CONNECTING. GROWING. SERVING.
Genuine community is a necessary ingredient for the Christian life. Small groups communities are where our big church becomes small. They exist to provide a place to live out authentic relationships with other believers in a way not possible in the larger worship service. Our communities exist to help us grow in our relationship with God through relationships with others and help us grow in our relationships with others because of our relationship with God.
Find ways to get more involved with the church and a place where believers can grow in grace and in relationship with one another.
Learn to apply the truth of the Gospel to new areas of your life and find small groups to take relationships to a deeper level.
Take ownership of your community, find places to lead in the church, and encounter different ways to be part of outreach and missions.
Need a break from the kids? Need time to relax? Need to reconnect with the love of your life? This weekend is for you. Join us October 26-28 at beautiful Winshape Retreat Center for our 2nd Couple’s Retreat. Cost is $360 per couple. Financial assistance is available, so do not let money stop you from attending. For more information email Chris Bowen
Kids & Youth
We have ministries for children of all ages! Nursery (birth-age 3), Preschool (ages 4-5), and Elementary (first to fifth grade), and Youth Ministry for Middle School (sixth to eighth grade), and High School children.
The children’s ministry is located in the children’s wing with the oldest Nursery children and Preschool together in one hallway, and the Elementary on two floors above the main Nursery. The High School and Middle School rooms are located in our Student Center across McCallie Avenue. Admittedly, our church building can seem like a maze to find your way around, especially if you are a newcomer,, but signs mark the various places in Nursery, Children’s Ministry, and Youth Ministry.
Sunday School Communities
Joining others in fellowship, bible study, discussion and prayer is a great way to grow in faith but also to establish close relationships with fellow believers. There are many classes covering a range of topics and groups for all adults from college age through seniors.
Journey Groups are gospel-centered, intentional, small group for discipleship, designed to establish in your faith within a community other believers in order to develop mature and equipped followers of Christ, who will be able to do the same with others.
For more information on how to sign up for a Journey Group contact Chris Bowen.
Midweek is our large fellowship gathering on Wednesday nights intended to encourage, equip, and empower our church family to reflect the redemptive love of Jesus Christ to one another and beyond through diverse ministry opportunities and teaching for all ages. From mercy ministry to student ministry to adult equipping seminars and more, there is something for everyone. For more information please email Chris Bowen.
FPCC Women are actively connecting with each other, building new and lasting relationships, encouraging our sisters in their spiritual walk, providing support through life’s experiences, growing our faith in Jesus, glorifying and serving God – together. We have many wonderful small group communities to best serve you, connect with us and let us know how best to serve you.
Grief Share is a 13-week workshop. Each session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos also include real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours. After viewing the video, you’ll participate in a small group discussion about what you have seen on the tape. You will also have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and have the opportunity to share your own. There is a workbook for daily reading and journaling to do on your own which helps you stay focused during the week between sessions.
For more information on our next Grief Share workshop contact Chris Ehlers.
It’s A Wonderful Life
It’s A Wonderful Life! is our FPCC Senior Adult Fellowship Group with programs and activities of interest to our members and friends. John & Martha Queen are the leaders of our group. We meet the second Thursday of each month from September through May at 10:30 a.m. in the library/lounge/fellowship hall area for meeting and visiting. At 11:00 a.m. we begin with a few laughs, a time of prayer, a devotional and an interesting, enjoyable program followed by a delicious lunch prepared by Jane Fitzpatrick and her crew. And door prizes, too.
Contact John & Martha Queen 423-886-6080 for more information.
FPCC’s Stephen Ministry equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Stephen Ministers are Christian men and women who are trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing difficult times in life such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.
What exactly is Stephen Ministry? Stephen Ministry is a lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministers are not counselors or therapists; they are caring Christian friends who can offer a listening ear to help others through the tough times in life. Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised in their ministry. If you are going through a tough time and could use a caring friend, or know someone who is going through a tough time, consider asking about the Stephen Ministers of First Presbyterian Church. To find out more, you can contact Leslie Cory (423) 304-9674, Betty Hodges (423) 827-7331, or Kay Schwieger (423) 505-2022.