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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. All are welcome!




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

Class Chairs, Ginny 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:


September-November: Present Word: Books of Isaiah, John and Revelation 

December::   The Thoughtful Christian: Advent Study




Sunday Mornings @ 9:30
Room 201, Second Floor Education Building
Class CO- Chairs Karen Ingram and Gary Bratton


This coed class is open to adults of all ages.  It is a combination of lecture and discussion with a curriculum that varies depending on the season.  They us a video series or dive straight into a serious Bible study.  Switching it up give them freedom to learn in diverse ways where participants’ faith is enhanced as God’s Word in Scripture come alive in this Sunday morning experience.  They will be using the Standard Quarterly that follows the International Sunday School Lessons and Lectionary.  The theme this fall is God’s Exceptional Choice.   It includes selections from both the Old Testament and the New Testament. 





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. They will be using Christian Life Series, Union Gospel Press and rotate teaching leadership.




Presbyterian Women


Times & Location Below

Contact Ashley Blum, Moderator of Presbyterian Women, or cell at 803-607-9039


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

Fellowship Hall

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







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.