Midweek Spring 2024
Midweek is an opportunity to break from your usual weeknight routine on Wednesdays to join our church family for a refreshing evening of fellowship and spiritual formation. Join us for dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 6:15 pm with families and friends gathering at a table together to share a meal.
From 6:15 pm until 7:30 pm, midweek ministry opportunities are available for the whole church body! These include Kids Ministry and Children’s Choir (Nursery-5th Grade), Middle School Youth*, Adult/High School Elective, Adult Choir, and Rapha.
*Middle School Youth meet at 6pm.
Sign Up for Weekly Midweek Reminders & Menu
$7 (adult, college, high school), $5 (middle school),
$3 (elementary school), FREE (under 5)
Max per family of $25
**Meal scholarships are available for church families upon request.**
Check out the New Adult Teaching Elective!
How the Bible Won the West: Understanding and Passing on an Inheritance of Flourishing
Most churches sing Isaac Watts's famous paraphrase of Psalm 98, "Joy to the World" this time of year, and one of the verses ends with the refrain, "He comes to make his blessings flow, far as the curse is found." Wherever Christianity has gone, it has brought far more blessing than curses. Today, the Biblical worldview, and the blessings we enjoy from the civilizations built on it, have come under sustained attack. How should Christians respond?
Join us for our new Midweek series, beginning on January 10, 2024, How the Bible Won the West: Understanding and Passing on an Inheritance of Flourishing. Our speakers will examine the Biblical foundations of Western society and equip you to answer the objections raised against them. We are so excited to welcome Dr. Joe Riley and Dr. Claudia Williamson Kramer to teach this series! Both are here at First Presbyterian and we praise God for blessing us with these godly, brilliant folks. You can learn more about them below.
Dr. Claudia Williamson Kramer (Ph.D., West Virginia University) is the Probasco Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is also the Director of the Center for Economic Education. Prior to coming to Chattanooga, Dr. Kramer served on the faculty at Mississippi State University. An accomplished scholar and renowned economist, she is the author of more than 50 journal articles and her work has been cited over 3,500 times in various publications. She and her husband have one child and are expecting another.
Dr. Joe Riley (Ph.D., University of Oxford) is the founder and CEO of Patriot Family Homes. Prior to returning to Chattanooga, Joe served in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger. He also logged tours of duty in Ukraine, South Korea, and Thailand. His final assignment was as the Director for Indo-Pacific Security on the National Security Council under President Trump from 2019-21. At the White House, Joe directed the Administration's counter-China strategy in the Pacific, coordinating more than 40 departments and agencies in combating China's malign influence in the region. In addition to Patriot Family Homes, Joe and his wife, Rachel, oversee and live at Quail Run Farm, a farm-to-table regenerative farm in Lookout Valley that sells beef, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs and honey direct to consumers in Chattanooga. They have two children, Jacob and Jonah.
1st Pres Kids (nursery-5th grade), Nursery & 2nd Floor of the Children's Wing
In addition to times of fun and games, we will discover important biblical truths, including a deeper understanding of Christ, the gospel, and the Christian life.
Middle School Small Group (6th - 8th Grade), Student Center
Middle school students will gather in the Student Center for a time of fun, fellowship, and small group discussions. High School Small Group meets on Sunday nights.
Adult Choir, Choir Room
Now is a great time to join our Adult Choir! Whether you are new to choir or we are preaching to the choir, we would love for you to join us on Wednesday nights at Midweek as we prepare to worship with and minister to our congregation in the Sanctuary.
Rapha, Rooms 209 and 210
Rapha seeks to build relationships with neighbors in need. While conventional mercy ministry focuses on financial handouts, Rapha invites neighbors in need into healing relationships with a loving church family. For more information on Rapha, click here.