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Christian education is a lifelong process. During our Encounter classes, we hope to provide a forum for scholarship, teaching, discussions, and questions. It is our goal that we would encounter God, encounter God’s Word, encounter others, encounter ourselves, and encounter the larger Christian community. While the topics discussed will be of interest to Christians, they will also raise questions that non-Christians may want to engage with, and we would encourage this. Encounter is open to all who are willing to listen, learn, and engage.

Encounter meets weekly on Sundays at 12:15pm. Since we meet right after our third service, we provide a light lunch (donations accepted). Lunch begins at 12:15pm and the speaker starts at 12:30pm. The class will be over by 1:30pm. Childcare is available for Encounter if you RSVP to childcare@fmcsb.org by the Sunday before.

Our focus for this year is building our basic biblical literacy and competency, gaining a deeper understanding of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, and engaging with contemporary issues from a grounded Christian perspective . The world around us is constantly changing and at times very confusing. We want to be salt and light. One way we can be salt and light is by drawing from the richness of the biblical tradition and marveling that God’s goodness and truth also comes to us through tradition, reason, and experience. We will be bringing in speakers that will help make sense of some of these complexities and maybe introduce you to some new ones. We hope you can join us!

ENCOUNTER Dates 2019-2020:

February 2
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 1
March 8-No Encounter
March 15
March 22
March 29
April 5-No Encounter
April 12-No Encounter
April 19
April 26

September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17


For recordings of past Encounter classes, please visit the “Sermons and Classes” page on our website.

Women's Ministry

Women’s breakfasts, lunches, desserts and events including our spring retreat are to foster fellowship, encourage faith, and provide spaces for outreach. Continue to follow our News and Events page and email newsletter for times and dates, or contact Tammy Lashlee (mrslashlee@yahoo.com) for more information! 

Men's Ministry

Our yearly retreat for men is held in the Fall and is a great time for fellowship and growing closer to God. Throughout the year, we hold different events for men to come together, study the Bible, enjoy each other’s company, and share the gifts God has given us all. Be on the lookout for different events on our News & Events page on our website.

For questions about our Men’s Ministry, contact Pastor Doug (doug@fmcsb.org or ext. 224).

Bible Reading Plans

God's Word is a perfect avenue to explore the ways God has worked in history and the ways He promises to be active in our own lives. Here are a few guides for reading through parts or all of the Bible.