Small Groups at First Presbyterian Church are for the purpose of connecting people in a social setting outside the church. Individuals, couples, families and households are welcome to participate and church membership is not required. You may join a group of people your own age or of diverse ages. You may enjoy the familiarity of a continued group or prefer to join a new group each year. The purpose is to gather people together to allow them to get to know others in the church family and the community. The choice is yours!
Adults meet every week in fellowship groups to get to know one another and God better. Groups range in size from 5 to 20 people. Some meet on Sunday mornings at First Presbyterian, while others meet during the week at the church or at other locations. Meetings can include conversation, Bible study, music, prayer, coffee, and food. We hope that each person has the opportunity to experience authentic community and to grow in Christ.
No matter where you are in your faith journey, there is a fellowship group that meets your needs:
Coffee Hour Fellowship is in the Narthex immediately following worship. Come join us for a fresh cup of coffee and good conversation!
First Friday Fellowship meets the first Friday of each month at a different restaurant for fellowship and lunch.
Presbyterian Women (PW) is automatically open to any woman attending First Presbyterian Church. This group has many service, mission and fellowship activities.
Martha’s Circle is a small group of Presbyterian Women (PW). PW offers women in the church numerous ways to live their faith through mission and Bible study. It is open to all women of the church.
Men’s Fellowship of First Presbyterian Church meets every Tuesday from 7 - 8AM in room 207 for coffee, donuts, prayer, bible study and lively conversation. Men’s Fellowship prepares frequent all-church breakfasts; members assist with church school, Edison School Tutoring, preparation of food for Children’s Day and Church Summer Picnics.
Mothers of Babes and Beyond (MOBB) was formed in 2002 with the idea that expecting women and women with children and family responsibilities could benefit from each other by providing insight, support, and friendship to one another. Although our children range in age from infant to high school, we all share the common goal of rearing them in a loving, Christian environment. Our group is constantly growing, and we are always looking for new participants.
Dads of Babes and Beyond (DOBB) was Established in 2007, with the objective of creating social fellowship opportunities for dads of all ages and to be positive role models for our own children and all the children of the congregation.
Circle of Hope focuses on Bible study but the ties that bind the members are shared friendship and mutual concern for one another’s spiritual and physical well-being.
The John Dunning Guild was established in 1927 and named after Pastor John W. Dunning. The purpose of this group is to be of service to the community and church. With the church as the primary focus, this group raises funds for unbudgeted church needs and promotes fellowship within and beyond.
Heart to Hand Knitters welcomes all who enjoy knitting and crocheting – whether you are a beginner, have advanced sill or simply looking to learn. This fellowship opportunity meets monthly so bring along your current project, plans for one, questions on "how to", or help make prayer shawls.
Heart to Hand Paper Crafters has a dual purpose: to share fun and fellowship and to provide hand crafted paper items for church use. The crafters make cards for the deacons to share with their parishioners; cards for the leadership team of the Sunday school rotation, and other needs that arise. The crafters also spend time doing personal paper crafting. On many Sundays, a display of their work can be found in the Gathering Place, and we encourage folk to take the items for personal use and leave a donation (which will allow the group to purchase supplies to continue their endeavors).