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.

Those Who Love Books

This class focuses on novel reading as the members break down the plot, analyze the author’s intent, and apply what they have read to real life. Many different books are read throughout the year. You may not be able to do each one, but we bet you can do more than one! This group is led by Kim Marshall and Courtney Niederer. You can sign up for a book (the church will order, and you will pay $8 when you pick up the book). Contact Courtney Niederer if you are interested.

Location: Gathier Classroom

This class meets each week to discuss current events and Bible verses that relate to that event. Every Thursday morning an email goes out 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 that relate directly to issues in the news article or the key questions. 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. There are no right or wrong answers and members are free to take an active role in the discussion or just listen to the thoughts of others. Rich Schaefer is the leader.

Location: Parlor

Discussion Class

Dr. Bill Jolly’s legendary Sunday school class will be reading the book Diversity in Faith, Unity in Christ. Why is it that people who read the same Bible and talk about the same Christ, even when they belong to the same church, have trouble getting along with each other and committing themselves to a common witness in the world? In this highly original book, Shirley Guthrie looks at these questions and provides a framework that will help Christians better understand their own beliefs, learn from each other, and be more open to working for greater union in addressing serious issues.

Location: Old Session Room