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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books & Beyond
Book & Beyond is a 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.
For the month of MARCH the group will be reading "Lightlark " by Alex Aster. The August meeting is Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com. If you need assistance in preparing your property for a hurricane or any other possible disaster we can assist you.
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!
first of all
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:1
Looking for a deeper relationship with God? Feeling stalled & wondering, what's next, with God?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the "First of All" small group is for you! All are welcome! Our focus is prayer - all kinds of prayer. The goal of "First of All" is to help each other deepen our relationship with God through improving our prayer and praise lives. We meet Wednesdays 5:00 for 30 minutes in building C, room 105. Come join us for bit of teaching, a little praying, and sharing!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) for the summer..
The OAKS (Older Adults Knowing the Savior) serves to address the spiritual, social, and educational needs of adults in our church and community, specifically those who are 65 years and older.
Our next gathering will be on Wednesday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. They will be filling treat bags and putting Easter Eggs together.
Contact the church office (850-862-4169) to learn more!
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 email@example.com.
The Well is a group of young adults who meet monthly to fellowship and build community with fellow believers.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.Join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date on all things happening with The Well.
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 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.
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.
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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.
- Share two sentences about your life before you met Jesus
- Share two sentences about how you met Jesus
- Share two sentences about how your life has changed
- How have you experienced God's grace at Trinity UMC?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at (850) 862-4169.