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Join a Small Group -

Many new opportunities!

Are you interested in connecting with the church, deepening your faith, and getting to know other people at First Pres?  If so, we invite you to join one of the existing or new small groups starting in April.  


Take a moment to check out the possibilities!


The Way of Blessedness Study on the Beatitudes; 9 weeks

This study invites participants to discover Jesus’ vision of the kingdom of God on earth and to develop and live a personal “rule of life” that helps you reside in that kingdom. Each week you will explore one of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5). The Way of Blessedness guides participants along a path that offers clarity to your way of life and the very life of God's kingdom.

Beatitudes Groups & When They Meet

  • Sundays at 5:00 pm

  • Mondays at 5:00 pm (women’s group)

  • Thursdays at 2:00 pm (mixed group)


Journey with Me; 8 weeks

This group will use Dr. Randall Lolley’s book of sermons on the books of the Bible. Each week, one selected sermon (Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, Micah, Matthew, Romans, Revelation) will be studied to help you discern what difference the Scriptures make in who we are and why we behave the way you do once we have read them.

When They Meet

  • Tuesdays at 3:00 pm (women’s group)


The Fruit of the Spirit; 9 weeks

These groups will discuss understanding the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control more deeply and to allow the Holy Spirit to incorporate them into our lives.

Fruit of the Spirit Groups & When They Meet

  • Tuesdays (every other) at 8:30 am (men’s group)

  • Fridays at 10:00 am

To register for any of these groups, click here.

With questions, email Andrea Siebold,


Adult Sunday School

JOY Group

Meets via Zoom on Sundays at 11:30 AM

To participate, contact Judy Pizzuti, or 843-422-3797

(Class members purchase their own books)

Living in the Word

Meets via Zoom on Sundays at 9:30 AM

To participate, send an email to Rich Allen,

Topics for May 2021

Three weeks: ‘Questions God Asks Us’ 

May  2nd – ‘What Are You Doing Here?’ - Text: 1 Kings 19:1-18

Focus: Gain courage in difficult times.

May  9th – ‘Why Do You Complain?’ - Text: Isaiah 40:27-31; 41:8-10

Focus: Grow in trusting the Lord.


May 16th – ‘Why Live in Paneled Houses?’ - Text: Haggai 1:1-15

Focus: Re-evaluate what’s most important in your life.


Two weeks: Focus on Pentecost 

May 23rd – ‘Preparing for Pentecost’ - Text: Acts 1:6-14

Focus: Holy Spirit Empowers Believers


May 30th – ‘Pentecost As the ‘Norm’’ - Text: Acts 2:1-21

Focus: Is Pentecost the ‘norm’ for Christian worship?

Lowcountry Lessons

Meets via Zoom on Wednesdays at 4:30 PM

This class is taught by David Lauderdale  

To register and receive Zoom information, email Susan Brannon,

Work in Progress

Meets via Zoom on Sundays at 8:30 AM

To participate, contact Richard Burnette,

Adult Programs During the Week

Men's Bible Study 

Meets via Zoom on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM

To participate, contact Jim Wood,

Sarah Circle

Meets via Zoom on the second Monday of the month.

For information and to participate, contact Carol Nicewinter,

Off Island Circle

Meets in person the third Monday of every month.

During 2020/2021, the focus for conversation is “Reflection on Ageing”

Being a member of a circle is a way to connect to FPC and experience

the warm fellowship and support of other women. 

Meets the third Monday of each month ( September thru May)

For more information, contact Jennifer Alexander, 770-354-1191

Spiritual Exercise (SpEx)

Meets via Zoom on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Spiritual Exercise - ‘SpEx’ - prioritizes open and honest discussion on faith issues and questions in a supportive and inquisitive environment. Discussions are undergirded by books chosen by group consensus. New members are welcome.

For more information, contact Kathleen Sharp ( or Jeanne Lane (