Study Groups

Study Groups- All Are Welcome!

Please Note: During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of the groups below are still meeting, but virtually.
Please get in touch with the contact person for more information.

Mondays: Bible Study with Dr. Nathan Birkholz

Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join others for a Bible study that follows the weekly worship readings through the summer. This study will give us a chance to explore these scriptures in more depth and detail. Please contact Dr. Nathan Birkholz at if you are interested in joining. 


Tuesdays: Daytime Women’s Book Club 

This group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Downtown Site Lounge (virtually during COVID-19). The books for the monthly discussion are determined in December for the following year. The book list can be found in the FELC Newlsetter. Contact: Sara Van Beek.

Tuesdays: An Anti-Racism Book Circle Invitation

George Floyd said, "I can't breathe." Eric Garner said, "I can't breathe." We don't know that Jesus said "I can't breathe," but from what we know of his death he certainly felt it. Before he couldn't breathe on the cross, Jesus said, "Love your neighbor as yourself." At this time, FELC member Elizabeth Stevens feels a call to examine how to better love our Black neighbors. "Let's start by understanding the foundations of white supremacy. This work is uncomfortable and difficult and necessary (all growth is, right?)" Please join Elizabeth in a four-week book study of Me and White Supremacy, by Layla Saad. She will host a Zoom meeting each Tuesday in July at 7:30 p.m., to discuss and learn with each other. The first session will be July 7. Get your book soon, whether hard copy, e-book or audio book, and sign up by sending her an email at If you are interested but the time doesn't work, send Elizabeth or Pastor Mary an email and a second group may form.

Wednesdays: Bible Study with Pastor Mary 

All are welcome to attend this Wednesday study as they delve into the various books of the Bible. Classes normally meet at     10:30 a.m. in room 110 at the Downtown Site, but currently meet online. Contact: Pastor Mary Bauer.

Thursdays: Bible Study with Pastor Jeff-What the Bible Says about Homosexuality

A six-session Bible study that Pastor Jeff will lead, beginning Thursday, June 18 from 7-7:50 p.m. (No session on July 2) Interested persons should contact Pastor Jeff at or the Church Office, (920)733-2303 for a Zoom invitation. The series will also be recorded and viewable below.

Session One: 1 Corintians and 1 Timothy

Session Two: Genesis 19

Session Three: Leviticus

Session Four: Romans 1: 26-27 

Session Five: Other References

Men’s Minstry Groups (currently meeting online)

Men’s Ministry Groups gather weekly explore contemporary and classic studies in a spirit of friendship and support.

* Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in the North Site front office. Contact: Steve Olson.

* Every Second Tuesday of the month  at 7 pm in the Downtown Site Room 221. Contact: Gary Akgulian.

*Friday mornings at 6:30 a.m. via ZOOM. Contact: Rudi Pakendorf.

Early Riser’s Women’s Group on Thursdays (no meetings in the summer)

Start your day right with this group of ladies every Thursday at 6 a.m. in the Downtown Site Lounge. Contact: Jean Monson.


9 a.m. Thursday Morning Study Group (not currently meeting)

Both men and women enjoy this Thursday morning study group which meets at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Site Lounge. Contact: Barb Mattheis.

Sunday Adult Learning Time (not meeting in summer)

Adult Education, Changing Topics,  9:15 a.m., Downtown Site Lounge. Contact: Pastor Mary Bauer.

Women's Study Group, 9:30 a.m., North Site Library. Contact: Deni Kuchler.

Women’s Ministries (not meeting during COVID-19)

Women’s Circles gather monthly and enjoy a couple of hours of Bible study, prayer, coffee, and fellowship.

* The Judith Circle meets at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in room 114 at the Downtown Site. Contact: Sharon Anderson.

* The Sarah Circle meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month in room 114 at the Downtown Site. Contact: Sue Kraft.

* The Miriam Circle meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in Room 114 at the Downtown Site. Contact: Anita Damon.


Meeting dates may vary throughout the year. Please consult the church calendar for schedule changes.