Sunday Classes

The Bible at 9:30 a.m.

The Bible at 9:30 will study three things this year: How the Bible came to be; Galatians. Class meets in the French Room/Library, and all are welcome. Bibles and name tags are provided.

Update: We are meeting virtually! Details here.

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.

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. - Exploring the Faith

It’s a Beautiful Day to Follow Jesus

An Intergenerational Lenten Learning Experience
With the help of Mr. Rogers, we will walk together through Lent, following Jesus and exploring what it means to be a neighbor.

Sundays, March 1 - 22, 11:00 a.m., Monteith Hall - Classes for All. Four intergenerational learning sessions and a variety of activities for all ages based on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood will explore:

  • “Won’t you be my neighbor?”
  • “Peace in the Neighborhood,”
  • “Just the way you are ...”
  • “Neighboring.”

A variety of meaningful activities will be available for participants of all ages. Not available for every session? No problem! Come when you’re able.


Good Reads: A New Book Discussion Group

Friday, February 21, 10:30 a.m., French Room/Library
Join Kathy Wirstrom and Rev. Jay Sanderford and others to read and discuss new and interesting fiction, short stories and more. Immerse yourself in good writing, explore important themes and enjoy free-flowing discussion. Our second Good Reads selection this winter is Rachel Held Evans’ Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her and it will change you, too. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.

Good Reads meets next on February 21, and then monthly on the third Friday at 10:30 am in the French Room/ Library. All readers are welcome. Inspired books at $15 and may be purchased in the Church Office. For more information, email Future books for Good Reads include William Kent Kruger’s This Tender Land. Kent Krueger will visit First Pres for a book signing and question and answer session in June 2020. Stay tuned for more information.


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.