Bible Studies & FellowshipsSpending Time Together
Dana Brown is the Coordinator of our Sunday School ministry. Under his direction we have Bible study classes on Sunday mornings for kids ages 5-18 and for adults as well. The teachers are all volunteers from our congregation whom we know well and have undergone a background check through the state’s CORI system.
The youth classes use age-appropriate materials which teach the good news of Jesus through stories and crafts. The high school class is much more conversational and interactive, and is directed toward issues that concern their everyday lives. The adult class accompanies the sermon series and is aligned in theme with our preaching and devotionals, and gives adults a chance to interact with the Scripture and message and to learn collaboratively and build relationships.
Wednesday Morning Study
Each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., about 20-25 adults gather at the Church to study the Bible with Pastor Paul. The Bible study is open to everyone, and has been one of the places where many people in our church have gotten their start in understanding the Bible and learning to walk out a life of discipleship with Jesus. The study goes hand in hand with the Scripture passage that is preached on Sunday morning, but enables people to see how that passage fits into the broader context of the whole Bible.
We have multiple small groups that meet during the week. Some focus on Bible study, others on various book Studies. Each of them are opportunities to share life and faith and relationship together.
“Bridges” is a monthly gathering for women of all ages to help one another navigate the transitions we encounter in life. Bridges helps people get “from here to there” safely. This is an open group, meaning you can come as often as you like, and you are always welcome to bring a friend. You don’t need to bring anything with you except an open heart.
Because we have two worship services on Sunday mornings, we try to find ways to allow our people to still stay connected to each other. Every six weeks during the year we have a “fellowship” between the two worship services. Instead of the regular Sunday School hour, we use that time to share coffee and goodies and spend time with one another. The 8:30 worshipers stay after, and the 11 a.m. worshipers come early. It’s a time to mingle and talk and catch up with one another.
Each summer we also switch our worship schedule so that there is just one worship service at 10 a.m., followed by an extended time of fellowship afterward for everyone.