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

A Men's Study Group at First Pres Friday Mornings @ 8:30 am

Join our First Pres Men’s Study Group.  Every other Friday morning, a group of men meets from 8:30—9:30 AM to read Scripture, pour over a good book, and discuss practical, down-to-earth matters of faith. The group will meet beginning Friday, January 7, 2022, and continue on the first and third Friday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 AM in the Curtis Room.   All meetings are hybrid with both in-person gatherings as well as via Zoom. 

As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God, by Eugene Peterson

KingfisherFor winter, we will be reading As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God by Eugene Peterson.  This collection of sermons is packed with insights and wisdom from a thoughtful pastor and preacher.  In a sermon titled “Holy, Holy, Holy”, Peterson wonders:  “Every Sunday I look across this congregation and wonder, prayerfully, what is going on. I know most of you pretty well. But there is a lot I don’t know. I am here every week with the conviction that this place of worship is the most important place you can be right now, that the scriptures, hymns, prayers, and sermon can enter into your souls, your lives, bringing you into a deeper participation in eternal life.” (p.119)

All men are welcome! Books are available in the Church Office for $18.00. 

Questions? Contact Rev. Jay Sanderford, jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org or (734) 662-4466, ext. 340.

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.

Grief Conversations

The Grief Conversations Support Group meets the First Tuesday of the month, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p. m.  The group meets via Zoom to talk about grief, loss, and recovery.  All are welcome.  Rev. Rogers leads this virtual gathering and the stimulating and conforting conversation that we share.  Grief is a maze...  you don't have to go through it alone.  Learn along with us.  Contact Rev. Rogers at mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org for the Zoom link.

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 or click on their website page at:  https://www.firstpresbyterian.org/connect/adult-ministry/social-justice-action-group