Adult Education Offerings

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


A Six-week Adult Education study on the Belhar Confession begins on Sunday, October 7. You can pick-up study materials in the library. This study is taught by Mary Anderson and will meet at 11:15 am, upstairs in Room 201. Come and learn about the newest confession adopted by the PC(USA).

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

21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari is our current book. Other books we have read recently include: 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.

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. This group studies a variety of in-depth topics in faith and theology. Questioning minds are always welcome!