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Grow/Life Stages

Grow in a Group

 At every life stage, God longs to grow each of our faith lives.  At FPC, we seek to offer chances to grow through learning, service, and fellowship.  Join us for one or many of the opportunities for growing closer to God and to one another.


Weekday Preschool

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FPC is dedicated to the development of children as life-long followers of Jesus Christ.  We desire to equip, nurture, and partner with the family as we invest in their spiritual formation.  We help children learn at an early age that they are loved by God and the Christians around them.  Children are crucial within the church today – not just the church of tomorrow.


8:30am -noon in Room 105 in Education Building
Our nursery for infants and toddlers is staffed by experienced, loving, Christian caregivers, Jalisa Strayhorn and Deborah McPhail, who truly enjoy God’s youngest miracles.  We also provide nursery for a variety of church events.


Sunday School –
9:45 – 10:45
Education Building

Room 104, Teachers: Lisa Branch, Terry Norris & Roanne Rowan
Three year olds through pre-Kindergarten age blend music, Bible stories, and free play in a relaxed, nurturing introduction to church. We partner with parents to teach that God loves them, God made them, and Jesus wants to be their forever-friend.


Age appropriate lessons focus on learning Bible stories and characters so children understand that God is bigger than their biggest problem and that growing as a Christian involves making wise decisions.  Elementary ages also begin to comprehend that Christians prioritize God and others before themselves.  In 2016-17 we’ll use the all new Dig In curriculum and study the Life of Jesus!

  Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades  teachers:  Steadman & Sam Lanier and Mary & Mark Thurston
   3rd – 5th grades   teachers: Sarah & Dave Evans and Amy & John Watson


Joy Worship
, age 3-K

Weekday School wing
Room 204, Education Building
During both worship services, after the Children’s Message, children age 3 – Kindergarten have a special time for age appropriate Bible stories and activities.

Club 45

5-6:30pm on 2nd and 4th Sundays in Oct (9 & 23) & Nov (23 & 27), Feb (12 & 26) & Mar (12 & 26), and June (11 & 25) & July (9 & 23)

Club 45 is a fellowship program that gives fourth and fifth graders a fun, safe place to play, laugh, serve, share and grow together. Friends are always welcome!

Preteens need a place to be goofy and to ask tough questions, a place to play and pray, a place to be accepted and make lasting friendships, and a place to live out their faith and have fun. We believe it helps if this fun, safe place surrounds them with people who remind them of God’s amazing love for them!

Contact: Claire Colcord, 252 243 3115,



Pre-K – 2nd grade Calvin Choir

Mondays, 3:30 – 4:00pm, Music Director Joan Gibbs will encourage young children’s  joy in singing!  Calvin Choir will sing for worship multiple times throughout the year. The children’s music room is above the adult choir room of the sanctuary building.

3rd – 5th grade Chapel Choir

Mondays, 4:15 – 4:45pm, with Music Director Joan Gibbs, these musicians express themselves and praise God through singing and playing  instruments.  The children’s choir room is above the adult choir room of the sanctuary building.




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Adults at FPC have numerous opportunities to share together in Sunday school, Bible studies, and through teams and organizations.  Connecting to others through caring, sharing, study, mission and outreach builds our faith family and readies us for service in God’s kingdom.

Sunday School
Dudley Class  Teacher:  Leslie Spencer, meets in the Dudley Room, Education Building.
FPC’s longest running Sunday school class faithfully meets weekly for Bible study and fellowship using The Present Word.

Emmaus Class  Facilitator: Dave Dolman and other class members, meets in the Library, Education Building.
Using a variety of curricula, and rotating discussion leadership, this class digs into Christian living through Bible study, often using video and media to spark discussion.

McKinnon Class  Teachers:  Chris Bolt, Wade Maulsby, and Kelly Fogelman, meets in Room 209, Education Building.   Bible study together is the goal of this class made up largely of parents of children and teens of all ages.  The class also welcomes young adults who are not parents.

Channel Surfing and Bible Searching  Facilitators:  Mike & Michele Kennedy, meets in Clark Hall. Class participants meet to dig-in to the Bible passage for the weekly sermon and often take a tangent into video/media to spark current connections.


Throughout the Week

Wednesday Night Supper

6:00pm, Dudley Room, a series of Wednesdays in the fall and winter

Church folk to gather for a delicious supper, some great fellowship, and a Bible study on the following Sunday sermon’s scripture passage.



Presbyterian Women commit themselves to nurture faith through Bible study and prayer, support the mission of the worldwide church, work for justice and peace, and build an inclusive, caring community of women.  Contact:  Moderator Dianne Bradshaw, 291-0909,

Presbyterian Women’s Circles – This year’s excellent study is Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes by Judy Yates Siker, a noted New Testament professor (and ordained Presbyterian pastor) from Loyola Marymount University in CA who was born and bred in NC.  Each of the study’s nine lessons explores the question “Who is Jesus?” through a particular theological lens. Siker notes that each of us who reads the New Testament is an interpreter of the text, and that how we interpret depends in part on who we are and our own context.

  Morning Circle meets the second Tuesday of the month at 10am; contact Carolyn Ridout, 291-4599

  Evening Circle meets the Monday after the first Tuesday at 7pm in the Dudley Room; contact Lina Bracey, 291-4955

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Men Study Together Too!  Second Wednesday evenings at 7pm it’s our men’s turn to delve into Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes by Judy Yates Siker.  Siker calls this “a journey to expand our understanding of who Jesus was and is – a journey of our hearts and our minds.”  Explore how you see Jesus, who you think he is, and how Christ lives and works within your life.  If Jesus looked at you squarely in the eye and asked, “Who do you say that I am?”, what would be your answer?


Special Offerings

From time to time, special groups gather for specific studies.  Watch our home page for those special offerings and join us!

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Service Times & Directions

Our Worship Schedule

Sunday Early Light: 8:45 am

Sunday School: 9:45 am

Sunday Service:11:00 am

Weekday Services

Wednesday Night: 6:00pm

414 Sunset Road
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 243-3115