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L.I.F.E. Groups

Living In Faith Everyday

Each week we offer a variety of opportunities to join in learning and fellowship with a L.I.F.E group. Unlike straightforward Bible studies, we learn to be disciples and share the good news of Jesus Christ by digging into God’s story to discover how it intersects with our lives today. All are invited to come and take part in a L.I.F.E group that works best for you.

WEDNESDAY L.I.F.E. GROUPS

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 7, AT 6:30 P.M.

(OUR YOUTH ALSO MEET FROM 6:30-7:30 P.M.)

THE GATHERING (For 20, 30, 40 somethings)
Led by Brian and Stephanie Nixon, this is a group that allows young(ish) adults to gather together in Christian community. This year we will intentionally take time together for fellowship, service, bible study, and discussion. Join us as we grow together in Christ. Room 8.

FELLOWSHIP OF CARPENTERS
Tom Hakes and Monte Johnson will lead this group based on what the weekend’s sermons have to say to you.  All men are invited to attend. Board Room.

WOMEN OF FAITH
There will be no book required for this class. We’re open Wednesday evenings, ready to grow, refresh and renew with you!   Led by Debbie Summers & Miriam Freesmeier. Room 7.

Table Talk with Pastor David 
This year Pastor David will lead a class for folks new to First Christian Church and/or folks who are trying out LIFE groups on Wednesdays for the first time!  No books or additional reading required – just come as you are!  Fellowship Hall

Walking with Jesus
We spend part of our hour walking the halls of the church (or outside, weather permitting) and part of our hour in reflection and study.  Walking the walk and talking His talk! Room 3

SHARING HANDS
Led by Wanda Carlson and Fran Dommerman —Wednesday evenings as well as Monday evenings 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday afternoons 2-4 p.m.. Whether beginner or well-practiced, we will sew/quilt, crochet, needlework,etc.  This class is designed so you come when you can and leave when you must!  As we learn, pray, and fellowship together, we will work on projects for shut-ins, nursing home residents, babies, etc.  Room 5.

ADDITIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES!

WOMEN OF THE WORD
Led by Connie Marlin, Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m., beginning Sept. 6th in the Board Room.

SHARING HANDS
Led by Wanda Carlson and Fran Dommerman —Monday evenings 6-8 p.m.and/or Tuesday afternoons 2-4 p.m.
Whether beginner or well-practiced, we will sew/quilt, crochet, needlework, etc.  This class is designed so you come when you can and leave when you must!  As we learn, pray, and fellowship together, we will work on our projects and those for shut-ins, nursing home residents, babies, etc.  Room 5

DUDES IN A DINER
Wednesdays (during school year), noon at Fourth St. Café, Keokuk. Good food, conversation & a quick Bible study by David Turner on the scripture for the coming weekend.  A safe place to ask questions as we make this journey of faith together.  Any men are welcome to join us.

SUNDAY MORNING L.I.F.E. GROUPS

FRIENDLY FIDELIS CLASSClass take turns teaching  – Board Room, Learn together from “The Present Word” material.

ORACLES CLASS–Led by Sandy Johnson – Located in Room #1 of the Educational Pod – Variety of Biblical and topical studies.

GOSPEL CLASS – Led by Tammy Turner – Located in Room #3 of the Educational Pod.—Studies books of the Bible.

ALPHA CLASS – Led by Cheryl Elder – Located in Room #7 of the Educational Pod. Topical studies or books of the Bible.

COFFEE CONNECTION – Led by Jim Vandenberg – Located in the Fellowship Hall. Discussion of Points to Ponder.

THE GATHERING (For 20, 30, 40 somethings)
Led by Brian and Stephanie Nixon, this is a group that allows young(ish) adults to gather in community for fellowship, service, bible study, and discussion. Each week we read a recent news article, and in this discussion-based curriculum, together we confront the news with scripture and hope.  Room 8.