Sunday School: 9:30 am

Bible DiscoveryThe Christology of Hebrews. Hebrews proclaims, “The Best Just Got Better!” Our problem is as William Barclay wrote, “When we come to read the Letter to the Hebrews we come to read what is, for the person of today, the most difficult book in the whole New Testament.” 
Leader: Doug Sterrett                               Room 103/104
FOCUS – Focused On Christ United by the Spirit… a multi-generational group, does studies that help them grow closer to Jesus and each other. Current study “The Book of 1 Samuel” by DSharon Hodde Miller. 
Leader: Sue Newell                                   Room 105
Genesis a traditional Bible study class, is presently studying the book of James using the Lifeguide Bible study, “James, Faith That Works” by Andrew and Phyllis Le Peau
Leader: Harris Prevost                         Conference Room
Koinonia –  a multi-generational class for women is doing Ray Vander Laan’s “Living as DIsciples.”
Leader: Kay Stacy                                   Room 111
Man to Man – Men in fellowship to deepen their faith and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. 
Leader: John Newell                               Room 112
NIKE is currently doing topical contemporary Bible studies.
Leader: Allison Harrison & Greg Langdon  
                                                               Room 110
Social Concernsuses “The Wired Word” for our class discussions. Each week there are two topics from which we choose… each topic is related to current social activities.
Leader: Marc Kadyk                                Room 206
TNC  a group of family minded adults who strive to become spiritually mature, care for one another, and build relationships as we immerse ourselves in God’s Word.
Leader: Class Led                                   Library

01/17/24 – 03/20/24
All classes start at 6:00 and end at 7:00pm with family-friendly meals served in the gym starting at 5:15pm.

Winter 2024 Classes:

Building Blocks: In the book of Jude (verses 20 and 21) we find a call to BUILD ourselves up in holy faith and prayer in the Holy Spirit as we keep ourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of Jesus to bring us to eternal life. What does it mean to BUILD in faith? How do we decide which blocks to use? Join us for an exploration of the Building Blocks of faith. Based on the cornerstone who is Christ Jesus; we build our faith one block at a time and deepen our relationship with God.
Leader: Pastor Larke Blanton
KNARTHEX KNITTERS: Get together for fellowship in knitting and crocheting, sharing knitting tips, patterns, yarn, joys and concerns of members of the church family.
Leader: Knitting Ministry Team
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY… LYRICS FOR LIFE: Join our community of women in exploring the depth and diversity of Psalms, the “songbook of God’s people.” Through her uniquely humorous storytelling and insights, Bible teacher Dr. Lisa Harper teaches us to find comfort in every situation.
Leaders: Sharon Carlton, Liz Michael, Krystal Wilson

DAVID: A study of David and his importance in the Hebrew culture and the Bible.
Leaders: Jack and Jane Butler and Herb Hash
EXUBERANT BELLS: We are a group of fun-loving bell ringers who tolerate making mistakes until we get the “hang” of it! It requires a familiarity with reading music, but we will teach you the rest.
Leader: Sylvia Rippy

I’m Interested…



Knarthex Knitters – Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30pm to knit or crochet prayer shawls for our members who need the warmth and comfort of knowing that their brothers and sisters in Christ care for them, pray for them, and give them a tangible gift of that love and concern for their illness or loss of a loved one. Interested in joining this group? Click on “I’m Interested…” below.
Prayer Group – join the prayer group on zoom on Thursdays at 10am for a time to share joys and concerns and to spend some time praying with one another, even if it’s just wordless groans! To join the group one time, or every Thursday, click on “I’m interested…” below.
Rejoicers – is a fellowship group for retirees who get together sweveral times throughout the year. We usually go…. to a minor league baseball game in Hickory, to a play at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, out to lunch after worship, and other fun things.
Events are posted in the church newsletter. Contact Arlene Steeves to be added to the event email list or click on “I’m Interested…” below.
Click HERE for YOUTH opportunities…
Click HERE for opportunities for CHILDREN… 
John & Sue Newell’s small group
Meets every other Sunday at 6:30 pm
New Chapter Widows Group
Led by Sharon meets twice / month. 
Women’s Circle
Led by Kay Stacey, Circle 1 meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30am. All women are invited to join!
For more information, please click below:

RightNow Media

First Presbyterian is always looking for ways to serve you as you live out your faith throughout the week. We are inviting you to have a free account to an exciting video library called RightNow Media. 

It’s essentially the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. And you can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector.

Take a look at this video to find out more, then register HERE…