How often do you go to church?

Just Sunday morning? Or have you found that other church activities are just as satisfying?

Bible studies, game nights, movie nights, classes in cooking or crocheting are also things available for fellowship throughout the week in many of our churches. They don't even have to be "religious" in nature.

My own church does a monthly Game Night, and it is a lot of fun. In addition, it is also a setting where you get to know your fellow members a whole lot better. As well, these programs are open and welcoming even if you do not attend a given church.

Bible studies are probably the most attended events beside Sunday morning worship services. They are often led by not only the pastor, but other church members. Our Sunday night study is led by Dale Ford, the Thursday night study by Pastor Larry Read.

Several of our churches have scheduled Bible studies, usually mid-week, Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Midweek studies/services available are:


andbull; Bethel Christian Center, 7 p.m.

andbull; Crescent City Church of Christ, currently studying the book of Micah, 6:30 p.m.

andbull; First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

andbull; Hiouchi Community Fellowship, 7andndash;8 p.m.

andbull; Redwoods Family Worship Center, 6:30 p.m.

andbull; Solid Rock (Mary Peacock School) prayer, 7 p.m.


andbull; Calvary Chapel, 6:30 p.m.

andbull; New Life Community, currently in the book of James, 6 p.m.

andbull; New Life Tabernacle, 2455 Oliver, 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, plenty of other activities are going on.

andbull; First Baptist Church is beginning a new study Sunday at 9:30 a.m. entitled "God'sStory." It will be a 13-session overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. During the 11 a.m. service, there is a new series called DWJD ("Do What Jesus Did").

andbull; Temple Beth Shalom will hold Kabbalah class at 11 a.m. today at the Curry Coastal Pilot building in Brookings. The final Kabbalah class for the season will be held June 22. The next regular services will be held Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. in the Pilot building

andbull; Redwoods Family Worship Center is celebrating this weekend. It's the pastor's anniversary at the church, and folks are marking it with a lot of fun beginning today at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with fun for the entire family, including barbecue, cotton candy and popcorn, a 20-inch inflatable slide, jousting, huge bounce houses and a "Youth Fear Factor" game with cash prizes and more. Saturday's door prize will be an iPod. Everyone is invited.

There will be a youth service in the afternoon with Rev. Don Cox, and an evening service with Bishop Lonnie Cox, with a Spanish interpreter.

To reach Martha Williams, call 460-3000, or email