Small Groups

Join a small group for bible study, fellowship and prayer.

You are invited to join a small group for Bible study, sharing and prayer. You can join an ongoing bible study or reading group, or join a fellowship group.

The fellowship group is a place to get to know a few people well as you share a common desire to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Fellowship groups of 5 to 12 generally meet in members' home twice each month to support and encourage one another in our lives as Christians. The groups study the Bible together, pray for one another and share their lives, ideas, concerns, laughter, and sometimes, food. Through studying God's word together group members connect Biblical truth with their lives. They build relationships with each other that stand the test of time and trials. They are facilitated by trained lay leaders and the curriculum is chosen by the group, with the help of the facilitators. There is a group scheduled nearly every day of the week, and times vary.

How Can I Join a Fellowship Group?

For more information, or to sign up for a group, contact Olivier Jolliet, at ojolliet@umich.edu or Nicole Jolliet at nicole.jolliet@gmail.com.

When I decided to join a small group for Bible study and fellowship, I had no idea how significantly it would change my life. As we opened our hearts during the Bible studies, our hearts were opened to the work of the Holy Spirit and as our intimacy with one another deepened, so did our intimacy with God. I cannot begin to express the impact it has had on my own personal growth in faith and my ongoing transformation as a follower of Christ. -Jeanette Kibler

Men's Study Group

The Men's Study Group meets the first and third Fridays at 8 a.m. in the Lewis Room for coffee, study, and conversation. The 2017 fall book is Martin Thielen's, What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? A Guide to What Matters Most. Books are available in the Church Office for $12. Questions? Contact Rev. Jay Sanderford at jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org.

Women's Bible Study Group

The Tuesday morning Women's Bible Study Group will resume on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., in the Curtis Room. We will be studying the life of Paul as he went from Saul of Tarsus, a persecutor of Christians to Paul, a follower of Christ. We will be following him on his journey to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. The books that we use are authored by Beth Moore, and will be available on the first day for $20. Please join us. For additional information, contact Mary Kay Gray, Anne Kloack, or Lois Nissly (lnissly@comcast.net).

Mom's Bible Study Group

Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 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, drgatgard@aol.com or Rev. Jay Sanderford at jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org.

Additional Reading and Study Groups

  • 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, judystuart@comcast.net
  • 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, mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org.