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t First Church we hope everyone will want to nurture and grow her or his faith beyond the worship experience. As a journey church, small group learning and interaction is essential as one experiences all the highs and lows of life. Our goal is to assist and encourage you as you grow, giving permission for all the hard questions to be asked without pretending as though the answers will always be simple or easily found.


If you’re looking for a place and people discovering a faith that makes sense – if you’re looking for a place and people who take pride in their diversity and believe corporate interaction is essential to personal growth – if you’re looking for a place and people who believe God is seeking a deeper relationship with us before we have even considered it – then getting involved in Adult Education at First Church is for you.


The Seekers Class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 in the Founders' Room. Rev. Ryan Steitz usually facilitates the class and can be found at the main entrance to the church building, nearest the parking lot up until 10:30. Should you be attending for the first time, Rev. Ryan is happy to pair you with one of the other participants who will show you the way to the Founders' Room. If by chance you arrive a bit late or cannot find anyone around, signs are always out to show you the way. No matter when or what study we may be engaged in, new participants are always welcome!


Please contact Rev. Ryan Steitz with any questions at 213.355.5232 or rsteitz@fccla.org.







Seeker’s Class Spring 2014


Preparing for the Passion – Lent and the Apostle Paul


March 9 – April 13


The Apostle Paul is undoubtedly the first comprehensive Christian Theologian. His thoughts and writings are the oldest we find in the New Testament and certainly inform everything else we read in Christian Scriptures. With this in mind, we will dive into the depths of Paul’s thoughts and arguments each Sunday in Lent as we prepare for Holy Week and the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. What is Paul saying and why does it matter today? How are we as followers of Jesus to understand the Passion of Jesus and, is it possible that we too are expected to follow the Christ even to the point of our own dying?


            3/9     Romans 5.12-19
            3/16   Romans 4.1-5, 13-17
            3/23   Romans 5.1-11
            3/30   Ephesians 5.8-14
            4/6     Romans 8.6-11
            4/13   Philippians 2.5-11

            4/20       EASTER – No Class

            4/27       Poetry Sunday
            4         Galatians 2
            11       Galatians 3 and 4
            18       Galatians 5 and 6

            25       Memorial Day Weekend No Class