5th - 8th Grade
Junior Youth Group (f/k/a Confirmation Class) meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am until 10:15 am in the Youth Room, located in the lower level of the church (take the stairs by the library). Students from 5th through 8th grades learn more about the faith they were baptized into with interesting and fun lessons and videos each week. Students are expected to attend classes, do a special project, and complete hours of service. At the culmination of their 8th grade year, students and their families will come together with the whole congregation to celebrate with them the affirmation of their baptism. This celebration will be during the 10:30 am worship service on May 5, 2019. Email Wayne Bormann @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
High school & college
Hang out and with the youth (8th grade grads and above) in the Youth Room on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 9pm. Take a break from homework and the bustle of the week for some time of fun, games, and fellowship.
Join the youth for lunch and some devotional fun on Sundays after the 10:30 worship service. We meet from 11:45 am until 1:45 pm. Youth who have graduated 8th grade or older can attend. Youth Group meets throughout the entire year, including the summers.
2019 Mission Trip
The 2019 summer mission trip will be on July 27, 2019 through August 3, 2019. We will be going again to San Diego, CA, focusing on hunger, immigrants, and refugees. It was an amazing trip in 2016 and with a different focus, this will be great trip as well. Join Wayne Bormann on January 13, 2019, at an informational meeting after 10:30 worship to learn more.
We will have space for 19 students. Space will be considered first come, first served with a deposit and registration. The cost per student will be $550, with $100 of that due upon registration to secure a spot and no later than March 31, 2019. The remaining funds of $450 will be due by May 19, 2019. Scholarships are available for any students in need. Money should not be a barrier for any student to attend. Please contact Wayne Bormann if you need confidential financial assistance.
CURRENT EVENT DISCUSSION GROUP
You are invited to join us on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 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.
Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple Beginning March 10. Contact Denise Marnen-Jirka for more information.
WEDNESDAY EVENING STUDY GROUP
Beginning March 13, following the Midweek Lenten worship service, we will discuss Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple (book by Adam Hamilton). We will use the message from the Midweek Lenten worship service, in our discussions as well as the book. The group will begin approximately at 7:00 p.m. and meet in the lounge. Book purchase is not required. Contact Joyce Pauly for more information.
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.
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.