Small Groups

Unless it is specifically listed, there may be a nominal cost for participant guides.  


A richer spiritual life is possible every day! Feed your mind, heart and soul through small groups—through learning in community with others. These groups are constantly being updated and added to, so see future Bulletins or go online for the final details as they are determined:

Signups for these small groups can be done by contacting the group leader any time or on signup sheets in Fellowship Hall beginning in January.

New Groups:
This January, we will have two new Sunday morning groups: one at 8:45 and one at 10:15. See below for details.

3 Fridays Nights

Study Topic: The Second Half of Marriage by David and Claudia Arp 
Leader Names: Pastor Bill & Diane Knapp and Mark & Donna Metzendorf

Location: Fellowship Hall
Childcare Available: No
Day/Time: Fridays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Meeting Dates: January 26, February 2 & 16
Contact: Mark at
Status: Open
Topic Info: This study is for all couples who want the rest of their marriage to be the best!  David and Claudia Arp provide answers and practical help in their groundbreaking book. We will look at marital challenges every marriage faces, and offer strategies and exercises for meeting each of them. 
 The Second Half of Marriage will challenge you to create a vision for the rest of your life together — and inspire you to make that vision. There will be food, drinks and great conversation. 

O P E N   Small G R O U P S

Sunday Mornings 8:45am

Study Topic: S.H.A.P.E. by Erik Rees
Leader Name:
 Kate Blake / Julianne Krull
Pine Room
Childcare Available: 
Sundays, 8:45 - 10:00am
Meeting Dates:
JAN 28, FEB 4,18, MAR 4,11,18

Status: Open 
Topic Info: In these six lessons, Erik Rees unpacks for you the five elements of God’s blueprints for creating you. Each session includes tools that help bring clarity to your future goals and show you how to have the most fulfilling life possible – a life lived for God’s Purposes, by God’s design.

Monday Nights
Study Topic: The Book of Romans
Leader Name: Lori and Andy Barrieau
Location: FPLC – Chapel
Childcare Available: No
Day/Time: Mondays, 7 - 8:30pm (weekly)
Meeting Dates: Beginning January 15, 2018
Contact: / 
Status: Open 
Topic info: In the following week’s sessions we will go through the book of Romans, chapter by chapter, as a group and take a deeper dive into Paul’s letter to the Romans…..and to us.

Group Type: Women – Alternating Wednesday Nights
Study Topic: Esther
Leader Name: Kathy Pederson and Ruth Schmidt
Location: Pine Room
Childcare Available: No
Day/Time: Alternating Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm for 10 sessions (Discuss reading and listen to hour long video)  
Meeting Dates: Starting September 13th and ending before Ash Wednesday.

Status: Open
Topic info:  This is a 10 session study of the book of Esther using Beth Moore's It's Tough Being a Woman. The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today's overloaded and stressed woman.  Esther, while a queen, lived as an outsider in a hostile environment. Women will learn strong lessons of faith, providence, and hope to equip them to live courageously "for such a time as this."  Please contact Kathy Pederson to order the $18 Listening Guide.

2nd Thursday of the month Downtown Lunch Break Group
Study Topic: Serendipity Bible Marketplace Values study: Stressed Out: Living In The Fast Lane
Leader Name: Lori Lorenz
Location: 411 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Childcare Available: No
Day/Time: 2nd Thursday of every month
Meeting Dates: Ongoing (this new topic starts 8.10.17)
Status: Open
More Info: Come join us over your lunch hour to discuss bitesize reflections to feed your spirit. The reflections include Scripture and are brief enough to ponder over a quick lunch, yet deep enough to keep you thinking the remainder of the day.

Group Type: Parents with Children at home – Thursday Mornings
Study Topic: Mercy (by Rick Warren)
Leader Name: Angie Biersach
Location: Pine Room
Childcare Available: Yes
Day/Time: Thursdays, 9:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Dates: 10/5/17 will be our first meeting and than 11/2/17, 12/7/17, 1/4/18, 2/1/18, 3/1/18.
Status: Open
More Info: We will start with another series of Rick Warren's --Mercy. Books are available to share through church. We may add in a few God centered parenting pod casts to review and add to our discussions as well.

F U L L   G R O U P S
Group Type: Senior Women – Monday Mornings
Study Topic: Soul Keeping by John Ortberg
Leader Name: Barbara Froemming
Location: Barbara's home in Milwaukee
Childcare Available: No
Day/Time: Mondays, 10am
Meeting Dates: August 14, 2017 is Session 5 
Status:  FULL

Tuesday Early Mornings
Study Topic: The Book of Matthew 
Leader Name: Gardner Friedlander & Mark Chemowlski & David Hanson
Location: Fellowship Hall
Childcare Available:  No
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30am
Meeting Dates: Every Tuesday
Status:  FULL

Tuesday Nights
Group Type: Mixed – Tuesday Evenings
Study Topic: FAITH--Seeking Your Life in Christ Together by Greg Hawkins, Don WInk and Sara VanDeBerg
Leader Name: Eric and Lori Lorenz
Location: Lorenz home, Mequon
Childcare Available: No
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7 pm
Meeting Dates: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 17 2018
Status: FULL

Wednesday Afternoons
Study Topic: TBD
Leader Name: Laura Mullins and Heidi Hansen
Location: Home of Laura Mullins
Childcare Available:  No
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm
Meeting Dates: Every Wednesday starting again Sept 2017
Status:  FULL

Days Vary
Study Topic: TBD
Leader Name: Jo Ann Berdelman 
Location: Group member homes
Childcare Available: No
Day/Time: Days vary
Meeting Dates: Ongoing
Status:  FULL