Adult Programs

We are uplifted by the beautiful singing of our chancel choir and the exquisite music made by our historical organ.  Our inspirational worship services and the insightful messages from our pastors aim to meet the spiritual needs of our members. 

More than a place to worship, spiritual guidance and growth come from many corners of First Church.  The Tuesday Women’s Bible Study has become an institution.  The Men’s Morning Bible Study has gone on for so long no one can remember when it started.  Occasional series of Christian films followed by discussion give participants new ways of thinking about their faith and biblical interpretations.  A Sunday evening 6:00 p.m. program focuses on the Congregational Way of Life, an evening bible study covering the Book of Acts is set to begin in the new year, and a Sunday morning 9:00 a.m. gathering to discuss the book "Who Moved My Pulpit?" are more examples. 

Programs like the Alpha Program, taught by Pastor Phil Jackson, an experienced Alpha instructor, invites people from both the church and the community to ask questions about their faith and learn about the spiritual struggles and triumphs of others, and friendships develop.

Events held throughout the year deepen friendships and reinforce the kind of fellowship we experience every Sunday during hospitality hour.  A Strawberry Festival, Friday Fish Frys, an End-of-Summer Picnic, the Harvest Party, the Café Cabaret, a Fall Women's Retreat, a traditional English dinner, the Hanging of the Greens in late November, and the Christmas Fair bring us together in celebration of one another.  Our Prayer Shawl Ministry offers casual Tuesday afternoons of conversation, snacks, and knitting and crocheting, and the fruits of the participants — prayer shawls, blankets, comfort dolls — are given away free to anyone in need of spiritual comfort.  A field trip to the Heifer Farm last year enabled both adults and children to delight in seeing the kinds of animals Heifer International gives to needy families and participate in hands-on workshops.

First Church also sponsors a wide range of activities that keep our congregation close and involve the local community.  Our music committee, for instance, presents a number of concerts each year at First Church.  We have welcomed the piano music of Richard Busch, the Men’s Welch Choir, the Mid Cape Chorus, an Alaskan children’s singing group, and a jazz band made up of talented Dennis-Yarmouth high school students and alumni named “Reaching Minimum Wage” — accompanied by a roast pork dinner!

 

 

 


Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

                          Proverbs 9:9-10