Joining a weekly Small Group is a great way to experience regular fellowship, friendship and accountability with other believers. Consider joining a group here at First Baptist!

See classes and small groups below to find the perfect fit for what you're looking for.

For more information about Small Groups and classes for adults, contact Pastor Diane @

     9am Sunday      Small Groups

SPRING 2017:

EXODUS: Learning to Trust God (Topics include: Facing the impossible, From Crisis to Triumph, Hearing God's Voice, God's Assurance).  

Led by Pastor Diane Lutz, Room 205.


JAMES: Guidelines for a Happy Christian Life (Topics include: From trouble to triumph, Understanding temptation, Taming the tongue, True wisdom).

Led by Chuck & Cindy Fuller, Room 204.


ISAIAH: Trusting God in Troubled Times (Topics include: No more rotten religion, A hope to live by, Our spoiled world, Turning to God).

Led by Tony Silva, Room 208.


CLIMBERS CLASS (for developmentally challenged adults). Learn stories about Jesus and His teachings.

Led by Judy Wimpenny and Beth Wilson, Room 202.


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Wednesday Night Small Groups

Prayer Meeting

Learn more about prayer in this ongoing group.  Pray for our church ministries, for our members, family and friends.                              

Led by Pastor Joe Lutz on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Room 202/208.                

*Children's program & childcare available.


CLOSER TO GOD: Spiritual Practices for Life

Starts May 17, 2017 and ends June 14 (5 sessions).  Learn practical ways to draw nearer to the Lord daily.   

Led by Pastor Diane on Wednesdays at 6:30pm - 8pm in Room 205.  

*Children's program & childcare available

10:45am Sunday Small Groups


Find out what the Bible says about Singleness: A Life Grounded in Love. 

Led by Barbara Chapman, Room 102.



Learn from the Psalms together. 

Led by Pat Gopperton and Jim McClure and Paul Rout, Room 202/208.



Study the Book of Exodus together.

Led by Jim Breckenridge, Room 205. 


GRIEFSHARE: Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

This group, from April 2 to July 2, offers support to people who are experiencing grief and loss.  

Led by Chandra Concannon, Room 204

Other Weekday Small Groups

M.A.S.H. Groups: 


We now have three different M.A.S.H. groups!  

These are small groups for the Baby Boomer generation (or there abouts) to help them get better connected with others and to grow deeper in their faith. All groups will be studying the Letters of John.  

You may choose from any of the following group locations:

Group 1  - Led by Brian & Chandra Concannon at their home. (Victoria Area) 

Group 2 - Led by Marian & Ryan Nakatani at the Walden home. (Spruce/Canyon Crest area)

Group 3 - Led by Karen & Dan Dutcher at their home. (Orangecrest area)

(*When you sign up, we will send you the address of the group you chose). 


Men's Small Group

1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00pm. Join other men in this ongoing group to study the Bible and pray together.

Led by Marion Hammarlund, Room 205.


Women's Daytime Bible Study

Fridays at 1:15pm. Discover what God has to teach us through the Book of Genesis. 

Led by Pastor Karin Mazzeo in Room 204.


WOMEN AND IDENTITY: Wholehearted Living in Christ (starts April 24)

Monday evenings at 6:30pm.  Topics include: Using Your Voice, Wise Women, Soul Sisters, Justice for All.

Led by Beverly Johnson


GUMBO Homeless Ministry

Tuesdays at 6:00pm - Starts in the Fellowship Hall. Minister to Riverside's homeless community by cooking and delivering meals to them. (See Pastor Tim Mellinger for more info).