First United Presbyterian Church

Winter Spiritual Growth

FUPC is offering two classes during the Spiritual Growth hour (Sundays, 9:30 – 10:30 am). Both classes will meet via Zoom! ALL are welcome to attend both classes, and weekly attendance is not necessary to find the classes fruitful and engaging.

Below, please find information about each class, as well as the Zoom account being used. If you have further questions about Spiritual Growth at FUPC in general, please email us at and we will try to get back to you as quickly as possible. If you have specific questions about one of the classes listed below, please contact the leader.


Led by Derrik Olsen and Pastor Phil Butin, this class typically discusses a book about important matters of faith. Thoughtful Christians will use FUPC’s “Zoom One” account (details below).

For December, this group will be discussing On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius.

To participate, you will need a copy of the book. Since the church building and office are not yet open, it will be necessary for you to order your own copy of the book. Many are available through Amazon for around $17. Find the book on Amazon HERE.

We do not want the cost of the book to be a barrier to your participation. If you need assistance purchasing a copy of the book, please contact the church office.



The Winter Quarter (December–February 2020/21) of the Present Word Bible Study group examines God’s call in stories from the New Testament. This class is led by Dennis Brewer and Jane Steinkraus.

The greatest call came to Jesus; others led to the extension of Christian ministry into the known world. Unit I begins with Jesus’ heritage and spends time on the story of Jesus’ birth, including the witness of the Magi to Jesus’ call as the Messiah. John the Baptist’s call is studied also. The second unit looks at four events from Jesus’ ministry. Jesus’ receives a call to proclamation and ministry and expands his work by calling followers. Jesus’ ministries of healing and as intercessor are a focus. Unit III highlights women in ministry. From the Samaritan woman to Mary Magdalene to Priscilla and Lydia, women supported Jesus in his work and carried forth his teachings after the Resurrection.

This class is accessible for anyone who wants to join. Student books are available for pickup in the plastic drawers outside of the Calvin building entrance. 

The class meets Sunday mornings during the Spiritual Growth Hour, 9:30 – 10:30 am, on FUPC’s “Zoom Two” account (details below).

The information to access both of FUPC’s Zoom accounts is available HERE. You can also download a document with the Zoom information to save on your computer or print HERE.


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