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

  • February 3 - Human Trafficking. Peg Talburtt.
  • February 10 - Adam Hamilton. Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics. "Where Faith and Politics Meet" DVD and discussion. Book pp.3-17, 211-217.
  • February 17 - Adam Hamilton. Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics. "Christ, Christians, and the Culture Wars" DVD and discussion. Book pp.153-189
  • February 24 - Adam Hamilton. Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics. "How Should We Live? The Ethics of Jesus" DVD and discussion. Book pp.147-152
  • March 3 - Adam Hamilton. Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics. "Spiritual Maturity and Seeing Gray" DVD and discussion. Book pp.25-34
  • March 10 -Adam Hamilton. Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics. "What Would Jesus Say to America?" DVD and discussion. Book pp.219-236
  • March 17 - Interfaith Conference speaker - Ebo Patel. Online.
  • March 24 - An Odd Couple, Jonah and Ruth: Lessons for Our Fractured World. Jonah: What kind of Bible Story is This? DVD and discussion.
  • April 7- An Odd Couple, Jonah and Ruth: Lessons for Our Fractured World. Jonah: The Adventures of Jonah. DVD and discussion.
  • April 14 - An Odd Couple, Jonah and Ruth: Lessons for Our Fractured World. Jonah: Nineveh at Last. DVD and discussion.
  • April 21 - EASTER. No class.
  • April 28 - An Odd Couple, Jonah and Ruth: Lessons for Our Fractured World. Ruth: Gathering our Tools. DVD and discussion.
  • May 5- An Odd Couple, Jonah and Ruth: Lessons for Our Fractured World. Ruth: From Famine to Barley Harvest. DVD and discussion.
  • May 12 - An Odd Couple, Jonah and Ruth: Lessons for Our Fractured World. Ruth: Coming Alive. DVD and discussion.
  • May 19 - An Odd Couple, Jonah and Ruth: Lessons for Our Fractured World. Ruth: Naomi has a Plan. DVD and discussion.
  • May 26 - An Odd Couple, Jonah and Ruth: Lessons for Our Fractured World. Ruth: The Happy Ending. DVD and discussion.

Book Recommendations

  • Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear by Matthew Kaemingk
  • Faith: A Journey for All by Jimmy Carter
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Order to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder by Amy Knight.

Contact Information

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