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 to start 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!

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

THE ADVENTURES OF PAUL:
A TWO-THOUSAND-YEAR LEGACY
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in M201 (Main level, Marsh Building)
All are welcome.
Led by Tessa

Join Tessa on Wednesday nights for a study of Paul’s life, focusing on his second missionary journey. Delve into the history and geography of the first century world where Paul traveled and taught. Learn the cultural relevance of Paul’s teachings, including such modern mysteries as his demand that women cover their hair, and men don’t. Gain a fresh understanding of the significance of the Bible for our lives today, and find a legacy of faith in Paul.

This original course is interactive in nature, and designed to teach the Bible to those who are not very familiar with it, while taking those who are knowledgeable students into deeper terrain. You will read Scripture, examine maps, and gain insight through discussion as well as short lectures by Tessa. You will need to bring a Bible. If you don’t have one, please let us know, and we would be happy to provide one for you.

We will be meeting from January 17 through February 7, from 6:30 to 8:00, in Room M201. To sign up, please contact Marilyn Danielson 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 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.

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).