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.
Classes start at 10:00am immediately following the 9:00 worship service and prior to the 11:00 service.
January 11- May 17
THE BIBLE SPEAKS
Room 306 - Andrea Amstutz, Facilitator
Using The Present Word, the class will discuss the following topics: Acts of Worship–in Awe of God, Learning to Pray, and Stewardship for Life, based on scriptures from Hebrews, Psalms, Luke, Matthew, John, James, Daniel and Ephesians (Jan and Feb); and The Spirit Comes–The Pledge of God’s Presence, The Community of Beloved Disciples, and One in the Bond of Love, based on scriptures from John, Acts, Mark,–1 Corinthians, 1 John, 2 John and 3 John (Mar-May).
June 7 - July 19
SUMMER BOOK STUDY Rev. Lehn will be hosting a summer book study on the last book Marcus Borg published before he died: “Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most.” The study will meet in the Session Room at 10:00am over six Sundays to discuss it together: June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 12 and 19 (skipping July 5). Copies are available for purchase in the First Pres Book and Gift Shop! Join us when you’re in town for this thoughtful and lively conversation.
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
We meet weekly, except during the summer, on Thursday mornings 9:30-10:30am in the Session Room. This year’s study is Reconciling Paul: A Contemporary Study of 2 Corininthians from the 2014-2015 Horizon’s Bible Study. The classes will be led by Taff Silliman, Sally Swihart, and Luci Foltz. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. More details to come soon including an information session in June.