Christian Education/Spiritual Formation for adults takes many forms. Join us for classes, lectures, film and book studies, and guest speakers.
Bible Basics and Beyond, 8:45 a.m. in Room 212
Join us for lively lay-led discussion on biblical issues. No expertise is required, just an open mind and appreciation of good conversation.
Progressive Christianity, 8:45 a.m.
“Progressive Christianity; a look backward at the roots of Christianity and a look forward to what might be next.” This will be the theme of a class that will meet every Sunday before worship during the fall and spring. Chip Cole will lead the conversations using a guided discussion methodology based on short readings, quotations, book excerpts, and your ideas or questions. It’s not going to be about finding answers, but an opportunity for participants to explore what it means to be a Theologically Progressive Church. Each Sunday will stand alone, so anyone is invited to attend when ever they can. No prior knowledge or reading is required.
Adult Christian Education
Held after the conclusion of the main worship service, adult CE features a variety of speakers and topics pertinent to the life of the congregation of First Plymouth. Check the newsletter or Sunday bulletin for specific topics.
Fellowship Groups – Check the Newsletter for Upcoming Fellowship Group Events
Women’s Fellowship Association – cultivates the spirit of Christ among the women of the church, encouraging spiritual growth through worship, stewardship, education, and service. All women are welcome. WFA hosts fall, Christmas, and spring luncheons, and memorial service receptions. Women’s fellowship groups include:
- Thursday Afternoon Circle – meets the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Commons Room for fellowship and service projects.
- Between the Lines Book Club – meets the second Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Group members recommend favorite books – new and old, fiction and non-fiction – and take turns leading the discussion. For more information, please contact Barb Settle.
- FP Bookies – meets the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Alice Weeda.
- Women’s Cancer Support – meets the fourth Thursday of January, March, May, September, and November at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome – from the newly-diagnosed to survivors for over 20 years. For more information, please contact Dalyce Due.
- Heart to Heart – meets twice a month to deepen members’ spiritual unity through sharing personal experiences as they relate to faith and building a relationship with God. Given the confidentiality that is necessary to maintain the group’s covenant, membership in Heart to Heart is limited. If interested, please contact Rev. Dr. Eric C. Smith.
- Knit Wit Sewciety – meets the first Monday at 10:00 a.m. for fellowship and stitch-craft of all kinds. Please contact Diane Hoagland for more information.
Men’s Fellowship – meets the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for breakfast and a presentation or discussion. They sponsor an annual retreat in the fall and an all-church gourmet dinner in January. They perform service projects including church Christmas decorations, flower delivery, pancake fundraiser breakfasts, and outdoor maintenance of the church.
The Group – meets monthly in a member’s home for a potluck gathering with wine and soft drinks, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. The Group is comprised of senior church members, singles and couples, who enjoy evenings of socializing. Watch for upcoming get-togethers in the Sunday bulletins and monthly Newsletters.
Travel Club – meets bi-monthly on the second Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck and travel talk. Experience great places around the United States and the world through the eyes of others. Watch for upcoming sessions in the Sunday bulletins and monthly Newsletters.
Highline Canal Yacht & Donut Club – meets every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the Commons Room for a lively discussion and donuts. Weekly topics range from foreign affairs and economic policy to international, national, state, local, and even church politics.
Young Adults – meets roughly quarterly to provide fellowship and connection for young adults in the congregation. Event details are announced in the newsletter and worship bulletins.
Healing Touch – meets every second Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to learn and practice Healing Touch and other hands-on energy healing techniques to help one another. Please contact Ann Seig for more information.
Visuals Team – works with the Worship Team to envision ways in which the liturgical season and the scripture can be interpreted visually in the sanctuary. Church friends and members are encouraged to design paraments, frontals, or images for the front of the sanctuary regardless of whether they want to join the team. For more information, please contact Andrea La Sonde Anastos or Rhonda Hertel.
Community Life Ministry – focuses on building our beloved First Plymouth community by providing opportunities to participate and become individually involved. The group partners with the Pastoral Care staff to welcome and care for all with radical hospitality and enthusiasm. More more information, please contact Susan Oakes.
Just Faith In Action (JFIA) – Just Faith in Action’s mission is to integrate First Plymouth’s efforts to actively pursue a more just, peaceful, and compassionate world that honors all of God’s creation. JFIA works with Christian Education to organize events providing education, training, and opportunities for action in areas of social justice both within our own Congregation and in conjunction with other faith and secular communities who share common interests. Contact Berkeley Rich with your questions.