Christian Education

Childcare All Year

CHILDCARE - during the worship services our children from infancy to kindergarten are given attention and care. They have an opportunity for play and a story from the Bible. The theme this year is “God Loves Me”. Dolly Hutchings coordi-nates the volunteers sharing this joyful responsibility in the Nursery at the far end of the east hall on the main floor.


Sundays,February 2 & 9, 9:45am-10:45am. Emmaus Classroom
Embodying the message of the gospel in the 21st century provides the Christian with some unique challenges. The sheer quantity of forms that human misery takes today is overwhelming. The social problems behind the misery are complex and what to do about them is often divisive, expensive, and doesn't always seem to provide sustainable solutions. This five-week course will first step back and examine God's intent for all people and how our engagement with vulnerable populations can best reflect the character of God. Sign-ups will be at the Connection Center.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesday Bible Study - On Becoming a Christian
10 to 11:30 am, upstairs
The Ten Commandments. Are they relevant today? We’ll be looking at many different views about these ten. Does anyone today follow all ten? Do we? Should we? Come to our Bible study with all your own ideas to share. We’re also introducing the Rev. Malcolm Miner’s “Rejoice Plan.” You’ll love it!


Wednesdays, January 8-March 2 , Noon-1:00 pm, upstairs
Bring your lunch and join Pastor Matt for a look at the sermon text for the upcoming Sunday. Each week we will read through the Bible passage Matt will be preaching on, and go around the table to share insights, ask questions, wrestle with the texts, and listen for the Spirit. It's a great way to dig deeper into God's word in preparation for worship.


Meets once every 4-6 weeks in the home of one of the families
For those in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, and many who have young or school-age children. We meet for a meal in the home of one our families, share a meal, share life, study and pray together. Interested? Contact: Carrie and Dan Cobb 360.452.0476 .

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

Wednesdays, January 8 – March 25, 9:00 am, Fellowship Hall

Meets weekly for coffee and snacks, prayer and to study God’s Word. We are a loving, supportive group where all women are welcome. Contact: Pat Sexton 360.460.2177

Adult Sunday School

Youth Classes - Middle and High School Students

Sunday’s, 9:45 am, 7th – 12th grade, Youth Room..

Naomi Circle

Second Monday Sept through June at the church or in homes
All women are invited and welcome to join.   Membership and/or attendance at FPCPA is not required. Naomi Circle is a long-standing bible study group of our church. This year we will be studying “The Ten Commandments”.  Contact: Beverly Brown 360.457.8205

Fish Company

Tuesdays, year-round, 7:30 am, Traylor’s Restaurant
Men’s breakfast and Bible study.  The focus of our study is to read and discuss the Scripture passages for the upcoming Sunday. Contact: Tom McCulloch 360.417.8869

Sunday School for Children

8:30 am & 11 am, after the Time for Young Disciples, Childcare Room. Birth through age 5.
9:45 am Sunday School is for grades K – 6th grade, Elementary Sunday School Room. .