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!
The Body Keeps Score
NEW LOCATION – 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
NEW! The Pursuit of Happiness
NEW LOCATION – Lower Sanctuary, LS117
“The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness offers a straightforward plan anyone can implement across 10 weeks.” Using neuroscience, psychology, and spirituality the guide “…reveals how to reduce everyday anxiety and find greater fulfillment in life.”
Leader: David Boyd, email@example.com
Wright Place, Room 203
Soul Feast is a Bible based covenant group facilitated by class members. Open discussion using a variety of materials.
Bonding with the Bible
Wesley Abbey, Room 101
Bonding with the Bible is a class that studies various books of the Bible.
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.
Young Adult Coed
Wesley Abbey, Cafe
Young Professionals is a group for all young adults (22-35) who are looking for study, great conversation and fellowship.
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.
Median Adult Coed
Side by Side
2nd Floor Wesley Abbey, Room 209
Side by Side is a class of parents of all ages who desire to connect and to grow in their faith. Various topics include Bible studies, parenting, and marriage
Wesley Abbey, Room 201
The Home Improvement class is a thriving group of parents who meet to study the Bible and put what they learn into action.
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.
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.
Lower Sanctuary, Room 118
Duell/Lipscomb is a proactive class for adults 50 and over using Bible based literature to study social concerns.