Adult discipleship

As Christians and Presbyterians, we are called to be disciples of Jesus.  We devote ourselves to prayer and to learning more about the Bible, the tradition of the church, and the needs of our world. See below for our current groups and meeting times, and come join us!

Financial Peace University Class


First Presbyterian Church of Sylva is hosting a 9-lesson Financial Peace University course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind.  Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense.  When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey.  Classes will be Tuesday evening beginning June 25.  The cost is $65 per person or couple.  Financial assistance is available upon request.  Contact the coordinator, Kelder Monar, to sign up and/or to receive more information: 919- 259-8480 or Hurry because space is limited!

Adult Sunday School

  • Adult Sunday School I - “Lookers” Class

Teacher: Bruce Henderson
Location: Mary Jay Patten Activity Center - Upstairs
Topic: Alternating Bible and book study

  • Adult Sunday School II - “Seekers” Class

Teacher: Blake Daniel
Location: Garden Room (next to kitchen)
Topic: Bible Study (Sunday Sermon Scripture passage)


Women's Ministry

  • Presbyterian Women Morning Circle meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at FPC.

  • Presbyterian Women Evening Circle meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at various homes.

  • Women's Community Bible Study meets each Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. from September to May at FPC. Childcare is provided.

Men's Ministry

  • Men's Fellowship Breakfast meets on the second and fourth Thursday every month from 8:00-9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall or at a local restaurant as announced.

Prayer Ministry

First Presbyterian Church has an active and vibrant prayer ministry. In John 4:14, Jesus said, "Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life." When we gather to pray we do so to commune with Jesus and to drink from the spring of living water that he promises us.  

  • Prayer Ministers are available after every Sunday Worship Service and would be happy to pray with you. You can also contact these prayer ministers if you would like to set up an appointment to receive prayer in a quiet, confidential setting. Please call the church office for more information.

  • Soaking Prayer is offered on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. This is a time to receive prayer in a non-threatening, Spirit-filled environment.  Simply come into the sanctuary, write your prayer requests on a card offered to you, and rest in silence as our prayer ministers lift you up to the Lord in prayer.