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Growing as “disciples making disciples” takes many forms at FPC-Mesa. Child and adult Sunday School classes and midweek opportunities for children, youth, and adults mix with a strong small group ministry. In and through it all, we seek to be Building God’s Family. We do this by partnering with families to promote a thirst for God, foster spiritual growth and work together to build God’s family. Our core values are: to be child-centered, to build relationships and to teach, creatively and prayerfully, in a fun and safe environment.


For more information on any Education activity, please call the church office at 480-964-8606.


Sunday Mornings


Children join us during both worship services (9:00 and 11:00 Coffee House). Sunday School is available for ages 3 through adult between services, from 10:15 to 11:00, for a fun time of celebrating God’s love and growing in the Christian faith. Children can be picked up after Sunday School (11:00) in the following locations:


     Ages 3-Grade 6: Jackson B 



Mid-Week: Wednesday WRAP! 


Wednesday WRAP is a mid-week program that runs from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and includes Bible study, worship skills (Choristers, handbells, percussion, signing choir), service opportunities and dinner for children, youth and adults. Registration is necessary for all participants, kindergarten through adult.  There is a fee of $10 for each block (6 weeks long) to cover the cost of meals.  Need a WRAP registration form? Please click HERE.  Thanks to the many church members for making this program so successful at First Presbyterian Church!  We look forward to Wednesday WRAP being a positive, faith-growing experience for children, youth, and adults of our church and community.


WRAP Schedule each Wednesday


5:00-5:15 - Registration & Fellowship 

5:15-5:45 - Family Style Dinner

5:45 -7:00 Bible Study/Music/Recreation for Youth in Youth Room, Bible Study for Adults in Library.  Music/Bible Study/Games/Crafts for K - 6 grade 


WRAP Dates for 2018-19


Block 1 (dates & themes): 

8/29 - Back to the Bible

9/5 - Prince & Princess

9/12 - Prayer

9/19 - Jesus Lights the Way

9/26 - Armor of God 

10/3 - Over the Rainbow

Block 2:  

11/7 - Veterans Day

11/14 - Adam & Eve

11/21 - Thanksgiving 

11/28 - Stable Animals 

12/5 - Shepherd Night (Psalm 23) 

12/12 - Christmas

Block 3: 

1/9 - Fishers of Men

1/16 - I am Strong with God 

1/23 - God's Galaxy

1/30 - Daniel & The Lions Den

2/6 - Creation

2/13 - Jesus Loves Me

Block 4: 

2/27 - Noah's Ark

3/6 - Books of the Bible 

3/20 - Growing in God

3/27 - God is Love 

4/3 - Ascension

4/10 - Easter

Closing Celebration: 4/24

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Youth

Our FPC Youth core values are: to be Christ-centered, to build relationships, and to learn, creatively and prayerfully, in a fun and safe environment.

Thursday, 6/7, 7-10PM at The Monastery

All teens are invited to join us as we are surrounded by trees, grass and sand for a night of fun.  Play volleyball on one of the 2 large sand courts, or enjoy other activities such as ping pong and horse shoes.  Enjoy great food and there will be karaoke at 8 PM.  No cost to attend but bring money if you want to eat or get a soda.


Saturday, 6/16, 10–6PM at Big Surf

All teens are invited to join us at AZ’s best water park!  Season passes are on sale for $49.99 or one time admission is $17.  Wave pool & Water slides.  Wear a swim suit and bring a towel, sunscreen and water.


Sunday, 7/1, 1–4PM at Snitzer House

All teens are invited to join us at the Snitzer house for swimming!  Wear a swim suit and bring a towel, sunscreen and snack to share.


Friday, 7/20, 6–8:30PM at Jake’s Unlimited

All teens are invited to join us for unlimited buffet, laser tag, mini bowling and rides.  Cost is $22 per person.


Sunday, 7/29, around 1-4PM at Harkins Tempe Marketplace

All teens are invited to join us for an afternoon at the movie theatre.  Ticket price is $8.  Bring movie for snack and drink, if you like.


Saturday, 8/11 from 4:30–6:30PM at Organ Stop Pizza

All teens are invited to join us for an early dinner and organ music.  Menu items range from $2.50 to $9.49 per item.


For more information on any Education activity,

please call the Church Office at (480) 964-8606.

Sunday Mornings

All youth of the church (and friends!) are encouraged to attend Sunday School at 10:15 a.m., taught by Anita Ramsey & Robert Harding, then hang around for the HolyGrounds CoffeeHouse worship service at 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Mid-Week: Wednesday WRAP!

Wednesday WRAP is a mid-week, after-school program that runs from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and includes bible study, small group time, and dinner for children, youth, and adults. Registration is necessary.  Please see the check-in table for all the information.  There is a fee of $10 per six-week block.  The entire church family is welcome to come to dinner at 5:15.  This year's dinner cost is $3/person with children under 3 free.  Thanks to all of our staff and parents who make Wednesday WRAP a positive, faith-growing experience for children and youth of our church and community.  For the WRAP registration form and schedule and for the Youth Medical Release Form, click here:

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Adults

Small Groups

Small groups are at the heart of “becoming disciples making disciples” at FPC Mesa. Adult small groups meet just about every day of the week, most often in the evening. There are also many different styles of small group, including:

Study Groups - generally meet every two weeks for Bible study, prayer, fellowship and mission

Sunday School Groups - meet every Sunday morning

Service Community Groups - most often a choir or other service group     

Wednesday Night Group - meets weekly during Wednesday Wrap (see below)

Women's and Men's Groups - Click the Small Group link!

Small Groups

Wednesday WRAP

Wednesday WRAP is a mid-week program that runs from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and includes Bible study, worship skills, service opportunities and dinner for children, youth and adults. Registration is necessary for all participants, kindergarten through adult.  There is a fee of $10 for each block (6 weeks long) to cover the cost of meals.  Need a WRAP registration form? Please click HERE.  Thanks to the many church members for the inspirations, ideas and prayers to bring about a new program at First Presbyterian Church!  We look forward to Wednesday WRAP being a positive, faith-growing experience for children, youth, and adults of our church and community. WRAP Schedule each Wednesday:


5:00 - 5:15 - Registration & Fellowship

5:15 - 5:45 - Family Style Dinner 

6:15 - 7:00 - Bible Study 


WRAP Dates for  2018-19


Block One

8/29/18, 9/05/18, 9/12/18, 9/19/18, 9/26/18, 10/3/18

Block Two

11/7/18, 11/14/18, 11/21/18, 11/28/18, 12/5/18, 12/12/18

Block Three

1/9/19, 1/16/19, 1/23/19, 1/30/19, 2/6/19, 2/13/19

Block Four

2/27/19, 3/6/19, 3/20/19, 3/27/19, 4/3/19, 4/10/19


Wednesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:00 - 7:00 - Closing Celebration