Pastor's Bible Study
How does the pastor go from the bible passages assigned each week to the Sunday morning sermon? Come find out every Tuesday at 5pm and be a part of the process! Study the upcoming Sunday’s bible passages with Pastor Ben. We will talk a little about history and context, then focus on using Martin Luther’s techniques for understanding how the bible addresses the needs and concerns of our community today.
Faith Adult Christian Education (FACE)
Faith Lutheran Church has been offering FACE classes for 30 years, and contrary to our last What’s Happening at Faith claiming that 2019 will be our best year, 2020 will be our best! Join us for bible studies, discussions on a broad range of topics, ecumenical activities with other congregations, and more. Below, you can see Hard Choices: Clark/Twain in Portland, a play written by Pastor Ben's father Clark Colahan about free will (reenacted by Don Heinz, Ralph Godwin, and Annalisa Colahan.)
LGBTQIA+ and Trans Education
Around Chico Pride or Trans* Day of Remembrance, Faith educates itself in various ways on gender and sexual identity. You can learn more by checking out our Pride Ministry.
Osher Lifelong Learning Instutution (OLLI) Classes
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico is an educational program for lifelong learners age 50 and better who are eager to explore traditional and new areas of knowledge – without exams or grades. Distinguished Chico State faculty members, retired teachers, and members simply passionate about a subject they know well enjoy sharing their expertise with members whose life experience and intelligence enrich the exchange of ideas. With locations in Chico, Oroville, Paradise, and Willows, OLLI offers a unique way to explore new topics, discuss current events, make new friends, and take day trips to theaters, gardens, and museums. Read more about OLLI classes here.
Sacred Conversations is a monthly forum hosting panelists from all walks of life who address complex issues with discussions on how we as a community might take action. Sacred Conversations take place in the Sanctuary and have included such topics as Preparing for Death, Immigration and Asylum Sponsorship, Modern Masculinity, and more.
Women's Bible Study
The Mary and Martha Bible Study group and Elizabeth Bible Study group welcomes all women who are looking for Christian fellowship and study of the scripture. Our study guide is the Lutheran women’s magazine Gather.