Lectionary Bible Study meets on alternate Fridays at noon. You are welcome to bring your lunch and encouraged to bring your Bible. We will be looking at the selected scriptures for Sunday. We meet in the West Dining Room, every other Friday from January 13 through May 19.
The Confessional Moment of Our Time: Who Is Jesus Christ for Us Today? You are invited to attend a 7-week study on the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Beginning January 11, 2017, on Wednesday night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor, we will be looking at the man who was in the words of Eric Metaxes, “a pastor, martyr, prophet, and spy.” As a way to better understand what we will be reading and hearing throughout the 7-week course, we will watch a documentary that will last 90 minutes on January 11th. So, do not be late to class. Class lectures will be based on the following books: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxes, A Testament to Freedom, Edited by Geffrey B. Kelley and F. Burton Nelson, and the Bonhoeffer Reader by Clifford J. Green. And, of course, the following classics by Bonhoeffer himself: Cost of Discipleship, and Life Together, Psalms: the Prayerbook of the Bible. If you could only buy one book, I would suggest the Metaxes book as it was on the New York Times Best Seller List. See you on January 11th at 5:30 pm in the Parlor. Taught by Pastor Brent.
Last year, The Journeys adult education class studied two well-known Christian scholars, authors, and lecturers, featuring a session on John Shelby Spong and another on Allistar McGrath.
After studying John Shelby Spong and Allistar McGrath last year, The Journeys class will begin again in February. We will take a break in January and start on Sunday, February 5, with Jeff Van Sickle leading a four-week series on The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller. Keller is pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Staring with a small congregation, the church has grown to over 5,000 members and has been called one of the most influential churches in America and "one of Manhattan's most vital congregations." Neither "hardline" nor "fundamentalist," the church focuses on the "character, ministry, and work of Jesus."
In addition to being pastor of Redeemer, Tim Keller, is a New York Times best selling author. His book The Prodigal God is based on Jesus' parable of the prodigal son, seen in an entirely different way. According to the book, "Keller opens your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus... in the least understood parable."
Future classes will be lead by Gerry Winters and Brian Howard. Stay tuned for more details!
The Journeys Class meets from 9:30 to 10:30 in the West Dining Room. Come join us!
Join us for Fourth @ First every fourth Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. So, come to the 10:45 am service to hear special music that features the best in choral, organ, and orchestration music. And then at 11:45 am make your way to The Well to do a hands on Mission project to help our neigbors in need... across the street or around the globe. And why not stay for lunch as we set up for our alternative worship service called 12:15 Encounter that seeks to be hip and relevant to the issues you face from a faith perspective. Chris Fox and SheauKang Hew are our worship leaders. So invite a friend and join us for Fourth @ First.
The Worship and Music Committee is proud to announce a new worship service that will happen in The Well on the fourth Sunday of the month. We have decided to call it “12:15 Encounter” because the service will begin at 12:15 pm and it will be based on Jesus’ Encounter with the Woman at the well in the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel. (Catchy title, isn’t it?)
Join us on the 2nd Monday night of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm for Celtic Music at The Well. A group of local musicians practice and play Celtic music and Mountain music. Sometimes they even dance to the tune (https://youtu.be/jWjW92ZctCA). Enjoy your favorite Latte or Smoothie prepared by our Baristas waiting to serve you.