Join Us on the Trails
by Macey Hoffman (541.513.3338)
Looking for young adults who would like to build community in the Alaskan outdoors. If you are 18+ to 40ish and want to hike and build friendship, join our group. Any level of fitness is welcome. Contact Macey Hoffman for more information.
NEW! Grace for Life
Begins Sun, Sept 16, 9:15 AM, Rm 213
by Gary Cain
“From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” John 1:16, 17
How well do you understand the grace of God? Many accept God’s grace for the forgiveness of sins, believing His grace will allow us to enjoy heaven one day. But is grace meant to be more than securing one’s final destination? How might this “grace upon grace” apply to your life today? Understanding the fullness of God’s grace as it relates to daily life is the purpose of this 15-week study. Email Gary to have a book reserved for you.
Explore the Bible Adult Study—Entrusted with God's Good News
Sun, 9:15–10:30 AM, 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, 9–10 AM, Room 226, Ongoing Class
by Sam Gary
This 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 Hands of Faith.
Hands of Faith
Wed, 7-8 PM, Room 219, Ongoing Class
by James Patton, No Cost
The deaf community from across Anchorage is 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.
Fri, 6:30-8:30 PM, Rm 119, 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.
NEW! GriefShare—Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6-8PM
by Nancy Struempler & Janet Lemmons
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. Nancy Struempler and Janet Lemmons lead this group. Email us to learn more about our current session. Learn more about GriefShare. Sorry, no childcare available.
Journey Through the Scripture
Tues, 6:30-8 AM, Room 219, Ongoing Class
Contact: Jim Kurka
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.
Thurs, 6:30 PM, Rm 226
Join us as we begin a study within the Being God’s Man series, titled “Family.” This leadership study explores what it means to live out God’s purpose in front of your families. This resource is intended to help men accept their calling and experience God’s blessing as the spiritual leaders of their family. More than ever families are in desperate need of spiritual leadership, so we hope you’ll consider joining the conversation and look for the opportunities to encourage one another. Cost: $10
Knit, Purl, and Pray
Meets Tues, 6:30-8PM, Sept-Apr
by Janet Hepplewhite
Knit and purl or loop and stitch as we crochet or knit shawls and chemo hats for those hospitalized, shut-in, or otherwise vulnerable. Every yard of yarn will bring 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.
NEW! A Life Beyond Amazing
Begins Tues, Sept 11, 9:30-11:30 AM
by Shirley Webb
This study by Dr. David Jeremiah reminds us again that Christians are to develop the character of Christ, not only for our benefit but for the benefit of those whose lives we touch. Paul in Galatians 5:19-21 draws a distinction between “normal” people and Spirit-filled people, and how Christians should reflect the presence of God. How do we know when Christ is living His life fully through us? When our lives show the fruit of the Holy Spirit: when our lives are loving, joyful, peaceful, enduring, compassionate, generous, faithful, humble and self-disciplined. When we live a life like that, we will be living a life that is beyond amazing. Dr. Jeremiah gives us nine decisions that will transform our lives today.
NEW! Women of the Bible*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8 PM
by Shera Hickman and Jonni Markle
Are you looking for a group study with minimal homework, where each week is a stand-alone lesson, so you won’t fall behind if you miss a session? This study is for you! We will focus on the remarkable New Testament women in Scripture—women whose struggles to live with faith and courage are not unlike our own. These women’s stories will encourage us through their failures as well as their successes. You’ll see how God acted in surprising and wonderful ways to draw them—and you—to Himself as each woman is unveiled from a fresh perspective. Join us as we unpack the truths from each woman’s story. As we learn from their joys, sorrows, and relationship with Jesus, we'll find application to help us in our lives and spiritual walk.
NEW! Because of Bethlehem*
Begins Thurs, Nov 8, 6:30-8:30 PM Room 204
By Cheryl Robinson and Janet Hepplewhite
In the midst of the soon coming, hectic Christmas season, Max Lucado urges you to remember that the most remarkable gift arrived in an unremarkable package. No one expected God to come the way He did. The One who made everything, made Himself nothing... fully God, yet fully human. Join us for this 4-week study of Because of Bethlehem. Books may be ordered through Lifeway or Amazon. (We will not be using the Study Guide.)
NEW! 1,000 Gifts*
Begins Thurs, Nov 01, 6:30-8PM
by Ruth Bethka & Darcy Carney
Join Darcy Carney and Ruth Bethka as they explore Ann Voskamp's "1,000 Gifts." This 5-session, video based study encourages us to take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God's gifts to really look at life and find the good in it. It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, that we discover the life we've always wanted... a life we can take, give thanks for, and use to serve others. In it, we come to feel and know the impossible right down to our core: We are wildly loved by God. Embark on this personal, honest and fresh exploration of what it means to be deeply fulfilled, wholly happy, and fully alive.
NEW! The Daniel Plan*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8PM
by Cathy Shepherd & Janna Kampen
Jennie Craig, Nutrisystem, Keto, Atkins confused by all of these? Would you rather move towards living the lifestyle God intended for you? The Daniel Plan is a lifestyle change that will leave you feeling better and more energetic than you have in years. The Bible teaches us that the starting point for change is dedicating your body to God. Will you join us for this interactive study that focuses on five areas: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends.
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8PM
by Tonia Winkler & Dawn Wilcox
Join us as we learn more about the Enneagram, an ancient Christian tool for understanding yourself, other people, and our relationship with God. We will explore nine different ways of viewing the world to increase understanding as we mature as Christians. During this 12-week DVD study, we will improve our relationships, help each other grow, and become the woman God desires us to be.
NEW! Classic Christianity*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8PM
by Laurie Jackson & Kelly Weedin
We are excited to do the study with you as together we draw near to our Savior'sheart and back to our first love. “It isn’t hard to live the Christian life; it’s impossible! Only Christ can live it.“ (p. 51) Come to learn with us at our Savior's feet what it means to have Christ in us the hope of glory, what it means to be loved AND accepted by God, and understand your new creation. Join us this fall for some beautiful fellowship with your sisters in Christ.
NEW! Last Wives' Club Orientation
Sat, Sept 22, 1 PM, The Center (4855 Arctic Blvd).
by Pamela Washington
Join us for the Orientation of Last Wives’ Club & Not Married Now. The wives of LWC pursue God’s way in marriage through the biblical study, “The Excellent Wife.” Our mission is to come alongside and encourage women as we submit our lives and marriages to God and understand, respect, and support our husbands inways of modeling our relationship with Jesus Christ. If you’re not married now, this orientation is for you too. With the Not Married Now group, we’ll dispel the myths and explore the truth while studying Marriage is Hard. Join us and learn what you can expect as we pursue marriage God’s way.
NEW! Moms & More
Thurs, Sept 6, 10 AM, Rm 119
by Terri McLaughlin
Calling moms, mentor moms, and grandmas, come join us for brunch on Thurs, Sept 6, from 10AM - Noon to meet and greet fellow moms with kids of all ages, from newborn to fully grown. We will encourage one another, refresh our spirits, and have an introduction to Priscilla Shire’s video-driven study, Armor of God, based on Ephesians 6:10-17, an action plan for putting on God’s Armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.
NEW! Not Married Now (Singles)
Begins Oct 20, Meets every 3rd Saturday, 12-1:30 PM, 12-100 Coffee & Communitas
The Last Wives’ Club has an exciting group for singles who are simply Not Married Now! If you are engaged, considering marriage, never-married, use to be married, or even if you think “Marriage?... No thank you!” the Not Married Now group is for you. Not married Now will dispel the crazy myths about marriage and explore the amazing truth. The NMN menu includes a study, fun movie dates and lots of discussion about what is and what isn’t God’s way in marriage.
NEW! Last Wives Club
Begins Oct 20, Meets every 3rd Saturday, 3-5PM, 12-100 Coffee & Communitas
The wives of LWC pursue God’s way in their marriage through the biblical study, "The Excellent Wife." Their mission is to come alongside and encourage women as they submit their lives and marriages to God and understand, respect, and support their husbands in ways modeling their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Last Wives Club
New Session begins Jan 9, 2019, Meets every 1st Wednesday, 6-8PM, Rm 220
Same description above.
NEW! Last Wives Club Express*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8PM
by Teresa Lyons
Same description above.
*Indicates Gathering Connect Groups
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Menchinsky Home Group
Mon, 7-8:30 PM (at 9311 Emerald Street—Dimond/Jewel Lake Area)
by Jeannette & Joseph Menchinsky (Meets Sept-May)
God has entrusted us with a home and we are honored to share it with you. Please join us in our home and around the table every week to pray, connect, fellowship and study
Child care is available.
Eric & Jill Follett Home Group
Wed, 6:30PM (at 10300 Schneiter Dr, Anchorage, AK 99507)
by Eric & Jill Follett
Join us in our home to discuss the book, Hidden By Christ. Col 3:3 says, "For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God." This book focuses on establishing your life in Christ and explores the power of God's Word. Dinner will be provided. Sorry, there is no childcare available.
Lynch Community Group
Sun, 4:30 PM (Meets twice monthly)
Lake Otis & 68th Area
by Greg and Lora Lynch
Join us as we come together around the discussion of God’s Word. Sorry, this group is full.
Youth Group (7-12th grade)
Wed, 7-9 PM, Room 201
We’ll look at how the Bible and our faith is lived out day today. Between short lessons and small groups, we’ll work out just what it looks like to 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.
Faith Kids (Birth to 6th Grade)
Sat and Sun during regular services
Birth to 5 years
Little ones enjoy Bible stories, crafts, games, and worship in a safe environment, staffed with loving adults.
Foundational biblical truths are presented in a fun and relevant way through skits, worship, and teaching.
AWANA—Begins Wed, Sept 5, 6:30-8 PM
Awana is a ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Those kids who come to faith at an early age discover God’s purpose for their lives and hope for the future. Cost: $35/annually. Register here.