Sundays, beginning September 11, 9 a.m.
You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. If you are grieving the death of a loved one, consider joining GriefShare. This 13-week course meets weekly to help you face the challenges of your grief, recover from your loss, and look toward rebuilding your life. Book is $16. No registration is required. For more information, contact Verona at 701.232.4476 or VeronaWinkler@bethelfc.com.
GriefShare – Surviving the Holidays
Sunday, November 6, 9 a.m.
For people who are grieving the death of a loved one. GriefShare helps you deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holiday season and offers helpful tips for surviving holiday events. Book is $5. For more information, contact Verona at 701.232.4476 or VeronaWinkler@bethelfc.com.
Sundays, beginning September 11, 9 a.m.
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. This 13-week course will help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Book is $16. No registration is required. For more information, contact Verona at 701.232.4476 or VeronaWinkler@bethelfc.com.
DivorceCare – Surviving the Holidays
Sunday, November 6, 9 a.m.
For people who are separated or divorced. Learn how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays, ways to give your kids a good holiday experience, and how to discover hope for your future. Book is $5. For more information, contact Verona at 701.232.4476 or VeronaWinkler@bethelfc.com. No registration is required.
Sundays, beginning September 11, 9 a.m. in the Prayer Chapel
It is an awesome privilege and responsibility to love and guide a child into a healthy and responsible adulthood. Participants in this group will likely have a variety of lived childhood experiences ranging from loving and supportive to less than desirable. The material will focus on God as our ultimate model for parenting. Everyone with a child in their life who they desire to guide toward developing healthy relationships is welcome in this group. Books are $15. To register, email Eric Johnson at Eric@jailchaplains.com or call 701.540.2264.
Stephen Ministry Continuing Education
Caring for Others in Difficult Times
One Sunday a month beginning September 11 from 10:45-11:45 a.m.—Office Conference Room [Unless otherwise noted]
Sessions are open to everyone! Each class is independent of the others & provides valuable instruction & connection for those in caregiving roles. See a list of upcoming classes and their topics by clicking here.
Anxious: Fighting Anxiety with the Word of God (Women’s Bible study)
Sundays, beginning September 18 at 4 p.m. in Room 202
True peace comes when we learn to hold God’s Word up to what worries us. There, we learn we can’t fix ourselves; we can’t protect ourselves. Instead, the Bible tells us we can rest, knowing that Jesus walked into the broken, sad, scary places to rescue us and love us. He is the One who fixes. His is the only protection that matters. Join author Scarlet Hiltibidal in this 8-session study to learn how we can practically take hold of the perfect peace that is only available through God as we dive deeply into His Word, embrace the practice of prayer, and live authentically in the support of our communities of faith. The cost of this book is $20. Registration is available online or in the office. Contact Heather at 701.232.4476 or email@example.com for more information.
Mending the Soul
Tuesdays, beginning January 2023
Mending the Soul is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive approach to understanding and treating every form of abuse, including physical, sexual, verbal, spiritual and neglect. Abuse deadens the emotions, slays self-worth, cripples the mind, even destroys the body. But, there is hope! God delights in mending shattered souls. However, healing doesn’t come by ignoring the problem of abuse, minimizing its complexities, or downplaying its devastating impact. Healing comes by fully understanding the nature and ramifications of abuse, and by following a biblical path of restoration that allows God’s grace to touch the heart’s deep wounds. This group will meet for 12 weeks and books are $45. For more information, contact Tracy at 701.232.4476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding Calm in the Chaos (Men & Women)
Tuesdays, beginning October 4, 7 p.m. in the Prayer Chapel
This group will encourage participants to focus on Christ rather than the behavior of their loved one. Participants will learn there is hope in the midst of the pain and suffering as they watch the consequences of a loved one’s unhealthy choices. Group members will go to the Bible for direction on how to take care of themselves by keeping their eyes on Jesus. Book is $15. To register, email Eric Johnson at Eric@jailchaplains.com or call 701.540.2264.
Wednesdays beginning September 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Room B
This community group provides hope and healing through faith-based study and fellowship with other widows. Come and be uplifted and encouraged by women of all ages as we lean on each other through life’s difficult circumstances. To register, please email Linda at email@example.com or call the church office to speak with HeatherNelson@bethelfc.com or call 701.232.4476.
Wednesdays beginning September 7, 1 p.m.
Memory Café of the Red River Valley: Creating joyful moments for persons living with mild to moderate memory loss and their loved ones. Memory Café is a free social gathering located in Fargo, North Dakota where people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss, and their care partners, come together in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment. At Memory Café we are committed to reminding our participants they are valued, significant members of our local community by changing the way we think about memory loss. Memory Café will typically meet at Bethel on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the FLC from 1-2:30 p.m. Please check their website for updates or time changes. Learn more about Memory Cafe at memorycafeofrrv.com.
Charting Your Legacy: Financial Planning God’s Way
Wednesdays, beginning September 14, 6:30 p.m. in Room C
Join us in this 7-week course in which you will learn God’s perspective on finances, possessions and our stewardship of the resources that God has given us. Through the course workbook, you will learn from Scripture God’s plan for you and your finances, and how it can be used for God’s glory. This class will be limited in number. Cost of book is $45. Contact Pastor Craig at CraigJohnson@bethelfc.com or 701.232.4476 if you are interested in attending this class.
Wednesdays beginning September 14, 6:30 p.m. in Room E
Committed Couples is for married couples or engaged-to-be-married couples who are committed to God’s plan for marriage and family relationships. The various aspects of God’s design for marriage and the principles that support this sacred institution are highlighted. Cost of materials is $15. To register, email Eric Johnson at Eric@jailchaplains.com or call 701.540.2264.
Circle of Support
Wednesdays beginning September 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Prayer Chapel
Circle of Support will be an on-going confidential gathering providing emotional support and encouragement for one another. This group will provide biblical and clinical insights and various tools to empower personal well-being and greater hope. As part of our study we will be looking at “Who He Says I Am: A study of our Identity in Christ” by Jean Gaffin. Register by clicking here. Books are $10. For more information, contact Tracy at 701.232.4476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.