Adult Education

Discipleship is the ongoing transformation of our hearts, our minds and our lives.  

We believe that discipleship is a lifelong journey.  There is never a time in our lives when we can be satisfied with our growth or our certainty.  Certainty is about being right.  Faith is about being guided by what’s right and training yourself to do it.

FRC’s worshiping community welcomes faith with all the doubts, the questions and the mystery.  Our hope is to provide space and opportunities for exploration and inquiry, questioning and listening, dialogue and discernment.  There is also nothing like participating in hands-on service to deepen your faith and put it in action. Throughout the year, we offer many opportunities for missional service and group study groups.

Men's Bible Study

The FRC Men's Bible Study meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 9:00-10:00 AM from September to May. We always welcome new members to joins us.

Since the virus quarantine, we have been meeting online via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, please contact Tom Kamp at   to get the link emailed to you. The link usually goes out Friday evening before the Saturday meeting.

Upcoming Advent Study Opportunities

Advent Small Group Study: Incarnation

Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas.

His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and the angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

In Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, best-selling author Adam Hamilton examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth.

This Advent season church families will come together to remember what’s important. In the face of uncertainty and conflict, Christians reclaim the Christ Child who brings us together, heals our hearts, and calls us to bring light into the darkness. Now more than ever, we invite you to reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today!

Small groups are continuing to form. A Tuesday - 7:00 PM small group has just opened. The Tuesday - 1:00 PM group is full.  Please register here if you'd like to join a group or read the study on your own.

Books can be purchased through Amazon or Cokesbury. We have a few copies in the church office if you would prefer to pick one up.

Advent Small Group Study: Everything Must Change

Pastor Kathleen will lead an Advent study group discussion on a book by Bryan Mclaren called “Everything Must Change,” which is an alternative and mission/action filled view of the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ.
Bryan McLaren asks, “How do the life and teachings of Jesus address the most critical global problems in our world today?” In Everything Must Change, Bryan gives us a glimpse of how Jesus’ core message can infuse us with purpose and passion to address the economic, environmental, military, political, and social dysfunctions that have overtaken our world. This book invites us to imagine what would happen:
- if people of faith moved beyond political polarization and a few hot-button issues to the deeper questions few are asking.
- if the world's leading nations spent less on weapons and more on peace-making, poverty-alleviation, and creation-care.
- if a renewed understanding of Jesus and his message sparked a profound spiritual awakening in a global movement of faith, hope, and love.
- if we believed that God's will really could be done on earth and not just in heaven.
Purchase your own book for $13.50 on The progressive Christian study assumes that each participant will read chapters from the book each week and be ready for the Wednesday night discussions. We will meet in person in the Blue Room with Zoom virtual participants on a screen in the room. Sign up in the lobby of Friendship Hall Welcome Center or register online.