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Join Peter Mitchell for Sunday morning Bible Study delving into The Parables. The class will meet Sundays from 9:00 to 9:45 am in the Parlor from September 15 through October 27.  The Parables are authentic words of Jesus, using everyday events to highlight deep spiritual truths. He incorporates unexpected twists and surprise endings, drawing the reader into new ways of thinking about their faith. Each parable gives the reader one or two basic insights into concepts such as forgiveness, mercy, justice, redemption, stewardship, love, humility, salvation, prayer and the Kingdom of God. Join an interactive journey wit...

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Please join Tom for 'The Book of Ephesians' Bible Study beginning Wednesday September 25 thrrough November 20. The morning study will be held in the Parlor from 10:30 to12:00 and the evening study will be held in the Parlor from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.   Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? God knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so God gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well&mdas...

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Tom Groome will lead an ongoing discussion on 'What it means to be Presbyterian' each Sunday in October. Please join Tom for this four part series in the Munich room from 5:30-7:00 pm on October 6, 13, 20, and 27. The roots of Presbyterianism are scriptural. The name comes from the Greek word presbuteros, translated elder. It points back in the Old Testament to the elders selected by the tribes as their leaders (1 Kings 8:1-3; Judges 8:14, 16; Deuteronomy 27:1; Ezra 10:8; etc.). In the New Testament church, it is used to describe the overseers of a local congregation (Acts 14:23; 20:17; Titus...

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The Men's Breakfast meets monthly on Saturday mornings in the Munich Room from 8:00-9:30 am. Join Erik Lindemann, Tom Groome, and Peter Mitchell for interesting discussion and delicious food. All men of the church and friends are welcome. Walking With God in the Desert: Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough - with Ray Vander Laan Throughout the Bible, the desert functions as an image of discord, of loss of control, and of separation from the safety of society. Barren and deadly, the wasteland places of the text meant certain death without access to resources. Many times God led His people thr...

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GriefShare

Posted on February 19, 2019 in: Christian Education & Discipleship

A new GriefShare 13 week session will run on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. starting  March 26 and will end on June 13. For more information on GriefShare or to register online, please click here. There is a $15 fee which includes a workbook; however scholarships are available.   If you have any questions, please call the church office at 203-374-6176 or email firstpresby@firstpresby.net.

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Join Tom Groome and Erik Lindemann during the season of Lent for Wednesday Bible Study. The Lectionary passages that will be used for Sunday worship will be explored in depth. A Wednesday morning study at 10:30 a.m. will be offered along with Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Both studies will meet in the Parlor beginning March 13 through April 17. 

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Let's go! Come along on a 5-week journey of understanding Scripture in the light of the historical-cultural context in which God placed it.  We'll go to the desert of the Dead Sea Scrolls to meet the Essenes, examine how Jesus was tempted, follow John the Baptist's mission, go through the Last Supper and end at the Garden of Gethsemane. Ray Vander Laan's Path to the Cross series will provide the ride. Please, join in our trip through the land of the Bible! Kim Hill will be leading this study on Tuesday nights, starting October 9, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Munich Room. Tuesday Evening Bible Study co...

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Wednesday Bible Study continues this Wednesday with the Book by Book study on the Book of John. This Gospel will expand our view of Jesus, showing us again and again that He is the eternal Son of the Father, the divine Mediator over the whole creation, the LORD of the New Creation. Wednesday Morning Bible Study continues until December 12, there will be no meeting November 21.  

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September 14 -16 Grab the girls and spend a weekend away, resting, and finding new strength at Berea’s Women’s Retreat. The schedule for the retreat is planned deliberately to give you a chance to grow and to be refreshed, to use the time in the unique way that you would most enjoy. In between the main group sessions, spend time talking with friends, take a short hike along our Prayer Walk trail, relax with a book and a cup of coffee, or join in one of the many optional activities – such as riflery, archery, volleyball, seminars, crafts, kayaking, canoeing, and boat tours – that Berea has to o...

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Summer Vacation Bible School Save the Date for this summer’s exciting new VBS program: Shipwrecked  Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth to be held Monday, August 13 –17 with the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 19 during the worship service. Venture onto an uncharted island where kids are rescued by Jesus! Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through every storm in life. They'll learn to hold onto God's promises when they are lonely, they worry, they struggle, do wrong, and feel powerless. Register online for student sign up and volunteer opportunities here.  

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There are two Wednesday Bible Study currently in progress; one from 10:30 to noon, and an evening study from 7 - 8:30 p.m. both in the church parlor.  These studies will continue through March 14.

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Once a month, men from First Presbyterian gather together on a Saturday morning from 8:00-9:30am to join in fellowship, food, biblical study, and discussion.  The next Men’s Breakfast will meet on March 17 from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. in the Munich Room. We will continue our examination of Stephen Nichols’ Reformation Profiles examining "Solus Christus: John Calvin & the Blessing of Christ Alone .”      

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GriefShare

Posted on October 08, 2017 in: Christian Education & Discipleship

The first session of GriefShare was Wednesday, September 13. However, GriefShare is an ‘open’ program.  Others can join the group at any time.  Walk-ins are always welcome. The evening begins at 6:45 pm especially for those who need to register. There is a $15 fee which includes a workbook. By 7:00 pm we will start the program and will end promptly at 9 pm. Directions:  First Presbyterian Church is located at 2475 Easton Turnpike in Fairfield. Parking:  As you drive into the church driveway, it will take you to the left side of the building.  Please park on that side ...

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The next Men’s Breakfast will be Saturday, October 21 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. The study of Ray Vanderlaan’s “Walk Like Jesus Walked” will conclude. All men of the church and friends are welcome. 

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Pastor Duffy will resume Bible Study on Wednesdays, starting September 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the church Parlor. The study will be on 2 Samuel, continuing with the Book by Book series featuring a DVD and discussion. All are welcome.  

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The Wednesday Bible Study meets weekly with Pastor Duffy in the Parlor at 10:30 am for a short video, discussion, and delicious treats. Book by Book with Richard Bewes - 1 Samuel (feat. Nancy Guthrie) The LORD Jesus Christ is the King of kings. The Father has enthroned Him over all the kings of the earth and He reigns for the sake of His church. However, after four hundred years of failing to trust the Divine King, His people decided to ask for a king just like the nations. 1 Samuel shows us what happened when the ancient church was given a king that looked perfect on the outside but did not have a heart f...

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