We believe life change happens best in circles, and our hope is that everyone who calls Central home would be in a Community Group. Community Groups are made up of 8-12 individuals (or 4-6 couples) and meet according to area of town and night of week.


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  • Writing for your Kids & Grandkids

    Group Leader: Ev Houkom

    Who: Men, Women, Empty Nesters

    When: Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 8:00 pm

    Where: Houkom House, 321 Irvine Court, Chippewa Falls

    What: It is never too early or too late to begin to write down the stories of your life for the benefit of your kids and grandkids. If you think your kids will remember them when you are gone, you are probably wrong.


    This group will offer an environment of friends where you can begin to commit your stories to paper (or computer or stone tablets). No pressure, no sharing if you don't want to, no grading. I don't even own a red pencil! All authors and writers say the best way to start writing is to start writing. Wow! That's profound-- but true. Hope you will join us. (This group will likely start up again after Easter too so if you can't sign up this time remember that.)

    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up! Spaces limited.


  • Precepts Bible Study

    Group Leader: Vicki Jones

    Who: Women

    When: Wednesday mornings, 9:00 to 11:00am

    Where: Skoien Chapel, Central Lutheran

    What: Interested in learning more about Paul’s letter to the church in Rome? We will be working with material provided by Precepts International. It is a study for those who want to understand the whole counsel of God, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse. This is an in-depth, inductive study in a daily format that takes 1 - 2 hours a day to complete. This will be a nine or ten week study on Romans chapters 6 - 8. We will discover how justification by faith relates to day by day living through the Holy Spirit’s power. The workbook, including ESV Bible pages, costs $21.00. 


    Contact Vicki Jones at office@central-lutheran.org or call the church office 715-723-9336 (9am-3pm).  Spaces limited.


  • Making sense of scripture

    Group Leaders: Tom & Jan Drehmel

    Who: Men, Women, Youth … Anyone that is curious about their faith from high school age to senior citizens and everyone in between.

    When: Sunday Evenings: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Oct. 1, 8, 29, Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3,10.

    Where: Central Lutheran Church - Library

    What: Have you ever been confused with terms used by your doctor, or your mechanic, or your financial advisor? How about your pastor? Does it make things easier when they take time to explain things in simpler terms?

    That’s what the Bible study “Making Sense of the Christian Faith” attempts to do … simplify things a bit and put them in perspective to make them more understandable.

    Be sure to bring your questions about your faith. Questions are not the mark of an inadequate faith, but instead are the mark of the kind of curious, searching, seeking faith that you find all over the pages of the Bible.

    So, if you’ve ever wondered about God, if you’ve ever tried to make sense of scripture, or if you’ve ever wondered how something you read about in the Bible impacts your life, then this is the Bible study for you.


    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up! Spaces limited.


  • Faith & Family

    Group Leaders: Christine & Owen Johnson, Kayley & Cory Adams

    Who: Families with young children

    When: Tuesday nights at 5:30

    Where: Kayley and Cory Adams’ house

    What: We look forward to supporting each other in building our families on a firm faith foundation as well as sharing in the ups and downs of raising children. We will be getting together as families, no need for babysitters. 😃


    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up! Spaces limited.


  • Walking (and Talking) Together

    Group Leader: Sue Houkom

    Who: Anyone!

    When: Friday mornings at 9 a.m. for about 45 minutes, September 29 through November 17

    Where & What: Come join us as we walk in Irvine Park.  Perfect for those who want some walking exercise and who would like some company doing it.  

    Meet at the Visitor's Center.  


    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up!


  • Titus Women

    Group Leaders: Jan Drehmel

    Who: Women

    When: Monday mornings at 9am

    Where: Central Lutheran Church Library

    What: Titus Women typically meet the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Monday of the month. The first Monday is for breakfast @ Bridgewater Restaurant. We meet for Bible study, to discuss the week’s sermon, and for fellowship!


    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up! Spaces limited.


  • Men on a Mission

    Group Leader: Tom Drehmel

    Who: Men

    When: 1st Saturday of the month, meeting @ 8am

    Where: Chippewa Family Restaurant

    What: This is a growing group working on the needs, wants, desires and vision for our future as active Christian men from Central Lutheran Church. Be a part of this group… grow as disciples!


    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up! Spaces limited.


  • Day by Day

    Group Leaders: Tom Johnson & Jodi Bright

    Who: Parents of at-risk teens

    When: Monday evenings at 6pm

    Where: Central Lutheran Church Library

    What: This is a group for parents of teenagers who are at-risk from self-harm. This is not a counseling group, but a care group where we come together to listen and support each other through this difficult season of loving & caring for a child struggling with mental & emotional health.

    You are not alone; join us as we journey through this together.


    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up! Spaces limited.


  • Heart & Soul

    Group Leaders: Amber Linhart

    Who: Women, Men, Youth

    When: Monday evenings, 6-7:30pm

    Where: 4:30am Coffeehouse

    What: This is a group for anyone seeking to heal from loss or difficult circumstances. This is not a counseling group, but a care group where we come together to listen and support each other in shared pursuit of emotional and spiritual recovery.  A caring community is where healing and abundant life begin again!


    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up! Spaces limited.


  • Meet & Eat!

    Group Leaders: Caleb & Astri Graceheart

    Who: Anyone! (Open all season)

    When: Sunday evenings, 5-6pm (but not Packer games!)

    Where: Culver’s in Hallie

    What: Join us for butterburgers, custard and fellowship! Bring your family, friends & neighbors! This is a casual, friendly group focused on relaxing together and enjoying good food and conversation. We’re saving a place for you!

  • Careers

    Group Leader: Sara Brunner

    Who: Men, Women, Single Professionals

    When: Tuesday evenings, 6pm

    Where: Bye the Willow

    What: This group is for single professionals to gather, relax, connect over drinks, and pray for each other. Opportunities for community can be rare during this season of life, so we’re coming together to enjoy this phase of focusing on our careers and walking with God!

  • Vino in the Valley

    Group Leaders: Nicole Turner & Lynette Severson

    Who: Men, Women

    When: Thursday evenings, 6pm

    Where: Riverbend Vineyard (first gathering)

    What: This fun small group will visit different local vineyards and distilleries to taste wines and potentially select the next Communion wine at Central! Join us for a relaxing evening with friends, delicious drinks & a fun change of scenery every week!


  • Married Life

    Group Leaders: Jenny & Matt Hatleli

    Who: Married & Engaged Couples

    When: TBD based on group members’ availability

    Where: First meeting is at Casa Mexicana,

    7:30-8:30pm on Wednesday

    What: The Mission of Marriage: Come and grow in your marriage as a mission. Marriage is designed for a purpose, do you know yours? Join us as we seek after God in growing our marriages, friendships, and fellowship.


    Contact Astri Graceheart at astri@central-lutheran.org to sign up! Spaces limited.