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How to Get Involved in the Life of the Church

New for 2012! S.A.L.T.y* ("Seeking And Learning Together"). For young adults, college students, single, married, & families. Join us Wednesdays beginning August 29th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. for dinner and study. Children: stories and discussion followed by free/play time. College Students: study and discussion with Pastor Rob Martin. Adults: “What’s the least I can believe and still be a Christian? A guide to what matters most,” by Martin Thielen.

There are many more ways to become involved in the life of First Presbyterian. Children, teens, college students, and women are provided with special ways to be active members of the church.

Among the small groups that presently are active at First Presbyterian are a Thursday Noon Bible Study based on the lectionary, Wednesday 5:30 Supper/Discussion for both single and married young adults and families, Liturgical Arts, and Eco-Justice. New groups are welcome and fostered.

The primary governing body of the Presbyterian congregation is the Session. Elders are elected by the congregation to plan the life and work of the church. The Deacons of the church visit and offer assistance and comfort to congregational members. Communion and chancel preparation are also part of the many services they provide.

Nursery-Kindergarten
Sunday School lessons will be combined with crafts, music, and play activities appropriate for young children. Similar activities will continue during the church hour.

Elementary-age Sunday
School lessons will be combined with crafts and musical activities appropriate for children from first-sixth grade. The teacher is a music educator who will help the children use our large assortment of percussion instruments in addition to singing. Activities for this age group will continue during the church hour.

Youth Sunday
School for junior-senior high school youth will take place at United Campus Ministry. The group will emphasize spiritual growth along with social justice and community involvement activities.

Adult
Sunday Groups Two adult groups will meet on Sunday mornings.

Lectionary
Discussion The scripture for the day will be read and discussed in an informal setting. Come enjoy the coffee and company of others.

Forum
This group will select reading material for several weeks or month and will meet on following Sundays for on-going discussion.

*“You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13
2 North Court St. (church)
9 North College (office)
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593 3351
office@athensfpc.org
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