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10:45am - Room 209

This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month to discuss local, national, and world events and issues, and how we can respond from our Christian faith perspective. The first Sunday of the month is typically Current Events discussion. Please join us to be informed, inspired and challenged. If you wish to be added to the CFI email list, please contact Dan Campbell


First Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce a Lenten Series beginning February 21 and continuing for six weeks via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8 p.m. This study is for everyone: men and women, young and old. The Lenten season is a time when we remember the love of God that is poured out through his son, Jesus. We will follow the life of Jesus leading to the cross and the resurrection. The study will use a new Lenten presentation series by Adam Hamilton, a noted minister, and will be facilitated by Glenn Burkland and other members of the Tuesday Men’s Bible group. We will have weekly updates and stimulating questions for consideration. All are welcome.: 


This book study group meets bi-monthly on Zoom

1st & 3rd Mondays  6:30-8:00pm

Book study beginning February 6, 2023: Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for Searching People.

Contact: Ellen Endslow 


A weekday morning women's study meets several times throughout the year, usually for individual studies
that run 4-8 weeks at a time. We are meeting on Thursday mornings from Feb. 2 - March 2 to study
Jen Wilkin's In His Image and then we plan to do a video/workbook study beginning in mid-April.

Please reach out to Elizabeth Hess if you'd like to find out more. 


Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Zoom

Beginning Wednesday, January 11, 2023, the Rev. Dr. Sally A. Brown will begin leading a study on 1 Corinthians, the Gospels and “power.”

Contact: Sara Pantazes

Presbyterian Women's Circles

Gathering for Bible Study, Fellowship, and Mission Outreach.


Grace Circle: 

2nd Monday of the month at 1:00 PM

Bible study: What my Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus, by Merryl Blair

Contact: Vicki Gansner, 610-399-3059,

Location: Members' homes or Zoom


Peace Circle: 

2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM

Bible study: Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God's Gift of Rest and Delight by Carol M. Bechtel

Contact: Barbara Lidle, 610-692-4588,

Location: Members' homes


Praise Circle: 

2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM

Book study: Women of the Bible Speak, by Shannon Bream

Contact: Judy Mackleer, 484-356-3005, or Janet Chew, 610-692-4865,

Location: Community Center - Malvern Room at Hershey's Mill


Hope Circle: 

3rd Thursday of the month at 9:00 AM

Bible Study: Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight by Carol M. Bechtel

Contact: Becky Gamble, 610-889-0928,

Location: Church, members' homes or Zoom


Faith Circle: 

3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30 AM

Fellowship and Service oriented: refreshments/fellowship;

serves monthly by taking on a small projects in the church or local community

Contact: Nancy Ohms, 484-678-1627,

Location: Members' homes

Presbyterian Women
Men's Ministry

All are welcome to share in fellowship and learn about our faith.

Tuesday Bible/Book Study 
Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Meeting by Zoom
Contact: Gordon Leidy or Rick Mars

Wednesday Bible/Book Study 

Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. - Fellowship Hall
Contact: Jim Serum

Thursday Bible/Book Study 

Thursdays 7:00–9:00 pm - Zoom
Contact: Phil Heaver

Men's Ministry
Service Groups
FIRST CREW (Days/times vary)

Men and women of all ages are invited to join this group that periodically roles up its sleeves to tackle building and service projects.  We have worked on building repairs and refurbishments by partnering with Good Works, West Chester, Habitat for Humanity, World Impact in Chester, Fredrick Douglas Christian School, and The Village (formerly Presbyterian Children’s Village).  We also partner with Act in Faith of Greater West Chester. Not every project involves a hammer and nails.  Watch the bulletin for information on upcoming projects!

Contact: Jim Serum (


Providing quilts for babies baptized at First Pres, and pillowcases for pediatric department at Chester County Hospital
Mondays     10:00–2:00pm (Quilting Room)
Contact: Nancy Ohms (


Make prayer shawls and comfort quilts for members of the congregation and community
Wednesday Mornings  (Quilting Room)
Contact: Sharon Shone (


AGAPE (Ah-GAH-pay) TEAM             
Hospital visitation & grief support for members of the First Pres family
Contact: Ellen Landis ( or Judy Mackleer (

Pastoral contact: Rev. Caroline Cupp (


PRAYER BAND             
Participants pray for needs in response to member requests. (Prayer requests are here.)
Contact: Margie Kellermann (


Confidential Christian caregiving provided to congregation and community members through one-to-one connection with a trained Stephen Minister. To learn about becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Becky Gamble ( or Rev. Caroline Cupp (

Service Groups
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