adult growth
…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith… Heb 12:1,2

At FPC we are dedicated to learning about and understanding our faith. The more we know about the path we travel, the better we know the One who travels with us, the more richly satisfying the journey. We provide opportunities for adults to grow through Bible Studies, adult Sunday School opportunities, Lenten programs, and special presentations throughout the year.

Christian Seder Dinner
Learn all about Passover and how it relates to our walk as Christians at FPC’s Seder Dinner in Fellowship Hall Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30-8:00pm. In Jewish tradition, the focal point of Passover is a family meal, called the Seder. The Gospel tells us that Jesus' Last Supper was this Passover meal, which he shared with his disciples. As we prepare our hearts and homes for the Easter miracle of Christ's resurrection, the celebration of a Seder reminds us that elements of our faith are rooted in this Jewish tradition. (Please note that this will not be a full meal—merely a symbolic recreation of a traditional Jewish Seder.) Our hope is that it will be a meaningful and informative evening for all who attend, and people of all ages are invited to participate.

RSVPs are not required; however, it would be extremely helpful from a planning perspective if we could have some idea of how many people to expect. If you'd like to attend, please send an email to Kate Dietry, Fellowship Elder, at or leave a note in Kate's mailbox in the church office.

Good Friday Prayer Vigil
Spend some time in prayer in the Chapel at FPC on Good Friday, March 30. From 12:00 to 3:00pm, the Rev. Jeff Quinto will lead a service of meditation and reflection, using Ignatian Contemplation. For those not familiar with the steps in Ignatian Contemplation and seeking to follow the steps, a guide will be provided. People will be encouraged to pray, to read the Scriptures describing the events of Good Friday and to imagine themeselves in the scenes portrayed in the biblical story. 

The Art of Marriage is back.  Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form. "The Art of Marriage” is a six-session curriculum designed to equip couples with biblical principles for stronger, healthier marriages, no matter what stage of marriage you are in. Classes will meet in the large conference room at FPC from 6:00-8:00pm on the following Sundays: March 4, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22 and April 29. For more information, contact FPC member Amy Lewis at

FIRST FORUM - First Forum is back! First Forum will occur on the First Sunday of each month between services downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
     April 1 - No First Forum – Resurrection Sunday
     May 6 - “Visit to the Holy Land” presentation by Jeff Quinto  

"The Light Team" Women's Bible Study meets from the early fall to early spring on Mondays from 1:00-2:30pm in the Gathering Place. Women at FPC who are interested in becoming closer to God through Bible lessons from Christian speakers and involvement with one another through prayer and fellowship should join us. This is a time for reflection and discussion, not for homework or extra reading. We all understand that some sessions will be missed for travel, appointments, grandchildren, etc. This is not a problem. We end our weekly sessions with humor and treats. The Light Team is concluding its early spring meetings on April 2. Please consider joining us in the fall of 2018 for meaningful moments with your Christian sisters. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Bennin.

The Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Group welcomes women of all ages and walks of life! This is an inter-denominational group that meets during the school year Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10:00am in the Gathering Space. The Women’s Community Bible Study All are invited to participate. The current study, which runs through May, is: A Heart Like His: Seeking the Heart of God – The Study of David, by Beth Moore. God will never give up on you. Explore how David's life proves this promise to be true. In this examination of the “man after God's own heart,” David will delight and disappoint you. You'll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others. If you've ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses, family problems, or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you! For more information, Contact Beth Stellmacher at  bstellmacher (at) tds (dot) net or (608) 220-9632.

The "Beth Moore" Bible Study Group meets regularly on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Gathering Space on the first floor. The group uses a workbook that has some daily homework and accompanies the weekly video sessions.  All are welcome!

The 807 Group for men meets Saturday mornings at 8:07am at Spring Garden Restaurant in Waunakee. This men’s Ecumenical group meets weekly for study and fellowship. 

Sunday School for Parents and Grandparents
Study the same lesson that the kids are learning to help them on their faith journey. This class is open to all adults and is taught by Peter Zielski, Adult Nurture & Spiritual Growth Elder. No previous Bible knowledge required. Classes are held every week there is Sunday School until May 15. Drop your children off at their classrooms, then come to Room 304 to learn more. Sunday School: It's Not Just for Kids Anymore!

Sunday Morning Bible Exploration for Adults - Explore the Bible in a safe and welcoming environment with other adults.  Adult Sunday School is held each week between worship services on Sundays 9:50-10:35am, in the Lower Level, Room 102.  No need to register ahead of time, all are welcome.


FPC’s Adult Education Ministry is happy to introduce The Bethel Series, which takes you on an in-depth exploration of the Bible and brings you a deeper understanding of scripture.  Please contact Jeff Quinto through the church office (608) 849-4625 for more information.

Monthly Bible Memory Verse for March: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10, (ESV)