First Lutheran Church
First Lutheran Church

Christian Growth - A Lifelong Journey

First Lutheran Church's Mission Statement is:  "Christ's Love, Transforming Lives to Go!"  It is understanding that when we are in relationship with Jesus Christ, we cannot help but be transformed.  God then sends us into the world as changed people.  Christian Growth is a lifelong journey.  Adult Education opportunities are a tool of lifelong learning.  These are not education classes where a teacher is passing knowledge onto students, but instead are opportunities for us to gather and learn from one another.  Do not sit on the sidelines of faith.  JOIN the JOURNEY!

Race in Minnesota

Sundays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 18th (excluding Oct 21) 9:40-10:35 a.m.  Amber Room


     This is an important conversation which is extremely relevant to the world we are currently living in.  Read first hand stories from Minnesotans on their own experiences of what it means to be a minority living in the land of "Minnesota Niceness."

     We plan to have 8 discussion sessions on Sunday mornings between our two services. Plan to read one selected essay for each session. 


Jan Moen, who has a background and experiences in diversity issues, will be facilitating the discussions. All are welcome! 


Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore!


The Book of Joy

Wednesdays,  Sept. 26 - Nov. 21  7:00-8:30 p.m.


The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World


by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams.


Join us for an eight week conversation around joy a gift of faith that arises, surprisingly,  in the midst of suffering. In our time together, we will discuss this beautiful and challenging book while at the same time learning how brief periods of meditative silence can enhance our learning, listening and understanding.


Facilitated by Pastor Linnea, Mark Papke-Larson and Geri Willimek.


Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore!

Our Address

900 Bemidji Ave N.

Bemidji, MN 56601


Tel:   218-444-5302

Fax:  218-444-5306


Our Office Hours

Mon-Fri :

08:30 am - 04:30 pm

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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