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Sunday Mornings


Sunday Mornings @ 9:30

McLaurin Room, First Floor Education Building

Class Chair, Sibbie McFaddin


The Bethany Class is a lecture based group that deepens the faith through Bible study. As one of the longest running classes at First Presbyterian, it is composed of women and men of all ages. Each Sunday, a different teacher leads the class through the Present Word curriculum. In  Fall 2019, we are going to focus on God’s gift of Faith and how we respond to it personally and communally. All are welcome!





Sunday Mornings @ 9:30

Room 210, Second Floor Education Building

Class Chair, Karen Ingram


This Co-ed class is open to adults of all ages. The Harmony Class is a combination of lecture and discussion with a curriculum that varies depending on the season. We may do a book study, use a video series or dive straight into serious bible study. Switching it up gives us freedom to learn in different ways. Join us!


Beginning in February, this class will enjoy an 8-week video-based study of C. S. Lewis’ classic work, Mere Christianity.  C.S.  Lewis is often best known as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters.  He was not always a Christian, though, having spent his earlier years as an atheist and then as one exploring other world religions.  In Mere Christianity he lays out his defense for the truth of Christianity above other world views that does not lead just to an improved outlook on life but to Transformation as one embraces the Christian faith personally and the living Christ takes up residence.  





Sunday Mornings @ 9:30 Room 207, Second Floor Education Building

Class Chairs, Charles Denny & John Safford


The Discovery Class is enjoys lively discussion as we study a variety of materials while engaging the Word of God. Bible study. Below is their Spring and Summer 2020 schedule:


March 1 – April 5 : Lenten Study: Entering the Passion of Jesus by Dr. A. J. Levine

April 19- June 21:   Invitation to Psalms, a Disciple Bible study

June 28- August 30: A Great Course: “The Holy Land Revealed.” (Dr. Jodi Magness)




Sunday Mornings @ 9:30
Room 203, Second Floor Education Building

This coed Lectionary-based class uses the Feasting on the Word curriculum.  Feasting on the Word follows the Protestant based lectionary which selects passages from different sections in the bible for study. Participants’ faith will be enhanced as God’s Word in Scripture comes alive in this Sunday morning experience.





Sunday Mornings @ 9:30

Class Chair, John James, III


Open to men of all ages, this group serves as an anchor for married and single men who
desire to learn more about the Bible and how to put faith into action. We use the Bible Expositor and Illuminator curriculum and rotate teaching leadership.




Sunday Mornings @ 9:30

Room 309, Third Floor Education Building

Class Chair, Missy Coulter


Open to women of all ages, this class studies a variety of topics that focus on issues relating to women. The Grace class is a sacred place for women to strengthen our spirits by growing deeper relationships with God and one another. We will study scripture while also using a variety of curriculum and resources to enrich our faith.  



Men of Faith

Wednesday Mornings  – More information coming soon. 

Location: Youth West Building


Start the day off right with this early morning series offered twice a year (Fall and Spring). The purpose of this group is to grow in our relationships with God and each other.  Men of Faith is open to all men so if you know of other friends who might be interested, please invite them. Coffee is provided!


Presbyterian Women


Times & Location Below

Contact Linda Hogon on her cell at 803-840-7671 or by email at


The Presbyterian Women Ministry of First Presbyterian Church, Sumter, is part of the national organization of the Presbyterian Church USA.  Our purpose is to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, to support the mission of the church worldwide, to work for justice and peace, and to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church.


The women of First Presbyterian are organized in Circles that meet monthly for Bible Study, fellowship and to learn about a variety of ways in which they can become involved with serving the church, its members and the Sumter community.



Circle #1

12:30 p.m.

1st Tuesday

McLaurin Room

Circle #4

10:00 a.m.

1st Tuesday

McLaurin Room

Circle #6

7:00 p.m.

1st Tuesday

Designated Homes


Circle #8

3:00 p.m.

1st Wednesday

Covenant Place



Circle #9

7:00 p.m.

1st Tuesday

422 Haynsworth St.




The Presbyterian Council

The Presbyterian Council, made up of the Council Officers, the Circle Chairmen, and the Committee Chairmen meet each month from September to May on the first Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the McLaurin Room.



Presbyterian Men




Young Adult Ministry



Faithful Families


Sundays, February 9 – March 1 @ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


Faithful Families is our Sunday evening programing for families. A time for fellowship, the breaking of bread, and growing together in the faith as One Family. Children, parents, adults and more are invited to journey together. 


Dinner is served at each class at no cost, and a nursery care is available.  

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