Grow & Learn

Adult

Adult ministry opportunities abound at First Presbyterian Church. We are a growing and welcoming congregation that provides diverse opportunities for learning to those in all stages of their faith development. As a community of faith, we are all students, seeking to grow in spiritual maturity. Our Adult Ministries provide a variety of faith-based experiences that nurture our spiritual, emotional and intellectual maturity.

View the full Adult Studies Course Catalog 2016-2017

Adult Sunday School Classes, 9:45 a.m. on Sundays unless otherwise noted. (9:00 a.m. in the summer)

Jimmy Byrd Class (John Knox Room)

This class combines lecture and discussion in its weekly format for adults of all ages. In addition to a teaching team of volunteers from the class, a host of guest lecturers also lead the class.

Click here for the Jimmy Byrd Class Schedule 

Enrichment Class (Room 228)

Using a discussion-based format, The Enrichment Class does several studies each year under the leadership of two lead teachers and other class volunteers. While the topics vary, there is an emphasis on looking at Scripture and its relevance in our day-to-day lives.

Open Door Class (Room 201)

Open Door is a lecture-based class for mostly senior adults, which begins each Sunday morning with the singing of familiar hymns. The class follows the studies in The Present Word, a Presbyterian curriculum, and is led by wise and wonderful class members. The door is always open for visitors and prospective members.  https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/curriculum/presentword/

TABLE TALK (Welcome Center)

On Sunday mornings from coffee hour till 11:00 am worship, join Rev. Lindsay Conrad around the table in the welcome center as we take the spare minutes that we have to fellowship with one another. Theologians and thinkers and preachers have talked often about how some of the most holy moments in scripture and in our lives happen around the table and in the simplest of actions. We will gather around scripture and connect it to our lives as we come and go and care for the ministries of the church. Let us be a witness to such holy happenings as we catch up with one another among the donuts and coffee and hub bub of a Sunday morning.

 Coming Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m.!  Keep an eye out for…

A mix of topics and scriptures and discussion for all self-identified “Young Adults” – the goal simply being to discover Jesus and find out more about our own beliefs along the way. Some of the topics coming up in this season are…
– Doubt: the way we discover our faith through questions
– The Roman Circus: Responding faithfully as Christian people during Election Season
– Jesus on trial: Hot button topics in the world and the debate that brings us a little closer to what we believe
– Dog in the Manger: Finding God in the Christmas Chaos

Adult Studies

In addition to Sunday School, Adult Studies offers life-long learners opportunities for studies on Sundays and throughout the week. Each fall, a course catalog is produced that features all the special lectures, symposiums, weekday studies and more.

  1. View the full schedule online
  2. Register for classes
  3. For more information and a complete list of the most current Adult Studies courses, please contact Charlotte Allbright.
  4. Click here to download a PDF of the the schedule (the digital version of what you received in the mail).

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Join us the second Tuesday of the month for our Lunch Bunch Book Club. Discussions are held at noon in Room 122 from September through May. Registration is not required—just a love for reading! Take note of the schedule, bring a lunch, and join us for great conversation. For more information and a current list of Book Club books, click this link:  Book Club 2016 2017