Adults

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: 5:15pm - 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.

Micro-Groups

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! 

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

Sunday School classes are offered for all ages and meet from 10:00am - 11:00am on Sunday mornings through the church.
“Gospel of John” by Mark Britton
Room 2124| Open to all (historically older adults)

“Ephesians: the Grand Canyon of the New Testament” by Lee Schmidt
Room 2115 | Adults

"Finding Jesus in the Media" by Rick Roberts
Room 2126 | Adults

“Acts” by Emily Blaess
Room 2109 | Women

"Holy Parenting" by Todd Cooper
Room 1248

“Marriage Matters” by Tim & Ruthie Hast
Room 2106| Married Couples (with or without kids)

"Crucial Questions about the Christian Faith" by Dave Martin & Ken Rees
Room 2108 | Adults

"Bible Class" by Steve Kinney
Room 2114| Adults

“Discipleship” by Joel & Sarah Hall
Room 1240 | High School Seniors Only (Graduating in 2022)

Confirmation Class: “Standing Legacy” by Forrest and Jeannie Bath
Room 1242 | Middle School  

"College & Young Adult" - by Brett Hardy and Jim Hartzog
 Fellowship Hall | Young Adult & College Age

“Orange Curriculum” by Danielle Jones & Melina Owen
Room 1237 | Kids

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

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES

A variety of Bible Studies meet throughout the week in different areas of the church. All ages and stages - there’s something for everyone!
• Monday
Lessons from video series "The Chosen" by Carol Hartzog
Monday Evenings  Zoom | 8-9pm | Young Moms

• TUESDAY
“Now that Faith has Come" by Jan Gruel
Tuesday Evenings Zoom | 7-8:30pm | Women

• WEDNESDAY
“Now that Faith has Come” led by Dana McLain & Amy Schulke
Wednesday mornings  | Room 2115 | 9:15-11:15am | Women

“Orange Curriculum” by Danielle Jones & Melina Owen  
Wednesday nights  | ‘Miracle Movies’ or Room 1237 | 6-7:30pm | Kids

“Jesus: Healer, Teacher, Savior: a Study of the Gospel of Mark" by Rev. Matt Jones Wednesday nights | Room 2108 | 6-7:30pm | Anyone

"Discussion of Sermon Series" by Judy Gross | Room 2123 | 6:00-7:30 | Anyone

• FRIDAY
Friday Morning Men's Study
 Alternating Teachings by Ken Rees & Lee Schmidt
Friday Mornings | Room 2115 | 7am | Men

• SATURDAY
 "Now that Faith Has Come" by Missy Attebery| Room 2115 | 8:30-11:30am | Women



Small Groups

General 
“Follows the Sermon Series” Mary Lou Gresham
Tuesdays | 1:00pm
Gresham’s Home | [email protected]

“Drop on in” Winblad and Laverentz Families
Wednesdays | 6:15pm
FPCE, Room 2127 | [email protected]

“Young Adult Group” Jim Hartzog
Wednesdays | 7:30pm
FPCE Parlor | [email protected]

Couples
“Ages 40s-50s” (Right Now Media Video Group) Kari Galliart
Tuesdays | 6:30pm
FPCE, Room 2127 | [email protected]

Women
“Mothers with school aged children” Robin Bickley
Wednesdays | 9:30am-11:30am
FPCE, Room    | [email protected]
Childcare Available, please contact Robin

“Women’s Group” Pam Hainer
Fridays | 7am-8am
FPCE Prayer Chapel | [email protected]

“Ladies Renewal Group” Gail Yanko
3rd Monday of each month | 6pm-7pm
FPCE, Room 2109 | [email protected]

“Women’s Group with Bible and Book Study” Sarah Timberlake
Wednesdays | 6:30 pm
FPCE Parlor | [email protected]

“Bible Study” Suzann Allison
Thursdays | 9:45am
Suzann’s House | [email protected]

“Crochet & Knitting” Lynne Walker and Claudia Moguin
Mondays | 1pm-3pm
FPCE, Room 2114 | [email protected] or [email protected]

“Evening Circle” Tanna Smith
3rd Thursday of each month | 6:30pm
FPCE, Room 2106 | [email protected]

“Rebecca Circle” Rose Harper
1st Thursday of the month | 9:30am
FPCE Parlor | [email protected]

Men
“Friday Morning Men’s Group” Jim Bower and Chuck Smith
Fridays | 7:00am-8:00am
FPCE, Room 2115 | [email protected] or [email protected]

“Scripture Based Small Group” Joel Hall
Thursdays | 7:00pm
Paul Matthews’ office  at 201 NW 132st Street | [email protected]

Women's Spring Bible Study

Now That Faith Has Come

Now That Faith Has Come. A Study of Galatians. Beth Moore & Melissa Moore. The apostle Paul didn’t plan to go to Galatia. God used a physical ailment to guide Paul there, carrying the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with him. The relationship Paul would build with the Galatian converts – and his determination for the truth of the gospel to be preserved among them – led to one of the most passionate letters in the New Testament. Paul would not sit quietly by and let those who’d been liberated by Christ’s glorious gospel submit again to a yoke of slavery. He’d send a letter with the volume turned up – calling believers to stand firm in the truth, stay bold in love and walk by the Spirit. He’d remind them what it looked like to live for God’s approval rather than human approval. The eternal words God entrusted to Paul for the churches of Galatia are as needed today as they were when the ink was still wet on the ancient pages.

Join Beth and Melissa for a six-week deep dive into Paul’s captivating letter to the Galatians. Come to know the letter’s original recipients. Study its original context and embrace its timeless relevance. Discover – or perhaps rediscover – what makes the gospel of Jesus Christ revolutionary to those who choose to believe. Find out how everything has changed, now that faith has come (Gal 3:25 ESV).

Registration Options

YOUNG MOTHERS BIBLE STUDY

Moms of young children have very little time to themselves, much less time to grow in the Word with other women. Yet, it is so important for mothers to continue learning and growing in their faith. Our Young Mothers Bible Study meets 8:00 pm Monday nights on Zoom– after the children have (hopefully!) settled.  We will be discussing Biblical lessons from the video series "The Chosen." Attend as you are able. 
The total time commitment is one hour, all in the comfort of your home, and maybe even while you fold clothes! We all understand. Come to be washed in Holy-Spirit learning. Your children are learning every day. Why not you? You get to meet other young moms and there's no homework chores. You can't beat that!
To register and for the Zoom ID, please contact Jamie Mullings at [email protected] There is no pressure if you don't get registered, just join the Zoom.

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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!