Adult Christian Formation

The understanding of God’s grace in our lives and the fellowship that occurs through this exploration is daily source of inspiration for many of us. At First Presbyterian Church, our members are active in this pursuit of understanding. We gather at 9:30 am on Sundays for studies and classes, and we have groups that meeting during the week for study and to spend time together.

Church School

Visit our Church School page for details on current studies in all Sunday classes.

Current Studies

This is us watching This is Us

This is Us

Lisa Witherspoon and Dolly Jacobs invite other fans of the hit show to join them for a summer fix as we (im)patiently await fall’s new episodes! The show chronicles the life of the Pearson family in present day as well as through flashbacks spanning the '70s, '80s, & '90s. Every episode evokes an abundance of emotions from joy to heartbreak. While it is not obviously religious, each episode is chock full of love, faith, grace, forgiveness, acceptance, and compassion -- all concepts that connect with scripture and our spiritual journeys. 

Whether you are a fan are have been hearing about it from your friends, this is a great group for you! Each week, May 30-August 8, you'll have 5 days to watch the specified episode from season 1 (accessible at Then check into our group Facebook page. On Tuesdays, Lisa and Dolly will post questions about the episode & a scripture verse to ponder. We'll engage in conversations by commenting on those questions. The best part -- you can do it all while lounging by the pool soaking up some summer sun or relaxing on your couch in your pjs!

To join the group, just click here. And invite all your friends to join the group as well!

Here is our discussion schedule:

  • June 6: Pilot
  • June 13: No. 3, “Kyle”
  • June 20: No. 4, “The Pool”
  • June 27: No. 7, “The Best Washing Machine in the World”
  • Take a break July 4!
  • July 11: No. 9, “The Trip”
  • July 18: No. 10, “Last Christmas”
  • July 25: No. 13, “Three Sentences”
  • Aug. 1: No. 16, “Memphis”
  • Aug 8: No. 18, “Moonshadow”

Women's retreat

rachel held evans

This year's women's retreat at Montreat Conference Center, featuring Rachel Held Evans, will encourage participants to find grace and renewal through reflection, rest, and community. Conference activities will include worship, fellowship, recreation, rest, and workshops. There will also be a time set aside to study and discuss Rachel’s book, Searching for Sunday, together as a conference community. It'll be a great weekend, Aug. 11-13. Please register here.

Church School classes

Visit our Church School page for details on current studies in all Sunday classes.

Adult Music Groups

First Presbyterian offers many musical opportunities for adults, including Chancel Choir, Rejoice! Ensemble, and two Handbell Choirs. Visit our music page for more information and to register.

Especially for young adults


Cynthia Price Pastoral Residents Josh and Lara Musser Gritter lead an inclusive family of young adults which gathers to learn, grow, and serve as we try to live faithfully into the gospel. The group welcomes new members to its 9:30 am class each Sunday in Memorial 303, two floors up from Memorial Chapel.

UKirk Greensboro

UKirk Greensboro invites First Presbyterians to monthly worship, the first Tuesday of each month, 7 pm at the Holderness Presbyterian House, 409 S. Mendenhall St., near UNCG. UKirk connects young adults and college students with local congregations including ours. More information is available at


Current studies

A gathering in June

A writer. A film maker. An artist.
Three inspiring cultural influencers.
Three works powerfully interwoven.

SilenceThere’s a difference between religion and faith. Explore it with David Partington and Neil Dunnavant in June. The pastors will lead a time of reflection and conversation about Silence, Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, and Makoto Fujimura’s  Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering, with an optional viewing of Martin Scorsese’s film interpretation of Silence.

The group will meet Wednesdays in June, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in Myers Loyalty Room. Books are available on Amazon, and group members will receive access to video presentations by Makoto Fujimua.  Please read Silence prior to the first gathering on June 7.

Questions? Contact David at or Neil at

Spiritual practices devotional

Sabbath is just the first of our spiritual practices for summer. Pick up a copy at church or access it online. Each weekly devotional from Memorial Day through Labor Day will focus on a different spiritual practice.

Continuing Studies/Groups

Monday Morning GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)

This GIFT group is for women with preschool and elementary-age children. Child care is provided with a reservation. Join us at 9:15 am each Monday in Cannon's Solarium, Welcome Center.

Monday Evening GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)

This GIFT group is for women ages 20s-30s. It meets in members' homes. Contact Aimee Scotton at 854-7770.

Currie Library Book Clubs

Currie Library has two book clubs that meet monthly between September and May. One group meets on second Mondays (except December) at 10:30 a.m., and the other meets on second Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. See our 2017-18 reading selections!

Presbyterian Women Luncheons

Second Monday of each month between September and May, noon in Mullin Life Center, featuring an engaging guest speaker. Contact Rachel Sommers, 336-478-4799 or, for more information about Presbyterian Women.

Presbyterian Women Circles

All women are invited to join a Presbyterian Women Circle. Circles meet at various times to accommodate as many people's schedules as possible. Contact Rachel Sommers, 336-478-4799 or, for more information about circles or check our calendar for this month's meetings.

Wednesday Morning Men’s Fellowship Group

On Wednesday mornings, a men’s group meets at 7:30 am in Blair Hagan (Memorial 100). Contact Wil Courter to learn more.

Community Service Group

These ladies meet for fellowship and a devotional while hand-crafting blankets, lap robes and more items that are distributed every year to people in need in our community and beyond, 10 am on Wednesdays in the Garden Room, Smith 124. Contact: B.J. Williams, 336-288-8601, Hannah Britt, 336-288-9289, or Nancy Jewson, Well-Spring coordinator, 336-288-0333. During the summer, the group meets once a month.

Almanah Get-Together

Almanah, the newly organized group for widows at FPC, meets at a restaurant for lunch or dinner occasionally, so if you are looking for fun and fellowship, you are welcome to join us. Contact Becky Peters,, for information about upcoming events.