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.

Church School

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.

Current Studies

Readings in C.S. Lewis

Austin Carty reviews five of the great Christian thinker C.S. Lewis's non-fiction works and follows their themes through the world of Narnia with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. This study meets every other Monday at 7 p.m. in Currie Library through Aug. 25. Call 478-4722 to reserve child care.

Remaining meetings are:
July 14
July 28
Aug. 11
Aug. 25

A History of Christian Thought and Theology

Austin Carty leads a discussion of the great issues -- and the arguments, fights, councils, etc. -- that have shaped the church from its earliest days to today. The study meets every other Monday at 7 p.m. in Currie Library. Call 478-4722 to reserve child care.

Remaining meetings are:
July 21
Aug. 4
Aug. 18

FPC Singles

A group for singles and unmarried couples of all ages is in the formative stages. For more information, contact Austin Carty

Married couples

A group for married couples meets every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Shetler 214. Upcoming meetings are July 16 and 30 and Aug. 13 and 27. Contact Austin Carty to learn more.

Poets, Pints & Prophets

Austin Carty leads this every-other-Tuesday discussion at M'Coul's Pub downtown beginning at 7 p.m. Upcoming meetings are July 22, Aug. 5 and 19.



Continuing Studies/Groups

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.
February: Women of the Bible
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 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). A Tuesday book club also meets at 1:30 p.m. in the library on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. 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. Returns in September.

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.

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 7-8 a.m. in the Fred Horner Room, Shetler 206. Contact Trip Adams to learn more.

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.

Wednesday Women's Bible 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.

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 Get-Together

Almanah, the newly organized group for widows at FPC meets for a movie and popcorn the first Thursday of every month, 3-5 p.m. in Blair Hagan (Memorial 100). We also plan to go to lunch occasionally so if you are looking for fun and fellowship, come join us and see what fun things we have planned. Contact Becky Peters,

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.


Adult CE Staff

Adult CE Ministry Team Chairs

  • Steve Fogarty, Chair
  • David Brumbleboe, Vice Chair

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