Faith Formation for Adults

One of our goals for our members is to provide opportunities to learn and grow on their faith journeys. We offer several opportunities to read, hear, discuss and share information and experiences. Please explore these opportunities and join us!

 

Quick links:

Sunday Adult Forums
Adult Bible Studies
Retreats

 

Star Words

On Epiphany we each received a Star Word to ponder throughout the year. Do you still have yours? Have you thought about it recently? Try looking your word up in a thesaurus this month. What are synonyms of your word?

If you didn't get a word, or lost yours, feel free to take one from the table in the narthex.

 

 

Adult Forums

During our learning hour (9:15–10:05 a.m.), the Adult forum meets in the Fireside room or the Fellowship hall to discuss various books, topics, or videos. Occasionally, we have guest speakers who relate additional ideas regarding faith formation.

 

Adult Forums for April

We are taking a break from Adult Forums during April.  Please continue to check the weekly bulletins and our website for updated schedules.

If you have any questions, contact Pastor Katie (pastor@bethlehem-lutheran.net)!

 

 

 

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Adult Bible Studies

ff a bsTh 2015 LSB1Bethlehem has a number of Bible Studies meeting on different days and discussing various parts of the Bible. All are welcome and encouraged to find a group that allows growth in faith. Discussions and questions are not only welcome but expected! Check out the various current Bible studies for more details.

 

The Daily Walk Bible Study

Lutherans have a rich heritage of reading the Bible. Martin Luther translated the Bible into everyday language so we have the opportunity to read and study God’s Word. Please join us as we read through God’s Word during 2019.

 

“This Bible...is God’s story of His love for mankind. It’s His guidebook for everyone who seeks Him and who will follow His Son, Jesus...Our prayer is that you will be one of those who read it, for it will change your life. The Daily Walk Bible gives you a reading plan that intersperses brief explanatory and inspirational teaching between the segments of Scripture, guiding you through the Bible day by day...When you step into God’s story, you’ll encounter the true and living God and your life will be changed forever. “ (Paula Kirk, editorial director or Walk Thru the Bible Ministries)

 

Our Daily Walk group meets on occasion and we would love to have you join us. Contact Colleen Beyer (cabeyer7@gmail.com) for more information.

 

 

Promise Keepers

This group of men meets on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. in the Bethlehem Peace Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact the church office.

 

Manna Bible Study Begins New Study in January

Manna Bible study would like to encourage new faces to join us in the new year, 2020. We will start the new year with a 9-week study by Jen Wilkin entitled Sermon on the Mount. Cost of books and videos for each participant is estimated to be somewhere between $20–$25, depending on the number of participants. A brief description of the study is provided below:

"What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew's gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus' longest recorded message–a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like."

We hope you will join us starting January 6 at 9:00 a.m. Location to be announced. If interested, please contact Phyllis W. (pkwright1360@gmail.com, 303-772-1360) or Pat W. (wilder.patr@eagle.uwlax.edu, 608-385-1613) for location and more information.

 

All women are welcome! Contact Phyllis Wright or Colleen Beyer for the location of the next meeting or if you would like more information.

 

 

Naomi Circle

The Naomi Circle normally meets at 9:15 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (except for July and August) in the Peace Fellowship Hall for fellowship and snacks and then for study. Our study will follow the ELCA Gather Bible study series in the Lutheran Gather magazine and is led by our pastor and some volunteers. The studies are written by Lutheran women clergy and theologians. Our membership is open to all who are interested in joining us.

We also participate in various service projects during the year—creating layettes, serving lunch at the OUR Center, putting together school kits, and serving lunch to Habitat for Humanity workers. Many of our members join in quilting at the church on Thursdays, 9:00–11:30 a.m.

 

Our membership is open to all who are interested in joining us. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, April 14, at 9:15–11:00 a.m. We plan to meet virtually using Zoom; the link will be shared beforehand. All ladies are invited to come and bring a friend for wonderful Christian fellowship. Hope to see you there!

Contact Linda H. (holstell@outlook.com, 563-370-8464), Sue S.(suesmith512@msn.com, 863-326-4000) or the church office (admin@bethlehem-lutheran.net, 303-776-3290) for further information on the above.

 

Friday Morning Men's Group

The Friday Morning Men's Bible Study group meets on Friday mornings at 6:30–8:00 a.m. at various members' homes for breakfast and study. Contact Jerry Phipps (jx@phippsweb.com) if you would like more information.

 

 

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Retreats

We have retreats during the year for different groups. None are scheduled at this time. If you have an idea for a retreat, contact Pr. Katie (pastor@bethlehem-lutheran.net) or Deaconess Kristen (faithformation@bethlehem-lutheran.net).

 

 

 

 

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