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.
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 then for a lunch potluck once a month. We meet in the Parlor, located in the main sanctuary building 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.
Email Jourdan to subscribe to the women’s ministry events email, 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 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 $75 per semester. If this cost is prohibitive, please discuss your needs with the Moms Connect Coordinators.
Contact Director of Children’s & Family Ministries, Courtney Rominger at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 323-606-5259.
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 Bible Study
This group meets weekly at 7:30am in Mears 1 to study God’s Word and grow in discipleship.
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 email@example.com for more info on men’s ministry.
DOXA Adult Fellowship
If you are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grief Share meets in the Church Parlor behind the Sanctuary, next to the front office, at 7pm, Tuesdays.
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.
GriefShare is a national Christ-centered program (griefshare.org) that uses a combination of informational DVDs, facilitated discussion, and a personal workbook to help grieving persons recover from the death of a loved one. The session is 13 weeks, and there is a one-time $20 fee for your personal workbook to keep. There are no other costs to attend.
The winter session of GriefShare starts January 7, 2020.
Contact the facilitator, Bob Burbank, at email@example.com or 818-259-3805.
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.