SUNDAYS at 9 am
Children’s Pre-Worship Program (8:50 am, Two years through Pre-K, Westminster Hall, Rm. W214; K–4th Grade, Rm. W204) Loving volunteers model Christian community and invite children into a play-based program that prioritizes healthy interaction, kindness, and sharing.
Y.E.S. (Youth Exploring Scripture, 5th–12 Grades, Sundays, February 26–March 26, 9 am) Gather for in-depth study of Scripture and life application. Along with teaching and dialogue, youth will be challenged to grow in their faith and relationships.
High School Breakfast (9th–12th Grade, 9:30 am–10:20 am, March 5 and April 2, Westminster Hall, Church Lounge, W102) Gather for a hearty breakfast and a time of informal discussion on current news and how the scriptures can support our posture in every circumstance.
Adult Christian Formation Opportunities
Holy Ground: Real Talk About When We Find Ourselves Lost (Panel Discussion, February 26, 9–10 am, Gym and on YouTube) The season of Lent diverts us from our familiar paths and invites us to journey with Jesus through wilderness terrain. Join us for honest conversation about those seasons when we find ourselves lost and what we discover on this holy ground.
Encountering Jesus for the First Time, Again: A Narrative Journey in the Shadow of the Galilean (Sundays, March 5 to April 2, 9–10:15 am, Geneva Hall, G202) Read and discuss Gerd Theissen’s engaging story as biblical scholar Michael Barram helps to unpack some of the social, cultural, political, economic, and historical dynamics that surface in the book.
The Enneagram: A Journey Toward Transformation (Sundays, March 5 to April 2, 9–10:15 am, Geneva Hall, G208) The Enneagram is an ancient tool that invites Christians on a journey of transformation by helping us be more mindful of our motivations and behavioral patterns.
Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (Couples, Sundays, March 5 to April 2, 9–10:15 am, Calvin Room) Committed relationships and lasting love are not by chance; they’re by choice. Join us for a series of fun and constructive conversations, suitable for couples at all stages of life, based on literature by John and Julie Gottman, PhD.
Building Families of Faith (Parents of young children (birth–5th grade, Sundays, March 5 to April 2, 9–10:15 am, Calvin Room) Join us for conversation, questions, and fellowship as we learn and encourage one another on our shared journey, holding firm to our commitment to building families of faith.
SUNDAYS AFTER WORSHIP
Connect(her) (February 26–April 2, 11:45 am–12:45 pm, Geneva Hall, G206) Women of all circumstances are invited to deepen our relationship with God and one another through sharing our own stories and prayer.
Open Door Community Group (Sundays, February 26–April 2, 11:45 am–1 pm, Geneva Hall, G205) Drop in anytime for community, conversation, and prayer. If you are new to First Pres or have been coming for a while, we invite you to join us and make new connections!
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Community Groups for Lent (February 26 to April 2, Days and Times Vary) Gather in small groups to encourage and care for one another and explore how God’s word inspires, shapes, and directs our lives. Register between February 8–22.
A Contemplative Lenten Retreat (Saturday, March 4, 9:30–11:30 am, Virtual via Zoom) Join us for reflection, confession, and prayer as we contemplate God’s great love for us and our aching world amidst a pandemic and time of social turmoil.
LENT & HOLY WEEK AT FIRST PRES
Do Justice: Day of Service
Children & Youth Choirs
Serve with First Pres Ministries
Serve with our Mission Partners
Lenten Devotional for Families
Holy Week Schedule