Summer Interest Groups
Leader: Denny Johnson
Anyone high school age through great-grandparents is invited to join us for Pickleball! We'll meet Tuesdays at 6:30pm at local tennis courts (Manheim or Lititz) to play this non-strenuous, but totally fun game that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis.
Ladies’ Card Making Crew
Leaders: Cindi Balson & Donna Robinson
We’ll be creating handmade cards for the Deaconess Board to send on behalf of LEFC – cards of encouragement, sympathy, and to welcome new babies. We will meet 3 or 4 times during the summer, probably on Sunday afternoons.
Dates and location yet to be determined.
**Some materials will be supplied but bring your own as well.
Leaders: Andrew Fleischer
We will play one Sunday afternoon in June, July & August. Exact dates and locations to be determined. All are welcome.
Glamour & Grace
Leader: Ruth Horn
When: June 3, 10, 17 & 24; 6:30-8:30 PM
Join us for a 4 week Fabulously-Fun Fashion experience filled with God's Amazing Grace. Meet at Ruth Horn's home for a great time connecting with other women to uncover you passions, values, talents, and gifts in a setting filled with Food, Fun and Fashion! There will also be an opportunity to learn about joining a future mentor/mentoree ministry connected to the above.
Limit 20 ladies.
Stitches, Knits & Knots: Outdoor Yarn Crafting
Leader: Mandy Bell
Knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, spinners and the like…join us for some outdoor yarn crafting and fellowship! We will meet at a park local to as many of the group as possible, at least one evening a month (June, July & August) as determined by the group members. Have a question about a pattern or technique? Maybe someone can help! Experience level matters not – just bring your latest project(s) and join the circle!
Leaders: Dan Fethkenher
Where: Alternating between a few different courses in Lancaster County
When: Every week on Monday evenings starting at 6pm.
Can you throw a frisbee or want to learn a new low-impact sport? Or would you like to get in more steps, but don't want to just walk on a path? If so, you are a great candidate for Disc Golf. We are looking for individuals, couples, and families of all ages, at all skill levels to come play. There is no cost to play at any of the courses. We will provide plenty of discs if you don’t have any. This is a friendly, non-competitive time and there’s ways to mix it up to make it fun for all skill levels with some disc golf games to put a fun spin on it. If you have any questions, please ask.
The following are courses we'll possibly be visiting, maybe others too: Roland Park in Akron, Herr Park (west of Lancaster, north of Millersville), Buchmiller Park (just south of Lancaster City), and Red Tail Run (at Lancaster Bible college (LBC) campus).
Leader: Steve Spangler
Anyone with a convertible is invited to join us for an exploration of some of the byways and back lanes of Lancaster County and surrounding areas. If you own a convertible, come for one or come for all of the trips this summer. We will find the road less travelled.
Friday, June 25th, starting at 5:30 from LEFC, an evening run to Dauphin County to Fire & Ice Restaurant and Ice Cream.
Saturday, July 24th, starting at 7:00 AM, the return of the Breakfast and Bridges.
Saturday, August 21st, wandering further afield to Sunbury, to Penns Tavern, starting TBD but probably 3PM-ish.
There will most likely be something more in August, but will need to see what is happening.
Impromptu runs may also be added.
Please note: This summer interest group is not an official function of the church. Any liability must be assumed by the operator of the vehicle, and proper insurance must be carried by each participant.
Men’s Bible Study
Leader: Ross Unruh
Lancaster Evangelical Free Riders - Riding for and with the Son
Leader: Rich Preston
Do you have and ride a motorcycle, if so come join us for relaxing rides along the backroads of the surrounding countryside. Regardless of our destination, ice cream, a light lunch or just being out and enjoying God's creation, come ride with the Lancaster Evangelical Free Riders. Have a friend that does not attend LEFC, bring them along, this group is open to all motorcycles and all people.
Lititz Community Garden
Leaders: Eileen Bowlby
Join neighbors and friends to grow produce at a community garden site! Work cooperatively to grow and donate food to local outreaches or adopt your own raised bed (as available) to grow food for your family and friends. Be part of the inaugural growing season for Lititz Community Garden as we enrich our lives by working in community, educate one another about gardening practices, and steward the Earth that God has given us.
Leader: Dave Jones
Come explore the strategies, techniques and equipment used in-and actually go-FLY FISHING! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fly fisherman/woman ... come join your siblings in Christ, have some fun and maybe even catch some fish! It is our hope to even invite some local fly fishing experts to share their expertise and experiences with us.
Some of the topics we will discuss are:
- What is fly fishing and why it is considered the "natural" way to fish?
- What equipment (tackle) and supplies are used in fly fishing?
- Where can you fly fish locally?
- What does it mean to "read the water"?
- What does "match the hatch" mean how do you use it?
- Why "catch and release" and what does that mean?
Makin' Dough (Bread Making)
Leader: Bruce Miller
Join us and learn the ins and outs of bread-making...whether you're a beginner or just want to add variety to your recipes! Things we will review for the beginner include flours, equipment, tools, and where to purchase them.
We will tackle a variety of breads: white, wheat, savory, sweet, rye, black bread, and sourdough. Each week we will discuss, prepare and taste-test breads!
Depending on group preferences, we will meet weekly or bi-weekly.
Limit 7 people.
Leader: Grace messersmith
REFIT is a dance fitness format (similar to Zumba) that is a lot of fun. It is for EVERY BODY! Ladies of all ages, body types, fitness levels - anyone can do it! Bring someone from your oikos and let's enjoy being active together this summer!
Where: LEFC Parking Lot or G56 room if weather is rainy or too hot.
When: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm (June 9 - August 25)
Leader: Sam Krick
This group is to help connect families who homeschool - whether you've been at it for many years, one year, or even if you're only considering it for the future! The kids can play and get connected with others who are sharing a similar lifestyle while the adults get together and discuss issues/concerns, ask questions, and pray over one another. Dates will vary based on availability of the group, but we'll plan some afternoon play dates mixed with some evening socials where our working spouses can connect, too.
Igniting HOPE Bible Study (for ladies and/or girls age 12+)
Leader: Lynn Herr
Ladies and/or girls age 12+ are invited to join for a 4 Week Bible Study: Developing a Godly Perspective in an Uncertain World. We will meet Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 7 PM at LEFC.
You are welcome to join even if you miss some dates. You can access the Bible study information from:
Study details: Discover how to reignite true, lasting hope through God! Do you feel like a flame has gone out on your hope? Or maybe it is just burning low? Are you encountering countless distractions, tragic news, pain and many things that can so easily take away your hope? In this study, we will dive into such topics as:
- Who am I trusting?
- Do my feelings align with truth?
- Why words matter
- How to recognize that God empowers us to be women filled with hope
Leaders: Bruce & Jalisa Gingrich
People look for happiness everywhere but many of our happiest times are from our backyard with friends. We will have lawn games for those interested or just relax and chat with friends. Bring a snack and join us!
When: June 19, July 16, August 14, September 18 at 6:00pm
Where: 1221 E. Newport Road, Lititz
**Adults only. Limit of 25 adults for each date.
Ladies Outdoor Workouts
Leader: Lindsey Snader
Workouts will include a combination of cardio and strength exercises organized in a way that gives you a great workout in a short amount of time. Exercise modifications provided, so all ages and fitness levels are welcome! Because we use our body weight rather than free weights or other equipment, this is a great way to learn some new exercises/exercise formats you can easily implement yourself at home.
We'll meet two Monday evenings each month outdoors (weather permitting) in the church parking lot. Bring an exercise mat or towel, a water bottle, and a friend!