Christian Formation for Adults


Whether in Sunday school, small groups, or even in individual study, we strive to think critically about our faith—by examining the Scriptures, delving into book studies, and sharing our observations with one another. 


Members take an active role in shaping class content and leading groups, participating in challenging discussion, scriptural engagement, and, ultimately, fellowship.

Explorers Forum

Explorers enjoy discussions on a wide-ranging of topics including current events, political, social, and theological issues. Join us for coffee and fellowship before or after in the Parlor/Lounge. Everyone is invited to participate as we laugh, learn, and grow together.


The group typically meets in the DuVal Room, found on the main level, but will use the larger Memorial Hall, in the lower level, in order to follow social distancing protocols.


See the schedule below. Archive recordings of the presentations and discussions from fall 2020 through 2021 can be found here: archives.

Explorers Forum, Fall, 2022:

September 11:

Wilmington's Kitchen Collective

The Rev. Chelsea Spyres (Grace United Methodist Church and the Riverfront Church)

Chelea will give an overview of this new project providing work facilities for up-and-coming culinary entrepreneurs in our center city. First & Central is now an active partner in this project.

September 18:

Lay Reader Training

Anyone wishing to be (or become) a Lay Reader for Sunday services is requested to attend this training. Remember: we’re now livestreaming our services, so even experienced readers will want to get some new tips for working with the cameras!

Fall 2022:

Details coming soon


It’s a spiritual practice – going to work every day in the pursuit of justice, with our young people and the institutions that support them. So when I am feeling especially challenged and filled with doubt, I remember why it’s called a practice – and I practice on.



Tuesday Bible Study

Meet via Zoom, with your beverage of choice in hand! Come and enjoy warm fellowship, lively discussion, and prayerful insights into the Scriptures that will be part of the coming Sunday service. Let by the pastor and/or elder Noble Thompson. Everyone is invited.


Tuesday mornings at 8:30-9:15 am

Walk the Labyrinth

Our mission is to make the labyrinth available to all who are interested in learning from it, to provide a place for reflection and peace, and to nurture a community that will share in the experience. We hope to resume this meditative practice soon, as the pandemic allows.


To learn more and see the schedule, please visit our labyrinth page.