Adult Education & Faith Development

Adult Education & Faith Development

Storytelling on the Green

How can people from different backgrounds and frames of mind interact with each other compassionately? What better way than through storytelling? “Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of others.” – Peter Forbes Storytelling on the Green is [more…]

Fifth Sunday Book Club

Want to read some good books? Want to have a good discussion with our pastors and other interesting people about the books? Want some good food? The next book to be discussed will be “Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 misconceptions on climate change” by Shahir Masri.  Here is all you [more…]

Small Great Things

Join the Adult Education Group to discuss the book, Small Great Things by author Jodi Picoult. Some books leave you thinking about racism. This one gets you talking about it. The author is recognized for writing best sellers that tackle contemporary social issues. Small Great Things joins many of her [more…]

Adult Faith Development

At First Church we offer ways to grow and deepen our relationship with the Holy following the teachings of Jesus Christ.  We also offer ways to expand how we express our faith to each other and the wider community.  Adult faith experiences and formation range from Contemplative Prayer gatherings and [more…]

Weekly Bible Study

Weekly Bible study takes place on Thursdays at 10:00 am in the Buxton Room on the first floor and is led by Pastor Pam. In Jewish tradition, students don’t typically study the Torah (the Hebrew Bible) alone, but with a partner: “If you wave a sword around in the air, [more…]

Contemplative Prayer

An opportunity each week for contemplation, or the practicing of silence. All are welcome to attend any session. Mondays at 1 pm Wednesdays at 1 pm: Contemplation (Centering and lectio divina) This gathering offers an opportunity for Christian contemplative prayer practices, including the silent practice of Centering Prayer as taught [more…]

First Church Pastors Go to Hell!

Pam and Marisa are heating things up with a summer adult program on the nature of Hell and what progressive Christians think about it!  Join us for this Monday night series: Mondays at 7 pm:   June 4, 11, 18, 25 in the Buxton Room Featuring the book: “8 Preachers [more…]

Read the Bible in a Year

Pastor Marisa is reading the Bible in a year through “The Daily Message” by Eugene Peterson. Read at your own pace as a daily practice and join in for group conversations with food! Start reading now and join us at any time during the year. See the event page to [more…]

The Reformation: Then and Now

This series was offered in the late summer and fall of 2017. A Series in Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Open our Season of Reformation Reflection with a screening of the film “Luther”, the 2003 movie biography starring Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov with two viewing [more…]

2017 Summer Book Discussion: The Great Spiritual Migration

The Great Spiritual Migration:  How the World’s Greatest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian by Brian McLaren  (2016) The Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about people on the move — outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life. It’s [more…]