Sunday mornings at 10 am
Job looks at universal questions of undeserved suffering, unanswered prayer, how to minister to the struggling, and God’s role in suffering. The text is rich with beauty, humor, and pastoral and theological implications which are still relevant today. Meets in room 32 on the lower level; led by Tom Brown.
Lord, Teach Us to Wait We will explore the themes of advent with our heads, hearts and hands. Studying texts from the Old and New Testaments, we’ll discover what God has in store for us as we live in hope, peace, joy and love. Sundays in December at 10 am in room 30 on the lower level.
Adult classes and small groups present a variety of topics and
styles covering areas such as Bible study, discipleship
and Christian living, life transitions, Christian theologians
and contemporary issues. We encourage open-minded discussion,
reflection, prayer and disciplines to establish habits of
life-long learning, discernment and action as Christians
challenged to be faithful and Christ-centered in the
You are welcome to join our planning meetings
on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM.
Resources for current and previous classes are here
Save the planet, one cup at a time: Bring a coffee mug from home to keep at church. There is a cupboard in the kitchen where you can keep it; when you are finished, just place it in the rack by the dishwasher to be washed for use the next Sunday. Save on waste, save on cost, and feel more at home while at church.
Through the week
Living the Mission Pastor Carl leads this 12-week Renovare series focusing on the theme of mission. Each week’s material is Biblically based and draws from writers and theologians and other materials. Each week’s offering can stand independent of the others, so anyone can join the class any time. Readings include Receiving the Commission; Being Empowered By the Spirit; Being the Good News; Overcoming Cultural Captivity; Going Global. Books are $13.50.
Faith in Action
Riverside Community Gathering Set the written word down and live the gospel in this faith-based community outreach. Each week we join approximately 40 people to eat, pray and share our lives. Meets Wednesdays, 4:30–5:45 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. Please contact David Hammond for more information.
Thursday book group
Join us in discussing fascinating, challenging books, Thursdays at 1 pm in the teen room on the lower level. Starting December 5, we’ll discuss The Good Book: Reading the Bible With Mind and Heart, by the Rev. Peter Gomes, a NYTimes best-seller that fellow Harvard colleague Henry Louis Gates says “blends the passion and reason of the humanist to open the sacred even to the most . . . skeptical mind.” We invite new people to join us for the first chapter, 1–2:30 pm, in the Teen Room. More details: Sue Flynn or Melody Randall.
Women's Sixty Plus Bible study is reading Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who Are Suffering by Kenneth Haugk. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. You are welcome to join us. For more information, please call Alice Chambers at 971-4440.