First Church believes in providing adults with a variety of classes to sustain them in their spiritual journey and to provide learning opportunities that enhance their faith development, at whatever stage of life they may be. Membership in the church is not required to participate in classes. Everyone is welcome.
Current and upcoming classes:
Beyond the Lectionary: A Bible study led by Pastor Johnson that examines the passages of Matthew’s Gospel that are not included in the Sunday morning Scripture readings. This Gospel focuses on discipleship – disciples fed by hungry, gave drink to the thirsty, clothed the naked, etc. Jesus is described as the teacher who gathered disciples, interpreting the Law. With this context Pastor Joe will explore the meaning of the Gospel for us.
Participants are asked to bring their Bibles for the class that meets in the Aldersgate Room on the main level on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. It is not necessary to have attended previous sessions in order to benefit from this study. Upcoming dates : May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7.
Coming in April
“Ten Prayers that Changed the World”, an engaging tour of world history written by author and historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts , takes readers on an inspiring tour of ten prayers that played a pivotal role in world events. The divine inspiration of Joan of Arc, George Washington’s prayerful words to the newly formed American states, and Gandhi’s deeply moving “prayer of peace”, are a few examples of the author’s delving into the moments in history where faith and prayer intersected with the course of mankind. This 5-week book study begins April 9 at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the Aldersgate Room and will be led by Lola Hotchkis. Two chapters will be covered each week on the following dates: April 9, 23, 30, May 7 and May 14..