Adult Christian Education
The understanding of God’s grace in our lives and the fellowship that occurs through this exploration is daily source of inspiration for many of us. At First Presbyterian Church, our members are active in this pursuit of understanding. We have over ten classes offered on most Sundays, from 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Visit our Sunday page for details on classes for this week. Throughout the week, Small Groups offer fellowship for both men’s and women’s studies. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, gather some friends together and create your own Small Group study. For many of us, music is another way to understand God better. Visit our music page to learn about our choirs and instrumental offerings.
Visit our Church School page for details on upcoming studies in all Sunday classes, updated weekly.
Our Sunday "Travelers Class" is available to watch online. Visit our YouTube chanel to watch more.
Tuesday Young Adult Study
This Young Adult Bible study operates as a thematically-based, discussion-oriented class. Each Tuesday at 7 p.m., the study focuses on a new topic, so if you ever have to miss a week or two (or three or four), you'll never have to feel like you'll be "playing catch-up." Designed with the understanding that, as young adults with hectic lives, committing to a weekly Bible study can be difficult, the FPC Young Adult Bible Study offers an atmosphere where, each week, FPC's young adults know they can, at their availability, come and meet and discuss and grow with other FPC Young Adults. Lead by Austin Carty in Vaughn Conference Room (Shetler 214).
Currie Library Book Club
The Currie Library Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month from September through May (except December) at 10:30 a.m. in the library (first floor of the Shetler building). View 2012-2013 schedule. Contact Nancy Fuller to learn more.
Sid’s 2x4 Bible Study & Breakfast for Men
On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (September through May), all men are invited to Senior Pastor Sid Batts’ Bible Study and Breakfast for Men at 7:30 a.m. in the Mullin Life Center on Greene Street. Each session is a stand-alone class focusing on the Scripture passage that will be the basis of Sunday’s sermon. Between 35 and 50 men gather for instruction and discussion facilitated by a power point presentation. Breakfast includes ham and sausage biscuits for $4. No reservation required.
Wednesday Men’s Bible Study
On Wednesday mornings, a men’s group meets from 7 to 8 a.m. in the Fred Horner Room, Shetler 206. Contact Trip Adams to learn more.
Friday Men’s Bible Study
On Friday mornings, a men’s group meets at 7 a.m. in the Sunday Visitors Center, Smith 100. Contact Will Courter to learn more.
Monday Morning GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)
This GIFT group is for women with preschool and elementary-age children. Dolly Jacobs, Associate Pastor of Discipleship, leads the group on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. (September through April) in Currie Library. Child care is provided with a reservation. For Lent we will be studying "1000 Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are." In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. Contact Ashley Winton to learn more.
An Evening with Lynne Twist
In the fall of 2011, FPC welcomed author and activist, Lynne Twist, founder of The Soul of Money Institute. Watch her presentation about "The Soul of Money."
Tuesday Evening GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)
This GIFT group is for professional women. The current study is the Gospel of Mark, Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. in members’ homes. Contact Aimee Scotton to learn more.
Wednesday Morning Study
All women are invited to study and discuss the lectionary text each Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (September through May) in the Currie Library (first floor of the Shetler building). Contact Betsy Harrington to learn more.
Wednesday Lent Study
Aimee Scotton leads a study of "Living Well, Christian Practices for Everyday Life," 7 p.m. in Memorial 303.
Beth Moore Study: "David, Seeking a Heart Like His"
This Wednesday group will begin again on January 9 with a study of “David, Seeking a Heart Like His” by Beth Moore. Class continues Wednesdays through April 3 in Shetler 106, at 4 p.m. Contact Gail Kinser, or 282-3325, to learn more. Workbooks can be purchased at Lifeway bookstores.
Presbyterian Women Circles
All women are invited to join a Presbyterian Women Circle. Circles meet at various times to accommodate as many people's schedules as possible. Contact Karen Goldschmidt to learn more.
Community Service Group
These ladies meet for fellowship and a devotional while hand-crafting blankets, lap robes and more items that are distributed every year to people in need in our community and beyond, 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in Redhead Hall. Contact: B.J. Williams, 288-8601, Hannah Britt, 288-9289, or Nancy Jewson, Well-Spring coordinator, 288-0333.
Adult Music Groups
First Presbyterian offers many musical opportunities for adults, including Chancel Choir, Rejoice! Ensemble, and two Handbell Choirs. Visit our music page for more information and to register.