We offer a variety of Sunday school classes for adults during the academic year. See below for all of the current and upcoming classes.
Feasting on the Word
Feasting on the Word is an adult Bible study class that follows the Revised Common Lectionary and features a multi-media format. Each session begins with a “gathering thought”. Then there is an exploration of a specific text from the Bible and a response to that text. This class is meeting in the Upper Room at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings
Leader: Denise Rex
Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us by Layton E. Williams
You’re invited to join us as we begin a study of the book Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us by Layton E. Williams.
“In Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us, Layton E. Williams proposes that our primary calling as humans is not to create unity but rather to seek authentic relationship with God, ourselves, one another, and the world around us. And that means actively engaging those with whom we disagree. Our religious, political, social, and cultural differences can create doubt and tension, but disunity also provides surprising gifts of perspective and grace. By analyzing conflict and rifts in both modern culture and Scripture, Williams explores how our disagreements and differences—our disunity—can ultimately redeem us.”
Leader: Rev. Jenny Wells
Are you interested in participating in a weekly Bible study? Are you interested in being part of a small group with a different focus? You are invited to fill out this interest survey and someone will be in touch!
Faith & Fellowship
Faith & Fellowship is an ongoing Sunday school small group. The focus of this class is to build a community amongst the members. We welcome singles and couples who desire to share in fellowship, study and worship. This will be a discussion-based class where members decide on the topics and take turns leading various lessons guided by selected video lessons or other structured materials. Depending upon the Covid-19 situation, we hope to have a variety of social activities together as well as class mission projects. This class meets during the Sunday school hour (9:45 – 10:45 am on Sunday mornings) in the Multipurpose Room. For more information or if you have questions about this small group, contact Deacon Tim Hardin.
Lectionary Bible Study
Lectionary Bible Study is an ongoing Bible study that meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 10:30am in the Hospitality Area at First Presbyterian Church. All are welcome to join us as we look at the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Access the weekly lectionary readings here.
Leader: Preaching Pastor
Confronting Systemic Racism
An ongoing advocacy and accountability group that meets once each month. Led by Elders Kay Stewart and Linda Burks, this is a discussion and learning group where participants want to be active in seeking to:
- Educate ourselves about the presence of racism in ourselves, our systems of government, our religious organizations, etc. and
- Identify ways that we can accept accountability through antiracist actions that support the implementation of antiracist policies which move our country toward racial equity and justice.
All participants are asked to read How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.
Faith on the Go
Started to encourage wellness for members of First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater and our surrounding community. Elements of a healthy lifestyle become contagious when they are shared among friends. Please join the Facebook group and share your tips, successes and prayers with us. Also, make announcements and look for partners for walks, runs, bike rides and other activities. Please feel free to invite your friends to join us.
Contact Ken McCarley for more information.
Every January, First Presbyterian Church serves as a host site for remote viewing of the January Series, presented by Calvin University. Watch this page for more information later this year about the upcoming series in January 2023!