“I am the good shepherd.  I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep.”

John 10:14

Feed Your Soul

Do you long for a life of deep peace, freedom from burden and mutual love? It’s the life we were made for and the life that God wants for each of us!

Jesus came that we might have life and live it to His fullest intents…to know Him and enjoy Him forever.  God’s plan is for us to know and experience His love in Jesus Christ through the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Whether you are new to the faith, seeking faith, or have known the love of God for a lifetime, we hope that you will find a study place in one of the many Sunday School opportunities at 1st Pres, designed to help us know and experience Christ’s transforming love.

Adult Classes

For more information on the Adult Sunday School classes, contact Amy Carlan by e-mail, call 723-1621, ext. 228, or ask any greeter on Sunday morning.

The following is a list of all classes currently available, and includes the classroom location. See classroom maps below for assistance.

Justice in Jesus –  Meets in A-217.  SPECIAL SUMMER STUDY 

Justice in Jesus Conversations is a casual group of adults who discuss the intersection of faith and action. Guided by book study, we have thoughtful discussions regarding justice issues in our community and across the world. We welcome visitors, casual attenders and regular attenders of all ages and stages of life! contact Julie Lanford for more info.

Summer Study on Race & Reconciliation:  the Justice in Jesus Sunday School  class and the Downtown Committee invite you to join a serious conversation about race based on the book the provocative and prophetic book Dear White Christians: For those still longing for reconciliation by Jennifer Harvey.  The class will discuss one chapter each week, beginning with chapter 1 on June 18.  Reading the book is highly encouraged.  The book is available for check out at the library carts at each welcome desk, or copies are easily found online.  The class meets in Room A217 @10am.   Come any or all Sundays when you are able!

June 18 – Introduction
June 25 – Chapter 1
July 2 – Chapter 2
July 9 –  Chapter 3
July 16 – Chapter 4
July 23 – Chapter 5
July 30 – Chapter 6
August 6 – Chapter 7
August 13 – Chapter 8
August 20 – wrap-up discussion & next steps

“Christ, Community and Coffee” (formerly Young Couples) –  meet on second floor of Worship Center in C-211 

Description: A gathering for connection and Bible study for young engaged and married couples in their 20’s and 30’s.

Students of the Word – Meets in A-208

Younger, older, single, married, with kids, without kids…you’ll find all those demographics and more in Students of the Word.  Our commonality is that we enjoy in-depth teaching so that we may love and follow our Savior more dearly.  A prepared facilitator guides discussion about Scripture and how we apply God’s truth and grace to our lives.  We hope you’ll join us!

Foundations  Meets in  A-211

Foundations make all the difference between a building that can weather storms and the one that will crumble.  The “Foundations” class is designed to help us build our lives on the ultimate foundation, Jesus Christ, by studying Scripture and encouraging one another.

Our current format is interactive teaching and discussion.  Mostly we are parents with small children, but all people are welcome!

The Crisper Drawer  – Meets in the Chapel Lounge (A-207)

The crisper drawer in a refrigerator is designed to keep things fresh.   The “Crisper Drawer” class is designed to do the same thing – to keep our walks with God and our family lives fresh and flavorful through study and mutual encouragement.

This spring, the class will be studying “Love and Respect,” a DVD study on marriage, by Emerson Eggerichs.  Our format is a short video followed by facilitated discussion.  Mostly we are parents with children in Elementary School, but all people are welcomed!

Eagle’s Wings  – Meets in the Fellowship Hall

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31). The goal of our class is to encourage one another to hope in the Lord!  We encourage each other through worship, prayer, and in-depth teaching.  We alternate between Old and New Testament books.  Our class is one of our more multi-generational classes.  People of all ages and all stages of the spiritual journey are welcomed.

Discipleship Class – Meets in A-219

Our class digs into Old and New Testament Scripture in order to grow in our love and knowledge of the Lord.  This spring, we are studying Ezekiel.  We take turns facilitating and class on Sunday includes group discussion. In general, we are couples and singles with 60 years or more of wisdom, though we are open to people of all ages who are ready to learn more about Jesus.

Covenant Class – Meets in the Gallery Lounge

Sixty years ago, our class was the “young adult class.”   These days, we are adults with 70 or more years of wisdom.  Guest teachers lead us through a variety Bible studies and Biblical topics.  Newcomers are always welcome!

Wanderers – Meets in A-215  ON SUMMER BREAK until August 27, 2017

Our class enjoys video-based lessons, lively discussion, and Starbucks coffee (available each Sunday right in our room!).  Though our name says we “wander” our goal is to encourage each other and we wander closer to Jesus.  This spring we are studying the video series Gospel in Life by Tim Keller and then we will be learning about spiritual gifts.  Generally, we are parents with elementary and middle school children, but all are welcome.

 Adult Bible Study  – Meets in A-216 (September through May)

Our name is pretty self-explanatory: we are adults that study the Bible together.  But to give you a bit more detail, our class is largely composed of adults with 60 or more years of wisdom.  This spring, we are taking an in-depth look at the book of Matthew.  A prepared facilitator teaches, but others are always welcome to jump in with questions and thoughts.  We are always eager to include more people and often have new people join.  Please come and visit (except in the summer, when we take a break!).

Women’s Class – Meets in A-222  ON  SUMMER BREAK until September 10, 2017

Our class is designed to be a safe place for women from various backgrounds, regardless of marital status or age. Our goal is to come together to study and encourage each other as daughters of God.  Our class meets large conference room on the 2nd floor of Bldg B (the youth/office building).  This spring we are studying the book of Revelation.  All women are welcomed to participate

Click the map below to get a larger view of the classroom map.