  • Prayer - growing in relationship with God
  • Fellowship - building long-lasting friendships
  • Service - reaching out to others

FUMC has Sunday school classes for all ages, 2 year olds through adults. Click here for information about children's classes, and click here for youth Sunday School information. Keep scrolling for information on our current Sunday School classes.

Friendship Class

10:00 AM EVERY SUNDAY, SOCIAL ROOM EAST (SOUTH BUILDING)

The Friendship Sunday School class invites inquisitive individuals and couples to study contemporary issues and Bible studies led by members or invited speakers as they learn to incorporate into their lives the teachings of Christ. The class members are eager to welcome all people into the class. The class meets every Sunday during the 10:00am Common Hour in Social Room East (South Building).

Contact David ( ) with questions.

Open Door Class

10:00 AM EVERY SUNDAY, ROOM 209 (EDUCATION BUILDING)

The Open Door Sunday School Class is currently studying "The Redemption of Scrooge" by pastor and author Matt Rawle. This study will run from November 27 to December 18 during the 10:00am Common Hour in Room 209 (Education Building).

Text Donna Gibson for more info - (714) 981-1519

Trinity/Aldersgate Class

10:00 AM EVERY SUNDAY, KEYSTONE ROOM (SOUTH BUILDING)

In this class, adults of all ages use the United Methodist Adult Bible Studies materials to engage with Scripture in a "Socratic method," hearing how the Scriptures speaks to each of us. The class meets every Sunday during 10am Common Hour in the Keystone Room in the South Building. "Come, See, and Experience!" Contact Steve ( ) with any questions.

Unity Class

10:00 AM EVERY SUNDAY, ROOM 210 (EDUCATION BUILDING)

Unity Class is a Sunday School class using a Bible Study series published by the David C. Cook. We do a 'deep dive' into God's Word that covers ALL books of the Bible in an eight-year period. We study to understand and know how to live out what we find in God's Word. We meet from during the 10am Common Hour every Sunday in Room 210 on the second floor of the Education Building.

Contact Sam ( ) with any questions and to request the weekly newsletter with a study guide.


Bible Studies

A variety of Bible studies and book studies are offered for adults throughout the year to help participants increase in knowledge of the scriptures and spiritual practices and grow in their relationship with God. All are invited to participate in the ministries and studies of FUMC McAllen. Childcare is available during all church programs and events. For more information regarding Bible and book studies, call the church office at 956-686-3784.

Young at Heart

Young at Heart is an Adult Bible study that meets weekly over Zoom. Our 7-week fall study will begin Thursday, September 1, and we will be studying the book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan. We will be meeting via Zoom Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm. There will be a video series, followed by group discussion. Contact Allegra ( ) for more information and the Zoom link!


Women's Ministry

Women's Book Study

In this three-week women's book study led by Dina Wilson, we'll be reading "Everything Happens for a Reason: and Other Lies I've Loved" by Kate Bowler. It will be every Monday from November 7th to 21st, from 6:00-7:00pm, in the Koinonia Room at McAllen First UMC.
No registration is required, but if you would like us to order your book for you ($11), email Lee Ann Clemons at by Thursday, October 20. If you'd like to order your own from Amazon, you can do that here: https://amzn.to/3rHvbDw.

Woven Women

Woven Women is a multi-age group of women studying, fellowshipping and supporting each other in life and faith. Contact Peggy ( ) to learn about opportunities!


Resources through RightNow Media

We’re excited to give you free access to RightNow Media, a wonderful library of video resources for all ages from churches and pastors all across the country, to help you develop and grow as both a disciple of Jesus. Streaming directly to your computer, tablet, or mobile device, you’ll find the online Bible Study Library includes relevant content for every age group or spiritual season.

You can search by category, topic, or speaker. Additionally, many of the series have direct links to workbooks and leader guides. Parents, you’ll find that RightNow has a multitude of videos and resources for your kids.

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