In this time when so many of us are feeling disconnected due to the pandemic, Faith Lutheran has returned to an old tradition: small groupsSmall groups are groups of 6-12 people who meet regularly for mutual support and spiritual growth. They gather around various shared interests or needs, from parenting, to bible study, to walking in nature.  But no matter the type of group, the goal of each group is first and foremost building relationships with each other and God. Here, you can browse a list of out available small groups.

Current Groups:

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Pray and Play

Participate in activities and prayer as a group. If you’ve found yourself envious of the activities and fun our young adult group has been having, but you’re 40 or over, this group is for you. This group plans to meet twice a month to participate in fun activities like Hatchet House, art projects, tours, etc. Contact: Elise Gladu, (530) 520-4440.  

 

Seniors

This is a conversation based group to help support the senior members of Faith Lutheran. Contact: Nola Dosch, (530)891-3575, or Veronika Kehoe, (530) 566-4798.  

 

Wilderness Worship

Wilderness Worship meets one Saturday morning of each month, with a few exceptions to hike various trails and creeks in Nor Cal. Grow in your relationship with God and each other by noticing God’s presence in wilderness places. The hiking portion of each gathering will be one to two hours long on “easy” rated trails. Contact: Pr. Ben Colahan, (530) 895-3754.  

 

Art Play

This group meets in the Fellowship Hall Monday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The purpose of Art Play is to grow in our relationship to God and each other by collaborating and creating ways to enhance worship through visual art. Contact: Gayle Palys, (530) 520-4150.  

 

Mary and Martha Women’s Bible Study

This women's group meets on the second Thursday of the month for fellowship and scripture study. Contact: Randy Franken, (530) 891-8634.  

 

Alphabet Soup

Our LGBTQ fellowship group meets once every three weeks for games, Bible study, food, and meaningful conversation. Contact: Michael Nicholson, (530) 895-3754, or Grace Mahannah, (530) 218-6636.  

 

Quilters

The Quilters meet in the Fellowship Hall every Tuesday (except holidays) from 10am-noon. Contact: Char Miller, (530) 345-6825.

 

Theater Appreciation

This exciting group sees plays at the Chico Theater Company, and heads to Cynthia Kampf’s home afterward to eat dessert and discuss the production. Contact: Cynthia Kampf, (530) 680-0925.  

 

Men’s Breakfast

The men's breakfast occurs at 8am on Fridays at the Farmer’s Skillet. Come and engage in fellowship over breakfast. Contact: Howie Stensrud, (530) 896-0616. 

 

Good Enough Lent Group

This meets once per week at Faith on Wednesdays starting March 9th from 3:30 to 5:00 to work through a devotional by Kate Bowler. Together we are going to take ourselves off the hook for perfection and realize the beautiful work of being human. We live in a world that loves us when we are shiny, but the truth is most of the time we aren't. We invite you to join us for a good enough Lent. Contact: Raquel Krach (530) 519-8629 or Diane Knight at (530) 520-2036.

 

Preschool Play Group

We’re starting a Preschool Playgroup at Faith Lutheran for parents of preschoolers, and our smallest church friends to hang out and play together. We will aim to meet twice a month on Wednesday mornings. An interactive play item and a Bible Story or book related to a Bible story will be included for the littles, as well as lots of playtime! Parents can chat together and enjoy the company of each other. This small group is geared towards the 5 and under crowd and their parents, older siblings are welcome! If you'd like to come to our first meet up, please contact Dani at danifaithlutheran@gmail.com or by calling (530) 895-3754.

 

Have an Idea for a Small Group?

If none of these groups appeal to you, and you have an idea for a small group, we encourage you to fill out this form letting us know what you'd be interested in. Our staff can help you connect with others with similar demographics and interests.

Small Group Interest Form