Sunday Classes

Sunday Mornings - Adult Education

From September to May we offer study groups at both 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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 Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts. The class is led by Rev. Ed Koster. All are welcome!

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.

$2.00 A Day$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Join us in January and February 2017 for "First Pres Reads!" - $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America is the focus of our Adult Education program in January and February, and is a part of the "Flourishing Together" series in the Sunday "Exploring the Faith" class on February 12, 19, and 26 at 11:00 a.m.

Order your copy ($12.00) online or in the Church Office.

Exploring the Faith

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Monteith Hall.
The Exploring the Faith class is always interesting and full of warm welcome to all adults.

Febuary 5 - Welcome to Presbyville

Adults, Families, Children, and youth (fourth grade and above) are invited to “visit Presbyville” at 11:00 a.m., on February 5 on the third floor. Walk a mile in the shoes of the poor by participating in an intergenerational poverty simulation with work, a school, a shop (with snacks), and a clinic. Childcare with activities for children crib through third grade will be available. Note: Meets on third floor only this Sunday.

February 12 - Flourishing Together: I Am Because We Are - Part 1

We flourish in this world and in this life when all people flourish. Come for a full exploration and discussion of the ground-breaking book, $2 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer, which examines the new landscape of poverty in America. Join the discussion led by Rev. Angela Ryo and Diane Hockett.

February 19 - Flourishing Together: I Am Because We Are - Part 2

Join a Washtenaw Community Conversation about race, poverty and our neighborhood with Director Derrick Jackson of the Washtenaw Sheriff’s Department. Director Jackson is a skilled social worker and community organizer as well as the Director of Community Engagement of the Sheriff’s Department. Hear his perspectives on what it means to flourish in Washtenaw County.

February 26 - Flourishing Together: I Am Because We Are - Part 3

We flourish in this world and in this life when all people flourish. Continue a full exploration of $2 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer. Join the discussion led by Rev. Angela Ryo and Diane Hockett as we frame a faith-rooted response.

Common Ground

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the Lewis Room
Common Ground is class where new and longtime members alike find a place to grow in faith and develop friendships. It is conversational in style and is led by First Pres members, pastors, and knowledgeable presenters.

February 5 - Amazing Stuff Classes for Parents & Children

A class for fourth graders and their parents is a special milestone event. Presenters are Deborah MacVey, Director of Children’s Education and Family Ministries and friends.

Additional Reading and Study Groups

Other small groups, such as reading groups and bible studies, are also available.

  • Women’s Bible Study - All are welcome to join the Women’s Bible study group, which meets Tuesdays beginning January 10, 2017 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Curtis Room. The group will meet for seven weeks and study the book of Jonah using the workbook and DVD series by Priscilla Schirer. In the study, Schirer talks about listening to God and navigating a life interrupted as we follow the Lord’s leading. The workbook includes daily studies which will be discussed each week before viewing a DVD. Workbooks will be available for purchase ($15) on January 10. For more information contact Lois Nissly at 761-2925, Anne Kloack at 973-282, Lorna Prescott at 255,5296, or Mary Kay Gray at 971-7079.
  • A Men’s Study Group - Every other Friday morning, a group of men meets to read Scripture, pore over one of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic books, and discuss practical, down-to-earth matters of faith. In January 2017 the Men’s Study Group will meet on Fridays, January 6 and 20 at 8:00 a.m. The Men’s Study Group generally meets the first and third Friday mornings in the Lewis Room on Fridays for coffee, study, and conversation. Several guys have volunteered to be our leaders for the next month including John LeDuc, Rol Kibler and Chris Queen. More Bonhoeffer books are available. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Rev. Jay Sanderford, or 662-4466, ext. 340.
  • Kerygma Bible Study Group— meets at different members' homes on Sunday evenings, approximately every two weeks, using a Kerygma resource book on a specific book of the Bible. Join us by contacting Judy Stuart for dates and times,
  • Moms' Bible Study - Second and fourth Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. Women of all ages are invited to attend this twice-monthly Bible study in the Founders Room. For more information, contact Diana Gardner, or Rev. Angela Ryo at
  • Advent and Lenten Groups - During Advent and Lent, small groups meet once a week to read and discuss a particular book selected for the entire church to read during that holy season.

To get in a small group for Bible study, or for more information on book groups, discussion groups, or Advent and Lenten groups, contact Rev. Rogers,

In addition, several fellowship groups meet in homes twice each month. For more information, contact Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers, 662-4466, ext. 390. These groups engage in meaningful Bible study and Christian fellowship.