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 Fall trimester starts September 3rd and ends on November 18th, 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 408-241-7635.

VOLLEYBALL
Jerry Cintas
Volleyball
Type: Mixed (13 & Up)
Focus: Activity
Day: Sunday 6:00pm
Childcare: No
Location: SCHS
Contact: Jerry 408-390-4696
Starts: Sep 10, 2017
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Co-Ed volleyball on Sunday nights at Santa Clara High School.  We will be competing against other churches in the area playing 2 to 3 games a night.  A team devotional follows each game.  Multiple teams and levels of play to choose from: recreational, intermediate, advanced.  A great opportunity to invite friends to play with you. Game start times depend on team level. Between 6pm and 9pm start times.
SOCCER
Joel Robinson and Pastor Valui
Soccer
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity
Day: Sunday 4:00pm
Childcare: No
Location: Offsite
Starts: Sep 3, 2017
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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, Joel Robinson and Darren Pozzi
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.
INDUCTIVE STUDY OF JUDGES
William Gauspohl
Inductive Study of Judges
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Monday 7:00pm
Childcare: No
Location: Santa Clara Residence
Starts: Sep 4, 2017
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We will progress through the book of Judges and discuss how God's word speaks to us and how we can apply it in our lives. The study will primarily be inductive, but may draw on some sources for guidance such as commentary or study Bibles. The inductive study will include group reading, individual study and group discussion of Scripture.
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!
ZUMBA DANCE FOR A CAUSE
Roberto Tam and Margareth Valui
Zumba Dance for a Cause
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity
Day: Tuesday 7:00pm
Cost: $5 drop-in or $50 for 11
Location: SCFBC
Starts: Sep 5, 2017
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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.
FOR THE LOVE
Chris Lutke and Trudy Kroll
For the Love
Type: Women
Focus: Book Study
Day: Wednesday 7:00pm
Cost: $10 for book
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 15
Starts: Sep 6, 2017
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Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She reveals with humor and style how Jesus embarrassing grace is the key to dealing with life's biggest challenge.
BACK TO BASICS
Pastor Valui
Back to Basics
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Wednesday 6:30pm
Location: SCFBC
Starts: Sep 6, 2017
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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.
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.
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
Starts: Sep 6, 2017
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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 Frieda LaBonte
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.
GAP (GENERATION OF ADULTS IN PROGRESS)
Tim and Yessica McLenegan
GAP (Generation of Adults in Progress)
Type: Young Adults/Professional
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Thursday 7:30pm
Childcare: No
Location: SCFBC
Starts: Sep 7, 2017
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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 John this fall.
WOMEN OF THE WORD
MaryAnn Fairall and Margarite Lee
Women of the Word
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Thursday 7:00pm
Childcare: No
Cost: $8 for Study Guide
Location: SCFBC
Starts: Sep 7, 2017
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An inter-generational and interactive study. While studying the Gospel of John, we will build relationships, community and Biblical knowledge while enjoying each other's laughter and fellowship. Join us as we grow together in the Lord.
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.
JEDIS FOR JESUS
Joanna Stevens and Jean Miller
Jedis for Jesus
Type: Mixed (ages 16 and up
Focus: Star War Christian Theme
Day: Saturday 5:30pm
Location: SCFBC
Starts: Sep 16, 2017
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Join us for this exiting adventure as we explore and compare the Jedi way and Jesus way. We will take 9 weeks to watch Episodes 4, 5 and 6 (Original trilogy). We will discuss Christian themes in the movies and how we can relate them to our everyday lives.
SEWING TO SERVE
Patti Victorson
Sewing to Serve
Type: Women
Focus: Sewing
Day: Saturday 10:00am
Childcare: No
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 8
Starts: Sep 9, 2017
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Sponsored by the Prayers and Squares Chapter, this will be an open lab where materials, sewing machines and tools are made available. Experienced and novice seamstresses are welcome. Quilts, Bethlehem costumes, and Christmas gifts will be worked on.