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At St. John's, we believe that growth is an important part of the Christian life. We offer lots of opportunities for you to grow in your faith during the week. Check out what is going on below:

Denominations, Theology, & the Lutheran Difference

Wednesdays in January & February (starting Jan. 9th) at 6:30 pm

What makes Lutherans different from Catholics, Baptists, and other denominations? What do we believe about the Sacraments, the End Times, Predestination, or other topics? Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm starting January 9th as we dive in to these questions and more. If you have questions or have a

specific topic that you would like to have covered, talk to Ben.

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

Facilitators: Mike and Laurie Brinkerhoff

Thursdays, January 10th through March 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Location: St. John’s Orchard Park—Room TBD

This 9-week course will guide you through the steps necessary to build a solid financial foundation for your family. FPU benefits everyone, regardless of your current financial health, as it gives you the power to manage your money with a purpose. This year we are excited to announce that the FPU videos, lessons, and programming have been completely updated. There are more benefits included in the new program, with numerous online resources and applications for extended periods of time. This is a great program for those looking to improve their financial health and create a life-changing legacy for their families. Visit here to preview Dave Ramsey and Financial Peace University. To register just click on ‘Find a Class’ and follow the links to St. John’s. This program will change the way you handle God’s gifts and leave a lasting impact on the future generations of your family. If you want to attend and need a childcare, contact Mike.

SYMBIS Marriage Seminar

Facilitators: Ben & Amber Akers

Date: February 9th – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Grace

You can build your marriage on more than a hope and a prayer. Join us as we utilize the renowned SYMBIS assessment to give you a personalized road map to making your marriage everything God intends it to be. This seminar is for soon-to-be-married couples, couples who have been married for 50+ years, or anyone in between! Each person will have a 30-minute online assessment to take prior to the Seminar. See the brochures at the Welcome Center for more information & to register. Registration cost is $10 per couple and is due by January 20th. Talk to Ben or Amber Akers for more information.

Crossways Journey through the Bible

Date: Mondays at Noon, Resumes January 7th

Facilitator: Pastor Mike

Location: Fellowship Hall

Crossways is for you if: You want to read the Bible all the way through; There are some parts of the Bible that you don’t understand, and if, together with fellow seekers, you would like to struggle with those segments; You don’t mind doing a little homework and outside-of-class Scripture-searching; You have a

desire to learn what God really says in His Holy Word; You are anxious to learn more about God, and the Bible’s message and meaning for life. For more information please contact Pastor Mike.

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