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Small Group Ministries


We have a number of groups that gather due to a shared interest or passion.  Through these groups, we share our lives and carry out the church’s mission.  If you are interested in a group listed below, please contact the group leader (the church office can provide their contact information if needed).

Social Justice Ministry

The Social Justice Ministry a group committed to acting out our faith by working for positive change in our community and throughout the world.

Leader: Pat Kinney
Meeting time: Third Sunday of the month, 11:45AM
Location: Church Lounge (Church Map)

Cool Planet Working Group

First Pres is an Earth Care Congregation, committed to environmental justice and action. Cool Planet works on education, sustainability, and advocacy projects.

Leader: Shirley Eglington
Meeting time: First Sunday of the month, 11:45AM
Location: Church Lounge (Church Map)

Young Adults Group

A group of young professionals and college/graduate students that meets weekly for fun, fellowship, spiritual discussion, and service.

Leader:  Annanda Barclay (abarclay@fprespa.org)

Faith Issues in Film

Watch chosen films at home, then meet to discuss issues raised about faith, ethics, and social justice.  Click here to find out more about upcoming meetings, and click here for reviews of films we’ve already discussed.

Leaders: Ellen Forbes, Jeff Grinnell, & Shirley Eglington
Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:15-9:15PM
Location: a member’s home

Parenting Youth Covenant Group

Families exploring how to raise youth in healthy, expanding, and spiritual ways.

Leader: Nancy Patterson
Meeting time: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, 5:00-7:00PM
Location: Church Lounge (Church Map)

Caring for Aging Parents (CAP) Group

A support group where the adult children of aging parents can share feelings, frustrations, information, and support.

Leader: Kathy Merkle-Raymond
Meeting time: Every other Sunday, 8:30-10:00am
Location: Pastoral Conference Room

Base Christian Community

An early morning book discussion group.

Leader: Jim Hewlett
Meeting time: Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30AM
Location: a member’s home