Adult Ministries

Adult Sunday School

Sundays at 9:45 am.

Book Club

Second Sundays at 6:30 pm
Meets to discuss one book a month. Contact Anne Wiebe:

Care Team

Works through Austin Care Communities to provide help to a client facing health limitations from cancer or HIV/AIDS. Contact Charlotte Gilman:

Companion Café Team

Wednesdays beginning at 3:30 pm
Plans, shops, prepares, cooks, and cleans up for the Companion Café., our fall through spring Wednesday evening dinner ministry. Contact Pastor Coffey.

Congregational Care Team

Participants visit First English members who are homebound on a regular basis letting them know they are not forgotten. We encourage mailing greeting cards on special observances. Opportunities are open for bi-weekly “church take-out”—the delivery of a brief communion service shared with members in a local long term care facility immediately after the 11 am Sunday worship service. All are invited to participate. Contact Barbara Wiederaenders:

Choir Rehearsals

Wednesdays in fall and spring at 7:00 pm
All high school and adult singers are welcome. Contact Bryan Rust:

Companions in Christ Group

First, third, and fourth Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Small group reading works on spirituality, enjoying fellowship in faith, and exercising faith in public. Contact Barbara Wiederaenders:

Game Night and Fellowship

Third Saturdays at 6:00 pm
Gather for a potluck supper, followed by tabletop games, lots of talking, and more. Meets in the Parlor. Contact Anne Wiebe:

Knitting/Prayer Shawl Ministry

Second Tuesdays at 1:15 pm
Knitting prayer shawls and other items given to bless others. Meets in the Library. Contact Barbara Schutz:


Various times and events
Living In Faith Enthusiastically: Adults, primarily in their 20’s–30’s, meeting for social activities and service. Contact Andy Petras:

Male Spirituality

Various times and events
Exploring spirituality from a masculine perspective. Seeking growth and brotherhood among men. Pastor Coffey leads the group in meetings and retreats.

Micah 6 Team

Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Work at our shared food pantry ministry with other university area churches, at University Presbyterian. Contact Jackie Chuter:

Prayer Circle

Tuesdays at 12:15 pm
Gathers in the Library for prayer time and reflection. Contact Barbara Schutz:

Prime Timers

First Wednesdays at 12:30 pm (except June/July)
For our seniors and those young at heart. Potluck lunch and program in the Fellowship Hall.

Sisters in Spirits

Second Thursdays at 7:00 pm (except summer)
A monthly gathering at a local pub for conversation and enjoying a favorite beverage. Location varies each month — check the online calendar for details.

Stephen Ministry

Participants who receive training to assist those in need by visiting and listening. Contact Charlotte Gilman: