Adult Ministries


Adult Ministries


New Women’s Bible Study Group Starting this Fall at Bethany:


Unfailing: God’s Assurance for Times of Change By Christopher M. Kennedy

“Change is difficult to understand and even harder to navigate. As the world seems to spin faster every day, how can you adjust and adapt to a society that seems to pull further from God with each passing day? Adapting to the change and moving forward is stressful and confusing. Find peace and clarity in Samuel's story, seeing how he followed God's guidance through all the seemingly unclear changes. He followed God's plans for his life and found the beauty of putting everything in His hands. Study the prophet Samuel and the tumultuous changes he endured to see how you can trust God to guide you through change. Through personal reflections, devotional questions, room for notes, and a guide for small groups, you can tackle the uncomfortable reality of change. Take hope in the promise that His Son has conquered all for you and that His plan is always going exactly to Hi s specifications. When you look at Jesus and God's Word, you will find everything you need to help you through loss and transition.” (excerpt ©CPH 2024)

Facilitated by Mara Widmann and Sheri Esswein  

  • To sign up, or if you have questions about this study, please find us at a table in Friendship Square beginning July 28.
  • Space is limited, so sign up early! 
  • Study books can be purchased online at: Concordia Publishing House, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
  • Meeting on Sundays after the 9:30AM service from 10:45AM to 12:00PM in the Library Room 105. 
  • We begin September 15th and look forward to walking alongside you on this faith journey.

~Sheri and Mara



A men’s retreat is being planned for the weekend of September 13-15 at Luther Glen Retreat Center in Oak Glen. This is a wonderful facility that we have used before. The cost for this is $275 which includes 2 nights and 5 meals. Bedding and towels are provided for our stay. Retreat starts with dinner on Friday and concludes with Worship on Sunday morning. Should you only be able to join us for the day Saturday, cost is $146 for the full day and 3 meals. More information to come in the following weeks. Any questions please contact Karl Fink using his email   or call his office at 562.421.4711, ext. 19. Registration is now open, click the button below. Last day to register is Sunday, September 1st. 

Men's Retreat Registration



SUNDAY Morning & Afternoon: 

Making "Community Connections" through Prayer:  We are taking a break until further notice.  This group normally meets 7:30-7:55AM every Sunday in the Conference Room.  When we begin to meet again, you are invited to drop in any Sunday and pray silently or from a prayer guide. God is powerful and mighty. He asks that we come to Him with our requests.  FYI all who worship and all who serve in worship service are prayed for as well.  - Pre-service Prayer Group


MONDAY Evening:

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship:  This study is currently on a summer hiatus. We will resume in the fall, date TBA. You can learn more at the BSF website: For me, this was a life changing study; in fact, the BSF bible study impacted my Christian walk more than other Christian endeavor. If you think you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me.  - Don Baldwin.  Call the church office (562) 421-4711 for Don’s contact information.



Men's Morning Bible Study:  We meet on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30AM in the Parish Lounge. This study will continue to meet during the Summer.   Feel free to bring a beverage, something to eat, and your mask to wear as we study God‘s Good Word, fellowship, & pray together.  If you have any questions or concerns, kindly contact Karl Fink,  


Women’s Thursday Morning Study:  This study is currently on a summer hiatus. We will resume in the fall, date TBA.  The Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study normally meets on Thursdays at 9:30-11:00AM in the Parish Lounge, and you are invited to attend. This is a great way to learn about God, make lasting friendships, and stop fearing the craziness in our world. Contact Meg Velez if you have any questions. Call the church office (562) 421-4711 for Meg’s contact information.


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