Santa Clara First Baptist Church

3111 Benton Street

Santa Clara, CA, 95051

408-241-7635

 

Service Time

Sundays 10:30am

 

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Life Groups

Life Groups are groups of 7-15 people that meet together each week to learn about the Bible, to grow and to have fun meeting new people. Our Summer trimester starts May 14th, 2017 and ends August 5, 2017. Sign up Now. Some of our small groups are ongoing and can be joined at any time. If you are interested in leading a Life Group, or have ideas about what groups you'd like to see, fill out this Life Group Leader Commitment Form! For more information, contact Margareth Valui at margareth@scfbc.org or call the office at 408-241-7635.

HELLO MORNING
Mary Wong
Hello Morning
Type: Women
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Sunday 4:00pm
Childcare: No
Location: Online
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This group will be using resources from HelloMornings.org. The heart of HelloMornings is that we start our day planning the day prayerfully and moving where He leads. We will start with a 30-day, 3-minute morning challenge and continue to do a 6-week study on the book of Hebrews. We will meet once for our first meeting and then have daily check-ins on a closed Facebook Group.
SOCCER
Nick Engelbrecht and Pastor Valui
Soccer
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity
Day: Sunday 6:00pm
Childcare: No
Location: Offsite
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No prior experience or knowledge of soccer is required. The aim is to have fun, fellowship and provide encouragement. Spouses and children too young to play can come out and share in the fellowship. There's a park nearby for the little ones. Invite your friends from the community to experience church in a neutral environment. We will have a team devotion before each game. 
PARENT CONNECTION
Margareth Valui and Mindy Shing
Parent Connection
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
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This is a support group for parents. The goal is that parents can be a bridge between church and home in their kids' faith lives. Using ideas from Stormie Omartian's "The Power of a Praying Parent," you'll gain new understanding and insight in praying God's way for your children. You'll also discover how to effectively pray Scriptures over yourself and your child—a practice that will powerfully affect your child's life for eternity.
MOMS' GROUP
Daena Yuksel
Moms' Group
Type: Mothers
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
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We are a group of moms striving to be Godly women while accomplishing the daily tasks of raising children, working, and home life.  We come together for support, fellowship, prayer and scripture that relate to our trials and joys. 
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Jim Garvey and Randy Bell
Adult Bible Study
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
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We are discussing a Lifeway Guide to the Gospel of Mark. We will move towards the book of John as the trimester progresses.
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP
Steve McLenegan
Men's Bible Study and Fellowship
Type: Men
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
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The men's group is on-going and can be joined at any time. We will have two focuses: Studying specific scriptures that provide Biblical guidance for issues that men confront in today's society, and secondarily a time of fellowship and praying for each other.
SOFTBALL
Jerry Cintas
Softball
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity
Day: Monday 6:30pm
Location: Various Fields
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We have two Intermediate level co-ed softball teams that compete against other churches in the area on Monday nights at 6:30pm with first game on May 8th. Intermediate softball skills required. Great opportunity to invite a friend to play on one of our teams. Schedule here and here
SERMON REHASH
Dan Griffiths
Sermon Rehash
Type: Mixed
Focus: Discussion/Bible Study
Day: Monday 10:30am
Childcare: No
Location: SCFBC
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Ever have questions after hearing a sermon? This group gives you a chance to participate in an informal discussion of the previous day's sermon by Pastor Valui. Sermon points are examined in greater detail in a safe, comfortable setting where questions and comments are welcome!
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU SCRAPS, MAKE QUILTS
Patti Victorson
When Life Gives You Scraps, Make Quilts
Type: Women
Focus: Sewing
Day: Tuesday 6:30pm
Childcare: No
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 8
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This group is open to all who want to learn and gain experience using a sewing machine. Each week we will explore beautiful patterns and designs possible when using fabric remnants.  Participants may choose to work on an individual project or contribute to a larger group quilt.
ZUMBA DANCE FOR A CAUSE
Roberto Tam and Margareth Valui
Zumba Dance for a Cause
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity
Day: Tuesday 7:15pm
Cost: $5 drop-in or $50 for 11
Location: SCFBC
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We will start with a short devotion about Faith, Food and Fitness. Then we will have an hour of Zumba Dance taught by a certified instructor. All proceeds will go to a non-profit organization.
BACK TO BASICS
Pastor Valui
Back to Basics
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Wednesday 6:30pm
Location: SCFBC
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Come dig in to the Bible to unlock how the Scripture applies to your purpose of life and existence. Real People have Real Issues. Real God has the Right Solutions. Make the Bible come alive in your life.
SPLASH!
Sharon Cintas and Trudy Kroll
SPLASH!
Type: Women
Focus: Activity
Day: Wednesday 7:00pm
Childcare: No
Location: Santa Clara
Max Size: 20
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Looking for a fun, relaxing way to make friends this summer? Dive into a Bible Study in the swimming pool with exercising, Praying, lots of laughing and sharing with women of all ages.  This group has a ton of fun together and is back by popular demand. Bring a friend!
GAP (GENERATION OF ADULTS IN PROGRESS)
Tim and Yessica McLenegan
GAP (Generation of Adults in Progress)
Type: Young Adults/Professional
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Wednesday 7:30pm
Childcare: No
Location: SCFBC
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Hang out with other young adults, single and married. Come for an evening of fun. Build friendships. Let's get rooted and grow together. We will be studying the book of Acts this summer.
SITE FOR FOUR I'S
Chuck Chicks
Site for Four I's
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Wednesday 7:30pm
Childcare: No
Location: SCFBC
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Informal, In-depth, Inviting and Informative. Join us for a relaxed, in-depth Bible study. We typically study one book of the Bible at a time, alternating between the Old Testament and New Testament. Newcomers with any level of Bible study experience are welcome at any time and find themselves at home immediately.
TEAM LIBRARY
Susan Goldsbury and Jerri Cooper
Team Library
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity/Ministry
Day: Wednesday 9:30am
Location: SCFBC
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Please join us in the Library as we keep it organized, process new books, input data in the computer, choose books for the lobby and much more. We enjoy good fellowship as we work and would love to have you join us.
UN CUERPO: THE SPANISH GATHERING
Rosa Flores, Fausto Vega and Ricardo Grillo
Un Cuerpo: The Spanish Gathering
Type: Mixed
Focus: Language/Bible Study
Day: Wednesday 7:15pm
Location: SCFBC
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Un Cuerpo is God's universal vision for every tribe, tongue, people and nation" (Revelation 5:9). Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Lingual, Multi-Racial and Multi-National worship is God's vision. This gathering is for the Spanish-speaking population who are looking for a place to GATHER, GROW and GIVE their best to God and to one another. This is a place to: Connect to God and people; Pray in the language you understand; and Connect people to God with the language they understand.
WOMEN OF THE WORD
Karen Dong and Melinda Lutz
Women of the Word
Type: Women
Focus: Bible/Book Study
Day: Thursday 7:00pm
Childcare: No
Location: SCFBC
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Learn to read the Bible with both your heart and your mind. Each week we will pick a Scripture passage and engage it with our mind and heart. You can choose not to purchase the book since notes will be provided.
POWER UP
Steve McLenegan and Greg Robbins
Power Up
Type: Mixed
Focus: Prayer
Day: Thursday 9:00am
Location: SCFBC
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What happens when the church prays? Power! We pray for Breakthrough, Visitations of the Holy Spirit, Transformation, Revolution and for greater things yet to happen.
MORE THAN JUST BREAD
Gary and Karen Dong
More Than Just Bread
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity
Day: Friday 6:15pm
Childcare: No
Cost: $15-20 weekly
Location: Restaurants
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Experience different ethnic cuisines this summer and get to know some new people. Each week we will be exploring one of the many diverse local eateries, while learning about that nationality and how it impacts the Santa Clara area. Our goal is to not only eat food from different cultures, but to make some friends and to allow God to work on our hearts in praying for the people of that culture.
DESSERT AND GAME NIGHT
Wiesen Family
Dessert and Game Night
Type: Mixed
Focus: Games
Day: Saturday 7:00pm
Location: Santa Clara
Max Size: 25
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Spend a couple of hours with fun people from our church, playing games and enjoying an entertaining evening together! We'll play a wide variety of board and card games for all ages. No prior experience necessary. Nobody has a Monopoly on fun! Meeting Dates: May 20, 27; June 3, 24; July 8, 15, 29; and August 5