Sunday mornings at 9:30 am
Reading Through the Bible meets in room 34 on the lower level. All are invited for this careful, thoughtful reading of scripture, with helpful and lively discussion.
Various topics, in the fellowship hall:
Half-Truths, August 27–October 4: A study of the Adam Hamilton book by this name, exploring sources and meanings of expressions often assumed to be scripture-based.
Samoan Circles, October 8, November 26, December 31: Introduced in our June “Conflict Transformation Skills” workshop, Samoan Circles are a relaxed and fruitful technique for generating ideas, with a wide range of insights and perspectives. We’ll use the method in once-a-month Sunday morning classes.
Presbyterian Polity, October 15 and 22: Who Put the Ram in the Rama Lama Ding Dong? Maybe you’ve wondered why Presbyterians handle their decisions differently than most other churches. Or perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “The Session just rams everything through without asking our approval!” Or possibly you’ve asked, “Is this really what Jesus had in mind?” We’ll try to answer these and other burning questions about the way Presbyterians govern themselves – and have a little fun in the process. Led by Rev. Shipman.
Protestant Reformation, October 29–November 19: Sean Eaton presents information and leads discussion on this important period in the history of the church.
Considering Christmas Carols, December 3–24: Doug Tidd leads us in learning the history and message of four seasonal carols.
Dec 3: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Dec 10: O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright and Savior of the Nations Come
Dec 17: People, Look East
Dec 24: Awake, Awake, for the Night is Flying
Through the week
Word–Prayer–Share, Wednesday evenings, 6:25–6:55 pm, is a time of guided, short Bible reading plus sharing of insights and prayer for one another. All are welcome; the group meets whenever there is a Wednesday Dinner and no all-congregational event following the meal (i.e. most Wednesdays throughout the school year).
Mary Martha Group meets the first and third Mondays of the month, 7–8:30 pm. New members are welcome; please contact Sharon Flynn.
Women’s Bible Study Group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 1–2:30 pm. Please join us – contact Alice Chambers.
Thursday Book Group meets weekly, 1–2:30 pm, in room 118. In December, we’re reading Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, by Anne LaMott. Please contact Sue Flynn for more information. All are welcome.
Riverside Community Gathering Set the written word down and live the gospel in this faith-based community outreach. Each week we join approximately 40 people to eat, pray and share our lives. Meets Wednesdays, 4:30–5:45 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. Please contact Sue Flynn for more information.
Opportunities for spiritual growth in personal discipleship
Adult classes and small groups present a variety of topics and
styles covering areas such as Bible study, discipleship
and Christian living, life transitions, Christian theologians
and contemporary issues. We encourage open-minded discussion,
reflection, prayer and disciplines to establish habits of
life-long learning, discernment and action as Christians
challenged to be faithful and Christ-centered in the
world. High school students are welcome to join the Sunday morning classes.