Christian Education


Church School is in session Sunday mornings from September through June. Pilgrims class is for children K-6 and the Seekers class is for teens.

Adult Forums at First Presbyterian are open to everyone and there is never a charge to attend. They are usually held after worship (about 11:45 AM). Forums are presentations and discussions about current topics of interest. If you have a particular interest you'd like to see featured or would like to make a presentation please contact the church office.

Forum Schedule
Date Topic Presenter FPC Contact Person
March 19, 2017 Current Immigration & Refugee Church Sanctuary Issues Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Transitional Presbyter, Albany Kate and Sherwood Anderson
February 26, 2017 Discussion of Reproductive Freedom and LGBTQ Issues Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, Religious Institute, Westport Kate and Sherwood Anderson
January 22, 2017 Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford Carol Hauss, Exec. Dir. Literacy Volunteers of Gr. Hartford Kate and Sherwood Anderson


Past Forums

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History. A documentary film chronicling one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies. The film offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today, a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools.

The i-Quilt design for downtown Hartford was a presentation by David Fay, CEO of the Bushnell. iQuilt is an innovative plan for the future of our neighborhood and city.

Bishop Paul Verryn, an anti-apartheid activist whose church, spoke about the Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg, which shelters more than 2000 Zimbabwean refugees and homeless South Africans every night. He has become a leading voice for South Africa's poorest people, a role which the South African government and his own church leaders have not always welcomed. At the time of his forum presentation, Paul was on leave from his ministry at Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg and teaching a course at Hartford Seminary.