Adult Ministries

Everyone wants a place to belong; a place where someone knows our name, and we can be accepted as we are. Small Groups seeks to offer such a place for everyone!  Small Groups also challenge people to grow deeper in their spiritual journey, become active participants in the IRC community, and develop leadership skills. The ultimate goal is to develop disciples of Christ, who in turn make disciples!  



Contact dschissler@ircumc.com for more info.

 

Men's Ministry

Do your best to add these things to your lives: faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, patience, service for God, kindness for your brothers and sisters in Christ, and love. If all these things are in you and are growing, they will help you to be useful and productive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 2 Peter 1:5-8


Join a growing number of men in our church who are connecting through fellowship opportunities, growing in their faith through small groups and studies and serving Christ through projects to our church family and community.

Men’s Ministry offers three major events during the year:  

  • Family Super Bowl Party in February
  • Family 4th of July Picnic
  • Advent by Firelight in December

Men’s small groups and short-term Bible studies are held throughout the year. For information about connecting with a group, study or Men’s Ministry, please contact: Mark Peterson at markathleen@yahoo.com or 321-269-2815. 

 

Mission: Growing men to become living examples of Christ.


MOPS

MOPS – “Mothers of Preschoolers” – understands that the years from pregnancy through early elementary school is foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs. MOPS is for this season of a mom’s life.


These mothering support groups exist to meet the needs of mothers in our communities. The meetings provide great conversation, friendships, guest speakers, and creative activities. Age appropriate childcare, Moppets, is provided by our professional nursery/childcare staff. MOPS meets twice a month on the second and fourth Monday of every month (except December and May) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall.


Children may be dropped off starting at 9:15 a.m. on meeting days. Meeting dates: Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 5 & 26, Nov. 9 & 30, and Dec. 7. 


MOPS at NIGHT - a group for moms of elementary age children and younger for fellowship and encouragement. The meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Wesley Hall, room 210. Children may be dropped off starting at 6:15 p.m. on meeting days. Meetings dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 1 & 22, Nov. 5 & 19, and Dec. 3.

 

For more information, contact Co-Leader Victoria Ausanka (386-451-0766), Co-Leader Gretchen Russick (321-604-2243), Night-Time Leader Danny Bastian (321-408-3472) or check the website at http://titusvillemops.weebly.com


Woman's Ministry

Purpose:  The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be 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. Unit meetings are a time when all the circles (small groups) meet together for a program and fellowship. All women of the church are invited to attend these unit meetings to learn more about UMW. 


  • Susannah Circle  Wesley Hall, Studio 153, 7 to 8:30 p.m., third Mondays
    Lisa Baggett, 321-267-7922 x24  Younger mothers and working women

  • Dorcas/Ruth Circle  Wesley Hall, Studio 153, 10 a.m., third Tuesdays
    Barbara Wellington, 321-383-3081 and Janet Lemons, 321-267-7969

  • Lydia Circle  Various homes, 7 p.m., third Tuesdays
    Barbara Parker, 321-631-6429 Working and retired women

  • Martha Circle (Craft)  Wesley Hall, Room 115, 10 a.m., weekly
    Nancy Akers, 383-9818


For more information on United Methodist Women (UMW) general meetings or how to get connected with a circle (small group), please contact Becky Baker, UMW President, at 321-267-5417, bbaker2054@cfl.rr.com or Joyce Rowland, Vice President at 330-646-5358, jrkrowland@gmail.com


Senior's Ministry

Tai Chi: Join in on this slow-movement exercise class. Tai Chi meets each Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in Wesley Hall. Starts Sept. 20. Cost is $3. Dollie Boggs at 321-269-7823. 


Sit and Fit: Join in on the fun of an exercise program for seniors citizens with limited physical motion. Sit and Fit meets each Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Wesley Hall, Studio 153. Cost is $3. Dollie Boggs at 321-269-7823. 


Trips: At various times throughout the year, trips are organized for our Seniors and their friends. Past trips have included Asheville, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Local trips are to plays and lunch in nearby cities. Watch the bulletin for upcoming trips or contact Dollie Boggs at 321-269-7823 or Jean Richards at 321-267-1683.  


Programs: Throughout the year, the Senior Ministry and Care Ministry partner to bring a variety of both informative and entertaining programs to our Senior Community. These programs are free and open to all Seniors in our local communities. 


Line Dancing at First Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue: Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. $4 per person. Contact Yvette at yvettekling@att.net

Emmaus Community

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ‘s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being “a servant of all.”


The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends. Our Emmaus Weekends are held at Leesburg, Warren W. Willis Camp.


For more information about the Walk to Emmaus and Emmaus small groups here at Indian River City Church, please contact Chris Perdue at 321-750-1557 or Jim Lesky at 321-264-1655. All Emmaus graduates are invited to attend. 


The Emmaus Community meets quarterly on the third Sunday of the month in Wesley Hall, Studio 153 at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck meal and fellowship. 2015 meeting is Oct. 18. For more information, click www.aldersgateemmaus.org