At First Church we recognize the importance of continual, life-long exploration of our faith and life in Christ. Christ is formed in us not just personally, but corporately. The mind of Christ is to shape and direct the entire body of Christ. Here we receive our truest identity, meaning and purpose. Spiritual formation is conformation to the image of Christ by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit for the sake of others. In order to seek the will of God in our lives we offer a number of groups and experiences where persons can find companions for their journey of faith.
FUMC of Pensacola offers a variety of Sunday Morning Classes for all ages and interests from 9:45am – 10:45am in various locations all around our campus. Contact Emily Kincaid, EKincaid@FUMCPensacola.com for more information on what class is right for you!
NEW SUNDAY CLASS!
Contact Pastor Emily for location
Pastor Emily is leading a new Sunday School class that will begin by studying the lectionary scriptures used in worship each week. It will be geared towards parents but everyone is welcome to attend. Leader: Rev. Emily Kincaid
The Body Keeps Score
Joe Harrell Library (Basement)
In speaking about Bessel van der Kolk’s seminal book The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma Yehuda, Ph,D. said that this book is “an authoritarian guide to the effects of trauma and pathways to recovery. [It’s] a must read for mental health and other health care professionals, trauma survivors, their loved ones and those who seek . . . solutions to the cycle of trauma and violence in our society.” If you or someone you know or love are dealing with or suffering from the effects of trauma, please join us as we explore the material in this book and learn spiritual practices that help support healing from trauma. Facilitators: Donell Seager, Spiritual Director, DSeager@Gmail.com and Jessica Qualls, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Wright Place, Room 203
Soul Feast is a Bible-based covenant group of friends of all ages. It’s facilitated by its class members. They enjoy open discussion using a variety of materials including the Lectionary, books and videos designed especially for Sunday School classes, and occasional guest speakers. “We listen, we learn, and we respect.”
Leader: Woody Woodroof, Woodywoodroof@cox.net
Bonding with the Bible
Wesley Abbey, Room 101
Bonding with the Bible is a class that studies various books of the Bible.
Leader: Bill Bond, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wright Place, Room 204
The Intergenerational Class is a multi-age group that studies a variety of topics chosen by the class. New members are welcome to join this community for study and fellowship.
Leader: Alex Brown, email@example.com
Young Adult Coed
2nd Floor Wright Place, Room 205
Young Professionals is a group for all young adults (22-35) who are looking for study, great conversation and fellowship.
Leader: Patrick Houghton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Young & Median Adult Coed
2nd Floor Wright Place, Room 233
Parent Trap is a class for parents of young children. Studies vary from parenting to Bible studies relating to current events and topics.
Leader: Jamie Secola, email@example.com
Median Adult Coed
Lower Sanctuary, Room 120
The Connections class is a group of 40 – 60 year old parents of young adults that meets for bible study and topical discussion.
Leaders: Mici Kuba, firstname.lastname@example.org & Stephanie Cook, Cordovacooks@gmail.com
Median & Senior Adult Coed
Lower Sanctuary, Room 106
Christian Families is a multi-age group of couples and singles who study the Bible, and feature guest speakers from First Church and the community as well as member-led discussions. Many members participate in local outreach ministries through First Church.
Leader: Karen Feliciano, email@example.com
Senior Adult Coed
Open Minds, Open Hearts
Wright Place, Room 206
Open Minds, Open Hearts is a senior adult coed group that has bible based study plus outside fellowship.
Leader: Jerry Maygarden, JerryMaygarden@gmail.com
Lower Sanctuary, Room 118
Duell/Lipscomb is a proactive class for adults 50 and over using Bible based literature to study social concerns.
Leader: Susan Davies, firstname.lastname@example.org