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

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.

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

Class meets on Sundays between worship services (10-11 a.m.) in rooms 16/17 on the lower level. All are welcome!

Sermon on the Mount

Our Lenten sermon series is based on The Beatitudes, the eight declarations of blessedness spoken by Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount. This class continues the worship lesson and allows participants to ask questions and join in discussion. Instructor: Dr. Matt Bruce.

This class is being recorded and can be watched via the links below.

Watch class videos here:

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How to Read the Old Testament for Today

Is the Old Testament is not just a prologue to the life of Jesus. It is an important part of scripture that reveals God’s heart, our faith history, and builds a foundation for our understanding of the New Testament.

Discover how to read the New Testament for Today, with Dr. Matt Bruce. Class meets in the recreation room on the lower level on Sunday mornings between worship services (10-11 a.m.). All are welcome!

If you aren’t able to attend class, or want to hear it again, watch the videos below:

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YogaFaith

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

Who: All are welcome

When: The 1st and 3rd 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 Sue, the PW Chairwoman, for more information: PW Chairwoman.

Discussion Groups

There are various discussion groups that meet during the week. 

Monday Afternoon Bible Study – Grow in your faith and learn more about God’s Word in a supportive and welcoming small group setting. Our current book is Who is the Holy Spirit by Jennifer Houlihan. All are welcome. Group facilitator is Winnie McNergney.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study, Come and discuss the featured book with fellow friends and meet others who are all on journeys to learn more about faith and what the Bible tells us. Our current study is the Book of Romans. The group is open to all and meets in the lounge on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. Group facilitator is Carmen Jeisy.

Tuesday Night Men’s Group – This group is open to all men and meets in the Conference Room on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. This study this season is Ray Vander Laan’s Holy Land Series. Contact Lee Brink with questions.

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. 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 The group meets on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 in the conference room. 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.

Starting February 29 and running thru March 21, we will be discussing Jesus, Pope Francis, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar: Lessons for the Christian Church by Paul Rock and Bill Tammeus. You are invited to join the discussion! Contact Sally Dunn for more details. Note: We will not be having a meeting on Maundy Thursday, March 28.