In the tabs below, you will find information about the many classes and groups we have here on campus.
They provide fellowship and support to their members, and are a great way
to grow spiritually and be in community.
Breaking News by Dr. Michael Bruner, Scholar in Residence
For all ages, meets in Mears on main floor at 9:30 am on Sundays, September-May.
The classical study of Rhetoric taught that the state of a person’s soul could be judged by the language they used. Words are powerful. They create realities and bring things into being. They enable us to hate and to love. They define who we are and what we believe. And the words we use in and around the Church, and how we use them, affect what we believe and how we live as Christians. The intention of this class is to re-examine our language in a way that reflects a thoughtful and deep commitment to the subversive call of Jesus Christ to be in the world but not of it. The class is currently taking an in-depth look at Scripture and the stories from the Old and New Testaments that form our identity as believers.
Ages 30-40s, Meets in the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 9:30am-10:45am in the Parlor, starting September 22, 2019.
Are you in your 30’s or 40’s? Single? Dating? Married? Kids? No kids?
You are invited to join us in the morning on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, and the for a lunch potluck once a month. We meet at the Parlor, located in the main sanctuary next to the church office. This is an opportunity to get to know others over coffee and pastries with intentional discussions to encourage deeper community.
Bereans Bible Study
An in-depth Bible Study for all ages, meets in Mears 1 at 9:15 am on Sundays, September-May. June-August the class meets at 11:15 am.
Bereans Bible Study is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds and ages to study the Holy Scriptures in light of the foundation that they are inspired and the ultimate authority for our lives (II Tim. 3:16). Jesse Corti, John Safoyan lead the group in real, meaningful discussions, rightly dividing the Word of God as we search for it to change us, challenge us, fortify us, and encourage us. By knowing the Scriptures, we will be better equipped as believers to encourage others in their faith and to encourage other to faith (Rom. 10:17). Come taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8).
People with elementary-age children, meets in CE conference room at 9:30 on Sundays, Sept-May
Come join us for conversation, prayer, and good coffee.
Partners in Christ Bible Study
Meets in the Cellar at 9:30 on Sundays, September-May
We are Jesus followers focused on study and discussion of Scripture and living in deliberate Christian community. Everyone is welcome!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Ages 60+ Meets in Mears 3 & 4 at 9:30 on Sundays, September-May. June-August the class meets at 11:15.
The Lamplighters/Homebuilders Class consists of mostly couples from age 60 and over, but all are welcome. We have a variety of teachers throughout the year. We have socials once a month. Many of our class members are elders or deacons. Some serve as summer Sunday School teachers. Come and join us.
Ages 50+, Meets in Mears 2, 9:30 on Sundays, September-May. June-August the class meets at 11:15
Mariners Class offers friendship, family, and church in miniature. We search for God’s plan for our lives through sharing our daily struggles, helping carry each other’s burdens, studying God’s Word, and prayer. Deacon Tom Clark teaches the class.
We create opportunities for women to meet together in community, to grow spiritually, and encourage one another. There are various types of gatherings, big and small, throughout the year.
Women’s Bible Study
September through May, Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 am in Mears 1
Join with a community of believers as we look into the impact women had on pivotal Bible stories. Andrea Knox, second generation Sunday school teacher at FPCH, welcomes all to the Wed. morning Women’s Bible Study.
Starts Wed. Sept 11
Women’s Monthly Meetup
5:30-7 pm, third Wednesday of the month
Women’s Ministry of FPCH hosts a monthly meetup in various locations. This is an informal, come and go time open to all women. We hope this will be a mid-week break when you enjoy a treat, and a little time getting to know women in our church. No need to RSVP, just show up.
Email Jourdan to subscribe to the monthly email reminder, email@example.com.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month between Sept and May, from 9:30-12:00, in the Cellar
What is Moms Connect? We are a casual group of mothers who come together to learn from speakers and one another. We support each other through challenges and joys of parenting. Our children range in age from newborns through young school-age children.
Do you meet any other times? Occasionally we have special activities such as Saturday play-days or evening “Moms’ Night Out”.
Is there childcare? We provide childcare in the FPCH Nursery, located on the east end of campus across from the Playground and Mears Family Life Center. The nursery opens at 9:30 and closes at 12:00 noon.
Is there a cost? There is no cost the first time you come to Moms Connect—just come and enjoy your morning with other moms! To cover our speaker fees and childcare worker costs we do ask each mother to contribute $55 per semester. If this cost is prohibitive, please discuss your needs with the Moms Connect Coordinators.
Connect with us at our next men’s breakfast for fellowship and to hear a message from God’s word. There is usually an optional activity afterwards that you are welcome to join, such as a local hike or community project here on campus. Check back here for updates on when out next breakfast will be!
Men’s events and activities pop up throughout the year. In the future, we look forward to some fun outings as well as deepening friendships and accountability through smaller groups.
Please contact Joel Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on men’s ministry.
DOXA Singles Fellowship
If you are single and over 50 there is a wonderful opportunity for you at FPCH. The group meets in conjunction with a small group Bible study and shares a potluck dinner every Wednesday at 6:30. Created and shepherded by Don Bennett, it is called DOXA and all are welcome. DOXA also puts on dinner dances and talent shows throughout the year.
For more information about the Singles Ministry, contact Jourdan Turner at email@example.com.
Next session begins Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and meets in the Church Parlor behind the Sanctuary, next to the front office.
If you have suffered the loss of loved one (spouse, parent, child, grandparent or friend), please consider joining others to start the process of healing from grief to joy.
Grief Share is a national Christ-centered program that uses combination of informational DVDs, facilitated discussion, and personal workbook to help grieving person to recover from the death of a loved one. There is $20 cost for personal workbook to keep.
Contact the facilitators, Elder Della Speer Yerkes and Steve Yerkes at 323-655-0450.
Third Saturday, every month, 9-10:30 AM in the Parlor
It is the vision of the Prayer Ministry to build a house of prayer for the Lord (Isaiah 56:7) at FPCH. We endeavor to unite God’s people in corporate and intimate personal prayer in order to worship the Lord our God, to encourage the hearts of God’s people, and to discern the will of God for His church and for our lives.
We gather together as a group seeking God’s will for any number of issues that are relevant for us personally and for the world today. All are welcome!
GPS Group – Gather, Pray, Study
Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm in Mears 1
If you’re looking for a midweek group to be part of, our GPS Group meets Wednesday evenings. We spend time in worship and prayer, and we read scripture and share life together. Come enjoy fellowship during the middle of the week, all are welcome.