BE  IMPACTED

At Trinity United Methodist Church, we believe that life is at its best in relationship with one another. Our Impact Groups go from rows to circles to get impacted because life is better together. Impact Groups are a HUGE part of who we are! We want to meet you where you are in your faith and your life. In these groups, you'll find a place for you that is fun and experience seeing God working in our lives as we build Jesus-centered relationships. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

wHY DO IMPACT GROUPS EXIST?

We believe that life is best in relationships with one another, and our Impact Groups are where we do life together. We want to provide opportunities for fellowship and connection. No matter where you are in your faith or life, there is a group for you to feel the impact of a close community. 

What is an impact group?

Impact groups are designed to meet you where you are in your life and faith. They provide transformational experience and education as well as a connections to community and fellowship. Each group varies on meeting lengths, times, days, and location. Most importantly each group are a lot of fun!

where do impact groups meet?

We have groups that meet through the Fort Walton Beach area and on different nights of the week in homes, apartments, restaurants, coffee shops, and church property. We also have virtual groups via zoom. Are you interested in joining an Impact Group? Check out our available groups below!

DISCOVER A GROUP FOR YOU

If you are interested in joining a life group, check out our available groups below! For more information on any group please contact our church office (850) 862-4169 or email communications@trinityfwb.org.

  • babes who brunch

    This group is designed for young women in the Trinity Student Ministry. This group will attend the Contemporary Worship service and then brunch for fellowship and to dive deeper into the word of God. Babes Who Brunch meet on a monthly basis. Follow @tumcyouthfwb to stay up to date on all meeting information. 

  • Books & Beyond

    Book & Beyond is a new group where you can fellowship with kindred book enthusiasts and discuss a new book each month. Don't have a passion for reading? Not a problem! This group is open to all ages and for anyone with a slight interest in reading and fellowship. They meet on the last Tuesday of each month and for the month of August the group will be reading TBD.


    The next meeting is Tuesday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. at the downtown food trucks near the FWB Library. 


    Interested in participating? Contact the church office for more information!

  • dISASTER RELIEF TEAM

    Our Disaster Relief Ministry's mission is to serve our community and individuals and help them to prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. The goal is to help all people in emergencies and crises like Jesus did in His teachings.


    We can only hope that the folks who tell us how many storms we will have are right this year. The problem with these predictions is that it lulls us into preparedness complacency – in other words, preparing our family and property does not make it to the top of our priority list. 


    This team currently meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. If you are interested in participating please contact Barry Ratcliffe, at disaster@trinityfwb.org. If you need assistance in preparing your property for a hurricane or any other possible disaster we can assist you. 

  • emmaus

    The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. Once an individual participates in the Walk to Emmaus they are able to join our Trinity Emmaus Cluster. 


    Interested in participating? Contact the church office for more information!

  • enrichment class

    The Trinity Enrichment Class is open to all age groups but the bulk of attendees are seniors with a wealth of life experiences and wisdom and practicality based on varied backgrounds. The Bible studies are practical discussions with a focus on how our own lives can be enriched and how we can enrich others. Recent studies by Adam Hamilton , Andy Stanley and others serve as great starting points for applications for God 's Word in our lives. It is a dynamic Bible-based and vital approach to Discipleship. If you are looking for an upbeat, smile producing, atmosphere of Christian Fellowship, the Enrichment Class is for you.

  • ignite group

    Ignite is a fun group of like-minded believers to gather and openly discuss that day’s lesson. From Christian books to Adult Bible study series, this group is well-crafted to provide transformative encounters with God through thoughtful discussion and Bible-based, Christ Focus Sunday School lessons. We welcome all, but the discussions are geared to adults 18 and over. Currently, the group meets meet at 10 am Sunday morning via Zoom. Very soon we will transition back to in-person Sunday School and when we do, we will meet at 11am. But we plan to continue with a combined Zoom and in-person format. So if you want to “IGNITE” your relationship with God and others believers, please contact the church office or email trinity@trinityfwb.org

  • mental health awareness group

    Individual experience mental health struggles such as sadness, loneliness, and anxiety gather together to be encouraged, supported, and coping techniques from each other. 


    This group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in C102. 

  • our daily bread soup kitchen

    Trinity believes that serving others is an integral part of serving Christ, and we offer many opportunities to give of our time and gifts. "Our Daily Bread" Food ministries serve free food Monday through Friday and is open to all. We are always in need of volunteers to cook, serve, and clean up. Please contact Ranae via email at curtiswre@cox.net if you are interested in volunteering with us.


    The kitchen is currently open Monday - Friday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. serving bag lunches which include a sandwich, chips, dessert, and drink.  

  • prayer warriors

    The Prayer Warriors Ministry helps put prayer into action. This group is part of a network of individuals who receive joys and prayer requests, handle them in confidence, and lift them up to God in prayer daily. This group meets on Mondays weekly. If you are interested in joining our Prayer Warriors team please contact the church office or email trinity@trinityfwb.org.

  • prime time

    Prime Time class members are mostly 40s-50s-60s-aged men and women who are still raising children and taking care of aging parents. We're employed in careers that we enjoy and we find rewarding. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and we participate in a range of study materials chosen by the group to help us grow in our faith. Recent short term studies include '24 Hours that Changed the World' by Adam Hamilton and 'The Story' by Randy Frazee. We would love for you to join us! For more information, contact the church office or email trinity@trinityfwb.org.

  • The well

    The Well is a group of 20s to 30s year old who meet biweekly at various local breweries. The goal of this group is to go into the word to go out into the world. We want to develop meaningful friendships and grow spiritually. This group provides many opportunities to connect with others and quench spiritual thirst in a relaxed environment. 


    Next Meeting: May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Walton Beach Brewery (505 Mooney Rd NW.)

  • United Methodist Men

    The General Commission on United Methodist Men's mission is to help men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ. partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church. This UMM conducts a church-wide metal recycling program and garage sales to raise funds for various projects. 


    Our Men's Bible Study is an online and in-person United Methodist Men (UMM) activity that meets at 7:00 a.m. every Thursday. This group is open to men of all ages (college & older). They group is led by Pastor Scott Hohn and followed by discussion. The group picks a book of the Bible and reads it straight through. They are currently reading Acts. 

  • AL-anon

    Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. This group meets on Fridays weekly at 8:00 p.m. in Building C room C105. 

  • alcoholics anonymous

    International fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. This group meets on Fridays weekly at 8:00 p.m. in Building C room C102. 

SHARE YOUR STORY

"Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always." 

- Philippians 4:8 (The Passion)

 

Sharing your story is a simple and powerful way to tell people about Jesus. We all share everyday struggles. Hearing stories from other believers about what God has done encourages us all. We want to celebrate what God is doing in your life. Share a story of how your life has been changed. If you're a follower of Christ, you have a story, and your message can inspire others to follow Jesus as well.

  1. Share two sentences about your life before you met Jesus
  2. Share two sentences about how you met Jesus
  3. Share two sentences about how your life has changed
  4. How have you experienced God's grace at Trinity UMC?
  5. How has God has an impact in your life through Trinity UMC?

If you are a member of Trinity and are interested in sharing your story please contact our Communications & Operations Coordinator at communications@trinityfwb.org or call the church office at (850) 862-4169.