FPCE Small Groups

Our vision is for all small groups to be microcosms of the church, where all members are growing into mature disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Small Groups Ministry Team invites you to join one of First Pres Evanston’s many small groups. Many different kinds are available, from older adults to women’s to young adults and everything in between. Please look at our list of open groups and contact the person listed. You’ll be glad you did! It’s a great way to learn about the Bible and connect with other members. And if you don’t find one, we can train you to start and lead one yourself!

Questions? Ask our team: Dan Shiau, Karen Shaw, Mike Campbell & Katy Ingle or email Janice Dobschuetz at jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org 

Here are our current small groups looking for new participants:

WHO: Singles and couples of various ages who meet in our homes to study & support one another, with an emphasis on fellowship, Bible study and prayer.
WHEN: Sunday 6:30–8:30 p.m., 2x/month
CONTACT: Laurie Oh

Young Families
WHO: A group of young families with kids who meet for Bible Study and then a family meal at the church. Childcare is provided!
WHEN: Sunday, 4–6:30 p.m., 1x/month
CONTACT: Kalysta Harmon Witwer

WHO: Singles Together in Christ (STiC!) – We welcome single adults at any stage in life. Join us to connect with other singles as we grow together in faith! 
WHEN: Fridays, 7–8:30 p.m., 2x/month via Zoom
CONTACT: Karen Shaw

WHO: Nourish – A group of women who meet at the church for Bible study, friendship and prayer, also coffee and snacks. Child care is free. 
WHEN: Thursdays, 9:30–11 a.m.
CONTACT: Sally Ivaska

WHO: A group of women who meet for Bible Study at the church.
WHEN: Thursdays, 5:45–7 p.m.
CONTACT: Jennifer Randolph

WHO: Women of all ages (mostly older) who meet to study the Bible and discuss Christian books, share, and pray together. We also have dinners & outings.
WHEN: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Bev Bolsen

WHO: The Grumpy Old Men are a group of older guys seventy and up who get together on Wednesday mornings to read and study scripture in a spirit of friendly, purposeful discussion.
WHEN: Wednesdays, 8–9:30 a.m.
CONTACT: LeRoy Klemt

WHO: Men’s Breakfast is a group that gathers simultaneously in-person and on Zoom to socialize, pray and study scripture. Those attending in-person enjoy a breakfast of coffee, tea, donuts and bananas.
WHEN: Saturdays, 8–9 a.m.
CONTACT: Bob Bastian

Older Adults
WHO: A group of middle aged to older people, diverse in Bible literacy, who meet weekly in each others’ homes (but sometimes via Zoom) to study & discuss the Bible, share, and pray together.
WHEN: Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m.
CONTACT: Mike Campbell

Serious Bible Study
WHO: We are a group seeking to study the Bible in depth and purchase and read a commentary in addition to the scripture we are studying. Study guides are handed out in advance, and preparation is required. The primary intent of this group is to increase our faith through Bible study.
WHEN: Bi-weekly on Monday afternoons, 3–4:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Maria Ferry

Knitting Ministry
WHO: A group who makes prayer shawls to distribute to the bereaved, shut-ins and hospitalized. We also raise funds for schools in the Congo as well as make scarves and hats for those who come to the warming center. Join us to eat, knit, laugh, & pray! Room 206 at the church.
WHEN: 1st Friday & 3rd Saturday, 12-2 p.m.
CONTACT: Susan Potterton