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

Paul’s Epistle to the EPHESIANS

9:00 to 9:45 a.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by Dr. Glenn Sunshine
Started 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 February 26

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
Ongoing

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!

EQUIPPING MEN TO
LEAD A KINGDOM LIFE

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room M107
Led by Pastor Wayne
THIRD TUESDAY of each month
February 20 through at least May 15

MEN, join us the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. in Room M107 (lower level of the Marsh Building). After enjoying pizza and fellowship, we will be challenged by Tony Evans’s video series Kingdom Man: Every Man’s Destiny, Every Woman’s Dream, followed by small-group discussion, prayer and encouragement.

Topics are Wanted: Kingdom Men, Greatness Is Your Destiny, The Life of a Kingdom Man, and The Influence of a Kingdom Man. Men, I pray you will take the time to join other men of First Church as you grow to live a Kingdom life. Call Pastor Wayne at 860.529.1575 x203.

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

SEARCHING THE SOUL
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in M201 (Main level, Marsh Building)
February 21 thru April 4
All are welcome.
Led by Pastor Wayne

Join Pastor Wayne on Wednesday evenings as he leads Searching the Soul, a study focused on Matthew 26-28, looking at the last hours of Jesus’ earthly life. This seven-session course addresess Communion, Jesus’ deserters, His submission to the Father, and His crucifixion.

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 to start January 31

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.

2nd & 4th THURSDAYS

THE BIBLE FROM SCRATCH
Part 1: THE NEW TESTAMENT

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Led by Pastor Wayne
February 22 through May 24

Our First study will be The Bible from Scratch: The New Testament, a guide by Donald L. Griggs. We will explore the New Testament in its entirety and then spend the next six lessons focusing on a specific portion of the New Testament. This is an excellent way to become familiar—or refamiliarize yourself—with the New Testament. For additional information, please contact Pastor Wayne at 860.529.1575 x203 or by email.

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).