Ministries:

Opportunities for Adults

First Presbyterian offers many ways for adults to interact and build relationships with one another as they grow in their faith. Whether it’s a Sunday morning Christian education class, a midweek Bible study or a discussion group, there’s something for everyone. We hope you will dive right in and get involved. For more information contact Rev Kristine Aragon Bruce at [email protected].

Adult Classes

For questions about any of the offerings below please contact the office at [email protected].

The Wired Word

Class is currently on break, but you are welcome to read and consider the lessons on your own.
The Wired Word is a group that discusses the intersection of our faith and the latest headlines. If you wonder where Jesus Christ is in the midst of a pandemic, political divisiveness, or a mass shooting, the Wired Word is a great place to ask these questions. All are welcome!

Read this week’s lesson here (updated every Thursday).

YogaFaith

Led by Melisa Overway
What: Whole body worship, yoga through a Biblical lens, meditation, prayer, rest

Who: All are welcome

When: The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 7-7:45 p.m.

Where: In the Chapel

Bring: Yoga mat, water (optional: block, pillow, blanket, eye pillow)

Participants will transition slowly from posture to posture, typically finishing with deeper, more static stretching as we surrender our hearts to God and create space for rest and worship.

Adult Groups

Small Groups
There are various small groups that meet on a weekly basis, such as a women’s group that meets on Monday afternoons and a men’s group that meets on Tuesday evenings, just to name a few. All are welcome to any of them! Questions? Please contact Rev. Kristine Aragon Bruce [email protected]

P.W. (Presbyterian Women) Bible Studies

Various groups within P.W. known as “Circles” meet monthly. In Conjunction with a Bible Study there is also a mission focus for each P.W. Circle. All women are welcome! Please contact the Sue, the PW Chairwoman, for more information: PW Chairwoman.

Discussion Groups

There are various discussion groups that meet during the week. 

Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ, by Fleming Rutledge is the basis for our Tuesday morning discussion group. Come and discuss this book with fellow friends and meet others who are all on journeys to learn more about faith and what the Bible tells us. The group is open to all and meets in the lounge on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. Facilitators are Carmen Jeisy and Winnie McNergney.

Thursday Morning Breakfast Discussion Group meets from 7:00 – 8:00 am at Russ’ Restaurant in Grand Haven to discuss the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday worship service. As an added benefit, Matt Bruce will be joining us for these sessions. If possible, please contact the church office or Bob Day at [email protected] to let us know if you plan on attending. This will help us plan ahead for table space.

Thursday Night Discussion Group will meet this Fall from October 6 thru December 8 (except for Thanksgiving) on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 in rooms 16 & 17. The book for discussion is Timothy Keller’s “The Reason for God.”

This group provides an opportunity for each of us to learn from noted authors, as well as from each other within an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding. Contact Linda Gritter for more details.