Adult Ed

Adult Education and Study Groups

First Pres offers many ways for adults to interact and grow in relationship with one another as they grow in faith in God. Whether it’s a Sunday morning Christian education class or a midweek Bible study or discussion group, we hope you will dive right in and get involved.


Daily Opportunities


SUNDAY ADULT EDUCATION: Foundations of Faith
Sundays beginning January 12
9:00-10:00am in the Boardroom
Contact: Rev. Judy Hockenberry

This class will offer the opportunity to discuss what Presbyterians really believe in some big areas like Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection, as opposed to what many Presbyterians think they believe. Come and join Pastor Judy for a lively discussion and some informative study of basic reformed principles.

Coffee: Grounds for Discussion
Sundays, September - May

10:30-11:30 am in Room 110/112, Christian Education Wing
Contact: Kelly Dean
Drop in for coffee and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere as we discuss today’s issues in the light of faith. This year’s focus is prayer, which we will explore through a variety of lessons. A main emphasis will be on learning about historical figures throughout time whose prayers were answered. Our reference book will be Prayers That Changed History, by Tricia Goyer.

Going Deeper: Sermon Discussion Group
2nd Sunday of the Month, October - May

10:30-11:30 am in Room 101/103
Contact: Alex Lang
If you attend the 9:00 am Chapel service, join our sermon discussion group where you can reflect on the issues, topics, and themes from Pastor Alex’s sermon of the day. Pastor Alex will provide the content and the group will be moderated by members of the congregation. 


Men’s Monday Morning Bible Study
6:30-7:30 am in the Parlor
Contact: church office

Studying and discussing the lectionary readings for the week.

The Moorings Bible Study
1:00-2:00 pm at The Moorings of Arlington Heights
Contact: Tom Pardo

Studying and discussing key themes in Scripture (during program year: Monday after Labor Day to the Monday before Memorial Day).

Luther Village Small Group
1:30-3:00 pm at Luther Village, Arlington Heights

Contact: Judy Hockenberry
Studying and discussing Christian doctrine


Presbyterian Women Circle 7 Bible Study
Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm, off site
church office


Bible Study
1:00-3:00 pm in the Boardroom

Contact: Betty Launer

Presbyterian Women Circles 1, 2, & 3
Third Wednesday of the month, 9:00 am in Fellowship Hall
church office

Engage & Encounter adult education
7:00-8:00 pm each Wednesday, September through May

Contact: church office
Learn more about Engage & Encounter, a series of classes taking place during Family Night.


You can join a study group at any time. For more information or to get connected, contact Alex Lang.


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