Every Sunday from 10:10-10:55 a.m., adults are invited to gather to study, discuss and learn. Our topics range from studies of particular Scriptures, to topical classes, to growing in practicing our faith. Leaders include pastors and members of the church with knowledge, skill and faith to share. These adult courses are an opportunity for deeper and broader dialogue about our faith. Current and upcoming classes are listed in the Sunday bulletin and the PresbyNews newsletter.
Life Groups are small groups of people committed to meeting regularly to grow together in their Christian faith. A typical Life Group meeting will include Bible study (based on the Sunday morning sermon), fellowship, and prayer. Put simply, it’s a time for friends to seek together how to apply God’s Word to their daily lives. For information about joining or forming a group, please email the church office.
Companions in Christ
These evening gatherings happen two or three times per year and focus on helping us discover together Christ’s presence in our lives. Each session includes a time of worship, contemplative prayer, learning, and deep sharing. A Companions gathering is not a class so much as a time of “listening for the Spirit” as we read Scripture, discuss our lives, and bring ourselves before God and each other. Topics include prayer, God’s grace, discernment, and others.
Several times throughout the year, we offer evening classes on various topics. In recent years we have focused on: the books of Galatians and Revelation; Islam and Judaism; icons; and living through times of grief and transition. Classes are taught by leaders from within our church and guest speakers from outside the congregation. Stay tuned to the PresbyNews newsletter and the announcements in the Sunday bulletin to see what is coming next!
Life Together Course
Life Together is a seven-week course generally offered twice a year. It is geared towards bringing together people who want to grow with one another to become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ here in this community of Faith. The course includes a balance of group gatherings and individual spiritual practices. The application to everyday life is intensely practical. We explore key doctrines and disciplines of the Christian faith, both of which are essential for spiritual growth.
Have you found yourself recently interested in Jesus and how you can have a personal and vibrant relationship with him as Savior and Lord? Are you tired of feeling “stuck” or “stalled” in your Christian faith? Are you finding it difficult, if not impossible, to become the sort of person you sense God made you to become? Are you new (or maybe not so new) to this congregation and eager to connect at a deeper level with others in this faith community? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, we invite you to consider joining the next Life Together course. The course is taught by Pastor Jeff Chapman.
All women of Faith are members of Presbyterian Women (PW) and are encouraged to take part in PW’s activities. From September through June, PW meets at the church, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month, though the meetings happen earlier in November, December and June. Each month we start with a dynamic Bible study at 10:00 a.m., followed by lunch with a guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. PW ministers to the people of Faith by witnessing to the love of Christ through service and mission both within the congregation and through the broader Presbyterian Church (USA).
Bible Study Fellowship
Women’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) meets at Faith from September through May on Tuesday mornings and is open to all women. A program for children two years old through kindergarten is held concurrently. For a brief overview of the organization, go to http://www.bsfinternational.org/.
Adult Discussion Group
Each year adults are invited to study a book or an author and to meet once a month to discuss their reading. We generally meet the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. For the 2017-18 year, we are reading The Hum of Angels by Scot McKnight and Why I Left, Why I Stayed by Tony Campolo and Bart Campolo.
Summer Lunchtime Book Study
Every summer we take time to look at a book of particular interest. You are invited to bring your lunch at noon each Wednesday in the summer to hear reflections from a gathering of brothers and sisters who are reading, exploring, and learning along with you. It is a relaxed but engaging time. NOTE: the lunchtime book study is not meeting in summer 2017.
Faith @ the Movies
For four Wednesdays in July, we dedicate the evening to watching movies! Selections include the mainstream and the offbeat, the funny and the profound. If you enjoy a midweek evening with a little popcorn, a good film, and some friends, then this time is for you!