Presbyterians love to learn. There are many ways for adults of all ages to engage and grow in their faith and knowledge at First Presbyterian Church.
Throughout the year, our staff and Faith Formation ministry team lead Bible and Book studies, host guest speakers, support Sunday School classes and encourage fellowship. Adult Faith Formation activities are designed around a variety of topics that are relevant to the time and place in which the church and society finds themselves. We strive to give participants the opportunity to delve deeper into the Scriptures for the purposes of education and growth.
With numerous adult Sunday School classes, there is certainly something for everyone. The offerings range from traditional Bible studies to a weekly discussion based on current events and their relationship to scripture. We are always evaluating what types of classes are needed by the congregation. There is something for all ages, generations, and stages of life.
Contact Ronnie Bruce or Jeff Smith
Discussion of current events and the relationship they have with scripture. Article and related scriptures sent out weekly for discussion during Sunday School. Appropriate for all adults.
Contact Amy Couch
A multigenerational women’s class that study the books of the Bible as well as current topics and other books which shape our faith. In addition to study the class also has a focus on fellowship and outreach within the church and the community.
Current Study: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.
Upcoming Study: Witness At The Cross by Amy-Jill Levine
Contact Tom Davis or Diane Groce
This class is made up of mature adults who work collaboratively to study the books of the Bible. Each week a different couple researches and leads dialogue on chapters of the Bible. Members of the class describe it as fun and frank.
Current Study: the Book of Samuel
Contact Leland Burch or Tommy Williams
This class is for adults of all ages, men and women, who like to learn more about the Bible. We engage in Bible studies that focus on particular books of the Bible or a narrative such as the birth of Christ. Studies are often by authors such as Adam Hamilton, Amy-Jill Levine, Amy Poling Suthurlun, etc. We use study books and dvds to guide discussion.
Current study: God’s Promise, by Rev. Amy Poling Sutherlun
Contact Charlotte Koehler
This class is made up of a group of retired women who are always welcoming others who may want to join. Most members meet via Zoom each week to do rotating studies.
Current Study: If God is Love: Don’t be a Jerk
Contact Sandy Thomason
Our newest class is made up of adults of a variety of ages who are couples, singles, with children and without. You will find thoughtful discussions and a welcoming atmosphere in this class that follows short topic based studies throughout the year.
Current Study: Why? by Adam Hamilton
This women’s circle gathers on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm for a bible study. Studies are generally pulled from Presbyterian Women’s curriculums and are lead by members of the circle in a rotating schedule. Contact June Schafer for more information.
During the season of Lent we will hold an adult bible study at 5:30pm on Wednesdays starting March 9th. For this study we will use Adam Hamilton’s The Lord’s Prayer. Copies of the study book are available in the church office. Contact Will Shelburne for more details.
Starting March 2nd a daily devotional for Lent will be sent to members by email. This devotional is produced by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and will include the devotional in pdf and audio format. If you would prefer a hard copy please contact Lisa Johnson.
February 27, 2022 during the Sunday School hour Dr. Richard Mauney will share about his 26 year ministry in Eastern Europe with Jubilate Music and Worship Foundation. All adults are welcome and encouraged to attend and learn more about Richard’s work and ministry. Click here for the live stream or to view this presentation at a later date.