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“And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.” Joshua 1:8
 
 
While you explore our website, be sure to browse all of the unique small group experience we offer here at Genesis. We pride ourselves on having an assortment of classes and groups for any age whether it’s a group that meets to discuss scripture or to just play games and bond with one another. We hope you find something that interests you. If you would like any more information regarding any of these groups, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Children

Our goal is to partner with parents to help each child become the person God intended him or her to be. In our classrooms, you will find trained volunteers who will love your kids, sharing lessons that are experiential, fun and relevant. We strive to keep the lessons simple and clear so that kids walk away with a message that will stick with them. Together we can lead our children to become disciples of Jesus Christ who will love God, love others and serve the world.
 
For more information, reservation, registration information, and pictures, check us out on Facebook Genesis UMC Children and genesisumc.com or email Cheryl.
Genesis Kids Sunday Mornings

The Children’s Sunday School at GUMC provides Biblical education each Sunday morning for children ages 3 years through 6th grade. We currently utilize an interactive curriculum, which brings the Biblical concepts to life utilizing hands on activities, videos, and discussion.

Genesis Kids Worship

Children’s Worship thematically follows the sermon series at traditional and contemporary services. Children ages 4 through 3rd grade are invited to meet in room 60 for an interactive, age appropriate worship experience from 10:45-11:30. We meet every Sunday, excluding the first Sunday of the month, to allow all families to worship and share communion together.

Nursery

Infants and toddlers are cared for by a loving staff of caregivers in Children’s Alley during worship services and special events.

Acolytes

Acolytes are an important part of Genesis worship leaders. These are 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who have made a commitment to serving in this special role. Trainings are twice a year.

Children’s Outreach in the Community

Genesis is proud to provide space for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. We support students at Meadow Creek Elementary by providing snack packs and other needs throughout the year. Our Great Room has been used by many other schools for events and activities. Our congregation is a great supporter of children at United Community Centers.

Aftershock 4th& 5th Grade Ministry

Coming Soon! For more info contact Cheryl.

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday Night Live starts with dinner for family and friends from 6-6:30pm. For the children, gathering time starts at 6:15pm with games, programming, arts, videos, homework tutoring and much more until 7:30pm.

Weekday Christian Preschool
The Weekday Christian Preschool provides a loving Christian atmosphere where children learn, play and grow. Our curriculum focuses on the whole child with an emphasis on cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language development.
Established in 1968, and licensed by the State of Texas, we offer experiences and teachers and low student-teacher ratios for children 18 month through pre-K. For more information, email Tammy Beck, Preschool Director. 
Other Opportunities

Other yearly programming includes mission activities, No Tricks Just Treats Halloween Carnival, Easter Egg Hunt, Live Nativity, Vacation Bible School and other family opportunities.

Students

The student ministry of Genesis is made up of a diverse group of students from all over the Fort Worth area in grades 7-12. We strive to offer a safe environment where all teens are welcomed and can experience God’s grace. Through creative, relevant programming, outreach, Bible studies, mission opportunities and a variety of other programs, we help students connect with each other and grow in faith.
 
Chaos

Every Sunday night from 5-7 PM, students in 7th-12th grade are welcome to join us for CHAOS (Creating Holy Adventures On Sundays) where we do a variety of activities that keep you entertained and stimulated from beginning to end. Each week we play games followed by small group discussions, and close with a snack supper provided by youth families. Bring your friends and catch the craziness! Youth are also invited to join us for open gym at 4pm in the Great Room.

Wednesday Night Youth

All 6th-12th graders are invited to join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm to participate in a church-supported mission project or special study. Each week, this group will volunteer to aid one of our many missions here at Genesis or do a creative study on a variety of pop culture topics. Bring your friends and check it out!

Engage Confirmation Program

Engage is our confirmation program for eighth graders or those willing to go through the class. In this one semester class, students will learn the fundamentals of the Methodist Belief as well as how to organize an informed opinion about scripture. Once the course is completed, the students will be “confirmed” and made into full members of the church. Engage meets in room 209 on the second floor of the Education building.

 Sunday Morning Breakout

Every Sunday morning at 9:20 AM, teens will meet to engage in relevant, discussion based curriculum that challenges them to think outside the box about their faith and how they can influence the community and the world with what they learn. Sixth and seventh graders will meet for Jr. High Breakout upstairs in the Education Building. Those in 8th Grade will also be a part of Jr. High Breakout until December. Beginning in January, all eighth graders are invited to join our Engage Confirmation Program. Our Sr. High, those in grades 9-12, will meet up-stairs in the Sr. High room, which overlooks the Great Room.

Adults

 

Through the practice of Intentional Faith Development, we do the soul work that connects us to others, immerses us in God’s Word, and positions us to grow in grace and mature in Christ. We place ourselves in the most advantageous circumstances to learn and grow in our following of Christ. We cooperate with the Holy Spirit in our own spiritual maturation.

Bible 201

Is the Bible dry, boring, and irrelevant? We don’t think so! The Bible is filled with priceless treasure hidden in plain sight – our mission is to search it out, mine its meaning, and bring its mysterious beauty to light for everyone. Our way of experiencing it is more like archeology done by Indiana Jones! The group meets in room 111.

Bread of Life

This is a Bible study group for women that meet in our old library to discuss Biblical stories and how they impact daily life.

Faith Matters Class

Faith Matters embraces a wide variety of ages and has both married and single persons. Each week, the group discusses Biblical based studies that are relevant to everyday life. The group meets in Room 21.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings Class is a positive, thoughtful group of singles and couples of all ages. The class discusses contemporary issues through a variety of book and video studies. Members of this encouraging class inspire each other to be active in the missions and ministries of our church community.
New Ventures
A class for women of all ages that seeks to combine Christian study with supportive friendship. At present, we are using the Upper Room devotional magazine as our discussion guide.
Seekers
The Seekers Sunday Morning Class is composed of men and women, married and single, aged 50-plus. We have shared leadership and a discussion format. Most of our material is United Methodist curriculum, but we discuss current events or popular books if the group chooses. We welcome visitors who are encouraged to participate in the discussion. We meet in Room 111 in the Education Building.
Sojourners
The Sojourners Sunday morning group is composed of men and women in their 30’s, and 40’s. We study contemporary issues related to our faith utilizing a variety of studies. Rob Bell, Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, and Donald Miller are just a few of the studies we have done. Join us in the Dining Room if you are interested in a discussion-based group.
Adult Fellowship Lunch
The fourth Thursday of each month is our adult fellowship lunch. All are invited to join us in our Great Hall for lunch and fellowship.
CSI (Christian Singles Involved)
The CSI:Genesis singles ministry is available to any single individual age 40 and above. The ministry fosters friendship, fellowship, fun and service to others, guided by Christian values to meet the spiritual, emotional and social needs of the members. For more information stop by the CSI:Genesis table or email csi@genesisumc.com.
Genesis Bookies
A monthly book discussion group for women meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10 until 11:30 in room 101. Selections are made by the group several months in advance.
Genesis Prayer Ministry
Genesis prayer ministry supports prayer within the Genesis community as a way of living in awareness of God’s Presence. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 5:00 – 6:00pm, the Prayer Team meets in the Prayer Room to worship and pray. This group is ongoing and open to anyone.
The Recorders
For those who are interested in playing the recorder, this is the group for you. The group practices weekly at the home of Prue Wells and plays at different functions throughout the year. For more information, contact the church office.
Thursday Morning Adult Games and Fellowship
Our older members gather on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in the Library to play games like dominoes, backgammon, cards, and enjoy fellowship.
Walkie Talkies
Monday through Friday at 9am, a group meets to walk around our walking track in the Great Hall. Come and join this group as they start the day off with some good exercise.
Genesis Adult Basketball
Every Thursday night in the Great Hall, any adults are invited to join us for basketball. It is a great time of exercise and fellowship. We play from 7-8:30pm.
Sizzling Red Hatters of Fort Worth
A registered chapter of the Red Hat Society made up of Genesis UMC women approaching the age of 50 and beyond. The group has monthly events for fun and friendship, wearing full red and purple regalia.

Music Ministry

Whether you are an experienced musician or you’re just passionate about the art of music, there’s a place for you to plug in at Genesis. We offer great, unique ways to learn, play and appreciate a wide array of musical styles.
Chancel Choir
Led by renowned choir director Robyn Hollimon, this dedicated group of singers graces the 10:30 traditional worship with anthems and leads us in hymns. They also provide special music for offertories and preludes. The Chancel Choir’s Christmas Cantata is an annual highlight. They meet for rehearsal at 7:30 on Wednesdays.
Fusion Band

Contemporary Christian music is the focus of this band led by our Fusion Worship Leader. If you play guitar, drums, bass, or sing and would like more information about this group, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Bell Choir
This group of fun people aged 13 to Methuselah enjoys making music together. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to about 8:30, September through May. In December we go to a local nursing home for a short concert during our regular practice time. Every other year we have a retreat where we learn new techniques and get better acquainted. No music background is necessary to join.