CHRISTIAN FAITH & ISSUES
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.
LENTEN STUDY FOR 2023: Tuesday nights
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.
LENTEN STUDY FOR 2023: Wednesday nights
Beginning March 1, Bridge Pastor Tara Woodard-Lehman will lead a 4-week Lenten study titled Tears for Food: A Series of the Practice of Lament. The biblical practice of lament offers language for grief, loss, shame, and injustice. Participants will be invited to explore practices of lament that are personal and communal, ancient and modern, secular and sacred. Sessions will draw on scriptures, songs, prayers, and the arts. Participants will be invited to listen deeply, share freely, and more fully reclaim lamentation as both a spiritual and embodied practice. The series will take place on Zoom starting at 6:30 pm on March 1, 8, 22, and 29. (There is a service project scheduled for March 15.) Sign-ups are available in Fellowship Hall or by contacting Sara Pantazes.
WOMEN'S STUDY for SPRING 2023
All women are invited to a seven-week study this spring! We'll be doing a workbook/video study by Jennifer Rothschild, entitled “Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything.” Together with co-leaders Lorrie Fabrizio and Elizabeth Hess, we will find out more about the book of Hosea, which showers us with hope and points to the coming of the promised Messiah. We’ll meet Wednesdays in the Chapel from 9:15-11am, beginning April 12.
Use the sign-up tab in the menu above to register. Please reach out to Elizabeth Hess if you'd like to find out more.
SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS FOR WOMEN
This book study group meets twice 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
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
A weekday morning women's study meets several times throughout the year, usually for individual studies
that run 4-8 weeks at a time. The next series—a video/workbook study—will begin in mid-April, after completion of the Lenten series above.
Please reach out to Elizabeth Hess if you'd like to find out more.
BRIDGE ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Zoom
A new study will begin after the Lenten series above.
Contact: Sara Pantazes
Presbyterian Women's Circles
Gathering for Bible Study, Fellowship, and Mission Outreach.
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, email@example.com
Location: Members' homes or Zoom
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Members' homes
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, JudyMackleer@verizon.net or Janet Chew, 610-692-4865, email@example.com
Location: Community Center - Malvern Room at Hershey's Mill
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Church, members' homes or Zoom
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, email@example.com
Location: Members' homes
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
SEW MANY BLESSINGS
Make prayer shawls and comfort quilts for members of the congregation and community
Wednesday Mornings (Quilting Room)
Contact: Sharon Shone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AGAPE (Ah-GAH-pay) TEAM
Hospital visitation & grief support for members of the First Pres family
Contact: Ellen Landis (email@example.com) or Judy Mackleer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastoral contact: Rev. Caroline Cupp (email@example.com)
Participants pray for needs in response to member requests. (Prayer requests are here.)
Contact: Margie Kellermann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com) or Rev. Caroline Cupp (firstname.lastname@example.org)