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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 here at First Pres. , it is composed of  women and men of retirement age. Each Sunday, a different teacher leads us through the Present Word curriculum. In Fall 2018, we are starting from the beginning with Genesis. 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!





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

Class Chair, 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 our fall and winter schedule.

Sept. 9 – Oct. 7            Vanishing Grace by Max Lucado
Oct. 14 – Nov. 25        Study on Isaiah
Dec. 2 – 23                   Christmas Accounts in the Gospels
Dec. 30 – March 24                 Ruth and Jonah





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, Wesley Blanding


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 our faith into action.  We us the Present Word 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 October 2 – November 6 @ 6:00am (Runs 45minutes to an hour)

Location: Youth West Building

Contact Nick


Start the day off right with this early morning series offered twice a year (Fall and Spring). Led by Colin Davis and Rev. Nick Cheek, the purpose of this group is to grow in our relationships with God and each other. Each series is focused on a certain theme. Men of Faith is open to men of all ages so If you know of other friends who might be interested please invite them. 


Topic for the fall: “Jesus, the Great Story Teller”

Jesus used stories to enlighten his hearers and teach them new ideas about God, himself and humanity. This fall we will pursue some of Jesus’ most well-known parables by taking a deeper and more critical look at what they meant in their historical context and what they can mean for us today as men of faith.



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


First Monday of Each Month (October-May) @ 6:00pm

Fellowship Hall, First Floor Education Building


Presbyterian Men break bread with a delicious home cooked meal and share in fellowship. We also enjoy an enlightening program from speakers all over town who share stories of wisdom and courage. Our primary focus is brotherhood, fellowship and ministry.  All men are invited to attend.


“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpness another.” Proverbs 27:17



Young Adult Ministry


Contact Will Richardson at 803-840-9249 or


The First Presbyterian Young Adult Ministry is for adults in their 20’s and 30’s, married or single, regardless of church membership.  We meet on a weekly basis for Bible Study and one a month for a fellowship with the group.   Our ultimate goal is to grow together as Christians as we experience adulthood.


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Faithful Families


Sundays, September 23rd- October 28th @ 5:00 – 6:30 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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