Small Groups

Join a small group for Bible study, fellowship and prayer!

Join a Fellowship Group

Fellowship groups are a place to get to know a few people a little better as you share a common desire to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Fellowship groups of 5 to 12 generally meet in a members' home twice each month to support and encourage one another in our lives as Christians. The groups study the Bible together, pray for one another, and share their lives, ideas, concerns, laughter, and sometimes food. Through studying God's word together, group members connect Biblical truth with their lives. They build relationships with each other that stand the test of time and trials. They are facilitated by trained lay leaders and the curriculum is chosen by the group, with the help of the facilitators. 

How can I join a fellowship group?  For more information, or to sign up for a group, contact Olivier Jolliet, at ojolliet@umich.edu or Nicole Jolliet at nicole.jolliet@gmail.com.

"When I decided to join a small group for Bible study and fellowship, I had no idea how significantly it would change my life. As we opened our hearts during the Bible studies, our hearts were opened to the work of the Holy Spirit and as our intimacy with one another deepened, so did our intimacy with God. I cannot begin to express the impact it has had on my own personal growth in faith and my ongoing transformation as a follower of Christ."     -Jeanette Kibler

Men's Study Group

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92632271384 Meeting ID: 926 3227 1384

The first and third Friday morning of the month, a group of men meets from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. to read Scripture, dig into a good book, and discuss practical, down-to-earth matters of faith. The Men’s Study Group typically meets September through May in the Lewis Room for coffee, study, and conversation. Leadership alternates among several very capable leaders and the discussion is always hearty. Questions? Contact Rev. Jay Sanderford at jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org.

Journeys Book & Bible Study Group

Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., September through May.  All are invited to attend this twice-monthly Bible study in the Founders Room.  Bring a sack lunch. For more information, contact Rev. Jay Sanderford at jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org.

Prayer Team

The prayer team is led by Rev. Mellisa Anne Rogers, and meets every Monday morning via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86466149357 from 9:00–9:30 a.m. to lift up member's prayer requests.  Anyone can join at any time.  Those attending can bring their own needs and loved ones forward for prayer.  Questions?  Contact Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers.

Additional Reading and Study Groups

  • Kerygma Bible Study Group— This group meets at different members' homes on Sunday evenings, approximately every two weeks, and uses a Kerygma resource book to study a specific book of the Bible.  Join by contacting Becky Gaffney for dates and times, bandbgaffney@gmail.com
  • Advent and Lenten Groups - During Advent and Lent, small groups meet once a week to read and discuss a particular book selected for the entire church to read during that holy season.

To join a small group for Bible study, or for more information on book groups, discussion groups, or Advent and Lenten groups, contact Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers, mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org.

Social Justice Workgroup

Are you passionate about climate change isssues? First Pres is forming a Social Justice Group which you are invited to join. Contact the Social Justice Workgroup at sjag@firstpresbyterian.org for more information.