A weekly class is held in the Mary Martha Room at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday. Men, women, couples and singles enjoy video presentations or book studies on Biblical and topical subjects. With the direction of Pastor Marty Ruge, they discuss the content in an informal response session. Anyone interested is invited to get a cup of coffee or a soda and sit in with the group.
Bible Study Opportunities*
*Ladies Circle: All ladies are invited to the monthly Bible Class held in the Gathering Grounds the first Tuesday of each month. This class resumes on September 3rd at 9:30 a.m.
*Cross Connection Bible Study - Wednesdays
*Couples/Singles Study - Weekly, Sundays at 6:00 p.m. - Art & Roni Loos 426-0382. All are welcome.
A group of leaders meet with the ministry team monthly to learn, to pray and to make the necessary direction-giving decisions for the congregation. Each member serves for three years and may be re-elected by congregational vote. An Executive Committee is chosen from these leaders. They conduct the official meetings of the congregation and serve as the Personnel Committee.
Teams, Boards, Committees
Various teams, boards and committees provide opportunities for our members to become involved in the leadership of the First English congregation, management of its resources, and fulfillment of its mission.
This group of active women "makes to give away" hat-mitten-and-scarf sets for 5-year-olds, baby blankets, lap robes, and afghans. All are donated to local schools, hospitals and nursing homes.
A fellowship group for our older friends and neighbors that meets Wednesdays with lunch a program and entertainment September thru May, starts at 11:00 am. This is an ecumenical group and all senior citizens of the community are welcome. Please call 920-231-9890 for more information.
Cooking for Local Charities
Volunteer cooks from First English and their friends prepare a meal for Father Carr’s Place2B, an emergency shelter and soup kitchen, and the Christine Ann Center, a domestic abuse shelter, once a month in the church kitchen.
Homebound/Nursing Home Residents Communion Distribution
Trained fellow-members serve as communion distributors to our 80-90 homebound members once a month. This personal service helps those who cannot attend onsite worship services feel they are still part of our congregation. Details available through the church office at 231-9890.
Chancel Flower Delivery:
Donated flowers that have graced the Sunday worship services are delivered weekly to homebound members by fellow-members of the congregation.
Church Bulletin Deliveries
Copies of the worship service and messenger are delivered weekly to members in local nursing homes and hospitals by fellow-members of the congregation. The bulletins can then be followed during TV broadcasts of the worship service.
A group of women gathers downstairs in the church every Monday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for a set routine of stretch, floor, and chair exercises. For more information, ask for Dorothy Flanigan when you call the church office at (920) 231-9890.