Adult Classes

Tessa Beauregard | 860.529.1575 x202 | Email
Wayne Luman | 860.529.1575 x203 | Email
Diane Galloway, Assistant | x210 | Email

You are more than welcome to attend at any time, regardless of when a class started!

SUNDAYS

TRUTH SEEKERS’ CLASS

The Gospel of Mark
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 in the Morgan House Dining Room
Led by Suzanne Thorburn
Starts Sunday, Sept. 24

Truth Seekers desires to live up to its name by pursuing Biblical discipline; inviting each participant to understand Scripture by using other Scripture; providing space for each participant to share his/her insights; and being a welcoming place for all who visit — for one session or throughout the year.

Paul’s Epistle to the EPHESIANS

9:00 to 9:45 a.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by Dr. Glenn Sunshine
Starts Sunday, Sept. 24

This class is continuing an in-depth study of the book of Ephesians. Ephesians gives one of the largest and most awe-inspiring visions of what the Gospel means in all of Scripture. During this fall’s class, we will be looking at this as well as how we are to live it out. All are welcome, whether or not the first part of the class was attended.

MONDAYS

GRIEFSHARE
Weekly video series and support group
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by Betty Metcalf, Jim Marquardt, Betty Sheehan and Shirley Neves
13-week cycle started Sept. 11

The updated GriefShare video seminar series features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective.

Those who have taken this class share that being with others who also are grieving and understand the depth and weight of their loss is enormously helpful.

The only charge is $15.00, for the workbook. Scholarships are available. For more information, or to register, please call Caring Ministries at 860.529.1575 x210.

TUESDAYS

FOREVER YOUNG SENIORS’ STUDY

10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by our First Church pastors
Starts September 19

The Forever Young Seniors’ Bible Study meets from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room. Our pastors alternate in leading this valuable class. Welcome!

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Redemption History through the Gospel of Luke
A study for women of all ages

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Murphy Conference Room
Led by Nancy Carroll
Started September 12

No previous Bible experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. For more information, please call Nancy Carroll at 860.529.7492.

TUESDAYS or THURSDAYS

MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

6:45 to 8:00 a.m.
Ongoing

A Bible study for men is being offered in two locations: Tuesday mornings in the Fireside Room and Thursday mornings in Conference Room 1. The sessions run simultaneously every week, so if you need to miss one, you can attend the other instead. To inquire about a possible workbook fee and other details, please contact Marilyn Danielson at 860.529.1575 x213 or by email.

WEDNESDAYS

WOMEN’S WEEKLY STUDY
Live a Praying Life:
Open Your Life to God’s Power and Provision

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in M106 (Lower level, Marsh Building)
Led by Tessa
Oct. 4 thru Nov. 29

This is a prayer-saturated, Scripture-focused study that helps us go deeper with God and with each other. Using Jennifer Kennedy Dean’s DVD teachings and workbook (optional), we will study the spiritual realm together for eight Wednesdays, Oct. 4 thru Nov. 29, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Led by Tessa and small group leaders, this study will include a large-group gathering, small-group time, prayer, sharing, and Scripture study.

Jennifer will be joining us in person, March 16-17, to lead our Women’s Retreat, held right here in our beautiful First Church facilities! For more info, or to register for the study, contact Marilyn at 860.529.1575 x213.

DIVORCECARE

Weekly video series and support group
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by Patti Sicord
A new 13-week cycle began Sept. 6

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time, when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements: A seminar with experts and a support group with focus. Contact Caring Ministries, 860.529.1575, ext 210. Click here for more details.

SATURDAYS

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST

With discussion of Scripture
7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room
Ongoing

All men are invited to gather in the Fireside Room from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. for prayer, discussion of Scripture, fellowship, and a hearty breakfast. For more information, please call Bud Reading at 860.794.2733.

Deuteronomy: Becoming Hole People, a study guide by Stephen D. Eyre, is our current resource, running through mid-November. The author leads you to explore the story told in Deuteronomy—the story of God’s people seeking after Him. As you trace their journey—experiencing their forward progress, their detours and their obstacles—you, too, will learn to follow God more closely. The study is offered in two locations: Tuesday mornings in the Fireside Room and Thursday mornings in Conference Room 1. The sessions run simultaneously every week, so if you need to miss one, you can attend the other instead. The cost of the workbook is $7 and can be paid through Christine Tangney (860.529.1575 x223 or christinet@firstchurch.org).