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 staff@fpgh.org.

Adult Classes

Sunday morning offerings, 10 am-11 am.

For questions about any of the offerings below please contact the office at staff@fpgh.org.

The Wired Word

Meets in Room 16 & 17
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)

How to Read the Bible: The Parables of Jesus

Rec Room, Led by Matt Aragon Bruce.
Jesus’ parables not only draw us into the center of his message but moreover that they introduce us to the messenger, to the mystery of who Jesus is himself. Yet Jesus’ parables are notoriously difficult to understand, leaving many puzzled, To kick off the “How to Read the Bible” class this Fall, we will spend the first four weeks looking closely at Jesus’ parables so that we might come to better know Jesus and his message.

To view recordings of the class, click on the links below:

Week 1 – not available

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Adult Groups

Small Groups
There are various small groups that meet on a weekly basis. All are welcome to any of them! Questions? Please contact Rev Kristine Aragon Bruce Staff@fpgh.org

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 office for more information staff@fpgh.org.

Discussion Groups

There are various discussion groups that meet during the week. 

“How to Fight Racism” by Jemar Tisby, Sundays 7 p.m., in the Lounge The group will discuss this thoughtful book by ordained pastor and speaker Jemar Tisby.

“Waking Up White” by Debby Irving, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Lounge. This group, led by George Barfield, discusses the book about one woman’s “one-step-forward-two steps-back” experience of racial understanding and her own white privilege.

Christianity for Today is an ongoing group that meets on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 in rooms 16 & 17. It’s a new discussion group that examines how we can understand Christianity within the context of our modern worldview as successors to the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. We will be investigating whether there can be harmony between Christianity and our present age of big bang cosmology, evolution, unveiling of the human genome, and general skepticism. In doing so, our goal will be to develop new relationships and community here at FPGH. Discussion materials can be read and downloaded here:
Class Discussion Materials
Understanding the Bible, A Collection of Personal Views

All are welcome! Questions? Please contact Rev Kristine Aragon Bruce Staff@fpgh.org.