Learning

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. (Ps 119:105)

People at First Presbyterian Church desire to know God.  We know God because of Jesus, and we learn about Jesus through the Bible.  The Bible comes alive through faith, and faith comes alive through the Bible. The faith given to us by God through the Holy Spirit opens our ears to hear and opens our eyes to see Truth.  As we learn about God and strive to live as God asks of us, we are always turning together to the Bible. Let’s study and learn together!

We  offer opportunities for people of all ages to study and learn together about God’s Word.  From September through May we gather at 9:15 a.m. for Sunday School every Sunday.

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Children participate in activities, make crafts and art, sing, and learn about God, God’s love, and God’s love for them.  The children have fun while learning the foundational stories in the Bible.  Recently, the children have been learning several praise songs: the more they sing, the louder they sing!

(Your child doesn’t need to be dressed like the young man pictured above to come to Sunday School! Come as you are.)

 

Right now, we are at work on regrowing our youth program.   When they have met, the youth group has talked about a variety of things, all with an eye to how God calls us to live according to Scripture.  We encourage youth to ask questions, to explore, to think and talk, to serve, and to grow through Scripture into healthy, hopeful, and helpful disciples.dsc02136

Our pastor leads a special study on Wednesday evenings during Lent.  Over the past few years, we have read and discussed Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, Gary Anderson’s Charity: the Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition, and, this year, the Scripture used in Handel’s oratorio Messiah.  A group of us gather every Sunday morning for Bible study using the Present Word curriculum.  Currently, we are learning more about hope.  Last summer, the pastor led a Wednesday evening study of Haggai and 1 & 2 Corinthians, on the theme of community.  In the fall, he lead a study of the Belhar Confession, which has since been approved for inclusion in our denomination’s Book of Confessions.  Come and learn alongside us!