311 Third Avenue NE, Hickory NC, 28601 (828) 322-6058

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

Psalm 25:4

Journey Groups

Our purpose is to invite all people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  To follow Jesus means to live the way Jesus taught us.  We believe God intends for us to follow the way of Jesus together, in community with others.  That’s why we have several ways for people to be involved with a group of people committed to learning to follow Jesus.

Throughout the year we offer several short-term groups in which you can form and deepen relationships with others, grow in faith, be challenged, and learn what it means to follow in the ways of Jesus.  We call these groups Journey Groups because life is a journey, and one best traveled with others. Click here to sign up for a group.

Spring Groups 2015

For the sake of the bride For the Sake of the Bride 6 weeks \ Tues.. 6:45-7:45pm \ begins Tues., Feb. 24

:Recommended by our Bishop, Rev. Larry Goodpaster, this 6-week study    focuses on finding and maintaining the unity of the church amidst current conversations about homosexuality.  This is an excellent follow up for those who’ve already read Finding our Way and are looking for deeper reading this Lent.



A Disciple's Path

 A Disciple’s Path 6 weeks \ Wed.. 6:20-7:20pm \ begins Wed., Feb. 25

:This 7 week study looks at how to follow Jesus with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.  An excellent study for new members, those new to the faith or church, or anyone looking to deepen their discipleship.



Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way 10 weeks \ Wed., 6:15-7:15pm \ begins Wed., Feb. 25                                                                        5 weeks \ Sun., 4:00-5:30pm \ begins Sun., March 1

:This study, recommended by our Bishop Rev. Larry Goodpaster, provides a safe space for a faithful, responsible, and loving look at the United Methodist Church’s conversation about homosexuality and our way forward as a denomination.




Men @ First Group ongoing \ Thur., 7:30-9:00pm \ begins Thur., Feb. 19

:This is a place for men to connect with one another about faith and life. The group will take shape around growing strong men in Christ, fellowship, service, and prayer.


reading the bible

 “Our Journey” Group ongoing \ Tuesdays. 6:30-8:00pm \ begins Tues., Feb.. 10
This ongoing group is all about relationships and keeping Sunday’s conversation going throughout the week.  This group will reflect on the previous Sunday’s Scripture lesson and look at how to put faith into action.



For more information click here.

Be on the look out for more groups forming.

If you want to start a Journey Group or have an idea for one click here.

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Early Traditional Service: Sunday 8:30 a.m. - Sanctuary

Traditional Worship: Sunday 11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary

The Vine Contemporary Worship: Sunday 11:00 a.m. - Christian Life Center

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  • First Church
  • 311 Third Avenue NE
  • Hickory
  • NC, 28601
  • (828) 322-6058
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