Sunday Classes

The Bible at 9:30 a.m.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m., "The Bible Speaks: What Does the Bible Say About...?"
So, what do Christians believe? Join the discussion to explore the big ideas of the Christian faith. The group turns to the Bible as the source book of our Christian faith. Bring your questions! The class is led by Rev. Ed Koster. All are welcome to attend this solid biblical study and robust discussion.

Discussion topics are:

  • March 31 - The Afterlife
  • April 7 - The Soul
  • April 14 - The Angry God v. Best Friend
  • April 21 - Easter. No class
  • April 28 - Wealth and Prosperity
  • May 5 - Holiness
  • May 12 - The Beatitudes
  • May 19 - Exclusivity of Christianity
  • May 26 - Memorial Day. No class
  • June 2 - The Spiritual Life

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.

First Forums

First Forum is an opportunity for open dialogue, respect, and faithful disagreement. For upcoming dates and class descriptions, view our First Forums page.

 

Exploring the Faith at 11:00 a.m.

Lenten "ABIDE: Blessed in the Mess" series (March 10 - April 14)
ABIDE: Blessed in the Mess will dive into deep, thoughtful conversations, and robust discussions about the complicated nature of the world, while recognizing God’s presence in the midst of the chaos. We believe that Jesus abides with us, and blesses us, even in the messiest moments of our lives. Join the conversation on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

  • March 10 - Jesus
  • March 17 - The Bible
  • March 24 - Faith
  • March 31 - Community
  • April 7 - Family
  • April 14 - Moments

Interfaith Traditions Adult Education Series - Beginning April 28
In this series, several religious leaders from other religious traditions in Washtenaw County will speak about their respective religious traditions and how they teach/demonstrate compassion. On April 28, Rev. George Lambrides will introduce the series “Getting to Know You – Who is the YOU in this multi-religious society?” He will focus on the nature of our multi-religious society and the various forms of cross-religious engagement. During succeeding classes (through May 26), he will introduce speakers and facilitate discussions. More info will be provided in weekly Our Life Together and Adult Ed News emails.

Rev. Lambrides preached on Interfaith Connections at First Pres a month ago. He is Co-Director of the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County, an organization that helps create a local culture of understanding and inclusion through education, dialogue, and shared practices.

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.