Adults

In response to COVID-19 and out of concern for your health, all FPC experiences are online at this time. Until further notice, the church building is closed. Although we are not together in person, we will gather virtually to worship, care for and encourage one another, and to grow in faith together.

At First Presbyterian Church, we value the cultivation of our spirits, as one of the most important components of who we are as human beings. Spiritual Formation is a process and a journey through which we open our hearts to a deeper connection with God, and sharpen our attentiveness to Him. The practices and meaning of spiritual formation can be found in such disciplines as meditation, prayer, study, simplicity, service, confession, guidance, worship, and celebration. We are committed to providing opportunities for adults to discover, experience, and engage in deeper life-long learning of the Word of God in Jesus Christ, the Holy Scriptures, the unique theology of the Reformed tradition, and the relevance of faithful discipleship in today's complex world. 

To get involved, contact Ron Sisk, Center Leader for Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

Adult Classes (Spiritual Formation)

You are invited to join us in classes or study groups on a variety of topics that are held throughout the year. All the adult spiritual formation classes strive to create space for individuals at different points in their faith journey. While we cannot physically gather at church, we invite you to continue pursuing spiritual formation in our virtual classes. 

Half-Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say

Sundays, 10:15 a.m. (January 10–February 14) led by Rev. Dr. Ron Sisk
Join the Half-Truth's Study on Zoom here.

In this five-session study of Adam Hamilton's book of the same name, we’ll examine some pesky cliches we’ve heard all our lives that seem to pass as Christian but aren’t. If you’ve ever wondered why it doesn’t feel right when someone tells you “Everything happens for a reason!” this study is for you!

Participants will need to purchase their own copies of the book. It is available where books are sold.

Half-Truths Class Notes


The CAlvin university January series

Weekdays, January 6–26, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

As we continue to practice, "staying-safe-at-home," the Discipleship and Spiritual Formation Center recommends Calvin University's 2021 January Series—an award-winning, free liberal arts education delivered in 15 weekly, daytime lectures. The completely virtual experience includes topics ranging from the future of the Supreme Court, climate change, the era of intelligent technology, civil discourse, racial tensions, the arts as a healing balm and so much more by top experts in their fields. The January Series cultivates deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God's world.

The January Series is completely free, but you will need to register here to watch. For more information about the speakers and topics, visit the website.


Praying Through the Gospel of John

Journey through the Gospel of John in this 11-week class taught by the Rev. Glenn Perica. This class is now complete but can be revisited on our YouTube channel.

Praying through the Gospel of John Class  Outline and LESSON OUTLINES

Women gather to pray (Weekly)

Fridays, 12:00 p.m.
Join the Women Gather to Pray on Zoom here.
Women Gather to Pray is an opportunity for women to reach beyond social isolation and distancing by joining together online to share a meaningful devotional and a time of prayer. Women are encouraged to participate whenever it fits their schedules. 


Want to know more about how to join a Zoom class? Watch this tutorial.

Additional Resources

Racism

The rise in blatant racist acts around the country is both frightening and deeply painful. What can we do to respond? Noted scholar and African American, Madgetta T. Dungy, Ph.D., assembled the following information to assist you in adding to your knowledge base in the issue surrounding racism and religion. We hope the information will help you to jumpstart your efforts to combat racism in our society.

Suggested Resources on Racism and Religion