The First Presbyterian Church Adult Education programs are offered under the title ACADEMY FOR FAITH AND LIFE. Each program welcomes visitors and new members at any time throughout the year.
Sunday School, Fall Semester 2013
Most of the Sunday morning classes are in four- and three-week blocks. Only the long established "The Bible Speaks" continues weekly throughout the fall semester. Sunday adult education courses meet from 9:45-10:45am. Activities for children are also programmed for this time and the nursery is open for infants to 3-year-olds.
TED Talks: A Life Transformed by Hope
Facilitator: Michael Spath. For the three Sundays from December 1-December 15, the class will view and discuss presentations from the well-known TED talks series, focusing on lives that have been transformed by creativity, hope, and faith.
The Bible Speaks:
Facilitator: Andrea Amstutz December: Jesus and the Just Reign of God
Participants read a short biblical text and a short commentary on the text from The Present Word series. An open discussion of the meaning of the text to the members follows. The discussion
prompts insight into the life-issues that members are experiencing and those of the church. Participants learn the Bible a few verses at a time in a loving and caring environment.
Wednesday Night Class, Fall Semester 2013
Join the discussions with Dr. Michael Spath’s class, 6:30-8:00pm., Room 303.
The Power of the Word - On December 11 and 18, the class begins the series The Power of the Word, with Bill Moyers. In this powerful series, Moyers welcomes viewers into the experience of poetry. Featuring poets Robert Bly, Lucille Clifton and W.S. Merwin.
Women's Bible Study
We meet weekly on Thursday mornings 9:30-10:30am, in the Session Room. This year’s study is An Abiding Hope:The Presence of God in Exodus and Deuteronomy, from the 2013-2014 Horizon’s Bible Study. It does not matter how much/little you know about Scripture. This is an opportunity to grow, question, wrestle, and learn together. We welcome all perspectives! Women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Nursery care is available.
SOUL WISDOM - Poets for a New Age was held with Dr. Michael Spath October 26-27 at the Potawatami Inn in Pokagon State Park.
Members meet in Zip-Code clusters for restaurant meals and fellowship. Watch the bulletin announcements for dates and times of this popular activity.
All Women interested in enhancing their faith through reading and discussion are invited to attend Table Talk. Table Talk I meets from 10:00-11:30am and Table Talk II from 2:30-4:00pm, both in Room 306, on Wednesdays, beginning September 11. For more information please contact Jean Linville, 486-4181 or email@example.com.
Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45pm in Fellowship Hall. The class is offered in six week segments but you are welcome to start at any time. First visit is free, cost for continuing the class is $5 per session. Our next two series are planned for Sept. 18 - Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 - Dec. 11 (skipping Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Eve). Bring a friend and give it a try. For more information please contact Vicki Davis at 745-3816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advent and Lenten Series
As announced, on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons
In addition to the structured meetings, members gather for fellowship with refreshments in the Narthex after the 11:00am service and beginning at 8:30am each Sunday, donuts and conversation are available in the small dining room.
Alzheimer’s Support Group is for caregivers. They meet the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Session Room from 10:30am to Noon. Contact: Dick Florea, e-mail: email@example.com
Recreation and Fellowship arranges for all potlucks, church meals, and fellowship activities. Contact: Sandy Burris 484-6970 or Nan Bloodgood 747-5784
Korean Thanksgiving Dinner - Held in November - The Korean Women's Association hosts Korean War Veterans for this annual event, which also includes music.
Lunch ‘N’ Learn is an occasional educational luncheon offered after the 11:00am worship, followed by a speaker, or learning opportunity.
Easter Breakfast two seatings served in McKay Hall on Easter Sunday.