Adult Education

Holy Land Pilgrimage Opportunity


Pastor Brenna and Pastor Carmen will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October of 2024 and we hope you’ll consider taking part!

Thinking about going? Below are some digital resources for you, outlining the trip that includes answers to FAQs, and a registration link to save your seat on the bus! Feel free to forward this along to friends or loved ones who might want to join you on this trip.


Upcoming Adult Education Classes and Events

Uganda Mission Trip Presentation 

On September 24th, please join us at 11:45 am in Calvin Library to hear reflections from our most recent mission team to visit our mission partners in Uganda. Our church sent this team of 7 members to the Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School and Good Shepherd Kindergarten and Primary School in Kamwenge Uganda. Come hear the stories of how God met us and changed us during our two weeks there.


Ethical Wills

On October 15 there will be a class offer after church in our Heritage room on how to compose an ethical will. Come learn more and bring your questions to this informative class.


Sunday Adult Education

Adult Bible Lectionary Study

Every Sunday morning from 9:00 – 10:00 am, Dr. Will Deming leads an Adult Bible Study on the lectionary Scripture passages for that day’s worship, using the Revised Common Lectionary. This is a wonderful way to dive into the Scriptures before hearing them in the worship service.

UPDATE: During this time at home, Dr. Deming is offering this study class on Zoom. To participate weekly, join on Zoom at the same time of 9:00 – 10:00 am via this link: The Zoom Meeting ID is 922-8513-8816.

Special Adult Education Classes & Guest Speakers

Special Adult Christian Education classes and guest speakers are offered throughout the year on Sundays, occasionally before or after the worship service. The announcements and details for these go out in the Spire monthly newsletter and weekly announcements. 


Mid-Week Adult Education Gatherings

Practical Theology Study & Discussion Group

Every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, the Practical Theology and Discussion Group gathers at the church to study books and articles that explore Christian theology and thought. Feel free to drop in! All are welcome!


Open Circle Women’s Group

Every Thursday morning from 10:00 – 11:30 am during the program year, a weekly women’s study and fellowship group meets to check in with one another, engage in a Bible or topical study, and concludes with a time of prayer. All women are welcome! Feel free to drop in!

UPDATE:  Open Circle is meeting back in person but there is still an opportunity to join over Zoom.


Join Us for Worship Service

Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331