Adult Education Opportunities at FPCGV
Tuesdays, beginning September 11 at 10:00 a.m. in room 234. This Women's Book Study Group will begin the year reading and discussing Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Gregory Boyle (books are available in the church office for $8). Member Charlene Bremer will lead our discussions. This is a fabulous gathering for fellowship, support and lively biblical/theological discussion applicable to our lives and ministry. Women of all ages are welcome in this group. Regular attendance and completion of the homework are NOT required.
Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m., Men’s Bible Study - This early morning discussion covers the Bible passage that will be preached on the Sunday of that week. The group meets in the Fellowship Hall Youth Room.
Thursdays, Pastor’s Thursday Bible Study will begin on Thursday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m., and then again at 8:00 p.m., in room 236/237. The study will be a year-long exploration of the Minor Prophets. Pastor Ashley will lead while Pastor Bob is on sabbatical in the fall. Plan to join this study!
At FPCGV, we offer educational programs for every age. Because you're never too young or too old to learn something about your relationship to God and to one another!
Each class is based on building relationships and study, with each class determining their own study topics. Classes that meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15am do so on the 2nd floor. There are signs on the classrooms identifying the class.
ADULT CLASS Offerings 2018-2019
Sunday Morning Bible Studies and Classes, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
All Adults Classes meet on the 2nd floor.
September 9 - October 7 - Uncertainty fills us with concern. What does the future hold? What is going to happen to us? What, then, are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? A Bible study led by Linda McKinnon will examine "Some Themes of Hope Expressed in the New Testament."
October 14 - December 23 - "Journey from Genesis to Revelation: Reformed Style." This Bible study will use some of the essential tenants of the Reformed Faith that help us understand the relationship between God, humankind, and creation. As the class discusses the various books of the Bible, keywords and phrases will be introduced, (for example, the word "incarnation" in the birth narratives of Matthew and Luke). This class will be taught by pastors and experienced Bible study facilitators who attend our church.
January 6 - February 3, 2019 - "Jesus in the Neighborhood" - A five-week Bible study class led by Linda McKinnon. Watch for more details in the near future.
February 10 - May 19 - Continuation of "Journey from Genesis to Revelation: Reformed Style." - The class will begin with the Gospels and end with the Book of Revelation in May.
A Christian Approach to Contemporary Issues - This series of short-term classes on issues in the world around us and how we can respond to current events with Christian hope. The class series will run as follows:
- September 9 - "Road Rage" - This class answers the question "What is road rage?" and offers some positive ways we can respond to it. Led by Dan Hollister, a member of the North Richland Hills Police Department.
- September 16 - October 7 - "Human Trafficking" - You will learn the definition of human trafficking and how prevalent it is within our own communities and neighborhoods. We will discuss how traffickers lure their victims, how to identify victims of human trafficking, how to protect our children and how to handle reporting.
- October 14-28 - "Bullying" - Learn what bullying is, the places where it occurs, and positive ways responses to it. Watch for information in the church bulletin and church webpage for classes on topics of domestic abuse, mental illness, and more.
Sunday Evening Groups
September 9 - November 11 -- Christian Caregiving First Presbyterian Church is a faith community, the body of Christ. How can we strengthen that body? By sharing God’s love with our sisters and brothers in Christ.
We write a check for various missions and send a card to someone facing a challenge in life. We think we have done enough. But, have we really done enough? Too often we do not think of the power of a smile, a listening ear, a touch, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring.
The Christian Caregiving class is an opportunity to learn how to provide effective and distinctively Christian caregiving to others. We will learn to be more aware of the needs of others around us and what we can do to share God’s love by meeting those needs. Remember, “. . . we love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
The class will begin on Sunday, September 9th, being held at 5:00-6:30 pm in Rooms 236/237.
We look forward to this journey of discovery with YOU!
September 2, October 2, November 4 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Monthly Book Study in Fellowship Hall - The book for September's discussion is Building the Good Life for All by L. Shannon Jung. The group will also determine the next book to discuss. All are invited to bring a finger food to share and to join in the discussion, whether or not you have read the book.