First Presbyterian Church


First Presbyterian Church offers a variety of engaging classes for adults. The class leaders facilitate conversations about faith and discipleship. Please find a class that interests you and join us for a chance to learn and become engaged in the church community.

Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation from 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Seeker’s Class (Old Session Room-Basement) Led by: Dr. Bill Jolly
Like his original hearers, many people today find Jesus' sayings hard. Some sayings are hard because they are difficult to understand, others because the demands they make on us are only too clear. F. F. Bruce examines seventy of the hard sayings of Jesus to clear away the cultural and historical difficulties which keep us from grappling with the real challenge of Jesus' message. Evident in each chapter is Bruce's keen evangelical scholarship and pastoral insight. Participants will look at a different hard saying each week and discuss. One example of a hard saying of Jesus is, But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Book Study Sunday School Class (Classroom 2-Basement) Led by: Kim Marshall and Courtney Niederer

The Wired Word Sunday School Class
Led by: Various Facilitators
Meets from 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Online)

The class meets each week and discusses current events and Bible verses that relate to that event. Every Thursday morning, an email is sent to class members from The Wired Word organization (a non-denominational group) that contains three key elements: 1) a two-page summary of a specific current event or news item, 2) a few key questions to stimulate your thinking about the article and 3) several Bible verses which relate directly to issues in the news article or the key questions.
You can read the lesson at your convenience and spend as much (or little) time thinking about it. In class on Sunday, the facilitator will briefly review highlights of the news article and lead the discussion of the key questions and Bible verses. Importantly, there are no right or wrong answers, and you are free to take an active role in the discussion or just listen to the thoughts of others. No one is put on the spot to answer a question. Our group has fun together, and we learn a lot about how the Bible encourages us to think about current events/issues. Because the lesson is different every week, it does not matter if you miss a week or more at a time for whatever the reason. Please come and give it a try! You may just get hooked as so many of us are. Contact Rich Schaefer for more information 614-579-2475.