Adult Faith Enrichment

At First Church, we believe that the journey of faith is one of lifelong learning – questioning and probing our doubts and certainties so we might hear the God who still speaks to the world today.

Through the course of the year, we meet together in various settings to explore our faith through book groups, discussions, DVD-series’ and bible study.

Wednesday Faith Enrichment Conversations

Join us on Wednesdays for either of the repeating session: 10:45am-noon and 6:45-8pm. You are welcome to attend some or all sessions, as you are able. All sessions are free and open to all.

First Church Reads: My One Word
Led by Rev. Karen Bruno, the concept of My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen is simple: lose the long list of resolutions — all your sweeping promises to change – and do something about one thing this year instead of nothing about everything.

Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year. This single act will force clarity and concentrate your efforts. As you focus on your word over an extended period of time, you position yourself for God to form your character at a deep, sustainable level. Growth and change will result.

Join us in starting the book in December, copies are available in the Church office for $10 each or you may order online or at our favorite bookstore. Then join Pastor Karen on Wednesdays in the new year for a Faith Enrichment series, January 10 — January 31, 2018, focused on applying My One Word. Each gathering will begin with a 20-minute video by the author followed by discussion.

Wednesday Night at the Movies
6:45-8pm in the Theater Room (second floor)

Organized by First Church member Bernie Babb, each Wednesday evening all are welcome to watch inspiring short movies followed by discussion.

January 2018 Movie Schedule:
January 10: Alive Inside – A chronicle of the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. This moving documentary reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.
January 17: A trilogy of short films: Forever Home – A candid look into the lives of an extraordinary family who struggle to provide secure and loving futures for the ten children they adopted from the foster system. Documentary. Cycle – When newly separated Lia is burgled by incompetent ex-offender Dylan, their confrontation helps her find the courage to move on from her failed marriage. Five Ways to Say Goodbye – Five adopted siblings confront their emotions and each other as they make funeral arrangements for their mother.
January 24: Forever – Childhood best friends, Nina and Hugo shared adventures growing up. Hugo, now a successful travel photographer, returns home for the first time in 10 years, arriving the day before Nina is to get married. A humiliating turn of events takes them both to beautiful Mauritius. There, day after day, painful memories resurface until long-hidden truths and fears – and love – are revealed.
January 31:  A trilogy of short films: Washed Away – One man’s struggle with crippling chronic pain drives him to create. But his masterpieces are temporary, washed away by the tides within hours of completion. Documentary.  833 – Perpetually late, Jake confides in Mrs. Miller, a wheelchair-using fellow bus-rider, who sees the world through different eyes. If only his boss saw things that way! Mr. Bernstein – After Debbie hears about her father’s life-changing musical experience in a refugee camp, she tracks down the famous conductor years later, and connects him with her father. Based on a true story.