You are invited to join your friends at Gloria Dei in a variety of lifelong learning opportunities:


Current Event Discussion Group

You are invited to join us on Wednesdays from 4:45 - 5:45 PM in the Conference Room. This is perfect for parents of children in the choir; those arriving early for Church Night Supper; those looking to make some new acquaintances; and those wanting to discuss current items in the news along with the relevance to modern Christian living. Based on The Wired Word, we link the latest headlines to appropriate Scripture. Each week will include biblical commentary and discussion questions related to a recent topic in the news. No commitment - just drop in. Meets September - May.

Theology on Thursdays

Meets on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in the church library from September - May.

Moses: September 7 - October 12.  It doesn't get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt... Moses' life wa one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God's calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses' life. As Hamilton shares historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, you will gain a better understanding of Moses' significance in your life today, and you will discover how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness. Contact Denise Marnen-Jirka for more information.

Undaunted: October 19 - November 16. Christine Caine awakens the listener to how God works in us in order to work through us. Using her dramatic life story, she shows how God rescued her from a life of being unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified, so that she, in turn, could rescue others. She issues a personal, direct call-to-action: Be the love, Bring the home. Be the change. Contact Denise Marnen-Jirka for more information.

Scripture Circle Bible Study

This group gathers on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM in the beautiful church library.  This study tends to be a deeper thinking discussion group addressing the scripture lessons for the upcoming week.  Contact Pastor Tim for more information. 

The Greatest Story Ever Told Series

This class is offered Wednesdays, September 13 - November 29, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.

This course is for anyone who wants to get a big picture overview of the Bible, its story, and how that story connects with our own personal stories. We begin in Genesis with creation, move through heroic and important ancestors in the faith, from the Old Testament into the New Testament. We will learn about Jesus' life, death and resurrection with the appearance of the Holy Spirit and birth of the Church and end with the book of Revelation.

When God Whispers Your Name: An Advent discussion group

This will be offered on Sundays during Advent; December 3, 10, 17 in the church lounge from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Somewhere, between the pages of this book written by Max Lucado, and the pages of your heart, God is speaking. And He is calling you by name. In the Bible and in the circumstances of your life, He whispers your name lovingly, tenderly, patiently but persistently. Let these stories remind you of the God who knows your name. This group will listen to and talk about select stories from this book. Drop in when you can to discuss how God is calling you. For more information contact Joyce Pauly.

BROS @ Work

A Men's Ministry that mentors and teaches teen boys basic construction skills and how to work with tools of the trade.

60 Minute Book Group

The 60 minute Book Group meets monthly on the third Monday for one hour at 12:15 pm in the church library.  All are welcome to share titles and discussion on fiction, non-fiction and Gloria Dei library selections.  Come as you are and bring a sack lunch if you like.   

WELCA Circles 

Circles: Four circles meet at various times during the first two weeks of the month.

Elizabeth Circle meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in member's homes at 7:30 PM. Elizabeth Circle focuses on doing hands-on Christian action projects at their meetings as well as fellowship.

Martha Circle is a daytime group meeting in member's homes or in the Church Lounge on the 1st Friday of the month at 1:00 PM. Martha Circle helps to create Neo-natal bibs and Memory Boxes several times a year. Their activities also include Bible and other book related studies as well as fellowship.

Priscilla Circle meets on the first Thursday of the month in member's homes at 7:00 PM. Our activities include studying the Bible based on lessons from Gather Magazine, Christian Action projects and fellowship.

Sarah Circle meets on the first Tuesday of the month in member's homes or at the church at 11:00 AM. Sarah Circle participates in service projects, fellowship and studies, scripture and theology from a fariety of resources. 

For more information on any of the Circles, please contact the Church office.

Third Tuesday Morning Women's Group

This daytime group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM. A variety of topics is presented and discussed.

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