Sunday Classes

The Bible at 9:30 a.m.

This class will resume in the fall. The group turns to the Bible as the source book of our Christian faith and is led by Rev. Ed Koster. All are welcome to attend this solid biblical study and robust discussion. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

First Friends 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 Friends page.

 

Deeper and Wider

Sundays, June 23 - July 28, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. in the Curtis Room
Join us as we go “deeper and wider” into our summer sermon series on “Beloved: Stories of Belonging (June), Believing (July), and Becoming (August)”. Experience in depth discussions, engaging conversation and enlightening supplemental materials with members of the pastoral staff.

Receptive Reverence

Receptive ReverenceWe live in a complex, multicultural world that encompasses many spiritual traditions and faiths. We are often confronted with the question of how to raise children to be open to new ideas and experiences in their broader community while continuing to guide them with values that are important to our own families and faith traditions. How do we teach our children and grandchildren to have respect for other faith traditions and to engage in an interfaith dialogue? How do we teach our selves to do so?

The first session in this multi-session series meets Sunday, June 30 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. in the Lewis Room for a discussion with our guest facilitator and local Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counselor, Rev. Lauren Tatarsky. Children ages four and older will be offered related programing during the hour and will join the discussion from 12:00-12:15pm.

People of all ages and stages are welcome to come and explore our relationship to people of other faith traditions. This series is designed to help people of all ages gain essential tools for living in a multi-religious world and feel confident in engaging in a faith dialogue with others, understanding that dialogue can help us understand our own Christian faith better. This summer series will include classes for young people and adults as well as some joint session and field trips to other places of worship.

Optional Background Reading - Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor. Available in the Church Office for $18.

Contact Rev. Blair Buckley, bbuckley@firstpresbyterian.org, to be added to the email list for information on dates and times of future sessions.

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.