First Sunday of the month at 7am in room 134

We meet to prepare a home-cooked breakfast featuring scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and biscuits with fresh jams and jellies. We then share in a Bible study led by Pastor Claire.

CONTACT: Pastor Claire -


    Sundays at 5pm in room 104

A Christ-centered healthy living program that helps you create spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional balance. This study guides readers to discover the importance of daily prayer and Bible study in their pursuit of victory over the everyday trials and temptations of life. Participants learn that they have spiritual weapons available to fight their battles against temptation, discouragement, and other tactics meant to throw them off course. Learn to use the tools God has provided for the battle: prayer, His Word, and the name of Jesus. All new and easy to use, First Place 4 Health Bible studies contain 6 weekly studies that help participants prepare day by day for the weekly group meeting, and promise a handy method for tracking daily and weekly progress. Also included are inspirational and motivational Scripture memory verses on laminated cards along with other helpful tools.

CONTACT: Kay Ferguson


Each LIFE group strives to reach:

UP - through prayer, worship, and study; 

IN - through mutual care, support, and encouragement; 

OUT - in mission, service, and invitational witness, and

FORWARD - empowering and a you’re brand-new to First UMC Graham or you’ve been coming for years, a LIFE Group is a great next step for anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God and others.

  • What is a typical LIFE Group session like? Each LIFE Group is unique, but generally all groups have some social time with snacks and conversation up front, followed by a time of study and prayer. The meeting will last somewhere around 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Who leads the group? A LIFE Group facilitator is someone who is recognized, trained, and appointed to serve the members of their group by starting, organizing, and helping to maintain the healthy functioning of that LIFE Group.
  • How often will we meet? Groups meet weekly at a time most convenient for each member in the group. If a LIFE group that you are interested in does not fit your schedule, let us know and we will look into starting a new one.
  • Where will we meet? Most LIFE Groups meet in group members' homes.  Some groups meet consistently in one home, while other groups choose to take turns meeting in different group members' homes.

Current Life Groups

Email a leader if you are interested or would like additional information or:

CONTACT: Brian Yoder -

Intergenerational Couples/Singles

    Meets Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Graham

LEADERS: Martin & Marilyn Perkey

Intergenerational Women

    Meets Tuesdays from 7pm - 8:30pm in Graham

LEADER: Wendy Yoder

Intergenerational Men

    Meets Wednesdays from 7pm - 8:30pm in Mebane

LEADER: Tom Halverson

Intergenerational Couples/Singles

    Meets Wednesdays from 7pm - 8:30pm in Elon

LEADERS: Chris & Kim Fulkerson

Intergenerational Women

    Meets Thursdays from 7pm - 8:30pm in Graham

LEADER: Cathy Key