“When we first came to this church, we went to every single adult Sunday school class there is, and this church has such a wonderful variety of classes, something for everyone.  My husband and I continue to learn and have our faith strengthened.” Thoughtful Christian Class participant

Visitors are welcome to participate in any or all classes or groups.
To learn more about the adult ministries listed below, please contact: Nancy McNeill; Director of Faith Development


Sunday Morning Classes 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Sunday mornings are an important part of our Faith Development together. Ongoing classes meet for study, reflection and deepening community bonds.  Special classes throughout the year provide engaging study, enlivened conversation, and explore of a range of topics that inform and transform our life of faith. 



Special Studies

Christian Discipleship Center

The Christian Discipleship Center is an ecumenical organization of 6 Asheville churches, including First Presbyterian Church, St. Eugene’s Catholic Church, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and St. Paul’s Methodist Church.  The Center provides a variety of classes for adults with study focus on Understanding Our Faith; Living Out Our Faith; Sharing Our Faith. Courses are offered quarterly to anyone interested and are located at the various churches. Leadership is provided by lay teachers, ministers or guests from the participating churches.

Registration is requested for individual courses; email (preferred) ChristianDiscipleshipCenter@gmail.com

Include your name, phone number, the course in which you want to enroll and your church affiliation.

Support Groups

Support groups meet to provide mutual support, care, and fellowship to those who are going through difficult times in life. The Memory Support Group provides care and support to those who are giving care to loved ones with memory loss. The Prayer Support Group gathers monthly to pray for the congregation and offer notes and cards of encouragement. For more information, contact Rev. Rebecca Gurney rgurney@fpcasheville.org

Fellowship Gatherings

Throughout the year, members of FPCA gather for fellowship. Sometimes at the church for a Wednesday night dinner, occasionally an evening at a local restaurant, or an afternoon at the lake.

For information on upcoming gatherings, check the church calendar here.

Presbyterian Women

Link to Brochure

Link to Brochure

Several Presbyterian Women circles meet monthly to study the Bible, pray together, and participate in mission and service.  Each year a Bible study is planned and written for all Presbyterian U.S.A women to emphasize the theme for the year and to tie in with the mission of the whole church.  Prayer helps to under gird our fellowship. In Circles, spiritual concern for our own comes forth. Our tradition of the Fellowship of the Least Coin, in which every Circle participates, gives us spiritual bonds with world-wide Christians. Circles take turns as hostesses for Presbyterian Women general Gatherings. 
Presbyterian Women provide special support for the Presbyterian Home for
Children, the Western Carolina Rescue Mission, First Presbyterian Child Care Center, and Meals on Wheels as well as other projects.  Learn more on their website.  

Women’s Night Out

(Meets Monthly 6:30pm)  All women are invited to gather once a month for fun, and fellowship, usually on the first Thursday Evening of the month. There is always lots of laughter, sharing, and building bonds between women of all ages. Sign Up

Women’s Studies

(Meets Monthly September-May) All women and friends are welcome to attend.  Women’s Studies usually gather the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6pm to share a potluck meal and a topic, book or presentation of general interest to women. This year, there are meetings on Thursday mornings also. Check the brochure for times and dates.  The diversity of women and the topics discussed make these evenings together, fun, educational and spiritually enriching. This group provides an excellent opportunity for fellowship and strengthening church ties for new and longtime participants.

Link to Brochure 2017-2018

Men’s Breakfast

Men of the church and friends are invited for a quarterly gathering of breakfast, conversation, and connection. Delicious hot breakfast is prepared by church members and participants.  Various guest leaders provide insight, encourage shared discussion, and opportunities to be supportive of one another. Contact Richard Sens with questions.