Christian Growth and Fellowship Opportunities at Immanuel
Sunday morning Bible classes and weekday small groups are starting up again. Sunday morning studies will begin September 17 during the Education Hour, 9:30-10:20. There are a variety of weekday small groups available, and if you would like some help beginning a small group of your own, please contact Jim Found ( email@example.com or 663-5490).
These are opportunities for spiritual growth, as well as opportunities to ask questions and dialogue with others. And on top of that you can meet and make Christian friends to encourage you in your Christian walk. These topics and times that have been announced so far.
Sunday Morning, 9:30-10:20
Joe Sarr will teach a class on Sunday mornings on “Reasons for Hope.” The first class on September 17 will be an opportunity to introduce what apologetics is, and Joe will share his personal journey on discovering reasons for the hope he has (1 Peter 3:15). He will begin curriculum on “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist” September 24 that will run 12 weeks. After that, there are several options for further study of sharing our faith in this challenging time. (Room 202)
What did the Reformation mean then, 500 years ago? And what does it mean for us now? Views on this are expressed by leading persons from a number of denominations in the video-based Christian history course, “This Changed Everything.” The Reformation upset all the Western world and reshuffled church, society and nations. The consequences are with us today. Learn what we Christians have to offer the world of our life time. This 12-14 week session is being led by Greg Northrup and Pastor Al Schroeder. (Room 208)
Pastor Glen will lead the Immanuel 101 class for those who are curious about who we are at Immanuel. This is a 9-week class where questions are answered and an opportunity to join Immanuel will be extended, but taking the class does not obligate you to do so. If you are interested in attending, please let pastor Glen by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (667-4506), stop by to talk with him, or sign-up in the atrium. (Room 36)
- Paul Hein leads the Monday Morning Men's Bible Study at 6am in the conference room (Room 24) at Immanuel. The group is currently in chapter 2 of Ephesians.
- Members and friends of Immanuel meet together to prayer for our nation and world every Monday in Immanuel’s conference room at 1pm.
- Pastor Glen and Kathy will resume their Monday evening group September 18. They meet in their home and the study is “Believe.” For more information, contact Pastor Glen (email@example.com)
Lifetree Café is all about stories. It is a time and place where people gather to hear inspiring stories and engage in conversation on a different topic every week. On film and in person, you’ll hear stories that will make you think, spice up your conversation, help you make sense of the world and inspire you. In the fun, casual, safe environment of Lifetree Café, you may share your story as well. If you are looking for a place where you can explore life, meet new friends, and experience God… then Lifetree Café is your kind of place. It’s every Tuesday night at 7pm in room 112, the Lifetree room. Our motto: You’re welcome just as you are, your thoughts are welcome, your doubts are welcome, we’re all in this together. God is here, ready to connect with you in a fresh way.
Teresa Rost is leading a six-week women’s study, “Entrusted,” a study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore, It’s Wednesday mornings from 8:20-10:20am. Come dive into the Bible, pray, and of course have social time! The study started August 30 and meets in the Lifetree Room (first floor, west hallway, Room 112). If you are interested in joining, please purchase a book; the cost of the book is $12.99. Order it yourself, or we can order for you through Amazon Prime. Babies are welcome along with their mommies! If you’d like to join or have questions, please contact Teresa Rost, Teresa@rost.org or 970-218-0719.
Women on Wednesdays (WOW!) have been studying miracles in the LifeLight series and will continue with these in-depth topics. They meet Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:00 in Room 36.
All women are invited to attend Chick Flicks to connect with other women through video-based Bible Studies and other video-based learning. This group meets together during Immanuel’s Midweek Program, 6-7pm on Wednesday evenings.
At Men’s Movie Nights, movies are watched over a two to three week period, followed by discussion about its implications to lives as men. Movie Night is part of Immanuel’s Midweek Program and takes place Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm, Room 36 (1st floor, SW corner).
Paul and Gail Hein lead a "Believe" small group Bible study the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7pm. This group meets at their house (firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
Dennis & Linda Frerichs host a 20-something small group in their home. This year, the group will likely alternate meetings between study doing a service project. Their first study will be "Faith Com-mander" by Korie Robertson & Chrys Howard. For more information contact Linda (email@example.com).
Jim Found leads a sharing group every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 1:30pm at Immanuel and at every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7pm at his home (837 Libra Court, Loveland). Both groups will use the book “Believe” for their discussion time. For more information, contact Jim (663-5490 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Friday Morning "Rise and Shine" men's Bible study meets at the Egg & I in Loveland at 6am. David Leininger will lead a new study beginning this Friday, September 15, on the "prison epistles .”
The Discipleship Ministry Team is preparing a study that looks at the gender identification and LGBTQ issues and how we as a church can respond. The professionals call it Gender Dysphoria - being uncomfortable with or not satisfied with one’s gender. Watch for information to come.