Bible Study Opportunities

Weekday Bible Study sessions provide adults with the opportunity to study a book of the Bible from start to finish in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer short term and ongoing studies to accommodate a variety of schedules and interests. No previous Bible study experience is required!

Chapter by Chapter: Wednesdays at 10:45 am, an ongoing study group meets. This group makes its way through the Bible - chapter by chapter. Although it is an ongoing group, individuals are welcome to join in the discussion anytime. This study is lead by the Pastoral staff. The group is currently studying the gospel of Matthew.

Short Term Studies: We offer a variety of short term studies on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-6:45 pm. Studies may include a book, DVD clips or guest presenters. The group is currently reading through the book of Matthew. 

Women's Bible Study: We also offer a once a month Women's Bible Study, held on the third Thursday, at 10:30 am. This study uses the Gather Magazine Bible study. All are welcome to join the discussion at any time. This study is led by Sunni Richardson, Director of Discipleship.

Sunday Adult Forum

dscn2747Adult Forum is an opportunity for lecture and dialog focusing on timely topical sessions and series. Adult Forum meets each Sunday morning at 9:30 am in the Chapel. Come when and as often as you want!


The upcoming schedule includes:

July 2 – Heidi Widner Farewell Reception in the Activity Center.

July 9Science Café – Agronomy and the Use of Drone Technology – Dirac Twidwell, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture, UNL (relates to ELCA Social Statement on Economic Life) (Rescheduled from April 30).

July 16Hunger and the BackPack Program in Lincoln – John Mabry, Lincoln Food Bank.

July 23 – High School Mission Trip Celebration Brunch in the Activity Center.

July 30 – Pastor Dan's Ordination Anniversary Reception in the Activity Center.

"Immigration: Thinking Biblically, Confessing Publically"

Vicar Jean will coordinate a multi-part conversation that guides participants on various issues surrounding immigration issues. With prayer, song, story-telling, and reading Bible verses, participants will be more equipped to think scripturally about immigration topics. This is a timely event in the news and also in the life of our congregation. The Bible has a great deal to say about immigrants. The needs of the congregation and the issues in the wider world have emerged and converged, creating a need for conversation and Biblical reflection. The 2-part conversations will be held on July 23 and July 30 at 12:15 pm. It will last approximately 2 hours. The event will start with a working potluck lunch. The main dish will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share. Reservations are not required but it will be helpful to know if yoou are coming so we can plan for the main dish. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Faith to Go!

Early risers are invited to Faith To Go! to learn from each other and discuss stories of faith in daily living. Each session features a different congregational member who shares their life experiences and where they have seen God's hand in their life's journey.

Faith To Go! gathers at the church every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 am for a light breakfast, coffee and great conversation. For more information, contact Tera Beermann or Sunni Richardson, Director of Discipleship.

Monthly Book DiscussionsLilacGirls featured

Each month of the year a book is selected as a featured reading for discussion. There is no membership to this group. Attendance varies every month based on interest and availability. Anyone can come at any time!

If you enjoyed A Man Named Ove, then you need to read Lilac Girls – A Novel. We will meet for a discussion of the book on Wednesday, July 19, at 7:00 pm at First Lutheran. The book can be ordered for $10. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need a book.

Conversation at the Harbor

Come share an informal conversation about God, faith and daily living every Monday at 1:30 pm at the Harbor Coffeehouse (located in the Piedmont Center). Come as your schedule allows. No preparation needed! Just come!

What's Next...Life in Transition

There are times in our lives when we need to step back, engage in conversation with others and figure out where we are headed. What's Next? is designed to help you walk through these times of transition. Together, with a small group of cohorts who are on their own journey, we explore gifts and strengths, wants and needs, dreams and realistic goals and get you started down the road again. The group meets 6 times for about 2 hours each time. Dates and times are determined once we have a group assembled. Cost is $20 and covers all program materials. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.