Education
There are many opportunities for adults to further their individual understanding of Christ and Christianity in meetings such as these:

Men’s G.I.G. (Guys Investigating God)

This men’s group discusses current issues and selected books weekly on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at the Church (usually in the library).  It provides a safe place for men to share their thoughts and provides opportunities for men to examine their faith with other men.  Participants purchase their own books for the topic of discussion.  This group is open to all men who may be interested.  Contact Bruce through the Church office at 419-756-3046 or by emailing Bruce at bruce@mansfieldfcc.com.

Course In Miracles

This course led by Ann Kania, is an open discussion that helps members with “right” thinking and in discovering how their love is blocked from reaching out to the world.  The group meets weekly on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am in the church library.  If interested in participating, call Ann at 419-756-4911.

 Monday Morning Bible Study

This bible study group meets at the church on Monday mornings at 10:00 am.  Its purpose is to study the Bible and to understand its message. The coming year’s focus will be to study Luke.  The class is led by Carol Kautz, an ordained minister, and is open to anyone interested in learning the deeper meaning of the words in the Bible.  Anyone interested in attending can “show up” or call Carol at 419-756-5802 for more information.

Primrose Bible Study

This Bible study is an outreach program at the Primrose Retirement Center on Millsboro Road.  It is open to anyone interested and is well attended by, but not restricted to, the residents of Primrose.  The focus for the next year will be a study of the Gospel of Luke and Book of Acts.  This group meets weekly at Primrose Retirement Center on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 4:15 p.m. in the chapel.  The study is led by First Congregational Church Senior Minister, Bruce Haapalainen.  It is open to all denominations.  For more information call Bruce at 419-756-3046 or email him at bruce@mansfieldfcc.com.

Sunday Adult Study Group

This group learns about Christianity and its role in our lives.  It meets Sunday morning from 9:15 – 10:15 in the “meeting room” on the lower level of the church, near the chapel.  The meetings include the study of Christianity from the Apostles to the Reformation through lectures and discussion.  It is open to all who may be interested and does not require any reservations or sign ups. Just show up and join in the conversation in the meeting room. To learn more about the coming calendar and meetings call the Church office at 419-756-3046.

Women’s Retreat

Each year, the Ladies League sponsors a spiritual retreat for women which meets for one day in the late winter. Through lecture, quiet meditation, group activities, and group discussions, the participants have a chance to explore the unique challenges and qualities of women and to share experiences in a themed event.  The retreat is held at the church and utilizes most of the building during the day. Reservations are requested. Please call the Church office at 419-756-3046 or contact Ellen at ellen@mansfieldfcc.com.