Adult Learning

We grow in our faith by coming together. Now more than ever, as we are physically distanced, we offer many ways to connect and grow.

We value conversations about how the biblical narrative intersects with our own faith lives. Classes are facilitated by ministers and lay leaders. Please join us as we nurture and explore our spiritual lives.

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Wednesdays at 12:30 pm

Nourishment Through Song: Hymns That Feed The Soul

What spiritual nourishment do we receive through the hymns that we sing? Let’s explore that together as we dive into four distinct hymns the month of November. This virtual series will be a collaboration with the Rev. Dr. Barbara Davis and Hannah Faye Allred teaching and Michael Shake with music. Join Barbara, Hannah Faye and Michael for this special series about these favorite hymns and the scriptures that influenced them.

November 11th: Be Thou My Vision – Hymn #450 and Proverbs 4:20-27

November 18th: Blessed Assurance – Hymn #839

November 25th: In Christ there is no East or West – Hymn #317/318

November 11th: Be Thou My Vision – Hymn #450 and Proverbs 4:20-27

November 18th: Blessed Assurance – Hymn #839

November 25th: In Christ there is no East or West – Hymn #317/318

This series is virtual, zoom information can be found in our First Matters newsletter, please email fpcnyc@fpcnyc.org to sign up.

Sundays at 9:30 am

Bring your own coffee to this virtual study series that focuses on the key theologians in various movements from the late 1920’s to the early 1960’s. Each session will also connect these leaders with a discussion of a scripture passage that exemplifies their theology. Beginners, seekers, new members, experienced Bible students, are ALL welcome!

November 8: Led by Hannah Faye Allred, Portraits: James Cone

This series will be on hiatus until December 6 when it resumes with a two-part installment of “Advent on the Margins.”

This series is virtual. Zoom information can be found in our First Matters newsletter Please email fpcnyc@fpcnyc.org to sign up.

All are welcome for the start of this new monthly Bible study – part of our LGBTQ Program and led by the Rev. Dr. Barbara Davis. Over the course of the fall, the discussions will explore the Gospel of John. All are welcome to this virtual series. For more information and the zoom link, contact Barbara Davis at bdavis@fpcnyc.org.

Join PW as we continue this year’s study called “Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament.” Both the Sunday and Wednesday circles are virtual and are participating in the same study, so please join the circle that works best with your schedule.

Presbyterian Women – Sunday Circle – Sunday, November 1 at 12:30 p.m.

Presbyterian Women – Wednesday Circle – Wednesday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m. *Note new time!

Presbyterian Women – Wednesday Circle – typically meets the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m.  

We are proud to partner with PRiSM, a multi-denominational, progressive Christian ministry serving young adult college and graduate students in Greenwich Village. There are several programs that may be of interest to you or a college student you know.

PRiSM REST STOP
Sundays, 5-5:45 p.m. on Zoom
This Sunday evening program is a chance for students to take a study break and recharge. The program includes a check in, followed by a fun activity, and then a time of prayer or meditation. The zoom link is: www.tinyurl.com/sundayreststop. If you are a student, please join us!

College Student Pantry. This is a food pantry program for college and graduate students in NYC and is run by student volunteers. The pantry is for any student in need of food. No questions asked. It is located at Trinity's SAFH in the East Village at 602 E. 9th Street (at the corner of Ave. B) and is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 3-5 p.m.

PRiSM Tuesday Zoom Bible Study - 8 p.m.
Join students from across the whole Vine network for a weekly Zoom gathering to check in and read Scripture in community. This semester, the plan is to read the whole Gospel of Mark - it's the shortest one - and explore what it meant in its context and means for us today.

Tuesdays 8-9:30 p.m. Here's the link.

Join students from across the whole Vine network for a weekly Zoom gathering to check in and read Scripture in community. This semester, the plan is to read the whole Gospel of Mark - it's the shortest one - and explore what it meant in its context and means for us today.

Tuesdays 8-9:30 p.m.
Here's the link.

Thursdays at 8 – 8:20 am, December 3, 10, 17

Are you having trouble putting your prayers into words? Have you ever wondered about different kinds of prayers that the pastors write each week? Would you like to be strengthened and comfort your spirit during Advent? Join Barbara for this short virtual prayer writing time while you prepare to start your day. Each session will begin with a short reading of an Advent prayer, text or hymn. Participants will then be invited with writing prompts to write their own prayers based on the themes of patience, journey, and hope. No one will be asked to share their writing; this time is simply a time to think about prayer in new ways and gather with others in the community for a time to focus on your prayer life.

This series is virtual, zoom information can be found in our First Matters newsletter, please email fpcnyc@fpcnyc.org to sign up.

For more information about meeting times and how you can get involved contact Audrey Webber at awebber@fpcnyc.org.

Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Brush up on your Spanish skills while learning more about the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. This conversational class is open to all levels and is a great way to hone your skills while spending time with First Church friends. Led by member Daniel Duque who has taught Spanish at Cornell University and The Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations. For more information contact Nicole Stansifer at nstansifer@fpcnyc.org.

For more information about meeting times and how you can get involved contact Audrey Webber at awebber@fpcnyc.org.

Upcoming Adult Learning​ Events

Sun 06

Coffee and Theology

December 6 @ 9:30 am
Wed 09

Bible Study

December 9 @ 12:30 pm
Sun 13

Coffee and Theology

December 13 @ 9:30 am
Wed 16

Bible Study

December 16 @ 12:30 pm
Sun 20

Coffee and Theology

December 20 @ 9:30 am