FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Adult Ministries at First Presbyterian

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

SUNDAY SCHOOL

JOURNEY

​The Journey class was formed by young adults in their mid-20s to mid-40s in 2007 to promote loving, learning and growing in Christ. The Journey class is a loving and supportive group of disciples committed to learning the Biblical teachings of our Lord and Savior, with an emphasis on real-life application as we grow in our faith. Classes are either self-taught or led by First Presbyterian leadership/elders and are always welcoming, warm, and inviting.

CONNECTIONS

​Comprised of adults from their late 30's, a member or guest teacher leads the weekly Connections class. Studies focus on the Bible and current issues. Sessions almost always include lively discussion. There are regular social acitivities. The class keeps in touch with cares and concerns of members and the congregation through weekly e-mails. Members are active in the work of the church and throughout the community.

SEEKERS

The Seekers Class is cromprised of a large group who participate in lesson discussions. The late North Carolina Senator Helen Rhyne Marvin, a class member, suggested the class name. A class committee of rotating members chooses a curriculum, which varies throughout the year. The committee secures a different teacher for each Sunday. Members support one local charity and one international charity.

HENDERLITE

Originally known as the Men's Bible Class, the Henderlite Bible Class was renamed to honor the service of Dr. James H. Henderlite, pastor of First Presbyterian (1912-1940). The class uses the Uniform Lesson Series and members rotate teaching responsibilities. The class has a long and illustrious history of providing financial support for a number of charities. It welcomes men of all ages.

BETHEL SERIES

How do we come to know Jesus? How do we meet the true Christ as revealed in the Scriptures? The Bethel Series seeks to address these questions with a unique overview approach of the Old and New Testaments. The student is immersed in the Bible and thereby establishes a base fo biblical knowledge. In the process of the study, the student lifts from the pages of Scripture the wonderful story of God moving through history and showing us the plan of salvation. Lay faculty have spent two years preparing to teach this Genesis – Revelation study in 42 lessons (21 each year). The Bethel Bible Series requires a two-year commitment (September through May).

FELLOWSHIP AND FUN

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

Men of all ages are invited to gather in the PAD Building on Wednesday mornings (Labor Day - Memorial Day) from  7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for a Fellowship Breakfast. The complimentary breakfast is hosted by rotating participants and our Senior Minister or Minister of Visitation offer a devotion.

The Men's Fellowship Breakfast is not held the Week of Labor Day, Thanksgiving, New Years, Easter or Christmas.

PRAYER LUNCH

Our Ministers host a Noon Prayer Luncheon Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall Building. Join us for a delightful lunch ($5), time of fellowship, devotion and prayer. No reservation is required. Please note Prayer Luncheon is not held during the Lenten Season, the week of Easter, July Fourth, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years.

FAITH AND FICTION

Join this avid reading group each month at Covenant Village as they discuss book selections, enjoy a light snack and fellowship. Please  e-mail Sherry Moore for more information!

ROADRUNNERS

Join the Roadrunners for their fun excursions! Upcoming trips include:

A tour the BMW factory in Greer, S.C. - See for yourself how the ultimate driving machine is built during a guided plant tour on April 21. Tour participants must wear closed toed, flat heeled shoes. No cameras or camera phones are permitted, and cell phones must be turned off during the tour. Participants will walk a distance of approximately one mile. The church bus will leave the church parking lot at 8 a.m., and the cost of the tour is $12. The Roadrunners will enjoy lunch, Dutch treat, after the tour. Please call the church office at 704-864-2651 to reserve your seat. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, April 15.

A baseball game in Charlotte, N.C. - PLAY BALL! The Roadrunners are going to the new BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte on May 26 to see the Charlotte Knights play the Columbia Clippers.  Join them as they root for the home team! The ticket price is $35 and includes admission to a reserved section of the picnic area, full buffet, and unlimited water and soft drinks.  The bus will leave at 6 p.m. for a 7:05 game.  Please call the church office at 704-864-2651 to reserve your seat by April 30.

YOGA

Each Thursday morning, a group of women gather in our Narthex for yoga, featuring flow yoga/power yoga. Seasoned participants flow between challenging postures to get their heart rate moving along with balancing, stretching, and breathing. The Yoga Ministry is for women of all ages!