Adult Ministries


Adult Ministries

1st Saturday of the Month:

First Saturday Prayer Walk:  The Board of Evangelism will be hosting a monthly Saturday morning prayer walk from 9:00-10:00AM the first Saturday every month. The prayer walk will take place in a different part of the region, including the nine Long Beach Council District, Signal Hill, Lakewood, and Los Alamitos.  Feel free to join us! NO RSVP is required.  If you have any questions, or if you would like to host a future prayer walk, please contact Pastor Kyle: .

1st Saturday Dates (date change will be published in advance):

  • In 2023...January 21*, February 11*, March 4,  April 1, May 6, June 3



SUNDAY Morning: 

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


Wellspring Spiritual Formation Bible Study for Women:  Sundays 10:45AM in the Multipurpose Room #215 starting September 25, 2022.   Sensible Shoes, A Story about the Spiritual Journey, by Sharon Garlough Brown.   Join us for an exciting spiritual formation journey following the stories of four women who grow closer to God through relationship and events not unlike our own. We’ll be learning to bring ourselves intentionally into the presence of God through prayer and Scripture using the stories of the characters in Sensible Shoes as windows and mirrors into seeing ourselves more clearly as we take steps into a deeper walk with the Lord.  Order the book online ($12). Regular attendance, homework, Scripture, small group discussion and prayer.  Sign up on Sunday in September or contact Mary Kay Esswein.


MONDAY Evening:

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship:  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



Wednesday Evening Liturgy and Prayer:   Do you need a bit of an oasis in the middle of your hectic week? Join Pastor Kyle, and others, every Wednesday evening, via Zoom, from 6:00-6:30pm for a brief check-in, Scripture reading, and prayer.  


Living Way:   This study is at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cypress, we are currently in our 8-week study of the book of Colossians. Living Way study materials will be provided to all participants. Please join us as we take a careful look at this beautiful letter to Christian communities, which shows us Jesus as the true Messiah and strengthens us against cultural influences that could distract us from Jesus.   Need a copy of the week’s lesson…

  • For a hard print copy of the lessons, you may pick it up in the church office at Bethany. 
  • For an electronic copy, please email Cindy Morrison at .



Men's Morning Bible Study:  We meet on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30AM in the Parish Lounge.  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 Bible Study:   We meet in the on Thursdays in the Parish Lounge from 9:30-11:00 AM.  If you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez. You can get her contact information by calling the church office at 562-421-4711.  **UPDATE - Women's Thursday Morning study is taking a Christmas break. We will return on January 12, 2023. 

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