First Friends

First Friends is a self-directed adult group that discusses a variety of religious and spiritual topics. The group provides a safe/confidential place for people to share concerns and receive Christian support. The group usually has a monthly social event during the fall and winter. Open to all!

Normally meets September - May, on Sundays from  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Schedule

  • September 8 - Old Testament: Judges- DVD #13
  • September 15- Dr. Douglas Brouwer video: A Great Multitude No One Could Count (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=112&v=PFnDUrO1Abo)
  • September 22 - Pray and Wash: A New Movement Brings Church to the People by Jeffrey MacDonald.
  • September 29 - Why are Christians Leaving the Church? (“Michigan residents leaving the Catholic Church as many turn away from religion.” MLive article April 29, 2019,.)
  • October 6 - Bad Girls of the Bible by Barbara Essex. “Eve: Willful or Wise.”
  • October 13 - Residents
  • October 20 - Life as a journalist in NYC (Beth Nissen)
  • October 27 - Milan Prison (Elsa Stuber)
  • November 3 - Residents
  • November 10 - Listening to Jesus as a Jew by Amy-Jill Levine
  • November 17 - Israel Trip (Reddings)
  • November 24 - Israel Trip (Reddings)
  • December 1 - Thanksgiving weekend
  • December 8 - Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. "The Practice of Waking up to God."
  • December 15 - Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. "The Practice of Paying Attention."
  • December 22 - Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. "The Practice of Walking on the Earth."
  • January 5 - Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. "The Practice of Getting Lost."

Contact Information

For more information, contact Carole Pawloski, at 734-645-4960, or cpawloski@emich.edu.