We’ve heard this called “Sunday school” or “Bible study” for most of our lives. The opportunities we offer at FHPC teach about the joy of “practicing” our faith in the community.
We call it Christian Formation because we hope to be “formed” by the Spirit in faith. Consider stretching your discipleship practice this year by participating in a new group or a favorite group.
Fall Christian Formation
We are kicking off the new formation year with some great fall classes. We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings to engage your faith on a deeper level. Try out one or more of the classes listed below.
When: Sundays, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Various Classrooms
Polarization and the Healthier Church | Starting September 8
This book “offers a way to understand the polarizing process and what each of us can do to reduce its intensity and to promote positive change. Each one of us, whether an elected or appointed leader, or a church member, can do something to reduce polarization and contribute to a healthier community.”Contact Kent Berry for information about getting a book or ebook.
In the weeks after Kent Berry’s class, Nancy Williams-Berry will lead us in exploring the Enneagram personality types to further understand your role and how you relate to others in your community.
Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor
by Liz Theoharis
Erica Davis will lead us in a book study designed to look at our role in dealing with issues of poverty. You don’t need the book to participate! The class will look at biblical references to the poor and the responsibilities of people of faith to support those in need in both the Old and New Testaments. Then, it will go further to translate that knowledge into social justice actions in the
Preschool Children: Our youngest explore Bible stories with Gina Gilchrist and Gay Wyche in the nursery.
Children Classes: There will be an exciting set curriculum for our children this year. The classes will be lead by two volunteers each Sunday, and will include a lesson that attempts to align with the themes of our worship service. Click here if you would like to volunteer.
Youth Classes: Youth leader and volunteers will engage the youth in a deeper study of their faith each Sunday, encouraging them to apply the lessons to their every day lives. Click here if you would like to volunteer.
Men's D-Team Bible Study
When: Saturdays, 7:30am
This bible study meets weekly to read various scriptures and study books and discuss how it speaks to personal life and spiritual growth. All visitors welcome!
Brown Bag Book Club
When: First Tuesday of each month, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Where: Fellowship Hall
Brown Bag Book Club: Fall Schedule
September 17 | 12pm
October 15 | 12pm
American Marriage by Tayari Jones
November 19 | 12pm
Barking to the Choir by Gregory Boyle
December | No Book Club Meeting
January 21 | 12pm
Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
Bring a bag lunch and engage in a lively discussion!
For those unable to come to Book Club, but interested in the books we are reading – go to the kiosk in the Commons, where we will leave books that we are finished with. Ready, enjoy and then return for someone else to borrow.
When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm
This group meets weekly for fellowship and to pray for the joys and concerns of our congregation and the world. All are welcome!