Fellowship is the heart of First Lutheran. As we've grown to know eachother as life goes on, we've grown in the way we support one another in our joys and trials.
A key element of being able to support one another is learning more about how God loves and supports us and how we can do the same to one another (bad sentence structure). Several opportunities for Bible study are available each week.
Study content and purpose varies widely and from time to time in the same group. Always centered on the Bible as God's authoritative word, studies may be on books in the Bible itself (often involving considerable interesting historical background and context) or on topical studies about current events or issues that may be of interest to people (such as family relationships, personal planning, goal setting, ways to better communicate, and the like).
Sunday School is at 9:30 am, which is during the worship service. Children gather for worship with their families and are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children's Chat. Sunday school is taught by members of the church and is for anyone ages 2-12.
Adult Bible Study is led by Pastor Andy and takes place after Sunday service in the Education Room, starting between 10:45 and 11am. This is a time to explore the riches of God's Word and learn from each other as we grow in faith and knowledge. Feel free to bring your own Bibles or to borrow one from the church library.
WHO: Everyone: young, old, married, single, those who attend church, those who do not attend church. No prior Bible knowledge needed.
WHAT: Small Group Bible Study (Cell groups of 5-15 people), designed to grow and multiply and form new groups when they reach 12-15 people.
WHERE: At the home of a group member or at church, depending on the group.
WHEN: Groups meet weekly at various times convenient to you. Schedule available through the Church Office (925) 671-9942.
- Sunday: 6:30 pm - held in host homes, rotating from one week to the next. Contact the Church Office for directions.
- Monday: 7:00 pm - in the Education Room at church.
WHY: To increase opportunities for you to be involved in Bible study, to grow your friendship with Jesus, to develop friendships with others, to introduce others to Jesus.
HOW: You may attend a group or host a group in your home or be trained to facilitate a group, now or in the future.
All women are invited for study and prayer each Wednesday morning, in the Education Room starting at 10:00 am. However, the study is currently on haitus for the summer and will resume in September.
Please call the church office for more information.
Feeding the body and the soul, all men are invited to breakfast, Bible study, talk, and prayer alternate Saturday mornings in the Education Room, starting at 7:00 am (groan). A "light breakfast" (wink, wink) is prepared each week, brought by volunteering members of the study. Coffee IS provided, juice is generally available.
The remaining weeks we gather at a local restaurant at 9:00 am just to keep things lively.
Contact Kent Campbell through the Church Office for more information and the group's schedule, (925) 671-9942.