Adult Class and Ministry Opportunities


Soup, There It Is - Wednesdays in January


January 19 & 26

Wednesday nights in January will feature a soup dinner from 6-7 P.M., followed by a meeting and discussion from 7-8 P.M. 

This will be the only adult class option during the month on January. Kids classes will meet from 7-8 P.M.

Music ensembles will practice at their regular times.


Click here to sign up (so we can plan for food)


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Women's Soup Swap


Sunday, January 23 - 4:30-6 P.M.

The Women's Ministry is hosting a new event this winter - a Women's Soup Swap! Pick up some empty containers on Sundays, January 9 & 16. Fill the containers with soup, and add your recipe to the container. And bring an extra copy of the recipe to share! You'll leave with the same number of containers as you bring. You cannot use your own containers, so be sure to stop by the main foyer to pick some up on Sunday! 


Click here for more info


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SundayNite Fuel Kintsugi Craft Night


Sunday, January 23 - 6:30 P.M.

Mark your calendar for an upcoming SundayNite FUEL featuring a kintsugi craft (a Japanese art form reconstructing broken pottery). Contact Michael Baer with questions (baer@fmcberne.com).


Click here to sign up


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Island Getaway Marriage Conference


Friday & Saturday, January 28 & 29

Okay, so maybe we aren't going to an actual island, but you won't want to miss this Marriage Encounter featuring special guest Mark Gungor, speaker, comedian, and author of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage. There will be one session Friday night from 7:30-9 P.M., then two sessions on Saturday from 1-4:30 P.M. The cost for the whole weekend is $25 per couple. Brought to you by Adams County Strong.


Click here to register for the weekend.


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Brianna's Hope


Are you interested in helping to bring an addictions recovery program to Berne? We are looking for individuals to join Team Hope who will take on different service roles and help to facilitate the addition of a chapter of Brianna's Hope in Berne! If you have a heart for people who are struggling with addictions, we'd love to talk to you about volunteer opportunities. Meetings take place on Thursday, with a meal at 6 p.m. and the meeting following from 6:30-8 p.m.


Click here to sign up





Adult Sunday School Classes

Sunday School at FMC is about helping you grow spiritually not only on Sundays but during the week as well. If you would like to be connected to a class or small group, please contact the church at 260-589-2991.

8:00 A.M.

- Friendship Class (for adults in their 50's-70's and retired) - Meets in the east side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.


9:00 A.M.

- Crusaders Class (for adults in their 50's-60's) - Meets in the Large Youth Room. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- MGM (Multi-Generational Ministry) Class (for young married adults and 40's-50's) - Meets in the west side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.


10:15 A.M.

- Homebuilders Class (for adults of all ages) - Meets in the east side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- Foundations Class (for adults in their 30's-40's and parents with kids and teens) - Meets in the Small Youth Room. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- Gen XYZ & Blueprints Class (for adults in their 20's-40's, singles, couples, parents of young kids) - Meets in the west side of the Fellowship Hall. 

- College-Age Class (for young adults that have graduated high school) - Meets in the Conference Room

Small Groups

Our mission with small groups is to provide an opportunity for people to connect with one another (six to twelve individuals) for the purpose of following the Great Commandment and accomplishing the Great Commission. If you are not part of a small group, but would like to be, please call the church office. 

"Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" 

(Matthew 22:37-39)


Common Questions

When and where do groups meet?

Small groups meet in homes, offices, and here at the church throughout the week and on the weekend.


How long does a small group meeting last?

Each group is slightly different but you can expect 60-90 minutes of casual conversation and 30-45 minutes of discussion.


How are groups divided?

Most groups are divided by age and/or life stage.


Do I need a small group if I am in Sunday School?

Yes, the primary goal of small groups is connection and living life with other people whereas the primary goal of Sunday School is to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ through in-depth study of Scriptures.


Will there be food?

Lets face it, people have to eat. Groups will generally gather around a meal of snacks.


What should I do with my kids?

This will depend on the group.


How much is this going to cost?

If the group you are in uses church resources, the cost is $0.