Thursday Activities


The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For, by Lisa Harper

Two Sessions available every Thursday:

Thursday Morning, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Grace Center, Childcare Provided
With Doni Ahearn and Stephanie Jamison

Thursday Evenings, from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Fellowship Room
With Deb Hall

Starts March 7. Cost is $20

Join us, and author Lisa Harper, in this 7-session study if you want to:
– Expand your understanding of the gospel by reading the entire Book of Mark.
– Understand the depth of Jesus’ compassion and passion for humanity.
– Come to know the real Jesus of Scripture without the lens of man’s perspective.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, YOUNG AT HEART SENIOR’S MINISTRY, Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary, facilitated by Ron & Nancy Switzer.


A gathering of senior (50+) adults for Bible study, regular fellowship, and mission and ministry in our community. It is a great way for senior adults to remain connected to Effort as a community. Bring your “Word for You Today”.

6:30 – 8:00 PM, MEN’S GROUP, FLC Cafe, (Group Leaders – William Feight & Larry Cormier)

Ask any guy if he wants to be in a “band of brothers.” The answer is almost always yes. He wants to be accepted, admired, and protected by men he accepts, admires, and protects. Acceptance: in spite of his shortcomings. Admiration: of each other’s complementary strengths. Protection: as we look out for each other and watch each other’s backs.
The idea of community is appealing. It’s fear that prevents guys from jumping in, and men have very different fears. Some fear possible exposure of something they want to hide. Some fear that the cost of community (time, competing interests) outweighs the benefits. This is a group that cuts through those fears and explores what it means to be a part of something and what it means to be a Godly man in today’s world.