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And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best….
– Philippians 1:9

Deep Faith, Inquiring Minds

For over 50 years, since the beginning of First Presbyterian’s present-day program of adult education in 1964, we have sought to build a rich tradition of excellence in programs for educating adults through small groups, Bible studies, classes, seminars, and the church’s library. The purpose is to encourage every member to advance along a personal journey of faith toward understanding God’s will for our church and for his and her individual circumstances. More information on current offerings can be found on the church calendar (on top menu bar), the Open Door Newsletter (under the “News” tab), or by contacting the church office. Visitors are always welcome!

Study Groups

We offer study groups in a variety of formats to fit into the interests and busy schedules of our members. We hope you will join us!

Bible Study Groups – Our on-going Bible study meets at 8:15 on Sunday mornings. In addition, we frequently offer short-term Bible study groups focused on a particular chapter or topic.

Young Adult Study Group – Join our active young adult group at 10:45 on Sundays for discussions on faith and beliefs. Topics are decided by the group and all are welcome!

Sunday Seminars

We hope you also will join us for the Adult Education Seminars on Sundays at 10:45 am in Fellowship Hall during the academic year. The seminars are provided both by church members and community members with special expertise in the topic. Visitors are always welcome! Recent seminars include:

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians –  This six-part series focused on new, and sometimes controversial historical evidence by New Testament scholars on the times and places where Jesus lived and preached, using the PBS-produced FRONTLINE program of the same name.

A Caring Church – A three-part series that focused on how we care for each other within our church; care options for loved ones in the community; and the role of hospital chaplains.

Confronting Climate Change – A six-session series on the causes and projected trajectory of climate change as well as efforts at every level—from the global level to the individual citizen level—to reduce the use of fossil fuels.