Adult Christian Formation

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 gather at 9:15 am on Sundays for studies and classes, and we have groups that meeting during the week for study and to spend time together.

Church School

Visit our Church School page for details on current studies in all Sunday classes. 

Calendar of events

Check out our calendar for all the events and opportunities in adult Christian Formation.

Fall Film Festival

Join us at 7 pm in the movie theater on the third floor of the Corl Building to watch and discuss a film that asks difficult questions related to Christian faith, hosted by young adult ministry. Park on Fisher Park Circle and enter at the Welcome Center.


  • Oct. 16, “Dogma”
  • Oct. 30, “First Reformed”
  • Nov. 13, “Silence”


On first Tuesdays of each month, join Rev. Nate Sell, our pastoral resident, and Matt Logan, young adult director, for a conversation at the intersection of current events and Christian Faith.

Reformed theologian Karl Barth once said: “Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.”

We will explore how people of faith think about and respond to news here and around the world while we sip adult beverages with friends and neighbors in our community. Folks from all faith backgrounds or no faith background, of young age (21) to old age, are invited to Gather with us.

First Tuesday of each month, 7 pm, at Double Oaks, 204 N. Mendenhall St.

Gather (young adults)

In our Gather groups, Young Adults fellowship together, study together, pray together, and serve together. Email Matt Logan, our director of young adult ministry, to learn more: mlogan(at)

Gather Small Group 1

Mostly for those who are married with young children. Group 1 meets every other Wednesday in member homes. Child care is provided by the members of the group.

Gather Small Group 2

Mostly young professionals without children. Group 2 meets every Wednesday at 7 pm. 

Gather Serve

We will address food insecurity in our community.

Connect with these and other Gather opportunities: Contact Matt Logan, mlogan(at)

Church School classes

Visit our Church School page for details on current studies in all Sunday classes.

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.

Congregational Care groups

See our Congregational Care page for information about support groups and prayer groups.

Men's Winter Novel Reading

Attention men who enjoy reading and discussing novels: 

Neil Dunnavant, Nate Sell, and Matt Logan invite all men who enjoy novels to read and discuss Nate’s favorite novel, “Jayber Crow” by Wendell Berry, this winter. The book’s subtitle is “The Life of Jayber Crow, Barber, of the Port William Membership, as Written By Himself.”

Set in the 1930s through the 1960s, “Jayber Crow” has been described as “an almost perfect fiction, a sublime meditation on how irrevocable loss is redeemed through a renewed sense of kinship with the land and the past- A beautiful and ennobling book.”

We will discuss the book Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 to 7 pm at Double Oaks, 214 N. Mendenhall St. Dr. Richard Smith, English teacher and running coach at Grimsley High and the Hebrew Academy for many years, will lead our discussion. Hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served.  Men are responsible for purchasing their own copies of the novel which can be found online or ordered through our local bookstore.

Presbyterian Women Luncheons

Second Monday of the month at noon in Mullin Life Center. Get your ticket ($8) by the Wednesday prior to each lunch: 336-478-4799 or receptionist(at)

Presbyterian Women Circles

Circles meet at the following times:

Deborah’s Dining & Discussion

Third Mondays, noon, Garden Room. Led by Ginny Hayes & Darlene Young.

Mary and Martha

Second Mondays, 10:30 am, Blair Hagan Room. Led by B.J. Williams & Brenda Frost.

Sallie Huss

Second Mondays, 10:30 am, Myers Loyalty Room. Led by Gail Derkasch.

Hearts and Minds

Third Mondays, 10 am, member homes: September, Rosa McNairy; October, Jane Jackson; November, Betty Hannaum; December PW Luncheon. Led by Betty Jo Forney.

Ruth and Naomi

Third Tuesdays, 10:30 am, Blair Hagan Room. Led by Anne Cox.

Small groups

Monday Evening GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)

This GIFT group is for women ages 20s-30s. It meets in members' homes. Contact Aimee Scotton at 336-854-7770.

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 our 2019-20 reading selections.

Wednesday Morning Men’s Fellowship Group

On Wednesday mornings, a men’s group meets at 7:30 am in Blair Hagan (Memorial 100). Contact Wil 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 am on Wednesdays in the Garden Room, Smith 124. Contact: B.J. Williams, 336-288-8601, Hannah Britt, 336-288-9289, or Nancy Jewson, Well-Spring coordinator, 336-288-0333. During the summer, the group meets once a month.

Almanah Get-Together

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,, for information about upcoming events.

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 am, Garden Room. Led by Betsy Harrington,