At First Church we believe that growing and learning is a lifelong process. In order for us to be challenged in faith, grow in our understanding of the Bible, and become followers of Christ, we invite everyone to actively engage themselves in the Christian Education opportunities we offer.
Full class descriptions can be found below. Scroll to the bottom to register.
Faithful Families:Creating Sacred Moments at Home
9:30am | LS120
Family life can be chaotic, but it doesn’t have to cause you to miss out on the Sacred. Join us for this 4 week study in search of real ways to incorporate sacred rituals into everyday life. Hosted by Side by Side Class. Led by Rev. Jenny Medley.
10:00am | S120
This community group is an open group that meets weekly on Monday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 to facilitate the deepening of our relationship with God and each other through the practice of centering prayer in order that we might be transformed into Christ’s likeness for the transformation of the world. Led by Donell Seager.
Faith and Fitness
5:15pm | Front Lawn | Ongoing
A fitness and accountability group which focuses on strength training, cardiovascular fitness, and core exercises. Led by Denise Van Atta.
Minor Prophets, The First Third
6:00pm | PH101
We ‘ll have an exciting time looking at the guys who usually get left out. Hosted by Monday Night Class. Led by Johnnie Odom.
Lunch Bunch Group
4th Tuesday | 11:45am | Perry Home Parlor | Ongoing
This study and information group is sponsored by the United Methodist Women and participates in a variety of studies led by various speakers. A previous study included the book An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack to share with the group. Led by Nettie Joseph.
Joe Harrell Men’s Bible Study
7:00am | The Wright Place | Ongoing
The Joe Harrell Men’s Bible Study is designed especially for men. This group gathers for breakfast, followed by a devotion and presentation on a variety of topics. The Bible Breakfast has continually met for 40+ years and is always looking for new members. Led by Mike Vance.
Dad’s Bible Study
7:30am | Panera Bread | Ongoing
All dads are invited for a time of Bible study and Christian fellowship with other dads. This study meets at Panera Bread by Cordova Mall. Led by Bill Bond.
Women at the Well
10:30am | Perry Home Parlor | Ongoing
This book and Bible-based discussion group for women studies a variety of topics throughout the year.
Bible with Brandon
Noon | The Wright Place | Ongoing
Rev. Brandon Bures, Associate Pastor, leads participants in a weekly in-depth discussion of the upcoming lectionary passages for Sunday. Lunch is available for purchase. Led by Rev. Brandon Bures.
Senior Pastor’s Bible Study
April 11 – May 30 | 6:00pm | Wesley Abbey
Join Senior Pastor, Wesley H. Wachob, as he leads a study of A Beginner’s Guide to the New Testament by William Barclay. This eight week class will look at each New Testament book discussing main themes and looking at what the New Testament says about God and God’s relationship with humankind. Led By Senior Pastor, Dr. Wesley H. Wachob.
Help! It’s Complicated
6:00pm | PH201
A simple, biblically based study designed to help anyone with relationships in life.
Financial Peace University
6:00pm | PH101 | 9 weeks
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University presents Biblical steps to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely and more! To learn more, visit www.daveramsey.com. Led by Geoff Cook.
9:00am | EB201 | Ongoing
This class promotes flexibility, balance, alignment, strength & relaxation. Fee is $5 – $7 per class. Bring your own mat. Led by Lynn Bonner Jackson, Yoga Instructor.
Mom’s Bible Study
9:30am | EB207 | Ongoing
All moms are invited to join us for our weekly Bible Study. Come join us for great discussion, friendship and faith building. We will begin with a study, Hospitality: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life. Led by Lisa Bond.
God’s Stories Group
2nd Thursday | 10:00am | Perry Home | Ongoing
This group reads and discusses short stories from Christian and secular perspectives. All are invited to this study sponsored by the United Methodist Women. Led by Janice Anderson.
Study of Prayer
1st Thursday | 10:00am | Perry Home | Ongoing
This group participates in studies on prayer with a focus on growing in faith through prayer. This group is sponsored by the Ruth Braden and Eleanor Nichols group of the United Methodist Women. Led by Nancy Shealy.
5:00pm | PH101 | Ongoing
The Weight Watchers program is not a diet. It’s about living. Your best self isn’t just about a magical number on the scale. It’s about seeing food as fuel for a healthy life, finding ways to move more each day, and developing the skills to unlock your inner strength so you can make healthy choices for life. Yes, you will lose weight, but with Weight Watchers you’ll also gain a whole new perspective on getting — and staying — healthy.