Small Groups and Classes

Small Groups

Since each of us is moving on a continuum of faith – from curious and cautious to totally in love with our Creator and the new life given through Christ – there are different small groups to meet different needs.  The main question to ask is: what type of small group would motivate me to rearrange my schedule?

Do you need:

  • Encouragement from others who are in a similar life stage?
  • Deeper Christian friendships that provide accountability?
  • Support through a life transition or difficult season of life?
  • People who will encourage you to live out your faith at work?
  • A group with whom to pray and play?

To find a small group that is right for you, call our church office to arrange a connection conversation to help you find a great small group fit, (970) 482-6107.

Gifted in Leadership?  Small group leader positions are open to all church members who have the gift of leadership and a passion for serving as a small group facilitator. If this is a place where you’d like to serve, please contact Ron Sisk, Center Leader for Discipleship and Spiritual Formation.

 

Adult Spiritual Formation Classes

First Presbyterian Church is committed to cultivating a Christ-centered community in which we come together to better know God's truth and show God's love. We are committed to providing opportunities for adults of all ages to discover and experience deeper heart and mind knowledge of the Word of God in Jesus Christ, the Holy Scriptures and the unique theology of the Reformed tradition, and the relevance of faithful discipleship in today's complex world. We hope that you will feel welcome in our midst and join a class that will help you discover and connect more with God and new friends.

 

Sunday Morning

10:00–11:00 a.m.

  • God with Us: Listening for Moments of God's Grace and Mercy
    Facilitators: Mike and Nancy Smith
    (Class will not meet January 19 or February 2)
    During each class, church members will share God’s miraculous presence at times throughout their lives to enable us to be strengthened by the assurance that God is faithfully with us, sustaining us, caring for us throughout our life journey. The series will draw on Listening to Your Life, by Frederick Buechner.

  • An Invitation to the Spiritual Disciplines of Solitude and Silence
    Facilitator: Rev. Glenn Perica
    Have you ever wondered why Jesus began his ministry with 40 days of solitude in the wilderness? Even for Jesus, solitude was the opportunity to step away from the noise and demands of the world and make space for God to do deep transformative spiritual work through silence and prayer. It is difficult for us in our age of technology, information, and noise to find solitude and silence, too. You are invited to “come away with Jesus” for a three-week class to discover the spiritual disciplines of solitude and silence as we prepare for the season of Lent and self-reflection. 

    January 26: Solitude
    February
    9: Silence (No class February 2 because of the congregational meeting.)
    February 16: Spiritual Retreat for your Soul

Midweek eXperience (MX)

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (starting January 29)

MX, our Wednesday Night programming, resumes Wednesday, January 29. *Please note that meals will not be offered during this next session. Middle School Youth Group and childcare are also available.

  • Christian Doctrine (January 29–February 19)
    Evaluations and anecdotal information from our well-attended fall interfaith series, brought forth the question, “What do we believe?” To follow-up, the Adult Spiritual Formation Team is instituting a series on Christian Doctrine: “What distinguishes the beliefs of those of us within Reformed Christian denominations?” Discussions on the Trinity, Prayer, Baptism, Atonement, and Communion will be facilitated by various, noted, pastors from our congregation.