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.
NEW! Adult Ed Offering, Sundays, Oct. 18 - Nov. 8, 10:00am, Rm. 302
Exploring Hinduism lead by Kathy Beatty. Kathy will share her interest in major world religions by
focusing on the one to which most Christians probably have the least exposure. The class will be
interactive, so come with questions and a willingness to share any first-hand experiences you may have
had. The main resource Kathy will use for the class is Getting Oriented: What Every Christian Should Know
about Eastern Religions, but Probably Doesn't (published by Polebridge Press).
Winter 3B Fitness classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through March 20 from 1:30-2:30pm in McKay Hall. (No class on January 19). The exercise class is led by Rev. William R. Hayworth.
Women's Bible Study
NEW – WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY led by Rev. Laura Sherwood - Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm, Session Room - 12:30-1:00pm Brown Bag lunch/Fellowship.
“Come to the Waters”, 2015-2016 Horizons Bible Study. This study turns to some of the water stories and images in scripture, from Genesis to Revelations, and draws our attention to the power of water, its potential, and its effects on our lives and culture. Sessions will include time for artistic expression (water colors) and spiritual practices. All are welcome.
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 in the Session Room at 10:00am on Wednesdays. Table Talk II meets Wednesdays at 2:30pm in Room 306. For more information please contact Jean Linville, 486-4181 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 Room 306 from 10:30am to Noon. Contact: Dick Florea, e-mail: email@example.com
First Hope Suicide Grief Support Group meets the second Sunday of the month at 1:00pm.
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.
2016 Presbyterian Heritage Tour to Scotland
We are planning a Presbyterian heritage tour to Scotland in the summer of 2016! The dates are July 14-21 and we will see all the major highlights: Iona Abbey, St. Andrews, St. Giles’ Cathedral, St. John’s Kirk of Perth, Loch Ness, Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, Braveheart Territory, Kelvingrove Art Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, Loch Lomond and more. Our trip will be led by Rev. Jim Wallace, Church of Scotland Minister, who is an expert tour guide and has recently “retired” to lead U.S. church trips to Scotland full-time.
Smock Senior Ministries will be partnering with us to make the cost more affordable for all of us. An information session will be held by Rev. Wallace June 14, following the 11:00am worship service.