morning course (9am) takes a closer look at specific characters of the New
Testament – who they are, what they do, and how they have been assessed across
the centuries by historians and artists, theologians at their desks, and
worshipers in the pews. The figures
encountered encompass the range of great figures from the early church: there are shepherds and kings, friends and
enemies, evangelists and martyrs, a prodigal son and a Good Samaritan. Join us for coffee and discussion.
foundations101 is an 8 week course intended to provide a big picture
introduction to the Christian faith.
This course acts as the foundation (hence the clever name) of the life
and ministry of First Presbyterian Church – what we believe and why it
matters. Therefore, anyone from the
agnostic who isn’t sure about Jesus to the long-time believer is invited to
participate. And anyone considering
First Pres. as their home church is strongly encouraged to attend. The first 4 weeks will trace through the
grand narrative of God’s story and ask what this story has to do with how we
live life at work, home, and play in Grays Harbor in the twenty-first
century. The next 4 weeks will look in
more detail at the center of God’s story – the good news of Jesus of
Nazareth. The course is intended to be
taken in conjunction withfoundations102.
foundations102is an 8 week course intended to look at how the
foundations of our faith (foundations101)
shape and influence all of life. We
believe the good news of Jesus promises to renew every aspect of our individual
lives, our church, and the community of Grays Harbor.Wherefoundations101
focuses on the essence of the gospel – what God has done for us – foundations102 focuses on the
implications of the gospel – what life in Christ looks like. Salvation in the Bible is not a one time
event solely concerned about what happens to us when we die, nor is it trying
harder to muster up enough will power to do good things. Salvation is being freed and enabled to live
life as God created us to live.foundations102will explore how God
forms that life in our lives.