all ages | 9:45 - 10:30 AM

WE HEAR THE STORIES, THEN WE WONDER.

 

This fall we are focusing on Stories of Belonging. We are sharing how we belong in the stories of our faith, stories of our life in community, and stories of our families. WE HEAR THE STORIES, THEN WE WONDER.

 

Our Sunday morning WONDER hour is our way to explore, wonder, and discover together. We talk with one another, we share our life stories, we use the Bible and faith formation resources to help us deepen our knowledge of God and relationship with God. WE HEAR THE STORIES, THEN WE WONDER.

 

This Sunday WONDER hour shapes our foundation on which theological thinking is built. The wondering together produces thinking Christians who can enter into dialogue, share experiences of God, and together discover God’s calling for our lives. You have been doing the “wondering work” all the time you have been a part of First Presbyterian, we just haven’t named it as such. All of you…adults, youth, and especially our children…are theologians!

WE HEAR THE STORIES, THEN WE WONDER.

 

Come wonder with us on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM.

Kim Joiner, Director of Christian Education

children and youth

A space and time for children’s faith formation through wonder, exploration, and discovery centers.


GATHERING TIME

ROOM 111 FOR NURSERY (0-3 years)

Kelly Oldham, Kate Lasseter, Linda Cairatti

ROOM 112 for YOUNGER children

(PreK, K, 1st, 2nd)

Jaclyn Tarkington, Jennifer Heath, Claire Henry , Ann Zander

ROOM 102 for OLDER children (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Kim Joiner, Starr Nolan, Anne Osborne


WONDER CENTERS 

ROOMS 101 & 102 for YOUNGER & OLDER children

Namaste Anderson, Christi Granstaff, Melissa Downing, Rhonda Moyers

 

Youth Hospitality Bar: Opens at 9:30 AM in Rooms 117/118 Join for hot chocolate, coffee, & treats.


Confirmation, Room 209 For 6th grades and above,

Big God, Big Questions (PCUSA) and FPC curriculum

Susan Freeman Burns, Mike Moyers


Middle School, Room 119/120

Jessica Lahey, Susan Oldham, Cathy McCall


High School, Room 117/118

Diane Fender, Ryan Fox, Jennifer Sower

Check out the Youth events for Sunday Night Summit, Wednesday Night Live, Thursday Coffee Time and More!

adults

We are offering six classes for our Adult Opportunities to Wonder. We have moved all our children’s library, children’s worship, children’s WONDER rooms to downstairs. That means ALL our adult classes will have a class ROOM. (it may be a BGA third grade classroom this fall…but remember we are in transition and their new school will be ready in a few months!) Visit any of the classes and find your place to wonder in community.


Adult Sunday School Classes 2022–2023



ADDITIONAL ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Parlor, September 21—November 16, 10:30 AM (Coffee fellowship at 10 AM) Fall study: Braving the Thin Places: Celtic Wisdom to Create a Space for Grace by Julianne Stanz


Sisters in Spirit: Parlor, Fridays, 10:00 AM Fall study: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans. Leaders: Martha Johnson (martha.johnson07@comcast.net) and Cindy Blackburn (cynthiablackburn@tollgatevillagetn.com)


Presbyterian Women: Parlor, 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 9:45 AM Leaders: Nancy Faye Williams and Betty Willoughby. Fall study: Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight by Carol Bechtel.


Men’s Bible Study: Parlor, Saturdays, 7:30 AM. Fall study: Barclay Commentary Series Contact: Duke Ellis


Primetimers: Adults 55+ for Fellowship and Education: check out the Bulletin Board in Wilson Hall


Women’s Retreat at NaCoMe: November 4-6, 2022