Adult Classes

Mental Health: A Concern for Everyone, Sundays, Sept. 23- Oct. 14, 10:15 a.m. in the Chapel

Sept. 23: A 4-week series begins with a focus on General Mental Health Maintenance, led by Sonja Noble, Psychiatric Nursing Specialist from Madison College Nursing Faculty. Included in the presentation: What is mental health? How do you know you need help? Tips to boost/improve one's mental health, and more.

Sept. 30: Week two of the series focuses on Awareness of Depression, led by Beth Doria, Psychiatric Nursing Specialist from Madison College Nursing faculty. The session will include: signs and symptoms of depression, ways to address depression, therapeutic communication, and more.

Oct. 7: Week three of the series focuses on Gender Nonconforming and LGBTQ folks and the horrific rate of suicide and suicide attempts among these people. Leah Rolando, a Suicide Prevention Specialist with Mental Health America of Wisconsin, will help us consider what the community of faith can do to be better aware and able to address particular needs and concerns.

Oct. 14: Week four of the series focuses on QPR Suicide Prevention training. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. QPR trainers believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Interested in teaching a class at First Church or have a great idea for a Spiritual Formation series you'd like to see? Let us know!


FaithLink - (on temporary hiatus)

Sundays at 10:15 a.m. 

Gathering place: Room LL12

Small group facilitated discussion about how our individual beliefs relate to current events and topics in the news.

Contact Karyn for more details. 


Theology for the 21st Century 

Fall season beginning September 23, 2018

Sundays at 10:15 a.m.

Gathering place: Room LL05

Class reads and discusses books about religion, theology, and past/current events. The fall season will begin with a discussion around Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today by John Shelby Spong.

Contact Ann for more details.