SUNDAY SCHOOL | SPRING CLASSES

A maturing disciple is someone who has said “yes” to God’s love in Jesus Christ and has become an apprentice of Jesus. Our apprenticeship is a lifelong journey of transformation to become like Jesus through the Spirit, growing to love the Triune God above all else and loving others and creation as Jesus does. While discipleship cannot be limited to a program, there are ways that we can order our lives together and individually that will create room for the Holy Spirit to transform us. We call these the “building blocks” of discipleship: education, community, practices, and joining God’s mission.

REGISTRATION NOT NEEDED FOR ADULT IN-PERSON SUNDAY SCHOOL

Two adult Sunday School Classes will begin meeting in-person on May 2. The classes will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual.
Adult Bible Study | Room 211 | 10-10:45am 
Students of the Word | Room 208 | 9:30-10:20am 

Registration is not required. Please remember to wear your mask, and enter through the Gallery Lounge where you will find a host who will have additional information. If you have questions, please contact Amy Carlan

NEW TO CLASS?

 We are so glad to welcome you!  All classes are welcome to visitors anytime.  Below is a description of our current classes.  We also have spring and fall short-term classes which change each season so be on the lookout for additional classes.

>If you are coming to an in-person class, enter through the side doors of Building A (sanctuary building) which are right off the parking lot between the building. Through these doors is the Gallery, which an information desk.  A greeter will be at the desk who can direct you to your class.  

>If you would like to participate by Zoom, please contact Amy Carlan for the Zoom invitation.

Spring 2020/2021 Classes

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

  • Format:  Format:  Hybrid: In-Person & Virtual on Sundays at 10:00-10:45am | Contact  Eric Hoyle (email linked here) for the Zoom invitation link.
  • Study:  The Gospel according to John
  • Dates:  Continues through spring 2021
  • Programming Team:  Eric & Grace Hoyle, Rick Wesley
  • Teaching Team:  Eight to ten class members who rotate weekly

Description:   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 (we range in age from 60 to vivacious 80ish).  A prepared class participant 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 virtually!

EAGLE'S WINGS CLASS

  • Format:  Zoom on Sundays at 9:45 am |  Contact Amy Carlan for a Zoom invitation link. If Zoom is new to you, but you’d like to join, please contact Amy for support.
  • Study: Galatians
  • Dates: Beginning April 18

Description: Eagle’s Wings has been a beloved Sunday school class for many years now, welcoming all into community and encouraging people through God’s word.  The class explores books of the Bible, alternating between Old and New Testament books.  Eagle’s Wings is a truly intergenerational class. Most people are 40 to 80, with a sprinkle of younger ages, sometimes even teens.  Join them for sharing, prayer, and excellent teaching.

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JUSTICE IN JESUS CLASS

  • Format: Zoom on Sundays at 9:30-10:20am | Contact Amy Carlan for a Zoom invitation link.
  • Study: Jesus and the Disinherited book discussion
  • Dates: April 11-June 6 ( Except April 25 & May 3)
  • Teaching Team: Rotating facilitators

Description:

The purpose of this intergenerational class (20’s to 70’s) is to together join God’s mission of reconciliation and redemption of everything, through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 5:18-19).  

We join God’s mission as we demonstrate the gospel by telling people about forgiveness and life in Jesus through our conversations, in individual acts of service, and working against systemic injustice.  While all three aspects of joining God’s mission are vital for individuals and a local church, this class largely largely focuses on one of the foundational elements of joining God’s mission: seeking and doing justice as a demonstration of God’s Kingdom.  Justice “in its most directly biblical formation can best be described as setting things right.”   

We are a Spirit-led community learning to do justice through:

  • Engaging with Scripture
  • Discussion about current events rooted in historical context 
  • Mutual encouragement
  • Prayer and personal reflections
  • Seeking and sharing resources

STUDENTS OF THE WORD

Format:  Hybrid: In-Person & Zoom on Sundays, 9:30-10:20am | Contact Amy Carlan for a Zoom invitation.
Study:  1 & 2 Peter
Dates:  Starting May 2

Description:  Students of the Word is one of our long-standing classes that has been faithfully teaching Scripture in an engaging and personal way for years, and welcoming all people warmly into the community. Mostly, it is comprised of people in their 40’s to 60’s, but with young adults and older adults sprinkled in as well.  This spring, they will be meeting as one class but have two options for engagement: Zoom or in-person.    

NEW COVENANT PARTNER CLASS

  • Dates : Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6 
    Saturday | 9-11:30am
    Sunday | 9:45-10:45am
  • Format:  In-person and Zoom options 
     Contact Amy Carlan for additional details. 

If you have been visiting FPC and are discerning whether God is calling you to make this your spiritual home, we have a great opportunity for you.  On June 5 & 6, we will be offering a New Covenant Partner Class. On Saturday, June 5 from 9:00-11:30am, all are welcome to learn more about FPC from Peter Barnes and Amy Carlan.  Camino coffee, tasty treats, and childcare will be provided (with rsvp). Then on Sunday, June 6, all who want to officially join will gather from 9:45-10:35am to take the next step!  The class will be in-person with a virtual option, so no matter your comfort level, you are welcome!  For additional details and to rspv, please contact Amy Carlan @ AmyC@1stpres.com or 336-930-1004