Spiritual growth doesn’t only happen in corporate worship, but often happens in less formal gatherings like small groups. A small group typically meets on a weekly basis for fellowship, study, prayer, and reflection. Small groups of six to 10 people allow us to experience the purpose and power of Christ in our lives, dig deeper into our faith and grow closer to God. We want to help you find a place to truly belong, to celebrate the joys of life and to weather the storms together. And, we want you to become who God made you to be through personal and spiritual growth.
Why did Jesus teach in parables? What was the early church really like? Are Paul’s letters still applicable? Is Revelation a warning about rapture? Come find out the answers to all of these questions and more in an 8-week study of the New Testament this summer. No materials required except your Bible.
Sundays, June 14-August 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Led by Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears
Holy Yoga for the Wise moves to Zoom, an online video conferencing platform! Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Email [email protected] if you wish to be added to the class or want to learn more.
Ken McKay will lead the group in a short devotional and offer time for the group to share concerns, prayer requests, and how they are doing.
Tuesdays from 12 – 1 p.m.
Beginning April 1
The Study is a small group for women ages 40 and above led by Jennifer Boubel. On July 7 we are starting a new study using the book James by N.T. Wright. Participants will purchase their own book (available on Amazon).
Tuesdays at 12 p.m. via Zoom
Led by Jennifer Boubel
Read a book. Join us for a Spirit-filled discussion. Tell your stories. Make new friends. Join us for our Ladies’ Summer Book Club! We will meet via Zoom the last Tuesday of each month from 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30
Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You by Jen Hatmaker
Beloved New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker understands the struggle to find firm footing in a culture that operates from stereotypes and often unreachable expectations. In this new book, she offers women encouragement, challenge, and humor as she helps them identify everything that makes them tick and gain the confidence to live it all out. No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for us to be brave, to claim our gifts and quirks and emotions. You are set free and set up and set on fire.
Tuesday, July 28
Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called “my whole world.” When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had.
Tuesday, August 25
Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen
You can choose hope in the midst of chaos. The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges you to exercise your God-given power to shift negative thinking patterns and take back control of your thoughts and emotions. In Get Out of Your Head, New York Times bestselling author Jennie Allen inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.
BONUS – Tuesday, September 29
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
An Oldie-but-Goodie! Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons. Told in Dinah’s voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood–the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers–Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah–the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah’s story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.
Our Pastor’s Bible Study After Hours will consider Acts 28 next Wednesday, July 8 at 8:30 pm, concluding our study of Acts. The following Wednesday, July 15, we will begin a study of the letter to the Colossians.
Join us as Tom Pace and St. Luke’s pastors lead in this online Bible study.
Every Wednesday at 8:30 pm via Zoom
The Force, Jedi, Light vs. Dark…For fans of Star Wars, the meanings behind these terms come easily, but as Christians, themes found within this galaxy far, far away take on a more complex understanding. Join us for a nine-week study as we explore “The Gospel According to Star Wars,” discussing one film from the Skywalker Saga and its theology.
Thursdays, June 18 – August 20 (no meeting July 2)
8 – 9:30 p.m.
Led by Rachel Fisher