Sunday Mornings 10aM
January 6 - February 24
The Art and Practice of Listening
January 13 & 20, February 17 &24
taught by Joy York … in the Fireside Room
Listening is an important part of building relationships and creating community. Listening helps us to understand and empathize with other, and is a practical way that we communicate care for others. Often in school, work, and relationships, people are told that they need to listen better, yet little is said about how we can listen better. This interactive 4-week series will examine the practice of listening from a biblical perspective and research in this area, and will offer practical listening skills that you can use in your conversations.
Joy York is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Whitworth University. Her teaching and research focuses on the practice of communication in organizations, leadership, and personal relationships. She’s also a member of our worship team playing guitar and leading vocally occasionally in our early worship service.
Liturgy & Life-Sharing
January 6-27 & February 17-24
This winter a group of mostly young-ish adults at FPC are experimenting with a new gathering during the 10am Common Hour. Here is what we hope it will look like:
Liturgy elements like reading and responding to scripture, prayers, poems, writings, visual art, music, video, audio.
Praying together in new ways.
Authentic discussion of important issues related to following Christ - we’ll strive for this to be a safe place to share and be real about difficult topics, struggles, doubt, wherever you are in your faith journey.
January 27: Easter Project Pancake Breakfast
February 3: EP Bake Sale and Mixing the Generations
February 10: All Church Annual Meeting
Thursday Night Live
Winter Session: January 10 - April 25
6pm Dinner $5 per adult, kids eat free
6:45pm Classes & Activities
Biblical Justice Forums: January 10, February 21, March 14, April 1
Bible Study: dates when we don’t have Forums
for Children Music & Drama (K-6th grade), Childcare (infant-5 years
This group meets on Sundays at 6pm. What they do and where they meet varies from week to week. Activities include meals, bible study, recreation, prayer, etc. To get connected contact Tegan at firstname.lastname@example.org
20s, 30s, 40s
This group gathers periodically. If you'd like to join the facebook group contact Ross Carper (see contact information below).
Boomers & Beyond
This group gathers 2-3 times per year. To get connected contact Brenda Norton (see contact information below).
This group of senior adults meets on third Tuesdays (September - May) for a program and lunch
1st Pals Book Club
3rd Tuesdays at 9:30am in the FPC Library. Click here for the monthly reading list.
Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study
Weekly 9:30-11:30am, 3 sessions per year: fall, winter, spring
Monday Evening Groups, Weekly
Men's Book Discussion Group
Women's Bible Study at 5:45pm - Current Study: Gospel of Luke
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Monthly Gatherings and Weekly Bible Study
Click here for more information
Much of our life together here at FPC is in small groups. Some meet weekly; some meet twice a month. Our groups have a variety of focuses including: serving others, bible study, caring for one another, shared meals, knitting, prayer, book discussions, attending concerts together, celebrating life events, etc.
For more information about classes and groups listed on this page and other adult ministries please go to our current newsletter, or contact one of our Adult Ministries Staff members: Brenda, Myra or Ross.