Join us at a Class or a Group.
First Church has a variety of classes, Bible studies and small working groups. And, there’s always an opportunity to start something new. Children, along with Youth leaders and teachers are always needed.
Plug in any time! Simply visit the class, e-mail the Church office, or call 574-233-9463 to find out how to get involved.
Sunday School Classes
Classes start at: 10 am each Sunday.
Location: Children’s’ Sunday School classes most often take place “Upstairs” in our wonderful, themed classrooms. This is on the second floor of our Christian Education wing.
Location: Adult Sunday School classes are in our Parlor on the second floor of our Christian Education wing. Elevators are available from the church parking lot entrance.
We offer a safe, professionally staffed nursery care room for infants, toddlers and youngsters. Led by our loving staff and congregation volunteers; toys, music and activities abound. Children have a chance to play, socialize and hear that “Jesus Loves Me.”
Children’s Sunday School
It’s great! Children in kindergarten through 5th grade participate in the “Promised Land” which follows the workshop rotation model. This unique method allows for the children to study the same story for a month. Each week they will travel to a specially designed, fun classroom to experience their lesson through participation in drama, art, cooking and baking, storytelling, visual arts and much more. This “workshop rotation method” has been highly praised for its multi-sensory approach. In fact, church educators from around the Midwest have come to see the facilities for this program.
Youth Sunday School & Youth Group
Sixth graders and up may take part in relaxed learning and faith discussions on Sundays. The Youth Group can gather for outside activities such as community volunteering, bowling, movies, concerts, etc. Contact the Church Office to find out additional information.
Adult Sunday School
The Means of Grace Class – (Adults/Young Adults-GPLN 2nd floor Sunday School Building.) Throughout the centuries, Christians have discovered spiritual practices that have helped them know God. John Wesley called these practices means of grace – means by which we experience God’s grace. Wesley’s classes supported members in using these spiritual practices and in deepening their faith and practice. The Spiritual Growth Committee will be offering an opportunity to help implement some spiritual practices/disciplines, using the Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide.
Merrimates Class – this adult class brings in experts from throughout our community to share on a variety of topics, from prayer to hymns to whale songs.
First Welcome – (Adults/Young Adults–Parlor) There are always plenty of interesting discussions based on short readings, videos, or other resources right in class: no preparation needed. Just show up, and watch faces light up as we share how God is at work in our lives.
Disciple Bible Study – this adult group meets during the week, seriously exploring the Bible and how it applies to today. Using the most up-to-date scholarship, this excellent study has been called “the best Bible study available today” by the Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes, late Chaplain at Harvard University, as he writes about it in his book on the Bible, called The Good Book.
Please get involved! We welcome you! To learn more and/or participate, use our contact form to email the Church Office or call 574-233-9463.