Many educational opportunities are available for adults. Bible studies and small groups meet at various times throughout the year which allow for discussion and relationship building.
To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the church office. Remember…There is always room for more!
Ladies Bible Study – break for summer
This group will meet from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on Wednesdays in the Conference Room by the church office.
If interested in joining this group of ladies or if you have questions, please contact Paula Orthaus firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Power Lunch
The Men’s Lunch group meets Wednesdays during the school year. All men are welcome to these gatherings that begin at 12:15 with lunch, followed by a study led by Pastor Kent and concluding with prayer. A donation of $5 is suggested for the lunch.
MomLIFE…Living In Faith Everyday: for moms of every season of their life! We will read short devotionals/bible study books independently, meet to discussion and then have fun socializing. Activities for each gathering will be decided upon by the group and will change on a regular basis…we are open to any idea you may have! Can’t make it every time- that’s ok! We will be happy to see you when you are able to join us. We will meet once a month on a Sunday evening (6-8pm).
Proverbs 31:25 – She is clothed with strength & dignity and She laughs without fear of the future.
LCOOR Book Club
Gather on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:00am in the Youth Room for discussion of a book chosen the previous month.
- September 27, 2018 – Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
Women of the ELCA
Gather Bible Study Fall 2018 – Repentance
Repentance is one of the most powerful acts of a person or a church, making possible not only forgiveness but also reconciliation. This three-part Bible study by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni will explore how we as Lutheran Christians understand the role of repentance in our faith, especially as we understand God’s grace to be unearned and freely given.
The Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni is a graduate of California Lutheran University and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Ordained in 2007, Meghan has served congregations in Illinois and Colorado. She is currently a full time Ph.D. student and mom to three.Come for one or all sessions. Bring a friend and join in on this pastor led study and fellowship this summer!
September: Session one – Time after time: Turning to God
“Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.” With these words, the prophet Joel reminds us that repentance is nothing to be afraid of—for when we turn to God, we find grace. What does it mean to (re)turn to God with all our hearts, and how do we do it?
October: Session two – If I could turn back time: Turning to others
When Zacchaeus met Jesus, he was moved to give away half of his wealth to the poor and to make amends with those he had defrauded. Why? In the Gospels, Jesus’ call to repentance is a call to turn back to the ways of God’s reign on earth: justice, peace and mercy for the neighbor and the community. What does repentance look like in our relationships?
November: Session three – Turning points: Turning as the church to the world
The word repentance often refers to an invitation that brings people into the church. But what happens when the church turns outward to the world? When the church has been complicit in abuse, racism, anti-Semitism and other attitudes and practices that lead away from God’s reign, what happens when the church repents?
- Martha Circle meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00pm in the Youth Room
- Priscilla Circle meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:30am in the Gathering Area
Mission: To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Small groups, called circles, meet monthly in the morning or afternoon. Prayer, Bible Study and service program planning are part of each meeting.
For more information on the Women of the ELCA, visit their website.
Also from the Women of the ELCA is Cafe.
Café is an on-line magazine for young adult women. It incorporates a Lutheran perspective for women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today.
Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation.
The quilters will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday and the 3rd Friday every month at 9am. Knowing how to sew is not a necessity of being part of this group.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Come together on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month to make these shawls. Completed prayer shawls, infant blankets and quilts are blessed on the last week of each month during worship services.
- Don’t know how to knit or crochet? This is a great place to learn!!
- Do you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl? Shawls are given to our own members and others in the community. Call the church office for more information.