Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday Night Happenings will start on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the church. We will offer activities for all ages.
Please contact the church office with any questions (464-2050).
EVENING SCHEDULE for this fall
Meal 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Meal ticket counter open: 5:30–6:15 PM
$4/Ages 12+, $3/Ages 4-11, Free/Ages 1-3
Activities being offered:
Ages Birth through 3 years
Nursery – Rm. 204 6:30–7:45 PM*
Preschool Ages 4 - 5
6:30–7:00 PM– Music Expedition - Rm. 216
7:00 -7:45 PM – Bible Expedition – Rm. 217*
Kindergarten & Grade 1
7:00 -7:45 PM – Bible Expedition – Rm. 212*
Grade 2 – Grade 5
7:00 -7:45 PM – Bible Expedition – Rm. 216*
*Children may be picked up at 7:30 PM.
Youth Group– 6:15 – 7:45 PM
6th – 8th Grade – Jr. High Youth
9th – 12th Grade – Sr. High Youth
Join us for worship, small groups, service activities, Bible study, games and MORE!
Adult classes (meet from 6:30 - 7:45 PM unless noted otherwise.)
Bible Study Teacher: Sherry Eshleman Room 410
Join us for a unique way in which to experience the Bible. Faith Lessons from the DVD series That the World May Know with Ray Vander Laan take us to the actual places where the stories of the Bible occurred. The videos weave together historical, cultural, and geographical contexts to reveal keen insights into how people in biblical times understood God and Jesus’ teaching. We also discuss the significance of the scriptures for believers today. Our first study is Prophets and Kings. By exploring the turbulent history of Israel’s prophets and kings, we learn from their story how to build our own devotion and trust in God. Each session begins with sharing of prayer concerns and life experiences.
Getting to the Heart of Parenting
By Paul David Tripp
Facilitators: Jane Weigel/Pastor John Hostetter
Parenting is hard, but there are few things in life that rise to this level of importance. God has chosen parents to be primary instruments in the shaping of a human soul. So often we get it wrong by using power to get our children to behave in certain ways. We establish laws and then play the role of police officer and judge. As Paul Tripp explains, parenting is so much deeper than rules and regulations. A biblical view teaches that parenting is all about the exposure and change of a child's heart. Permanent behavioral change only occurs when the heart of a person is changed by grace. Getting to the Heart of Parenting covers principles of grace for children 0-5, 6-12, and 13-18. Learn how to become an instrument of heart-changing grace in the lives of your children. (Copied from promotional materials on Paul David Tripp website)
Facilitators: Kim Nielsen/Marie Roach
GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Be with people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement. Each session consists of a video with insights, personal stories, and dramatic reenactments about the grief process. Discussion and sharing experiences help you organize and clarify your thoughts on what is happening to you and allow others to understand how they can help you. (Portions copied and/or paraphrased from GriefShare promotional materials.) You are not alone in your grief. Both facilitators have experienced the loss of their husbands and have a deep understanding of what you are going through. With tender hearts and compassion, they walk with you. Note that this is an extended class, beginning on September 12 and ending on December 5.
Men’s Group Facilitator: Members of the Group
A core group of men is committed to creating a community of trust among men of all ages in our church. There may be off-site outreach projects, fun activities, and opportunities to hold
Project Linus Facilitators: Bonnie Anderson
This groups welcomes both experienced crafters and beginners, who will be taught how to knit and/or crochet. Enjoy good conversation and interaction, as well as serve others. The blankets made are given to children in need: 1) To provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” 2) To provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children. (Information from
Persons of all ages are welcome!
Prayer Room Room 311
Looking for a quiet place to read, study, pray, or simply be still? We are fortunate to have a space in our church designed specifically for those purposes. Life can be hectic, even during Wednesday Night Happenings!
The Prayer Room provides:
1) A peaceful place for silence. “Be still and know that I am God.” [Psalm 46:10]
2) A set-apart place to read scripture slowly and reflectively, asking God to speak through the sacred text.
3) A place to pray without distractions.
4) A place to simply “be” with God.