At First Pres, we want to help you follow Jesus. We do that through Sunday-morning Bible Fellowship Groups, small groups throughout the week and other opportunities.

Adult Sunday School

Sunday morning groups are held between worship services, from 10:15-11 a.m.


Parents of Young Children [Nursery] Parents of young children brings together parents who want to have Bible study and fellowship while keeping an eye on nursery-age children in the church’s nursery. The group discusses the day’s sermon discussion questions, share prayer concerns, and discuss parenting young children. Facilitator: Caitlin Berkey


Room 200 – The Gospel of Matthew (Zoom Available)
This class is doing an exegetical study of the Gospel of Matthew. The group is also immersed in prayer each week, and a log of prayer requests is maintained or all attendees. Prayer time is also joined with a hymn each week as we seek to worship and study. Facilitator: Jim Dye

Room 201 – Church History – The Middle Ages to the Reformation
This class will be using the video teaching series by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey.
March 2023 – Part 2 – The Middle Ages to the Forerunners of the Reformation.
Starting in April – Part 3 – The Reformation Begins, Luther, Calvin, Advances in Germany, Switzerland, the Low countries, and Scotland. Facilitators: Jeff Jordan and Lyle Jacobsen

Room 202 – The Writings of John
Our class has been studying in the writings of the beloved disciple John, seeing all that he has to say to us in our lives today. Much of what he has to say is a good reinforcement of the great truths that we are learning each week in the Sunday morning sermon. We hope that you will join us as we journey with John on this walk of faith! Facilitator: Scott Dove

Room 206 – B.F. Wilson Class
The B.F. Wilson Bible Study class invites men of all ages to study The Ten Commandments (a video series and lively discussion with Pastor Albert Tate. Facilitator: Alex Banks

Room 208 – The Words in Red
In the Spring quarter, the Nehemiah study will conclude. Following this, a new class will begin titled “The Words in Red”, looking at the words of Jesus in the New Testament, particularly in the book of Matthew. Facilitator: Frank Sprinkel

Small Groups

Young Professionals Group – Join us on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. for our small-group Bible study. Want to know more? Contact Bob Augst, an elder with First Pres working with young adults.

College Brunch and Bible Study – Brunch in Showker Hall at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays between our two worship services. Held during the fall and spring semesters. Includes fellowship over a meal and a Bible study. Contact Billy Craig.

Small Groups – If you are interested in sharing life and connecting with others, applying the Scriptures to everyday life and having fun, check out our sermon-based small groups. They are made up of couples and individuals of all ages and always welcome new people. For more info contact Pastor Scott

Women’s Groups

The Book of Books – The weekly ladies’ Bible study is going through the entire Bible this year to understand the grand sweep of scripture. Bring your Bible and a lunch if you’d like. Meets in Room 205. Contact Lila Gardner.

Mothers of Young Children This group furthers their understanding and love for God’s Word through scripture-based studies and topic-based studies such as godly parenting and Christian living. The group is reading, “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World” by John Mark Comer. Childcare is provided for preschool-aged children and younger. Meets Wednesdays from 9:15-11:15 a.m. at the church. Contact Rachel Lemn.

Psalms Join us for three weeks as we look at what some have called the “Shepherd Psalms” (Psalms 22, 23, 24). This all-Zoom study will meet on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. on February 9, 16 and 23 as we take a closer look at the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd and the Chief Shepherd. Contact Mary Duryea.

Men’s Groups

We have a variety of men’s groups that meet throughout the week. Contact Russell Lee for more information or to get connected to a group.

Weekly Prayer Group

Join us on Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, as we lift up the needs of our church, community, nation and world. If you want to pray, join us, as we are always open to newcomers. Contact Lila Gardner.