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Adult Ministries, Small Groups, Classes

 Adult Small Groups


Pub Theology – Sunday’s, 6:30 p.m. at Brewery Becker-Olivia Karaska, facilitator,

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) MOPS 2016 monthly meetings (October through April) will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. May’s meeting will be on May 18th. If you’ve never heard of MOPS or attended a meeting before, you’re in for a real treat. Imagine, two glorious hours of talking with adults only, and moms in the same stage of life as you nonetheless! It’s a much needed break every month from the daily demands of being a mom and running a household. Join us in the Community Room (upper level) at First United Methodist Church of Brighton. For more information, contact Kate Fick at

Monday Lunch ClubJoin us for the next “Monday Lunch Club.” The “Monday Lunch Club” is for anyone over the age of 55 (or close to 55)! Lunch starts at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, followed with a speaker. RSVP not necessary. Email Deacon Loretta at or administrative assistant Wendy at with any questions

 Men of Faith-Saturdays at 8:30 am-Join this men’s group in the church library for coffee, food, fellowship & informal discussion. Led by John Phillips.

Men with Tools-Tuesdays in the library at 8:30 am. Begin the morning with a brief study, then join in fellowship and “handyman” work. No experience or skills required. Coordinated by Dan Welton.

Prayers and Squares(Prayer Quilts) Mondays at 9:00 am. Join the team that creates the prayer quilts our congregation gives to those in need of prayer and comfort. No sewing experience necessary. To contact coordinator Carol Riffe, click here.

Prayer Shawl KnittersMondays at 6:00pm. This group meets at Panera Bread (Brighton Mall, 8365 W. Grand River Ave.). Create beautiful prayer shawls & other items. Experienced & novice knitters are welcome. Coordinated by Donna Thompson

Women of the Word (WOW)Thursday mornings at 9:30, (except when MOPS is meeting). A time of fellowship, discussion and study. Discuss a variety of books, from bible studies to contemporary books. Discussion leads to discoveries about ourselves and our faith, as we connect with each other. Led by Hilary Bott.

United Methodist Women (UMW) of Brighton First is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. The UMW share together in food, faith & fun. Opportunities for gathering include general membership meetings, circle meetings, hands on mission projects, field trips and fundraising events. Membership is open to all women, from teen to adult.

Circle Meetings are usually once per month. Each circle sets its own schedule of additional meetings or special programs for the year, in addition to the monthly general meetings. For more information  on meeting times, contact Barb Terry, UMW president at

UMW Women’s Book Club-Meets monthly, check calendar. Explore spiritual and social justice topics, join us for conversation and more. Led by Pauline Schaffer


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