GROUPS & CLASSES
Small groups provide a safe place to be yourself, ask questions, make some friends,
and grow in your life with God. Most groups meet in homes and some meet at the
church. They all focus on studying the Bible and learning to follow Jesus.
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During this time of 'sheltering in place' due to COVID-19 we are offering our small groups to use Zoom to keep connected and still meet with your small group.
Please click on the link below to contact our secretary, Maria, and she will schedule your small group time and send you the link for your members. We hope this helps during this time to stay connected and to reach out to each other.
Drawing Truth from His Word
The last two years we invited and challenged you to read through the Bible in two years. For those of you who did, we commend you! That is faithfulness to God and to his Word. This year we invite you to not read long passages at once, but to read small portions.
Madame Guyon, a student of the Bible in the 1600’s wisely writes: “If you read quickly, it will benefit you little. You will be like a bee that merely skims the surface of a flower. Instead, in this new way of reading with prayer, you must become as the bee who penetrates into the depths of the flower. You plunge deeply within to remove the deepest of nectar.”
This year, let’s read small portions of the Bible meditatively and prayerfully, inviting God to meet us so that his Word may transform us to become more like Jesus. Come to each portion you read with the desire to have a holy meeting with God.
NOTE: It can be a challenge to calm our hearts and minds to reflect on Scripture and wait for God to speak. As Henri Nouwen put it, our minds are like a banana tree filled with monkeys constantly jumping up and down. Don’t be surprised if your mind wanders. When you realize a monkey has distracted you, thank the Holy Spirit for being with you and making you aware, and refocus your mind on the Lord and what He is saying to you. Do this as often as necessary. With practice, you learn to ignore the monkeys.
Time: Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Location: Room 2
Current Study: The book of John.
Contact: Dwight Friesen email or 209-329-6284
Time: Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Fellowship Hall
Current Study: The Gospel of Mark
Contact: Pastor Rod, 209-369-1068
Occasionally individuals would like to develop an on-going relationship with one
other person for sharing and growing in their walk with Christ.
If this would be helpful to you, please send the office an email: firstname.lastname@example.org