Sunday Morning Communities at First Presbyterian Church are made up of people drawn together for the study of God's Word, Biblical fellowship, and to connect with the mission of the church. The various SMCs have their own personality or ethos. Some are more focused on specific instructional methods or topics of study. Some are more naturally drawn together around similar age and stage of life. No matter the internal community connection, the goal will be to draw them together in Christian fellowship and love, and to move us outward into the life and activities of the FPC church body.
Our Sunday Morning Communities are guided by a team of leaders from within each individual community. These leaders work alongside of our Adult Discipleship Ministry Team in selecting Bible study curricula and teachers that best meet the needs of their particular community. The SMC Leadership Team are comprised of Community Coordinators who take the lead in building a sense of Biblical community. The Community Contacts provide a connecting presence within the community by keeping the members informed of opportunities for deeper Bible study, opportunities for service and opportunities to engage members of the larger church body in corporate or inter-generational events. Community Shepherds are ruling Elders who provide a prayerful and loving presence within the community.
College & Career
We see the college and post-college years as times that are both challenging and full of opportunities to deepen our faith. We gather in community studying both Biblical and topical studies. Our mentors and teachers help us see where God's truth intersects with the challenges of life. Meeting Room: CLC Room #202
Our community is a place for fellowship and spiritual growth of "thirty-somethings." Our authentic discussions center around discipleship and life application of Scriptural truths. A team of teachers provide both Biblical and topical studies which are relevant to the life-stage of our community. Meeting Room: CLC Room #205
Our goal is to 'live our' the gospel in our daily lives...through our relationships and through services to our local community. A team of teachers equip us for this journey leading us in the study of God's Word and in topical studies relevant to our culture. We are diverse in age and life situation, yet the gospel unites us and motivates us to live the "Gospel Life." Meeting Room: Hardy Classroom #1
Bound together in Christ, we gather each week to engage the Scripture, discuss its impact on our lives and enjoy interactive teaching. We love the Word of God and we love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ! Our time together is full of lively discussion among a diverse group of adults and is warmly welcoming to any who would seek to join us. Meeting Room: Fellowship Hall
Taught in a traditional lecture style, the content of teaching for our community is rooted in Reformed doctrine. We enjoy question and answer time at the end of the lecture. We welcome anyone to join us and look forward to relating to one another through our reformed heritage. Meeting Room: CLC Room 203
Ours is a smaller community in which we study the Word of God in a verse-by-verse manner. In a setting that is both comfortable and welcoming, adults of all ages enjoy a great time of fellowship and Bible study. Meeting Room: CLC Room 201