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Rev. Dr. Paul Detterman
Senior Pastor

Rev. Allison Lundeen
Parish Associate


Adult Ministries

We are committed to each individual's spiritual formation and discipleship. God's ultimate goal for each one of us is that we become spiritually mature by becoming more and more like Christ in our thoughts, feelings, and actions. With worship as the center of our life, we learn, connect, and serve together in various ways.

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Women's Bible Study (WBS)  First Pres hosts a weekly community women's bible study, WBS, on Thursdays from September through May. You may join anytime. Check the link for current study and dates, and to register.

Men's Bible Study: Men's Community Bible Study is at 7:00  pm in Room 101 (September - April). Join us!

Small Groups: First Pres has numerous small groups that meet throughout the week in homes, at restaurants, and in the church. These groups of 6-10 adults meet to study, discuss and nurture relationships.

Adult Christian Education: Various classes, including Bible Geeks.

Read through the Bible in a year with M'Cheyne's Bible Reading Plan.

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Progressive Dinner: February 2019 was our 7th Annual First Pres Progressive Dinner, one of the most popular events of the year! Join us next year!.

Neighborhood Prayer: Each week on Wednesdays at 11:30 am, First Pres goes out into our community to pray with our neighbors. See where we are this week and join us as we pray.

Thirsty 30 (coffee/snack time): Between our two worship services all ages gather in the Social Hall. Come make a connection.

MOPS: (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) meets at First Pres two Fridays each month.

Annual All-Church Retreat: This weekend retreat is an annual favoriate, and great way to connect and build relationships.

Annual Women's Retreat: Renew, refresh, and grow in faith together.

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Become a Kitchen Samaritan.

Thirsty 30 needs snack volunteers!

Other Ways to Serve: There are many ways to use your gifts, time and energy in our life together.

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Stephen Ministry logoStephen Ministers are trained lay people provide Christ-centered care for those experiencing stress



Bible Reading Plan

Small Group Resources

Comfort Scriptures



Adult Christian Education

The purpose of Adult Education is to educate and enrich our congregation in the truth, relevance, and multiple dimensions of Christianity and the revealed Word of God. 

We have a variety of educational opportunities available and hope that you will find something that fits your needs and schedule.



ICON James Study 2019Join in anytime, Sundays at 10:30 am in Room 101!






Bible Geeks fall 2019This fall, we’re covering the last things – “eschatology” in the words of theologians. This means we’ll be covering the topics of heaven, hell, the afterlife, and the kingdom of God.

This season, we’ll be working through the book Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright. First Pres will provide free copies. Contact Ryan Schumacher for more information.


9/15: Heaven – Chapters 1 & 2
   Week 1 Videos Here

9/29: Hell – Chapter 11
   Week 2 Videos Here
   Data Model:  https://tinyurl.com/y33nlnhb 

10/13: Resurrection – Chapters 3, 4, & 10

   Week 3 Videos Here

10/27: Second Coming – Chapters 7 & 8

    Week 4 Videos Here

11/10: Final Judgment – Chapter 9

    Week 5 Videos Here

11/24: Kingdom of God – Chapters 6,12, & 13

Last Published: November 21, 2019 2:54 PM
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