Small groups provide a place for ongoing spiritual formation, as well as friendship and fellowship. They are a great way for new people to get plugged into our community, and for long-term members to get to know others in the church. Some small groups are kid-friendly, some for adults only. There are Bible studies, book studies, and groups that meet for fellowship meals. One of these groups could be right for you! For more information, or to join a group, contact Chris Rea firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Adult Education program is designed to help us grow deeper in our faith and learn more about the Bible, theology, and the Christian life. We have regular Adult Education classes on Sunday mornings at 9:15am, September through May. Classes are informal and discussion-oriented, and childcare is provided. We also sponsor community-wide evening events. Questions? Contact Chris Rea email@example.com.
Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15am every Sunday morning. The adult Sunday school series during Lent will be loosely focused on the Lord's Prayer. Each week we will take one aspect of that prayer as our theme--not necessarily digging into its meaning in the context of the prayer, but rather treating it as a point of departure for independent reflection and discussion. On March 15, Lisa Oglesbee will lead a discussion focused on the third petition, "Give us this day our daily bread," exploring the spirituality of food as God's gift to us and the communal benefits of "breaking bread" together. UPDATE: We have suspended our Sunday School classes until further notice.
Bible and Book Studies
Bible studies and book studies give us a place to grow in knowledge of God and friendship with each other. We offer a variety of opportunities for study groups throughout the year.
Women's Bible Study
You are invited to join Lisa Oglesbee and Chris Rea on Tuesday mornings for Bible Study. This 1.5-hour time slot has been a source of encouragement and community for many women for ten years. This group is a good way to cultivate friendship, share coffee, and get to know additional people in the congregation (and some from outside the congregation, too!).
There is always a topic of study. This semester, we're going to be delving into 2 Corinthians, which Pastor Rea will also be preaching on. If you'd like to learn more or join one of these groups, contact Chris Rea firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group meets Tuesdays from 9:30am until 11:00am. Light snacks and coffee are provided, and for those of you who need it, there will be (free!) childcare!
Getting involved in one of our Ministry Teams is a rewarding way to use your gifts for ministry at Church of the Savior! We have a wide variety of Teams, and they each play a vital role in serving our church and our wider community. Check out the list below, and look for a Ministry Team you'd like to join. Chances are, it needs just the gifts and skills you have to offer! To join a team, contact Chris Rea email@example.com.
Abuse Prevention and Response Team
Ensures that we have a safe church for everyone, implementing and overseeing Abuse Prevention Training for all church leaders and children's ministries workers.
Adult Education Team
Plans and oversees the Sunday-morning Adult Education classes, as well as evening panel discussions and educational events.
Building and Grounds Team
Attends to the well-being of our property, both inside and out, with special focus on the sustainability and beauty of our facilities.
Children's Ministries Team
Focuses on the spiritual formation of our youngest members, providing classes and programs that will build a foundation of faith to last a lifetime.
Oversees the lines of communication within the church, ensuring that information and events are publicized in a clear and timely way.
Congregational Care Team
Provides practical care for those in our congregation who are in need, all the way from meals for new moms to flowers for hospital patients and everything in between.
Helps members and newcomers alike feel welcome and connected, planning church-wide events like potlucks, picnics, and campouts.
Sees to the well-being of our tiniest members, ensuring that the nursery is clean, safe, and healthy for all.
Draws us outside our walls, into our immediate community and around the world, supporting service, evangelism, and missions.
Cares for our staff and their families, attending to their personal well-being and their professional needs.
Believes passionately in the power of prayer, comes together regularly to pray for our community and its needs, and plans retreats and events that foster a life of prayer for our attendees.
Plans and oversees worship throughout all seasons of the church year, sharing ideas and encouraging the participation of all ages in our corporate worship.
At Church of the Savior we know we are sent to bless - and that starts right within our own faith community. There are countless ways for us to serve the brothers and sisters who worship with us, by teaching kids, leading worship, playing an instrument, and much, much more. For details, contact Andrea Mihut firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministries and Missions
Church of the Savior supports a variety of local ministries and global missions. We are committed to serving our community, both here and abroad, with our service and financial support.
Please visit their sites to learn more about what they are doing.