The "Open Circle" class is comprised of friends of many "experiences".
We welcome and encourage people of all ages, viewpoints, and stations in life to praise the Lord with us! Due to our eclectic group we routinely share "spiritual growth stories" both from regular attendees and visitors. These experiences range from Maine to Hawaii, (all places in between), Europe and through many foreign mission fields. Diversity of opinions is especially welcomed, discussed, and celebrated.
Always guided by a spiritual emphasis and Bible study, the O.C. is a family of "real people" facing and discussing today's challenges. Our class is best described as a "family of genuinely warm spiritual friends". The unique aspect of the O.C. is that the approach to the Bible Lesson Study might appear to be, in a word, tangential.
However, careful examination will reveal we are all sharing how Christ has patiently knocked on our closed doors and positively influenced our personal lives. The topics discussed give witness to how a "circle of friends" can broach a wide scope of topics and, in essence, understand how the Bible speaks to us as His children.
"Facilitators" not "teachers", volunteer to share their views by agreeing to present a weeks study graced by their own style. There is always an opportunity for anyone to get involved. The O.C. family loves to laugh! Life is full of special moments that we love to share. We laugh, we cry, we express deep concern for each other and support each other.
We meet in the library beside the pastors office and look forward to "enlarging our circle of friends". See you at the O.C.!