Small Group Studies
Small Group studies abound at First Lutheran! We are happy to get you connected to a group that can meet your schedule or interest. Keep an eye on this page or subscribe to our updates and/or newsletter, to learn more about our small group happenings on a regular basis!
Current, year-round groups are also open for new participants!
Two groups meet monthly on the first Thursday: 1pm in the Upper Rm or 7pm at Gloria Kubiak's.
Meeting every 3rd Mon, 6-9pm, in fellowship hall, for a time of creativity and fellowship
Lenten small groups meet once a week for six weeks, during Lent, starting February 26.
Meets the 2nd Sunday of the month, starting October 9, 5–7pm.
Bible 101 small group meets Thur. nights at the house, 6:30-7:45pm, starting October 6.
Meets Wed. evenings in the Upper Rm, 7–8pm. Starts Oct. 5—Nov. 9.
Small group meets every Sun. between worship services during the program year, in the Mary room.
Other Active groups:
- Parent Share meets every Sunday at 9:30–10:15 to share what’s happening in your life as a parent. It’s a tough job. Don’t do it alone.
- Courageous Men meets Wednesday mornings at 6:00 at the house and studies a variety of topics, generally DVD based.
- Coffee with Pastor Karyn meets Wednesday mornings at 6:30 at Panera and is open to all adults. Study topics vary. Will be starting a study of Martin Luther this fall.
Sermon Notes & Podcast
One of the many blessings of being a part of First Lutheran Church is our wonderful worship, including sermons that challenge us to think about how we live a Christian life in this secular world. To help you “take the sermon home” and let it stir in your mind and heart beyond just the worship service, we have begun to develop sermon notes.
Sermon notes are meant to be used…
- During worship to write down things you hear that surprise, shock, or otherwise strike a chord with you.
- At home, to think about what you heard during the sermon and what it means to you, in your life, right now.
- In small groups, to share your thoughts and to listen to others talk about how they heard the sermon and were moved by it.
Maybe right now you aren’t in a small group. You can still use the notes to discuss the sermon with your family. Or, you might decide this is the time to join a small group because the use of sermon notes is an easy way to have a discussion without spending a lot of preparation time.
Small Group Leaders
Small group leaders, click here to use the Team Checklist form to submit requests for building usage and event promotion.
Want more information about small groups at First? Click here to send a message to Bridget Crave, our Director of Small Group Ministry.