Spiritual Formation and Christian Education

Christian Education for all ages is especially important at First Church as we strive to encourage lifelong learning and discipleship.

September Through December 2016

Sunday Adult Education Opportunities

Classes for Adults (9-10 a.m.)

Early Birds: Room 212 – led by Holli Davenport – discussions on faith issues centered on a book or video series (Class begins in early Oct.)

Classes for Adults (10-11 a.m.)

Prayer of the Heart: Room 207 – led by Josh Stringer and Jerilee Avery.  The Prayer of the Heart group is a meditation circle that meets throughout the year. Prayer of the Heart is an ancient practice dating back to some of the earliest Christian communities. Sessions include a time of reading from a spiritual book, a time of silent meditation, a meditation on a passage from scripture, and a time of sharing.  All those interested in deepening their interior life and abiding in the presence of Christ are welcome.

Family Matters: Room B-8 – Support and information on faith and life concerns for parents of children and teens

Empty Nesters: Room B-8 – (For the fall, Empty Nesters will combine with Family Matters). Discovering the possibilities for the next stage in life

Digging Deeper in Theology and Ethics: Carrier Room (Room 116) – led by Chuck Foster and Charlie Wallace – A study and discussion about faith and justice issues

Adult Bible Study: Room 107 – led by Gary Onstot – A study of the Books of the Bible. (New material every 6 weeks.)

Get Acquainted class: Dining Room –Dates to be decided. Led by Rev. Dan Pitney & Volunteer Coordinator, Leta Brewster

New Membership class: Room 114 – dates to be decided. Led by Rev. Dan Pitney

Bridges: Room 110 – A gathering and learning space for differently-abled adults and their care-givers


Sunday morning opportunities for Youth and Children  (beginning Sept. 18)

Children’s classes will use age-appropriate curriculum to learn Bible stories, faith practices, ministry, and service opportunities.

Preschool & Kindergarten – Room 204  (10-11 a.m.)

Rejoice! Kids’ Choir – Room 304 – 1st through 5th graders meet for choir from 10-10:20

First & Second Grade – Room 210 (10:20-11 a.m., after children’s choir time)

Third-Fifth Grade – Room 203 (10:20 – 11 a.m., after children’s choir time)

Sr. High & Mid-High Youth – MICAH Youth Center – Using a variety of curricula, the focus is on social issues, mission work, the environment, and making a difference in the world.