NEW LIFE WEEKEND - Aug. 20th - 21st

Make plans to attend the FPCE New Life Weekend on Friday, August 20th through Saturday, August 21st. Rosaria Butterfield, Wes Lane, and our own Lead Pastor Eric Laverentz will be speaking; and we'll have special music provided by Rob Clay. This is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss, filled with food, fun, great training, and fellowship!

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Small groups are an integral part of our church. Every week you’ll find people gathering in various places to do life together. As groups meet they are committed to the 7 Core Practices of Discipleship.
These 7 Core Practices equip us to be disciples who make disciples for Jesus! People are welcome to join a group at any time.

Adult Ministries

Sunday School

10:00am  - 11:00am

We offer many options for educational opportunities for adults on Sunday mornings. Whether you're interested in a certain topic of study, a specific age group or diving in deep to a particular book of the Bible, we have many choices for adult classes. These classes are always open to newcomers.

Wednesday Nights

Meal: 5:00pm - 6:00pm       Classes: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday nights are a great time to re-charge during the week by joining together for the Gathering meal, then heading off to either a class or a small group.  Chidcare is provided, and classes for every age (kids, students, and adults) are available.


Various Times & Locations

Our small groups follow the 7 Core Practices and meet in all different kinds of locations, times, and demographics. Some small groups are all women, some are all men, some meet weekly, and some meet seasonally. Newcomers are always welcome! 


Classes are offered for the fall semester (August 23 - December 13) from 10:00-11:00am
James: The Proverbs of the New Testament   •  Room 2115
Taught by Lee and Julie Schmidt—Live and Online*
A continuation of the study that began last Spring. James is an intensely practical book, filled with exhortations about how we, as Christians, should live our lives now that we have been given new life in Jesus. Filled with allusions to His teachings, and quotations of Jesus, it is packed with ‘imperatives,’ vitally important points, with which many of us are familiar: Every good and perfect gift is from above..., do not merely listen to the what it without deeds is dead...and much more. The objective of James is not a theological presentation of the Bible, but is written to Believers with the goal of helping them lead faithful lives as followers of Jesus. This class practices community, fellowship and discussion (koinonia) and all are welcome as we break open this challenging book as a guide to a life worthy of our calling.
*To receive the Zoom link and participate online, please email Lee – [email protected]

Faith 2:42  •  Room 2126
Led by Bill/Jayne Roberts, Mark/Kari Galliart and Mark/Susan Gamber –Live 
Faith 2:42 is a vibrant group of 20/30 somethings that meet weekly for biblical teaching, fellowship, friendships and prayer! This fall they are beginning a new study on the book of Titus. This video study is taught by Chip Ingram and issues the challenge to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God’s favor, but as a result of God’s favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world. We love to welcome new friends weekly!
Family Matters  •  Fellowship Hall
Taught by Tim & Ruthie Hast, Dave & Nancy Martin, and Henry & Sharon Boecking —Live
This class is for all adults that are raising kids at home and will resume Sunday, October 25th. We’re so excited about the 3 new mentor couples that will lead this fun group! Don’t miss this friendly, discussion-based class!
Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science
Taught by Wes Fryer—Online*
Using the Bible as well as resources from Harvard’s Veritas Forum and John Lennox’s new book, “2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity,” we will explore how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and our Reformed understanding of Christianity can be complementary rather than competitive with scientific perspectives. Offered virtually only (via Zoom) and taught by Dr. Wesley Fryer. Class resources and more information is available on
*To receive the Zoom link and participate online, please email Wes – [email protected]

* For Zoom meeting ID's and other information for online classes, please contact Jamie Mullings at [email protected]

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Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week in different neighborhoods, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!