Below are the descriptions of the Fall Small Groups!  If you have questions about small groups, please contact Pastor Jonna, jfantz@salem-covenant.church


Women of the Word (WOW) Bible Study
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 6:45-8:15 p.m., starting October 5
Where: Salem Fellowship Hall (morning), Hermundslie Lounge (evening)
What: Study on Elijah by Priscilla Shirer. Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine and how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.
Who: This study is open to all women, no childcare is provided.
Contacts: Cheryl Squires (morning), Marcy Toensing (evening)

*WOW will begin a new 5-week study on February 1, titled Breathe by Priscilla Shirer.
Contact Cheryl Squires (cherylsquires82@gmail.com) for more information.


Wednesday Bible Study


Come and See: An Exploration of the Gospel of John      Ben Rhodes

People, the famed biblical scholar Raymond Brown notes, constantly wish to stay with God in ways that are settled. The Gospel of John challenges these notions, however, and tells us that any would-be disciple must “come and see” God in ways that are never fully settled, but are most often experienced on the move. ‘Come and see’ what John can teach us about this kind of discipleship. January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2


Guided by Psalms in 2022: Wednesday at 6:45 pm to 8 pm        Kirk Livingston

What is important for your new year? Spend the first five Wednesday nights of 2022 connecting with the Psalms to locate the timeless values and holy passions that can guide your connection with the Lord and your neighbors.

January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2

WRESTLING GOD: Both Morning and Evening                       
Jonna Fantz

God seems to enjoy going toe to toe with his human creatures. Take a look at three stories among many where human beings physically, verbally, or prayerfully struggled with God in turning point moments in their lives.  We’ll start with the iconic story of Jacob and then in the light of that story look at Moses and Hannah as they engaged God in this intimate and life-changing discipline that has ramifications with our own spiritual lives.

February 9: Jacob Wrestles, Genesis 32:3-33:20

February 16: Moses Wrestles, Exodus 3-4:17

February 23: Hannah Wrestles, 1 Samuel 1-2:11, 2:18-21


Bible Art Journaling
When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Starting October 14
Where: Kathy’s home
What: Explore a new, visual way to respond to Scripture. Kathy sends out a weekly Bible verse every Friday. Participants meditate on this verse until they have a visual image (drawing, painting, collage, picture from a magazine, etc.) to add to their Bible art journal. At the monthly meetings, we share our pages, and pray for one another.
Who: Open to all
Contact: Kathy Sammartano

Book Study: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop
When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Starting October 21
Where: Livingston home
What: Lamentations is a book of the Bible, a literary genre, and a spiritual discipline. It’s not just complaining; in lament, we pray our grief, frustration, and sorrow—for ourselves and society. We lament even as we hope and trust in God’s deep mercy and compassion. We’ll look at Lamentations and several Psalms guided by Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop.                                                                                             
Who: Open to all
Contact: Kirk and Kris Livingston


21 Servants of Sovereign Joy by John Piper
When: Monthly, 3rd Saturday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Starting October 16
Where: Members’ homes
What: This book is a biographical collection of heroes of the faith, from Augustine to C.S. Lewis, with dozens of familiar names but also many that may be unfamiliar. The stories of these flawed saints are meant to inspire us to live Christ-exalting lives of courage, passion, and joy. Some additional research will also be encouraged, but not required on a volunteer basis.
Who: Open to all
Contact: Ron Tungseth



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