Following Jesus is hard work.

We understand that being a Christian can be hard work, and it is easier and more rewarding if it can be done in a group with laughter and open sharing.  If you participate, chances are that you will learn something you didn’t even know you wanted to learn.

Sunday Morning Classes

Our adults actively engage in a number of Sunday School groups and other conversations to explore issues and ideas that impact our lives. Joining in these conversations and learning opportunities will allow you to ask questions in a safe place, meet new people, and build deeper relationships with folks you already know.

If you’d like to read about classes that have been offered in the past, visit the adult Christian education section of our news and events page. You may also be interested in our Spiritual Direction program.

Lectionary Bible Study
Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in Room 6
Year-round

Lectionary-based class where we discuss a different Scripture and theme each week. Drop in any week for discussion, laughter, and serious contemplation of the Bible. Older youth are welcome to attend this class. We also have childcare and KidsWorship available for younger children.

Covenant Groups

Are you looking for a space where you can connect with others from First United and explore what it means to follow the Way of Jesus? You are invited to join one of our Covenant Groups. These groups of 8-10 people meet in homes or in the wider community. At each meeting, you will have the chance to check in with the others in your group, spend time in prayer together, and talk about how you experience God in your life. If you want a place where you can be intentional about knowing others, sharing yourself, and experiencing the Holy, we hope you will sign up for one of these groups.

Groups are forming now and are always open to newcomers. Click here for descriptions, times, and all the info you need to choose a group that’s right for you.

Drop-In Groups

Looking for an informal way to spend time with others from First United? Our drop-in groups may fit your schedule perfectly. Unlike our covenant groups, these do not require a commitment from you. Instead, you may come when your schedule allows and enjoy an opportunity to visit, meet new people, and explore shared interests. Don’t see the right group for you? Maybe it’s time to start a new one!

Click here for descriptions, times, and all the info you need to choose a group that’s right for you.

Spiritual Direction

“What is happening in your life?  Where is God in the midst of that?  What is the invitation?”  Are these questions you’d like to explore with other like-minded folks.

Group spiritual direction participants look and listen together to notice and to respond to the ways in which God is present and to reflect on questions like these.  God meets us where we are, in the ordinary experiences of our everyday lives, and interacts with each of us uniquely. When group members explore together, they reap the benefit of shared insights and broadened perspectives that the collective wisdom of the group provides. For more information about group spiritual direction, please contact our Spiritual Director, Dawna Petersen.