Sundays through November 7 • 10:30 a.m. in Stewart Hall 102
How do we know what to believe (and what not to believe) when it comes to the Christian faith? Do you find it difficult to navigate competing ideas about who Jesus is, how to understand the Trinity, and how we are saved? We might not use the term “heresy” much today, and not every disagreement rises to that level, but throughout the church’s history, it has been important for followers of Jesus Christ to distinguish orthodoxy (right belief) from heresy. This four-week class will introduce people to some of the most significant heresies in the history of the church and how they shaped belief and practice. We will discuss the importance of orthodoxy, the role of heresy, and and theologies regarding Scripture, Jesus Christ, the Trinity, salvation, and the church.
- Rev. Dr. David McNutt is an editor at InnerVarsity Press Academic and received his Ph.D. in Divinity from the University of Cambridge. - Rev. Dr. Jennifer McNutt is an Associate Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and received her Ph.D. in History from the University of St. Andrews.
October 17: On the importance of orthodoxy, the role of heresy, and Scripture October 24: On creation and Christology October 31: On the Trinity November 7: On salvation and the church
Learn more about opportunities for fun and fellowship with other women.
A supportive and Christ caring group with a focus of fellowship, mission, PW and Circle business. We meet immediately following the Pastor's Bible Study (using the PW recommended study).
First Tuesday • 11:00 a.m. • Living Room
Contact: Susan Drinan
An intergenerational mix of women who focus on mission, study and fellowship. We are mostly empty nesters who offer support and encouragement to one another as we experience life's changes and challenges.
Second Thursday • 1:00 p.m. • Living Room
Contact: Dianne Lambert
An encouraging group of women, many of us are in the "sandwich years" with kids who are not totally independent and parents who are becoming more dependent. Meetings are spent discussing a book we select each fall. Mission projects and social gatherings are scheduled throughout the year.
Third Wednesday• 9:30 a.m. • Living Room (offsite in December & May)
Contact: Erin Schnack
A mix of women who desire to grow in faith through caring fellowship, Bible study and service in a joyful, Christ-centered environment. Joy Circle celebrates God’s abundant grace and love.
Second Monday • 6:30 p.m. • Via Zoom
Contact: Donna Boyd
A friendship-building group – caring for each other’s joys and concerns. We are studying John Maxwell's "Wisdom From Women of the Bible," focusing on Biblical heroines such as Ruth, Sarah, Mary and others. We learn wisdom from these women as well as Christian leadership. We have served local ministries such as PADS, Outreach luncheons, and Christmas Sharing, and we support PCUSA through the Thank Offering and Birthday Offering.
Second Tuesday, Sept-May • 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Living Room
Contact: Bev Cheairs or Sue Hervey
We are a group of young women, most with children, who focus on volunteering in the community, missions for the church, studying together, and sharing our lives with one another. Babysitting is available.
Second & Fourth Friday• 9:30 a.m. • Living Room
Contact: Kate Hinson
Chix With Stix
This is a fellowship of women who knit and crochet together.
Contact: Monica Wylie
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This ministry offers the opportunity for fellowship as well as providing a physical reminder of God's love and care to those who receive the prayer shawls we knit. The shawls are made of prayer, yarn and knit. The pattern is knit 3, purl 3, which represents the trinity. Teachers are available for those who want to learn to knit.
Fourth Monday • 7:00 p.m. • Library
Contact: Dianne Lambert
Men's Small Groups
First Light Men’s Collaborative
Are you looking for an opportunity for fellowship and study with other faith-filled men? "First Light" is a great opportunity for exploring your personal faith with others.
Saturdays • 7:00 am via Zoom
Contact: Dave Geddes
D.E.N. For Men – Dads with Emptying Nests
D.E.N. for Men is a First Pres small group for committed working fathers transitioning to life as empty nesters. The group offers a forum for men with similar circumstances to discuss challenges related to this transition, including loneliness, balance, integrity, relationships with spouse and children, money, time management, temper-ament and self identity.
Thursdays • 6:00-7:00 a.m. • Dining Room
Contact: Chris Carroll
Finding Fathers Small Group
Finding Fathers is a small group of committed fathers with school age children (K-12). The group offers a forum for men with similar circumstances to discuss challenges related to balance, integrity, relationships, money, time management, temperament and self-identity.
Fridays • 6:00-7:00 a.m. • Dining Room
Contact: Chris Carroll
FPC Book Club
Do you like to read good books with a Christian twist? Come join the FPC Book Club for fellowship and great book discussions.
Last Thursday of month • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Contact: Mary Kinsey
Cancer and Serious Illness Support Group
If you are dealing with the ups and downs of a worrisome diagnosis and would like to come and receive and give support to others, we welcome you to this caring community.
Contact the church office for meeting information
New to First Pres?
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