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DINNER & CHILD CARE

Enjoy a Free Dinner! (September-April)
No need to grab something fast and eat in the car. Sit down and enjoy the company when attending a Tuesday class. Dinner is served 5:30-6:15 PM. Donations accepted.

Child Care is Available
If you need child care, we’re here to serve. Reserve a place for your child by contacting our child care coordinator Teresa Klein. Let her know how many children need care and their ages. With your notice, we’ll make sure we have the personnel in place to offer the best care, which is available from 6:15 to 8PM.

 
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Explore the Bible Adult Study—Entrusted with God's Good News
Sun, 9–10:15AM, Room 219, Ongoing Class
by Troy & Kay Hill, Dave & Mona Hundrup
Join this easy-to-understand and practical study of God’s Word. Connect with one another, share life together while growing in your understanding of who Christ is and what you're called to do as a result of your relationship with Him. 

Hands of Faith Bible Study
Sun, 9–10AM, Room 226, Ongoing Class
by Sam Gary
This basic foundational Bible study is for all ages involved in the deaf community. Communication is in ASL, but voice interpretation is available for those wishing to learn ASL. For more information, contact the Hands of Faith ministry.

Living Strong

Sun, Feb 7–Apr 17, 9AM, Rm 212/213
by Gary Cain
Do you ever wonder why God commands us to be strong and courageous when life presents us with many reasons to fear, worry, and doubt? Do you find life overwhelming at times, where it seems impossible to be brave, to feel safe, or to find peace and reassurance? Is it really possible to face life from a position of strength and courage regardless of the circumstances? If these questions resonate with you, join us for a 10-week study designed to help us realize the strength and courage that God has for us.

Perspectives
Begins Mon, Jan 18–May 9, Cornerstone Church
Perspectives on the world Christian movement truly “ruins you for the ordinary.” This 15-week class, taught by various worldwide Christian leaders, allows believers to see their role in God’s mighty Kingdom, both at home and abroad. No one leaves this class unchanged. Classes held at Cornerstone Church on Mondays. Questions? Email them or register.

Financial Peace
Mon, Jan 18-Mar 14, 6:30-8PM, Connecting Place
by D'Ette Owen
Your money. Your story. Your life. We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University is a biblically-based curriculum teaching people how to handle money God’s way. Dave Ramsey’s class shows you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! You will learn skills that will allow you to recoup the cost of this class many times over. Cost: $93. Register and order books here.

GriefShare
Begins Wed, Jan 6–Mar 30, 6-8PM, Rm 128
by Nancy Struempler, Karen Cassasa
Walk with others through one of life’s most difficult experiences. GriefShare meets weekly to help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Email us to register for the session.

Something to Savor: Cooking with Tammy
Begins Wed, Jan 13-Apr, 6–8PM, Faith Christian Community's Kitchen
by Tammy Bierman

Does the question “What’s for dinner?” incite all sorts of ugly in you? If so, come and expand your culinary repertoire as you learn some fuss-free meals to prepare in less than an hour. Culinary enthusiast Tammy Bierman will dish on some great family home-cooked and special date-night-at-home meals. Don’t settle for pre-packaged or an expensive night out when you can whip up lip-smacking goodness for those chirping the question “What’s for dinner?” Class will meet every other week and share in the meal together at the end of class. (Max 10 participants). Sorry, no child care available. Cost is $5/class.

Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy (Precept Study)
Begins Tue, Jan 12. 6-8:15PM, Rm 219
by Kris Mulholland and Christi Niemann
Passages concerning biblical prophecy, especially from the Old Testament are included in this in-depth study of Revelation. This study requires homework which is formatted into five assignments per week. This can become a wonderful time of devotion in the Word. Let the Holy Spirit teach you "the things which must shortly take place" as you study what the WHOLE COUNSEL of God has to say about the end times. Cost: $30.

Young Adult Bible Study (Ages 18-29)
Tue, Jan-May 18, 7-8:30PM, Rm 219, Ongoing Class
by Dave and Mona Hundrup
If you are done with high school or twenty something, then you are invited to join our enthusiastic and fun-loving leaders Dave and Mona Hundrup as they unpack some of God's truths found in the book of Hebrews. The first two Wednesdays of the month are steeped in a Bible study, the 3rd Wednesday of the month we get into our "Doing Life Together" book, and the 5th week of a month is a game night. Join us every week or when you can!

Practicing His Presence
Begins Tue, Jan 12, 6:30-8PM
by Valinda Brooks
If you wish to know your Lord in a deeper way, you are invited to join the vast host of Christians who, over three centuries, have turned to this book more than any other—except the Scriptures—in order to begin that journey to the depths of Christ. Cost: $11 Sorry, this group is full.

Hands of Faith
Wed, 7-8PM, Rm 226, Ongoing Class
by James Patton, No Cost
The deaf community from across Anchorage are invited to join as we dive into the pages of God's Word. Communication is in ASL, but voice interpretation is available for those wishing to learn ASL. For more information, contact the Hands of Faith ministry.

Celebrate Recovery
Fri, 6:30-8:30PM, Auditorium, Ongoing Class
by Amy Gill
This is a Christ-based approach to recovery in response to other twelve-step programs. Celebrate Recovery is directed toward all hurts, hang-ups and habits, including but not limited to drug and alcohol addictions, sex addiction, eating disorders, and people who have been sexually abused. There will be breakout sessions for different groups. 

Community Health Evangelism—A Wholistic Approach to Outreach

Begins Fri, Feb 12, 12-100 Coffee & Communitas
Learn and apply how Jesus taught us to address the physical and spiritual needs of people as an integrated whole. Poverty in all its forms (physical health, economic, spiritual, and social) can only be effectively addressed in the lives of people as a complete creation of God. How can we love God with all our mind, body, spirit, and strength unless we are healthy in all areas? This training addresses the root causes of poverty, disease, and spiritual darkness—equipping leaders to share the Gospel and mobilize community action both locally and globally. Training Dates: Fri, Feb 12, 6-9PM, Sat, Feb 13, 8AM-5PM, Sun, Feb 14, 8AM-5PM. Sat, Feb 20, 8AM-5PM and Sun, Feb 21, 8AM-5PM. Cost: $50 for materials, non-refundable. Register.

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Schmitz Community Group (Co-ed)
Sundays, 5PM, Huffman Area
by Ron and Sheri Schmitz
The topic of study is TBA, but there is a prayer emphasis on families, marriages, and teens. Families welcome. Location: 12040 Jerome Street, 99516 (Map).

Lynch Community Group (Co-ed)
Sundays, 4:30PM (Meets twice monthly), Lake Otis & 68th Area

by Greg and Lora Lynch
Join us as we come together in community around the discussion of God's Word.
Sorry, this group is full.

Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You (Women)
Begins Mon, Jan 18, 6:30–8PM, 6827 Caravelle Dr (Kincaid Area—Map)
by Lela Lazaros
Becoming Myself is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change—if she will ever change. In Stasi Eldredge’s most intimate book yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past as she shows readers how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are. Lay down past thoughts about yourself and receive God’s incredible dreams for you instead in this 8-week study. Cost: $25. No child care available. (Map). (8 Max) Sorry, this group is full.

Fundamentals of the Faith (Deaf Community-Men)
Fourth Tuesday of Month, 6–7PM, Abbott-Dimond Area
by James Dow
If you are a new believer or know someone who is, Fundamentals of the Faith is the perfect resource for establishing a solid biblical foundation for the Christian life. Cost: $10. Location: 1546 N. Heather, 99507 (Map). (Max 6)

Fundamentals of the Faith (Men)

Wed, 6:30–8PM, 5406 W. Dimond, No. 4 (Map)
by Chuck and Linda Erickson
If you are a new believer or know someone who is, Fundamentals of the Faith by John MacArthur is the perfect resource for establishing a solid biblical foundation for the Christian life. Cost: $10. Contact Chuck for more information at 907.444.1261.

Fundamentals of the Faith (Co-ed)
Wed, 7-8:30PM, East Anchorage

by Brooks and Liz Worman 
If you are a new believer or know someone who is, Fundamentals of the Faith is the perfect resource for establishing a solid biblical foundation for the Christian life. Cost: $10. Families with children welcomed. Location: 8371 Majestic Dr., 99504 (Map). (Max 12)

Magestro Community Group (Co-ed)
Thur, 6:30-8PM, Hillside
by Kacey and Steve Magestro
Join us as we discuss the sermon in our community group in the Magestro home, kids are welcome (Children 5 years old and older are welcomed).

Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You (Deaf Women)
Begins Sat, Feb 6 (1st Saturday of the Month), 11AM, East Anchorage
by Ginny Patton
Becoming Myself is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change—if she will ever change. In Stasi Eldredge’s most intimate book yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past as she shows readers how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are. Lay down past thoughts about yourself and receive God’s incredible dreams for you instead in this 8-week study. Cost: $25. No child care available. Location: 6110 E. 12th Ave, No.8B, 99504 (Map). (4 Women Max)

Meditation on God's Word Community Group (Women)
Begins Sat, Jan 16, 11AM, Palmer (Map)
by Tammy Bierman
Join us as we meditate on the truth of God's word and share how we live it out day to day. Includes a potluck lunch. Children are welcome. Let us you know you plan to attend.

Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You (Women)
Begins Sat, Feb 13, 10-11:30AM, Off Site in West Anchorage
by Michel
le Klaiber
Becoming Myself is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change—if she
will ever change. In Stasi Eldredge’s most intimate book yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past as she shows readers how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are. Lay down past thoughts about yourself and receive God’s incredible dreams for you instead in this 8-week study. Cost: $25. No child care available. (8 Max) Sorry, this group is full.

Free and Flourishing (Women)
Begins in Thurs, Mar 24, 6:30-8PM, Off-site
by Chereece Warner
We'll dive in to the 40 Days of Purpose and Purpose Driven Life (6WKS), and then move into the Financial Peace University for those wishing to learn how to handle money God's way (9WKS). The cost associated with this group are linked directly to the cost of the study materials. (Max 10)

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A Better Man
Begins Tue, Jan 19, 6-7:15AM, Rm 219, Ongoing Class 
by Cortland Reger
Join us as we wade into deeper waters of truth, doctrine, and practical Christian living as we study the book of Romans. The study includes weekly group and personal Bible study, a short video presentation at each meeting, and group discussions.

Journey Through the Scripture
Tue, 6:30-8AM, Rm 119, Ongoing Class
Contact: Dan Conrad
Join other men in strengthening your walk with Christ in a casual atmosphere—it's a solid way to start the day. We have sustenance for the body and soul as we enjoy some morning eats and dig into the pages of Scripture.

The Foundry
1st Thursday of Month, 6:30-8:30PM, Rm 119 (Connecting Place)

by Scott Lazaros
Recognizing we are a work in progress—perfected by a Savior—we invite you to share a meal with us and explore the difference between transformation and trying harder as we delve into Stephen Smith’s “Transformation of a Man’s Heart.” Discover how God can use you to accomplish what He desires. You don’t have to be perfect, just available. Join us at The Foundry and let the transformation begin. Meets: Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3, and Apr 7.

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The Heart of God
Study: Brokenness, Surrender, Holiness: A Revive Our Hearts Trilogy

Tue, Jan 12–Apr 19, 10-11:30AM, Rm 219
by Birgitta Tulip
Nancy Leigh DeMoss is beloved for her openness, insight, and boldness in urging women to give themselves wholly to God. In Brokenness we'll explore how God creates an astonishing revival after a deep time of repentance. In Surrender, let God take us to a deeper, richer, and victorious spiritual life as we surrender to Him. In Holiness, we'll examine our willingness to answer His call to holiness and the practical principles for having a life set apart. Child care is available. Cost is $11.

Moms and More

Resumes Tues, Jan 12-Apr 26, 10-Noon, Connecting Place
by Kelly Weedin
Moms & More is a great place to breathe in God’s grace, connect with other moms, and encourage one another as we journey through a biblical study. We welcome moms from all stages of life—from those wondering, “what do I do with this newborn?” to wonderfully wise great-grandmothers...this is a great place to connect with women.” Child care is available, including a supervised home school study hall. Cost: $30

Knit, Purl, and Pray
Begins Tues, Jan 12, 6:30-8PM (Meets 2nd Tues of Month), Rm 123
by Janet Hepplewhite & Denise Martinez
Knit and purl or loop and stitch as we crochet or knit shawls to those hospitalized, shut in, or otherwise vulnerable. Every yard of yarn will bring with it encouragement and a lift to the heart as prayer is woven into each shawl. This small gift may refresh the weary, sustain the sick, and lift the lonesome, knowing they are remembered and have been carried to the throne of grace.

Last Wives' Club (For New Participants)
Begins in Feb–Feb '17, 1st Wed of Month, 6-8PM, Midtown at Dessert First (224 W. 34th Ave-Map)
By Pam Washington
The wives of LWC pursues God’s way in their marriage through the biblical study, "The Excellent Wife." Our mission is to come alongside of and encourage women as they submit their lives and marriages to God and understand, respect, and support their husbands in ways modeling our relationship with Jesus Christ. Cost: $12/meeting (includes meal) Sorry, this group is full.

Lord, Heal My Hurts
Thurs, Jan 14, 6:30-7:30AM, Off-site in S Anch
by Kris Mulholland
No matter how deep the wounds, God can heal your hurts. Everyone hurts. The pain  runs deep, the scars never seem to fade, and the memories torment us. As a result, our growth is stunted, our walk crippled, our relationships infected. Will relief never come? Yes-- when you put yourself in the hands of Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals! No matter what you've done, or what's been done to you, He wants to be your refuge. He loves you. And He offers healing for your deepest wounds. Discover how God can turn your sorrow into joy. Cost: $15. Contact Kris for directions.

The Gathering
1st Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8:30PM, Auditorium

by Denise Martinez
The Gathering connects women to God and one another. Each night, we offer teaching, small groups, refreshments, and community! Every session is a stand-alone study, leaving no one behind should they miss. Invite girlfriends, coworkers, neighbors, and others as we study Priscilla Shirer’s “Seed” study—where you will explore three distinct spiritual principles. Walk away revitalized in your relationship with the Lord. Child care is available. Meets: Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3, and Apr 7.

Hosea (Single Women’s Group)
Begins Thur, Jan 14-Apr, 6:30-8:30PM, Offsite
by Mona Jones and Denise Martinez
Using Jennifer Rothschild’s “Hosea, Unfailing Love Changes Everything,” we will examine how Hosea demonstrates the kind of love we dream about. Be amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people, and for all people. The study will alternate between Mona and Denise’s house and will not meet on Feb 4, Mar 3, and Apr 7, when the Gathering meets. Cost: $15

Last Wives' Club (Open for Enrollment until Jan 16)
3rd Sat of Month, 3-5PM, Off-site at 12-100 Coffee & Communitas (Huffman & Old Seward Hwy Area)

By Pam Washington
The wives of LWC pursues God’s way in their marriage through the biblical study, "The Excellent Wife." Our mission is to come alongside of and encourage women as they submit their lives and marriages to God and understand, respect, and support their husbands in ways modeling our relationship with Jesus Christ. Cost: $20

Not Married Now (Open for Enrollment until Jan 16)
3rd Sat of Month, 12-1:30PM, Off-site at 12-100 Coffee & Communitas (Huffman & Old Seward Hwy Area)
Attention singles! Not married now, yet or ever? The Last Wives’ Club Not Married Now group may be for you. We will dispel the myths and explore the truth through the study Marriage is Hard. Come look before you leap, leap again, or decide never to leap. It’s going to be a whole lot of fun!

El Club La Ultima Esposa— Comienza 29 de enero 2016
cita El ultimo viernes de cada mes, Faith Christian Community, 7-9PM, sala 128
Las Esposas del LWC persiguen lo establecido por Dios en sus matrimonios mediante el estudio Biblico, "La Esposa de Excelencia". Nuestra mision es estar a lado y motivar a las mujeres a someter sus vidas y matrimonios a Dios, con entendimiento, respeto y apoyo a sus esposos de manera que moldee su relacion con Cristo Jesus. Precio: $20

Free and Flourishing
Begins in May 2016, Thurs, 6:30-8PM, Off-site
by Chereece Warner
We'll dive in to the 40 Days of Purpose and Purpose Driven Life (6WKS), and then move into the Financial Peace University for those wishing to learn how to handle money God's way (9WKS). The cost associated with this group are linked directly to the cost of the study materials. (Max 10)

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Jr High Community Group (7-8th grade)
Sun, 10:30AM, Room 201
by Phil Erickson & Mike Farrens
Students learn and discuss the prevailing message of the weekend service, helping them interact together with family and friends about the same topics.

MORPH (Juniors & Seniors)
Sun, 4:30-6:30PM, Off-site
by Phil Erickson 
What does faith after high school look like? It is hard when we get dumped into the world and we didn’t prepare for it. Designed with you in mind, we will work together to make faith after high school a reality. This group is led by Pastor Phil and Laurel Erickson and meets in their home. Email Pastor Phil for more information and directions

Youth Group  (7-8 grade) (9-12 grade)
Wed, 7-9PM, Auditorium
by Phil Erickson & Mike Farrens
We’ll look at how the Bible and our faith is lived out day to day. Between short lessons and small groups we’ll work out just what it looks like to actually live out our faith. We know God is the creator of ALL things, so this means that he created “fun.” We are a biblical youth group and so we partake in this part of creation as well. Games  get us up and moving, shaking off the school day. So come and be ready for a great night that is worth the two hours of your life.

The Vessel 
by Aimee Hull-Malnoske
This discipleship program leads girls in grades 9-12, using the book "You're Already Amazing" by Holly Gerth. Meeting time and venue varies.

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Caring Childcare (Birth to 12)
Tuesdays, 6:15-8:30PM
Coordinator Teresa Klein
Not just babysitters… the staff enjoy getting to know your children and work with them on learning scripture with age-appropriate activities. Please contact Teresa and let her know to expect your children.

WOW! Kids (Birth to Kindergarten)
Sat and Sun during regular services, except the 1PM service
Preschool Director Taylor Garber
Little ones enjoy Bible stories, crafts, games and worship in a safe environment, staffed with loving adults.

The FLI Zone (Grades 1-6)
Sat and Sun during regular services
Elementary Director Tammy Bierman
Foundational biblical truths are presented in a fun and relevant way  through skits, worship and teaching.

AWANA
Tuesdays, 6:30-8PM
This program is for children 3 1/2 to 13 years. It's a great program to learn God's Word, to understand its application to every day life, and to make friends. Come early at 5:45PM and join us for a family-style dinner. There is a $35 annual membership fee.

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