Adult Classes

Wayne Luman | 860.529.1575 x203 | Email
Diane Galloway, Assistant | x210 | Email

You are more than welcome to attend at any time, regardless of when a class started!

SUNDAYS

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by Dr. Glenn Sunshine
Started Sunday, Sept. 23

Christians throughout history have proclaimed that Jesus is Lord, but all too often we have focused on His birth and His death and resurrection and have paid little attention to the 33 years between the two. Glenn Sunshine is teaching an in-depth class on the Gospel of Matthew, taking a fresh and detailed look at Jesus’ life and teachings and exploring what they mean for us today. The class meets in the Morgan House Drawing Room from 9:00 to 9:45 on Sunday mornings.

MONDAYS

GRIEFSHARE
Weekly video series and support group
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Morgan House
Led by Jim Marquardt, Betty Sheehan and Shirley Neves
13-week cycle starts Sept. 17

The updated GriefShare video seminar series features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective.

Those who have taken this class share that being with others who also are grieving and understand the depth and weight of their loss is enormously helpful.

The only charge is $20.00, for the workbook. Scholarships are available. For more information, or to register, please call Caring Ministries at 860.529.1575 x210.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

10:30 to Noon in the Church Parlor (monthly)
First Monday of each month
Ongoing

Be part of a support system in a safe place to (1) exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions; (2) talk through issues and ways of coping; (3) share feelings, needs and concerns; and (4) learn about community resources.

TUESDAYS

FOREVER YOUNG SENIORS’ STUDY

10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by our First Church pastors
Ongoing

The Forever Young Seniors’ Bible Study meets from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room. Our pastors alternate in leading this valuable class. Welcome!

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY:
THE BOOK OF ACTS

A study for women of all ages

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Murphy Conference Room
Led by Nancy Carroll
Started Sept. 11

Women of all ages are invited to attend a Bible study focusing on the book of Acts.  “And the Word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly.”  No previous Bible experience necessary.  Please join us on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am in the Murphy Conference Room. Questions? Call Nancy Carroll at 860.529.7492.

OFF-SITE:
FORGIVEN & SET FREE
Post-Abortion Healing Class

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for 8 Tuesdays
ABC Women’s Center, Middletown
Sept. 25 thru Nov. 13

This 8-week post-abortion healing class is being offered at the ABC Women’s Center, 180 East Main St., Middletown, on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 25 thru Nov. 13, open to all women. If you continue to grieve and feel disconnected from others and from God, come, walk from the past into the light of today! Register with Molly at 860.704.0078 x1 or molly@abcwomenscenter.org.

TUESDAYS or THURSDAYS

MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

6:45 to 8:00 a.m.
Ongoing

A Bible study for men is being offered in two locations: Tuesday mornings in the Fireside Room and Thursday mornings in Conference Room 1. The sessions run simultaneously every week, so if you need to miss one, you can attend the other instead. To inquire about a possible workbook fee and other details, please contact Marilyn Danielson at 860.529.1575 x213 or by email.

WEDNESDAYS

MAKING DISCIPLES JESUS’ WAY
6:30 p.m. in Room M106 (was M103)
Led by Dr. Glenn Sunshine
Started on Oct. 10

Glenn Sunshine will be offering a class on Wednesday evenings in October and November on Making Disciples Jesus’ Way. Based on ideas from his book The Kingdom Unleashed, this interactive class will look at how Jesus taught His disciples to be disciple-makers themselves and will explore how to apply the principles behind those instructions today. The class started on October 10.

NO OTHER GODS

6:30 p.m. in the Prayer Room
For Women
Led by Diane Galloway
Started on Oct. 3

Women — Join Diane Galloway as she leads the study No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ by Kelly Minter. In this 8-session study we will learn to identify the functional gods we serve daily and the lies they tell. Removing such idols will allow us to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus. Starts Wed., Oct. 3, at 6:30, in the Prayer Room. Register through Marilyn at 860.520.1575 x213.

DIVORCECARE

Weekly video series and support group
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by Patti Sicord
A new 13-week cycle started on Sept. 5

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time, when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements: A seminar with experts and a support group with focus. Contact Caring Ministries, 860.529.1575, ext 210. Click here for more details.

FIRST THURSDAYS

STEPPING UP:  A CALL TO
COURAGEOUS MANHOOD

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room M107
First Thursday of each month
Led by Pastor Wayne
Starts October 4

MEN’S MONTHLY GATHERING will meet the first Thursday of each month in M107, starting October 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Come join this time of food and fellowship as we study and discuss the DVD series Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood by Dennis Rainey.

SATURDAYS

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST

With discussion of Scripture
7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room
Ongoing

All men are invited to gather in the Fireside Room from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. for prayer, discussion of Scripture, fellowship, and a hearty breakfast. For more information, please call Bud Reading at 860.794.2733.

Deuteronomy: Becoming Hole People, a study guide by Stephen D. Eyre, is our current resource, running through mid-November. The author leads you to explore the story told in Deuteronomy—the story of God’s people seeking after Him. As you trace their journey—experiencing their forward progress, their detours and their obstacles—you, too, will learn to follow God more closely. The study is offered in two locations: Tuesday mornings in the Fireside Room and Thursday mornings in Conference Room 1. The sessions run simultaneously every week, so if you need to miss one, you can attend the other instead. The cost of the workbook is $7 and can be paid through Christine Tangney (860.529.1575 x223 or christinet@firstchurch.org).