Contact Us

  • Phone: (956) 686-3784
  • Email: 
  • Church Address:
    4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX. 78504


Service Times

  • Sunday: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

First Groups @ First Church

Are you looking for a group of Christians that are interested in growing in faith together, helping each other love God, and sharing life as you do this? Then First Groups @ First Church are what you are looking for!!!

What is a First Group?

First Groups @ First Church are communities of people who Love God and Share how Jesus is actively transforming their lives as they Grow in Faith together, and serve as the small group ministry of FUMC McAllen. These groups will not gather together to study scripture or work through a curriculum together, but will instead focus on mutual accountability to one another, led by a First Group leader.

There are two centerpieces that make First Groups @ First Church unique: First, all members will share how God has been active in their life, and secondly, a shared covenant, modeled after John Wesley’s General Rules, will serve as a guide for all members to live by. The goal is that these two key components of the group will indeed foster authentic growth in the lives of all the members as we seek to become a people that Love God, Share Jesus, and Grow Faith. 

How do I Join?

Joining a First Group is easy... you just show up! Here is all the info you need:

Women's First Groups @ First Church

Tuesdays @ 12pm, led by Tanya Perales
FUMC McAllen, 4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX.
Koinonia Room

Tuesdays @ 6pm, led by Tanya Perales
Perales’ Home, 401 W. Vine Ave. McAllen, TX.

For more info on Women's First Groups, please call Tanya Perales at (956) 605-8186

Men's First Groups @ First Church

Wednesdays @ 12pm, led by Bill Martin
Russo’s, 7017 N. 10th St. McAllen, TX.

For more info on Men's First Groups, please call Bill Martin at (956) 358-1264


Mondays @ 6pm, led by Gary Montgomery
FUMC McAllen, 4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX.
Koinonia Room

For more info on Co-Ed First Groups, please call Gary Montgomery at (956) 682-8950