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. Check out our new offerings this fall. Visit our music page to learn about our choirs and instrumental offerings.
Special fall studies
Our 2014-15 church year includes several special study opportunities for adults, including Donald Miller's Storyline and the video-based Covenant Bible Study. Learn more here.
Visit our Church School page for details on upcoming studies in all Sunday classes, updated weekly.
Looking to connect to one of our pastors?
Find activities led by our pastors Sid Batts, Neil Dunnavant, Dolly Jacobs and Lori Carter on this page.
Further Readings in C.S. Lewis
Our over-the-summer C.S. Lewis studies were meaningful, so Austin Carty will continue leading an exploration of Lewis' thought and theology during the fall. The group will read The Great Divorce, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The Screwtape Letters during its 7:30 p.m. meetings every other Monday beginning Sept. 8 in Shetler 214. The group welcomes all adults, regardless of whether they participated in the summer studies.
A group for singles and unmarried couples of all ages is in the formative stages. For more information, contact Austin Carty
Poets, Pints & Prophets
Austin Carty leads this every-other-Tuesday discussion at M'Coul's Pub downtown beginning at 7 p.m. We start back on Sept. 16.
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.
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. Child care is provided with a reservation.
Contact Ashley Winton to learn more
Tuesday Evening GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)
This GIFT group is for women ages 20s-30s. Studying the book Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God is Speaking by Priscilla Shirer. Available at Lifeway or Amazon, but make sure you get the Member book with study guides, NOT the papaerback. Contact Aimee Scotton at 854-7770.
Currie Library Book Clubs
Currie Library has two book clubs that meet monthly between September and May. One group meets on second Mondays (except December) at 10:30 a.m., and the other meets on second Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. See 2014-15 book selections for both clubs here.
Presbyterian Women Luncheons
Second Monday of each month, noon in Mullin Life Center, featuring an engaging guest speaker.
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 Wendy Duncan, 478-4723 for more information about circles.
Wednesday Morning Men’s Fellowship Group
On Wednesday mornings, a men’s group meets at 7:30 a.m. in Blair Hagan (Memorial 100). Contact Will Courter 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.
Almanah, the newly organized group for widows at FPC, meets at a restaurant for lunch or dinner occasionally, so if you are looking for fun and fellowship, you are welcome to join us. Contact Becky Peters, email@example.com, for information about upcoming events.