Sunday School is also offered for adults. Currently, there are two classes offered: a women’s Bible Study and a book study. Both begin at 9:00 a.m.
Seasonal Adult Studies
It has become a tradition here at First UCC to have a Lenten Soup and Study each Wednesday throughout the Season of Lent. Gathering together first for a simple meal, we then have a time of discussion and study on the year’s chosen material. This year’s Lenten Soup and Study begins on Wed., Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. We will be reading Rev. Adam Hamilton’s book, The Way, which is a study of the life of Jesus starting with his baptism and ending with the cross and resurrection. Each week, via DVD, we will travel to the places where each aspect of Jesus’ life occurred – for example, the week we study Jesus’ baptism, we will journey to the Jordan River.
Senior Breakfast Group
Calling All Seniors! Join us every Tuesday morning for breakfast at Lincoln Square. Seniors can get breakfast for $2! (Coffee is extra). We meet at 9 a.m. There are great conversations and much laughter, so come and join the Breakfast Bunch.
We like to have fun together and some of the regular opportunities for fellowship include: after-church fellowship hours; carry-in suppers; our sewing group; weekend trips; church picnics; rummage sales; our annual chicken potpie supper and a wide variety of other enjoyable activities.
“More things are wrought by prayer that this world dreams of.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson–
Our weekly prayer group gathers Sundays at 9:30 a.m. to join together in communal prayer. Beginning with a short time of centering prayer, we then spend time lifting up the needs of individuals, of our community, of our country, and of our world.
Women’s Fellowship and Circle Groups
Our Women’s Fellowship is for every woman who attends First United Church of Christ. It is a primary channel through which women minister to each other and to our wider community. Some events include: hosting monthly BINGO parties at Troy Center, salad luncheons, the Mother’s Day Banquet, the Fall general meeting and the annual Chicken Pot Pie Supper. As a crucial part of our Women’s Fellowship, our two circles, Mary/Martha/Amity Circle and Ruth, provide monthly get-togethers:
Mary/Martha/Amity Circle meets on the second Tuesday morning of the month (except July and August) at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast at different hostess’ homes or at restaurants. Each month, there is a special time of devotion.
Ruth Circle also meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except in July and August) at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at a variety of restaurants. There is a short devotion and sometimes speakers from the community. In June, there is a family and friends picnic.