Classes are held at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings.

Do you want to grow in your understanding of the foundational and significant elements of your faith? Do you want to challenge yourself and your faith with new questions and new thinking? 

Our Academy of Christian Discipleship offers short-term courses with quality offerings taught by a rotating selection of excellent faculty. Come with us as we explore biblical study, spiritual formation, current events, and health and wholeness.  Classes for children and youth run concurrently at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. 

Consider these three offerings for our Academy's Lenten Session - 

Explore an engaging list of contemporary literature with Dr. John Parks. The weekly readings will provide the grist for discussion of the intersection of faith and decisions of our daily lives. Room 203.

First Reading for January 7

Second Reading for January 14

John Updike , A&P James Joyce ARABY 
Reading for January 21

Katherine Anne Porter THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL
Reading for January 28

Tillie Olsen I STAND HERE IRONING
Reading for February 11

Bobbie Ann Mason SHILOH 
Reading for February 18

Edna O'Brien OLD WOUNDS
Reading for February 25 

Our journey includes two partners. We must walk with grief in one hand and grace in the other. Learn about living with loss and how to help others navigate multiple layers of grief throughout a lifetime. Dr, Vic Ford, new parish associate at FPC, will lead a tailored conversation with group participants. Room 223.

 

This course will focus on the origin and development of the faith and practice inspired by St. Francis of Assisi and others, especially as these spiritual themes and perspectives are interpreted for today by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan friar, author and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. 

Ongoing opportunities for Adults:

Join this ongoing study that meets on Wednesdays at 12 noon in Room 203.  The class is currently walking through the Book of Acts.  Each week the class reads and examines a selection of scripture.  The pastor leading the discussion offers insights and solicits the group's ideas for contemplation.  All are welcome. 

Adults are an important part of our Wednesday Night gatherings.  Come share dinner and fellowship with your church family.  $7 for a meal. Please call the church office to RSVP.