ALL FPC WOMEN are invited to join the Women’s Bible Study - Celebrating Sabbath.  We want to make sure that all our FPC Women feel connected and supported in friendship, fellowship, and study of the written word.  Invite a friend to come along as each lesson stands alone. All are WELCOME TO DROP IN ANY SESSION.  

For May the plans are: 

Monday, May 8th @ 10:00 am in person
  •     Circle 3 – Hosted by Jean Hinton at her home

Monday, May 8th @ 11:30 am in person and by Zoom
  • Circle 6 – Hosted by Sandy Stilson at her home
  • Click here to join us by Zoom
  • Meeting ID: 840 8118 4029
  • Passcode: 670297
  • Dial by phone:  1 312 626 6799

Tuesday, May 9th @ 10:00 am in person
  • Circle 1 - Hosted by Robin Maughan at her home

Monday, May 15th @ 5:30 pm in person

  • Circle 8 – Hosted by Barbara Nicol at FPC

Thursday, May 18th @ 10:00 am in person

  • Circle 7 - Hosted by Jane Rasco at her home

Our small groups, or “Circles,” are open circles, welcoming and inclusive.

We hope you will join the Women of First Presbyterian as we embark on this journey to explore what Sabbath is and means. Bring a friend!


Celebrating Sabbath:

Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight

By Carol M. Bechtel

with Suggestions for Leaders by Laura Mariko Cheifetz

In the nine lessons of this Bible study—with passages from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke, and Acts—we’ll consider Sabbath

  • as a celebration, not a day of dreary formality
  • as God’s intent for all of creation that includes busy women too
  • as one day of the week, perhaps a Sunday
  • as a time to surrender unhealthy striving and frantic busyness, and instead trust that God will provide
  • as a reminder that life is precious and working too much is against God’s plans for our precious lives
  • as a day devoted to community and justice and not exclusively to self-care.

Ultimately, Sabbath reminds us to honor God who honors us by giving us a day each week to reset our pace, our priorities, and our lives.

Some of you may have ordered the book, if you haven’t and wish to order one, visit https://www.presbyterianwomen.org/bible-study/celebrating-sabbath/

The cost of the study guide is $10.00 plus shipping.  A large print version is available for $15.00 plus shipping.  A study guide is not required to attend this bible study. Advance prep is not required to attend this bible study.

If you have questions or need help with how to connect you can contact: 

We hope you will join us for one of these sessions.