Sunday School

Sunday School starts at 10:00 a.m. and offers a variety of classes for adult members.
  • The focus of the Covenant Class capitalizes on the experience and the education of the adult participants. They contribute ideas, and we usually vary the content and instructional methods, including relevant DVDs, to meet the interests of the class members. We have, in the past, studied and discussed the lives and works of some major reformers and authors. The latter have included C.S. Lewis, Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, Nabeel Qureshi and Lee Strobel, to name a few. One of our guiding principles is “spiritual formation,” trying to learn how others have striven to be more Christ-like so we may follow and grow from their examples, according to our needs. Group discussion is often and lively. We recently finished MIRACLES: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life by Eric Metaxas. We are currently studying, “Practice Resurrection”.

    Leader: Barbara Buckley

  • The Dan Adams Class is named for the late Dan Adams, a long term member of First (Scots) who ably led this class for many decades. Many members of the present day class were members during his tenure as our teacher. We are a bible focused class but are embarking upon a six week study of a text on Dietrich Bonhoeffer starting now. We are blessed to have many long term members of First Scots but welcome all to join our active group of members. We are couples, singles, widows and widowers. I would note that very little home work is required but we do enjoy our substantial discussions. Please do come join us. We are currently using the study: The Great Ends of the Church.

    Leaders: Chris Hawk and Bob Baldwin

  • This class is for people who like in-depth study of topics relevant to Christians. Our class is conducted like a seminar, but without required reading assignments. Come-as-you-are works well. For the past several years, we have read our way through transcripts of various Great Courses from The Teaching Company. We specifically do NOT simply watch videos, because that does not promote discussion. Typically, one of the teachers reads a bit at a time from the transcript, perhaps presenting some additional material, and the class jumps in with comments and questions. It generally takes us two or three sessions to work our way through the transcript of a single half-hour lecture. We are currently reading “The Grammar of God”, by Aviya Kushner.

    Leaders: Boyce Cox, Darlene and Richard Daehler-Wilking

  • This year we are using “The Bible Project” ( as our guide – providing an entertaining video summary of each book of the Bible (one per week), its associated history and general themes/lessons for life application. Special topics may be covered from time to time using such external resources as questions from class, news stories, blog posts, podcasts, etc. We are comprised mostly of couples with children from infants to college graduates. Class structure is very conversational from week to week, with a brief lesson and lots of good discussion as class members share related impacts upon their lives and families.

    Leaders: Clarissa and Greg McKenzie and Hayley and Jon Carter

  • We use The Wired Word Bible study curriculum. With it you’ll have everything you need to link the latest headlines and current events to appropriate Scripture — with minimal preparation time! Each weekly email includes everything you need for your adult bible class or group meeting: Gain insights at a glance to the importance of the weekly lesson topic. Get a quick summary of the news item, plus tips on where to learn more. Challenge participants with the 3-6 critical questions provided that are sparked by the study lesson topic. Discover 5-6 Scripture verses drawn from both Testaments to help students see how the news fits into a biblical context. Generate in-depth discussions with additional questions provided that relate to the lesson topic. Conclude the session by addressing God about the issues raised.

    Leaders: Ann and Bob Dukes

  • New Members Classes are held on a regular basis. Please join us in learning more about our denomination and our congregation. Contact Jamie Kuznik in the church office at 843-722-8882 for more information and to register for the next class.

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Bible Studies During the Week

  • Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study meets at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings in Molly Wier Hall and is led by Dr. Holton Siegling. Breakfast is $10.
  • Women's Tuesday Evening Bible Study - Led by Ruthie Edwards, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m. in Room 202.
  • Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study - Led by Amy Shubert, Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. in Room 202.
  • Lenten Study - A church-wide Lenten study during the four-weeks of Lent. Click Here for more information.

Presbyterian Women

Our congregation includes four Circles that meet monthly. All women are invited to visit individual meetings as they explore which fits interests and schedule. If there is no Circle to meet your needs, let us know so we can work together to create a new one.

  • The Unbroken Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in member homes. Contact
    Sherry Cox and Katherine Glenn.

  • The Betty Noble Circle meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in member homes. Contact
    Pam Green.

  • The Seekers Circle meets on the second Monday of each month in member homes. Contact
    Anne Dukes
    Kathy Rhodes .

  • The Women at the Well Circle meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in member homes. Contact
    Tori Spearman.

First (Scots) Presbyterian Women strive to unite all women of the church in Christian fellowship through small groups and gatherings. Presbyterian Women are organized into small groups, called Circles, that meet monthly to provide an inclusive, caring community of women united in Christian fellowship. A Circle is a place where faith is nurtured and growth takes place through worship, study, friendship, and outreach. It is a place where women encourage and support one another to bear personal witness to Christ in the family, in the congregation, in the community, and around the world. Through their activities and donations, the Circles support the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery, Thornwell Home and School for Children in Clinton, SC, Presbyterian Village of Summerville residents, our church’s freshmen college students, special offerings, pastoral care and local missions. Circles often have specific projects that they support as well.
Presbyterian Women also sponsor fellowship events throughout the year including:

  • Fall Gathering: A September kick-off for the new year, open to all women of the church. Enjoy refreshments while mingling with members and newcomers to our church. Find out more about each Circle's meetings and missions, as well as details of future events.
  • Valentine’s Luncheon: Held the second Tuesday of February in Molly Wier Hall, this popular event is open to First (Scots) women and invited guests. By reservation (nominal cost). Excellent forum for PW-wide fellowship.
  • Birthday Brunch: May event with lunch and PW program celebrates blessings in the lives of Presbyterian Women. A "give any amount" Birthday Offering is taken to support to programs or projects significant to women (not currently funded by General Assembly mission support).
  • Women’s Retreat: Weekend event held in January or February for spiritual renewal and fellowship-- open to all women, family members and close friends, by reservation only (dates, venue, cost TBD). Attendees rest, restore and renew in speaker-led workshops, with fellowship opportunities during meals and free time.