Our Current Classes and Study Series Include:
Starting October 9th, our congregation will begin Rick Warren’s 40 Days in the Word Campaign, as we seek to restore a trust and love of the Word of God. This study will focus on the Devotional Method. Workbooks are available on Kindle or one can be reserved through the church office.The following small groups are accepting new members and beginning the “40 Days in the Word” study during the week of October 9th.
Young and Fun Adults, Mondays 7-8pm @ Bluestem from October 9th—30th
Men’s group, Tuesdays @ noon, Hosted by Rev. Cam McConnel (starting October 17th)
Ladies group, Tuesdays @ 4:30pm, Radina’s in the Ville, Hosted by Jan Gibbs
The Wednesday Evening Women’s Bible Study, 6:15pm in the chapel of FPC, Hosted by Joan Mann
Later in October the Covenant Class, which meets on Sundays at 9:15am in the chapel, will begin the study. Newcomers are always welcome to this class hosted by Dean Armbrust.
Workbooks are available for $10. They are also available in your favorite e-readers.
Adult Sunday School, 9:15AM
Questions Class – Church Library: A discussion class led by member, Steven Graham.
Covenant Class – Chapel: A discussion class. Led by member, Dean Armbrust.
First Academy features monthly programs and speakers. These presentations create a forum for members, friends, and the community to address topics in our society today that intertwine faith and culture. All programs will meet in the sanctuary and are normally held the second Monday of the month. If you would like to serve on the team planning the programs, please contact Rev. McConnell.
Previous Classes at First Presbyterian:
Coffee House: Faith That Matters- Fisher Hall: This class studied stories of faith from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Barth, unnamed “Old Ladies” and other Faith-full leaders during their specific time in history when they felt their theology was dead and they needed to rewrite their beliefs in a way that guided their daily actions for living a faith-full life. They did not think the Bible or God was dead, they just felt that their lives were yearning for a new way of describing what God has been trying to tell us from the beginning of time.
The History of the Bible: This class explored the origin and formation of the Bible as we have it today. We are also discussing topics such as how we read and interpret the Bible, and how it has been used and interpreted in the modern world and throughout history, for both positive and negative agendas.
You can listen to Class #2 – The Story of the English Bible by clicking HERE.
Listen to Class #3 – How Do We Read the Bible? by clicking HERE.
Moral Issues Facing Our Nation – Rev. Cam McConnell
Cam and many of our members spoke about a variety of issues that are shaping our modern culture. Some topics of exploration and discussion included entitlements, the morality of national debt, the state of the Protestant church, and the changing shape of the modern American family.
Faith of the Presidents – Rev. Cam McConnell
Cam spoke on the belief and faith of various Presidents who have shaped the direction of our country and culture.