Small Groups Update for February 2017

Our theme this year, “The Time of your Life” will be developed further during Lent, when we will read together, Sabbath as Resistance - Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggemann. You are encouraged to join a small group, read the book, and attend Wednesday evening worship, where the sermon will help us explore this topic and what it means to us personally. 

“Discussions about the Sabbath often center around moralistic laws and arguments over whether a person should be able to play cards or purchase liquor on Sunday. In this book, popular author Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Importantly, Brueggemann speaks to a 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more and drink more. Brueggemann shows readers how keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. He offers world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance.”

Small group sign-ups are available on 1stlu.org/signup. Sunday mornings and evenings, Wednesday evenings before and after worship and daytime opportunities are available.

2017 Small Groups

Weekly Groups:

  • Courageous Men
  • Coffee with Pastor Karyn
  • Parent Share
  • Sunday Morning with Coffee

Monthly Groups:

  • Creative Circle
  • Grief Group (daytime)
  • Grief Group (evening)
  • Rebekah Circle
  • Elizabeth Circle
  • Naomi Circle
  • Deborah Circle
  • Dorcas Circle