Adult Sunday School Classes
ASK (Always Seeking Knowledge):
Topic: Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life by Henri Nouwen
Facilitator: Dr. Page Miller
Phone Number: 843-838-1108
Description: This class offers an opportunity for in-depth and lively discussions. We will begin the fall by reading Henri Nouwen's book Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life, a book that Dr. Patrick Perryman chose for study during Lent. When we complete that, we will begin a 9-week study of The First Christmas by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. This will take us to January 2019. Copies of the book will be available at our class for purchase.
Topic: Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense. by N.T. Wright
Facilitator: Wayne Heath
Phone Number: 843-379-2096
Description: Why do we expect justice? Why do we crave spirituality? What are we attracted to beauty? Why are relationships often so painful? And how will the world be made right? These are not simply perennial questions all generations must struggle with, but, according to Wright, the very echoes of a voice we dimly perceive but deeply long to hear. In fact, these questions take us into the heart of who God is and what God wants from us.
Simply Christian walks the reader through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.
Topic: What Is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything by Rob Bell
Facilitator: Dr. Patrick Perryman
Phone Number: 843-812-5152
Description: This class is comprised of couples, singles, parents, and others in their 30’s & 40’s. What is the best question to ask when you are reading the Bible? The answer: Why did people find this important to write down? The next good question is: Why did this passage endure? Or put another way: Why is it still around, thousands of years later? Why did people preserve and protect this piece of literature? What does this passage teach us about what it means to be alive here, in the world, now?
These will be some of our jumping off points as we work together to explore questions about how Scripture works and how we may learn and make better use of it in our everyday lives.
Room: Choir Room
Topic: Lectionary-Based Bible Study
Facilitator: Nan Krueger
Phone Number: 843-812-8856
Description: The Choir Sunday School class will begin in the fall by finishing this church year’s Daily Feast. Anyone interested in a discussion of insights into the week’s liturgical choices is invited to join us at 9:30 a.m. prior to 10 a.m. choir practice.
Second Wednesday at First Presbyterian
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for dinner at 5:30 and program at 6:15. Bring the entire family and enjoy dinner, fellowship and program! David Walker and Elizabeth Hargrove are looking for volunteers to help prep and prepare meals. Please call the church office if you’re interested in helping.
Adults $5.00 Children $2.50
Weekday Adult Classes
What We Say and How We Pray,
What We Know and How We Grow:
Who: This class is designed for Presbyterians - newly minted and
Study: The Apostles’ Creed, Lords Prayer, Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
Facilitator: Dr. Patrick Perryman
Phone Number: 843-812-5252
When: Thursdays 9:30am beginning on September 13th
Description: Do you remember the first time you heard the Apostles’ Creed? I do. I was sixteen years old and was attending a Presbyterian worship service for the first time. I didn’t know what to make of: “suffered under Pontius Pilate…” or that Jesus “descended into hell,” or who the “quick” were. I definitely wasn’t sure about the “holy catholic church”—why wasn’t it capitalized? But I stuck with it and it stuck with me.
as a seminary student serving a small church in Middle Tennessee and teaching a Sunday School class on—you guessed it—the Apostles’ Creed (as well as the Nicene Creed, the Scots Confession, Heidelberg Catechism and others.)
I learned that Presbyterians have a lot of questions about the Apostles’ Creed and often also wonder about other aspects of our faith that perhaps seem so basic that we seldom investigate, analyze, or question them.
With those experience in mind, you are invited to join together for learning, laughing, and dialogue. Please let me know you are coming!
Who: Adults interested in a study and lively conversation about the transformative power of Giving Thanks.
Study: Grateful by Diane Butler Bass
Teacher: Rev. Becky Albright
Phone Number: 843-816-3060
When: Mondays 10:00 am beginning on September 24th
Description: “If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do?” In Grateful, Bass untangles the conflicted understanding (or misunderstanding) of gratitude and sets the stage for a renewed practice of giving thanks. She shares honest and heartfelt stories from her own life and from others, knowing gratitude is a path to a deeper connection with God, with others and with the world. We all say “Thank You” as part of our daily conversations, but it is when we open our hearts to God’s unconditional love that we are able to push aside the toxic emotions of negativity. We will explore the transformation power of giving thanks.
Who: This class is designed for anyone struggling to cope with the challenges of life.
Facilitator: Mary Tatum
Phone Number: 843-524-5048
When:5:15pm Mondays beginning on September 24h
Description: Have you recently experienced loss, illness, or yearn for a deeper spiritual peace? Come and join the healing power of a prayer group. We will gather once a week for prayer and fellowship as we seek to grow more fully in our faith through prayer, practicing a method of prayer called Lectio Divina. We will together search and find the ‘God of all comfort’ offered to us through God’s amazing grace. This class will meet in the sanctuary parlor.
Monthly Ladies Bible Study
All Ladies - Are you looking for an opportunity to gather with other ladies for monthly bible study, along with fellowship and mission outreach? Well, Presbyterian Women circles just might be the perfect fit.
There are FIVE circles that meet monthly, from October to May. Times and contacts are listed below. Get in touch and discover which circle is for you. All are welcome!
PW Monthly Bible Study
Geneva Circle - 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in member’s homes. Contact Marjorie Lamb at 843-575-7073 or email@example.com
Tuesday – 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Becky Campbell at 301-602-0476 or firstname.lastname@example.orgMornEng Circle
M & M Circle – 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:00am, meets in the Church Parlor. Contact Heather McCormick at 843 838-9649 or email@example.com.
TNT Circle – 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:00pm, meets in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Betty Holt at 336-202-1126 or the firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Coulter at 843-521-9958 or email@example.com
This year our 2018-2019 PW/Horizons Bible study, God’s Promise: I Am with You, takes readers on a journey through scripture to consider circumstances in which God articulated God’s promise of presence. This study delves into God’s actual articulation of God’s promise. We will see anew that God offered these words of profound comfort and commitment to individuals and communities from the time of the patriarchs to that of the prophets: from the judges to the kings; before, during and after the exile; into the New Testament and beyond, to the end of age.
Grace Circle – Our newest young circle meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in member’s homes. We will be studying -Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, & Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren Winner. Contact Kelsey Bacon at 843-670-2915 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Blakley Williams at 843-441-7832 email@example.com