Adult Education Offerings

Join us as we grow together in our faith.  Watch for ongoing christian education opportunities and updates in the Sunday bulletin!


We are very excited to bring to you our Planning Ahead Adult Education Series to be held in the chapel following worship throughout the program year.

Thanks for attending our Fall Classes. Here’s what’s coming up.

January 21, 2018: Planning Ahead for Long Term Care

Presented by Zoey Vecellio, Director of Operations, Hougum Law Firm, LLC

February 18, 2018: Planning Ahead for Staying Independent

Presented by Mike Rhea, Director of Resource Services, Aging and Disability Resource Center

March 11, 2018: Planning Ahead for Rightsizing

Presented by Annette Krautkramer, Owner & President, Caring Transitions

April 15, 2018: Planning Ahead for Dying Well 

Presented by Heidi Kraege, Palliative Care Coordinator & Chris Bloom, RN, Aspirus Palliative Care & Hospice

April 29, 2018: Planning Ahead for your Funeral 

Presented by Jamie Allar, Founder & President, Epilogue Planning Professionals

May 20, 2018: Planning Ahead for Medicare 

Presented by Josh Reissmann, Independent Agent, American Senior Benefits

 

Pastor Rachel’s 2018 Reading Challenge

What Is This? and Other Helpful Information:

Annual reading challenges encourage people to read a variety of books throughout the calendar year. These challenges often force you to read books you might never have thought to pick up, because they cause you to look outside your normal reading genres. Hopping on the reading challenge bandwagon, I am offering my own challenge to you. I have prepared a list of 12 types of books (grab one at the church or Click Here), one per month, that relate to religion or spirituality. Additionally, I am happy to offer some suggestions in case you’re not sure what to read.

You may read these in any order, and you don’t have to read a book each month, so don’t be discouraged if you fall behind. But don’t wait until October to cram in all 12. The task will be easier if you spread your reading throughout the year. Of course, summer is a great time to catch up. If you agree to take on the challenge, sign up, so we can hold each other accountable. We will meet a few times during the year to discuss what we’ve been reading, and if you read all 12, you’ll get some kind of small prize at the end.

Check out the cart in the church library for several selections of each type of book.

The Men’s Study Group meets every Thursday morning at  8:30 am in room 201 followed by the Women’s Study Group at 9:45. These groups study a variety of in-depth topics in faith and theology. Questioning minds are always welcome!

Hops and The Heavens meets at Sconni’s Alehouse and Eatery in Schofield every first and third Monday at 5:30 pm. We have read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books together, and we gather to eat and discuss the role of faith in our lives. Contact Pastor Rachel for more info: pastor@firstpreswausau.org

Books we are reading or have read recently: Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet edited by Julie Dunlap and Susan A. Cohen,  You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle, Alexander,  Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G.I. Hart, Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, and Waking Up White by Debbie Irving.