Adult Learning

We grow in our faith by coming together. Now more than ever, as we are physically distanced, we offer many ways to connect and grow.

We value conversations about how the biblical narrative intersects with our own faith lives. Classes are facilitated by ministers and lay leaders. Please join us as we nurture and explore our spiritual lives.

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Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.

Bible Study: Begins this fall with hybrid learning!
Wednesday Bible Study resumes again on Wednesday, September 15 at 12:30 p.m. In-Person & Virtual! We will begin the fall with a six-part series on Paul as we explore the more challenging texts to modern progressive theology and look for the roots of a new perspective on Paul.

This series will be done in hybrid form - join us in person or virtually - zoom information can be found in our First Matters newsletter, please email [email protected] to sign up.

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Coffee and theology resumes on Sunday, September 19 as we begin a study about Christology – the meaning of Christ to the church in terms of his body, his death, his resurrection…this series will rely in part on the part of the work of Richard Rohr in his book, The Universal Christ.

Start your Sundays with us! Bring your own coffee to this study series that focuses on the broad trends in theology. Beginners, seekers, new members, experienced Bible students, are ALL welcome!

This series will be done in hybrid form - join us in person or zoom information can be found in our First Matters newsletter, please email [email protected] to sign up.

All are welcome for the start of this monthly Bible study – part of our LGBTQ Program and led by the Rev. Dr. Barbara Davis. All are welcome to this virtual series. For more information and the zoom link, contact Barbara Davis at [email protected].

Join PW as we continue this year’s study called “Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament.” Both the Sunday and Wednesday circles are virtual and are participating in the same study, so please join the circle that works best with your schedule.

Presbyterian Women – Sunday Circle – First Sundays of the month at 12:30 p.m. held in person

Presbyterian Women – Wednesday Circle – First Wednesdays of the month at 8:00 p.m. held virtually

All Are Welcome to Qigong at First, Mondays 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

This meditative practice is a way to enrich your spiritual life through silent prayer. Your body is like a Tree, connected to the mystery of the earth with its roots, and to the heavens with its canopy. Sitting or standing, one quiets the mind, listens to the breath, and feels the blessing of the surrounding light. 

For details, contact Meg Harper: 917.588.0681/ [email protected].

We are proud to partner with PRiSM, a multi-denominational, progressive Christian ministry serving young adult college and graduate students in Greenwich Village. There are several programs that may be of interest to you or a college student you know.

College Student Pantry. This is a food pantry program for college and graduate students in NYC and is run by student volunteers. The pantry is for any student in need of food. No questions asked. It is located at Trinity's SAFH in the East Village at 602 E. 9th Street (at the corner of Ave. B) and is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 3-5 p.m.

PRiSM Tuesday Night Dinners held in person from 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

Join students from schools around the Village on the lawn of First Church each Tuesday for a free meal, rich conversation, and prayer in community.  All students are welcome!

The Young Adult ministry of FPC includes fellowship opportunities for 20/30s to gather for conversation and community. These casual come-as-you are, drop in events are a great way to connect with other young adults in an often anonymous big city. If you would like to be on the mailing list for this program, contact [email protected] and we will happily add you to our list.

Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Brush up on your Spanish skills while learning more about the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. This conversational class is open to all levels and is a great way to hone your skills while spending time with First Church friends. Led by member Daniel Duque who has taught Spanish at Cornell University and The Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations. For more information contact Nicole Stansifer at [email protected].

For more information about meeting times and how you can get involved contact Audrey Webber at [email protected].

Upcoming Adult Learning​ Events

Thu 09

Advent Prayer Writing

December 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Sun 12

Coffee and Theology

December 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Tue 14

Visual Arts Bible Study

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 14

College Ministries Gathering

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 15

Advent Bible Study

December 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Thu 16

Advent Prayer Writing

December 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Thu 16

Drop in Drawing

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 17

Current Events

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm