Bible Studies + Gatherings

Colonial Church embraces a call to a vision of spiritual formation in all our ministries.  At Colonial Church we strive to provide learning opportunities that stretch and grow our faith and theology while building community with one another. Our current weekly Bible Studies + Gatherings include:

Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study: Join with other women from Colonial for a weekly Bible Study and deepening of community. This study features video series led by nationally known teachers.

Time: Mondays from 9:30-11:30am.

Location: Hearth Room. Led by: Lorelei Bergman, Penny Anderson, and Jessica Widdifield.

Current Study: On hold for the summer. Look for more information about our fall study later this summer!

Scholarships and childcare provided. Questions: contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.

Monday Morning Adult Bible Study: Join with others for a deeper dive into Scripture. Led by our Resident Theologian, Dr. Kyle Roberts, this class promises to challenge and invite you to see the Bible anew.

Time: Mondays from 10-11:30.

Location: Gathering Rooms 2&3.

Led by: Dr. Kyle Roberts, Resident Theologian.

Current Study: Matthew (re-starts Jan. 7th).

Dates: January 7-May 13, 2019 28, Feb 4, (NO MLK or President’s Day Meetings)

Cost: $25 (for materials). Scholarships and childcare provided.


Questions: contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.

Monday Night Women’s Bible Study: Join with other women to explore conversations at the intersection of faith and life through studying scripture and books together. This study is led by Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.

Time: Mondays from 6:30-8pm.

Location: Hearth Room.

Led by: Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers & Carol Wachter.

Current Study: Women of the Bible (email Sara to let her know who you want to study!)

Cost: None

Dates: Mondays, April 22nd to May 20th


Childcare provided (please register so we can plan for them).

Questions: contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.

Scripture Circles: Immerse. A different kind of Bible Study where we wrestle with theology and God’s word, where the Spirit drives the agenda, where we enter a sacred and safe space that offers healing and wholeness. We are gathering in living room settings, taking time to immerse deeply in Scripture that meets us where we are. Make space for what matters most. Make space for the Living Word to feed you, fill you, nourish your deepest soul. Hosted by Stephanie Spencer & Mary and Jim Fisher. Time: 3rd Thursday 8:45-Noon. Location: Fireside Room. Questions: contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.
Thursday Morning “Dudes & Donuts”: Join with other men over coffee and donuts as you delve into scripture and build community with one another. This study is led by Rev. Jeff Lindsay. Time: Thursdays from 7-8am. Location: Library. Questions: contact Rev. Jeff Lindsay.
Thursday Morning Women’s Fellowship: Gather with other women for a deeper dive into our stories and prayer together. Time: Thursdays from 7:30-9am (food and coffee at 7:30 and  the program starts at 8am). Location: Hearth Room. Co-hosted each week by different women. One of the hosts shares her story or a particular learning and the other host provides the breakfast goodies and facilitates prayer.  Requests are shared amongst the group and community with other women is built through hearing from one another. Questions: contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.
Friday Morning Men’s Renewal:

Join other men in fellowship, sharing and prayer on a weekly basis. Since its inception in 1978, this group has been developing strong bonds with fellow believers and always welcoming newcomers with open arms.

There are usually 25-30 who meet each week, although, over the years, more than 125 men have been actively involved in this ministry. We take turns both leading the weekly discussion and hosting a simple continental breakfast. There is no pressure to do either – nor does anyone take attendance.  All are welcome. Just come whenever you can.

Where: Colonial’s Hearth Room

When: Friday’s from 6:45 – 8:15 a.m.

Questions: Contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.

Sunday Morning “Kick-Start”: Start off your Sunday by delving into the scripture passage for morning worship. Time: Sundays from 8:15-9:15am. Location: Hearth Room. Hosted by: Mel & Kathy Saterbak. Questions: contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.
Wednesday Morning Praise, Prayer, and Study: Gather with other women to re-fresh and re-center mid-week. Time: Wednesdays at 9:30am. Location: Library. Hosted by: Lareign Paulson. Format: Gather together to pray, worship, and study scripture. Questions: contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.
Wednesday Evening Women’s Study: Gather with other women to re-fresh and re-center mid-week through study, prayer, and connection with one another.

Time: 7-8pm (come early for dinner from 5:30-6:30 and Meetinghouse from 6:30-7).

Dates: Wednesdays April 3rd-May 15th

Location: Volunteer Room

Study:  A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society by Eugene Peterson.

RSVPPlease sign up online.

Questions: Contact Rev. Sara Wilhelm Garbers.


Please check the schedule below for upcoming study opportunities.

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