Adult Programs

Ongoing weekly programs

Adult Bible Class - Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
This bible study is scripture focused and led by class members. The class begins with singing, scripture reading, prayer and the lesson followed by a discussion. An offering is received to support missions and church organizations. Social events are planned during the year. All men and women are welcome to join us for fellowship and spiritual growth. Each December the Presby Men ring bells for the Salvation Army.

Wednesday morning Bible Study
Rev. Edward Duffy conducts a Bible Study on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Past studies have focused on “Understanding the Book of Revelation”, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and currently the Psalms. The Wednesday Morning Bible Study has grown into a lively group of men and women who come to listen, worship, speak up, pray and learn. Each season, the group focuses on a different book of the Bible. Dr. Duffy offers commentary, and facilitates conversation. Participants bring their own Bibles. All are welcome. Childcare will be provided, if needed.

Church World Service
The World Service Sewing Group, a part of the Women's Association is affiliated with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) City of Bridgeport. This group meets every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Munich Room. Bring a bag lunch; beverage is provided. The World Service Sewing Group makes hospital gowns, baby kimonos and blankets to be distributed to a Presbyterian mission in Africa. Hand puppets are made for the Pediatric Unit at Bridgeport Hospital. Hours are recorded and a certificate and luncheon are given by RSVP for those participating in our area.


Monthly programs

Women's Association and Circles
Women's Association Evening Circles (2) meet every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. We meet in member's homes or the church parlor for Bible study and refreshments. The Association meets four times a year and holds a summer picnic and Christmas party. Through our pledges and fund-raising projects, we support our mission commitments including the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Salvation Army, Church Library Fund, Bridgeport Rescue Project, Project Learn, Habitat for Humanity, Shriner's Hospital, Operation Hope, American Bible Society, and the PYRO Summer Mission Trip. One of our most popular fund-raisers is the annual Strawberry Festival in June. We are part of the Presbyterian Women, USA.

Prayer Chain
Prayer chains are available within the Board of Deacons. If you are in need of prayers for a particular situation, please call the church office at (203) 374-6176.


Special Programs

(Contact the church office at 203-374-6176 if interested the next session)

Christian Believer
"Knowing God with Heart and Mind"
Christian Believer is a 30-week study of the classical doctrines of the Christian faith. These doctrines include God's Providence, Atonement, Judgment, Eternal Life and many more. Structured like the Disciple Bible program, Christian Believer participants daily read both Scripture and writings of early and modern church leaders and theologians. Once a week, individuals meet together to watch a video and discuss what they have learned. All deeply committed Christians should take Christian Believer to understand more fully what the Church has believed and taught over the centuries and to learn the concepts and images that unite us all as Christian believers.

Alpha
"Questions of Life" - A Practical Introduction to the Christian Faith

"What is the purpose of life?" "What happens when we die?" "Why did Jesus have to die?" "What relevance does the Bible have for our lives today?"

"Questions of Life" has helped thousands of men and women around the world find answers to these questions and many more. We believe this course points the way to an authentic Christianity that is exciting and relevant to today's world.

A special day-retreat on a Saturday is a vital part of the Alpha experience. Childcare will be provided, if needed by any participants.

Disciple
Disciple is an approach to Bible study that emphasizes disciplined reading of and listening to Scripture, the purpose of which is to develop Biblically-nourished persons committed to living as disciples. Meeting once a week for thirty-four weeks, group participants move through the Biblical story from Creation to the New Jerusalem, giving equal time to the Old and New Testaments. Disciple is a small-group experience with 8-14 members and a facilitator who covenant together to read assigned Scripture, take notes on what they read, and bring those questions, reflections, and insights to the group meeting for discussion.