Adult Education & Faith Development

Adult Education & Faith Development

Spring 2016: Histories of Greater Springfield

Adult Education Spring Series Histories of Greater Springfield The Adult Education Team of First Church is hosted a two part series on the history of ethnic and religious communities of the Greater Springfield area in the Spring of 2016 Session #1: Sunday, March 19, 11:30am in Bailey Hall Making It [more…]

March 2017: ONA Book Series

Exploring Transgender Experience In March 2017, the Open and Affirming Team of First Church explored Transgender experience through a group reading of the book Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt.  The series concluded with a panel conversation, The book is available on Amazon at [more…]

White Privilege: Let’s Talk

The White Privilege: Let’s Talk series was held in January & February, 2017.  It was based on a new adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ designed to help us engage in safe, substantive and bold conversations on race. This curriculum was developed by five leaders of the UCC, [more…]

Local Heroes of Social Justice

The FCC Adult Ed Team hosted this series in the Fall of 2016, concerning the lives and works of local heroes from the Greater Springfield area, people among us who have made the world a better place. Sunday, September 18 After Worship – Tony King Tony King is the former [more…]

Fall 2016 Book Reading Series: The Lemon Tree

This prize-winning book tells of the birth of the state of Israel and the traumatic suffering of two peoples through the true story of one house and the two families that called it home. The series was led by Pastor Marisa. Book Session #1: Tuesday, September 20, 7pm We shared [more…]

Fall 2015 Author Series on Racism

“If You Don’t Think Racism Exists, You’re White” During the fall of 2015 The Adult Education Team held a discussion on Modern Racism by inviting the following speakers: Thursday, September 17:  Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White.  7:30pm at Bay Path University. Sunday, September 20:  Jason Sokol, author of [more…]

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Dr. Jay and several pilgrims from our congregation and others traveled to the Holy Land in February 2014.  They produced a travel blog during their journey for us all to follow.  It is called “Walking in Jesus Footsteps” and can be accessed from the following link.   View the Holy [more…]