First Church is committed to continued Christian growth and seeks to provide varied opportunities for education and fellowship. Please contact Pastor Tish Bowman at 451.2879 or email@example.com if you have questions. Please sign up for additional adult education opportunities by using the contact information listed below.
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Sunday Education Opportunities
Sunday classes are offered in a drop in format. We believe that adult church school is a place to learn about our faith and how it affects our lives. We also believe that we can learn from each other. A wide variety of topics are covered. The materials used do not require preparation, but provide information to stimulate thinking, discussion and new ideas while getting to know the people in the class.
- When God Comes Down Often our Advent/ Christmas journey is focused on us – our memories, feelings, relationships and experiences. This study puts the focus on God´s action in Jesus Christ. It will encourage you to think more deeply in terms of the biblical, theological, and spiritual meaning of the Nativity and to apply it to your own life. Join a class on Sunday, December 1 at 9:30 am (led by Marlys Davis, George Bob, and Dick Youells) in 3109. (Child care will be available for the 5:00 pm class.) There also will be a class running Friday, November 29 to December 20 at Clark Retirement Community at a time still to be determined. Books will be available in the north lobby for $5 and also are available on eBooks. Please use the sign-up sheet in Sunday´s bulletin to indicate your interest in attending one of these classes.
- The Advent Conspiracy Christmas is meant to be celebrated, not regretted. We all want our Christmas to be a lot of things. Full of joy. Memories. Happiness. Above all, we want it to be about Jesus. What we don´t want is stress. Or debt. Or feeling like we "missed the moment." Advent Conspiracy is a movement designed to help us all slow down and experience a Christmas worth remembering. But doing this means doing things a little differently. A little creatively. It means turning Christmas upside down. Join us for this four-week class that will begin Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 pm in room 3108 of First Place with Peter Muszkiewicz leading. Child care is available. Sign up using the Sunday bulletin insert or by calling the church office at 451-2879. Books are available in the north lobby, the first six people to pick one up get a free copy! (Ebooks are available on Amazon.)
- A Gift of Love is a study based on the classic collection of sixteen sermons preached and compiled by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Collectively they present King´s fusion of Christian teachings and social consciousness, and promote his prescient vision of love as a social and political force for change. Being held at 9:30 am in room 3107 from Sunday, January 5 through February 16, the leader is Deanna Mitchell. Books will be available in the classroom.
- Have a New Kid By Friday Want a kid without the attitude? Without the behavior that makes you want to slink away in the grocery store and pretend you´re not the parent? Anyone can do it. All it takes is you deciding to stand up and take charge. Want a great kid? Want to be a great parent? Then take the 5-day challenge. Someday your kid will thank you for it. Led by Paula and Richard Gibson and Ivy Quaye and Gabriel Aquah on Sundays at 9:30 am in room 3109 January 5 through February 16.
Ongoing Adult Opportunities
- Book Club — Meets second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm in area restaurants to discuss current books. Contact Marlys Davis, 735.3339.
- Fixin' 'n' Fellowship — Meets year round every other Thursday morning at 9:00 am in room 105. We start the day with fellowship over coffee and baked goods, and then tackle minor repairs needed throughout the church buildings.
- Dinner for Eight — Participants will be assigned to three groups of eight, one in the fall, another in winter, and the third in the spring. Dinners take place in a host's home and each participant provides a dish to pass.
- Life Changing/High Commitment Study — There are a number of intensive, year-long classes held, including Disciple Bible Study I, II, III, IV, & Jesus in the Gospels, Christian Believer, and Companions in Christ.
- Long-Term Experiences — Some groups meet for a specific purpose on a regular basis weekly or monthly throughout the year, some in homes, others at church. The focus of these groups may be fellowship, sharing, prayer or study. Many started as short-term study group whose members decided to continue together.
- Moms’ Group — This is a wonderful opportunity for moms of young children to meet and support each other. Kids and dads are welcome too! Click here to see when our next event is.
- Short-term Study — During Lent and Advent, 4-6 week studies of a particular book or topic are offered to small groups.
Join our many activities and ministry programs planned especially for adults who are 60 or more years of age!
- 60's + Luncheon — A catered lunch and short program. Meets the third Monday of the month at noon in Wesley Hall. Does not meet Januray, February, July, and August.
- Retiree Bible Study — Meets at 11:00 am on Monday mornings at First Place. Using the daily and weekly devotions from Christian Linving in the Mature Years, this group offers lively discussion and wonderful fellowship. New members are always welcome.
- Second Sunday Lunch Bunch — Meets the 2nd Sunday each month after worship for meal and fellowship.