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


Coffee: Grounds for Discussion
Sundays, September - May

9:45-10:45 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: Adult Classes in Biblical History, Theology and Spirituality
Sundays, September - May

9:45-10:45 am in the Chapel
Contact: Alex Lang
Each week we bring in different scholars of the Bible to discuss various perspectives on biblical history, theology and spirituality. These interactive classes explore the heart of Christianity and drill down into issues that attempt to clarify some of the most vexing issues of the Christian faith.



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).

Commune 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
Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes, by Judy Yates Siker


Commune Group
1:00-3:00 pm in the Boardroom

Contact: Betty Launer
Study of We Make the Road by Walking, by Brian D. McLaren

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

Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes, by Judy Yates Siker

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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