The Bible at 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 10:45 a.m., French Room/Library
Join us for Bible exploration, presentation and conversation. The Bible @ 9:30 continues an intriguing study of the book of Acts. The class is led by Rev. Ed Koster. All are welcome to attend this solid biblical study and robust discussion.
First Couples at 9:30 a.m.
Come for spiritual growth, learning, fellowship and support for couples and individuals. To find out more about this group and to view the schedule, visit our First Couples page.
Exploring the Faith at 11:00 a.m.
The Reformation: Then and Now – A Series on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
This class will explore the historical, biblical, and theological background of the five theological foundations, or "solas," of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone), Sola fide (by faith alone), Sola gratia (by grace alone), Solus Christus (by Christ alone), and Soli Deo Gloria (glory to God alone). Beginning with two introductory presentations on September 10 and 17, each week will view the impact of the Reformation on current cultural and ethical concerns, touching on race, mass incarceration, fake news, and social justice.
September 10 - "Martin Luther: Then and Now"
A skilled historian widely published author, Dr. Carrie Euler, Professor of History at Central Michigan University, will ground us in the life of reformer Martin Luther and trace his impact as it spreads from Europe to encompass the world and almost the entire church.
September 17 - "The People of the Parish: A Candid Examination of Parish Life before the Reformation"
Katherine French, J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Look at ordinary life in medieval British parishes just before the Reformation takes hold across Europe.
September 24 - "Tinder all Around: Europe, the Church and the Beginnings of the Reformation"
This class will be presented by Rev. Ed Koster, Presbyterian minister, attorney, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Detroit, and an astute teacher and active participant in the life of First Pres.
Additional Reading and Study Groups
Other small groups, such as reading groups and bible studies, are also available. For more information visit our Small Groups page.