Small Groups

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Weekly Small Groups

Being part of a small group working through questions about faith and life is an important part of spiritual growth. If you aren’t already part of one, this is your time!

Our small groups have moved from meeting in the building to meeting by Zoom or outdoors (masked and distanced). Check out the current offerings and sign up! All groups are open and ready to welcome you in your faith journey. If you have questions about getting started, contact Pastor Sandra Cox. 

Note: If you’d like to schedule an on-site meeting for your small group, please contact the church office to make arrangements.


Micah Class

Micah Class | Sundays 9:30-10:45am

We meet each Sunday to discuss contemporary topics of faith. Current topic is “Paint the Stars: Science, religion and an Evolving Faith.” Led by Charles Bueso.

How to join: Contact Sandy Finney

Luke Miltz

LGBTQ+ Christians | Sundays @ 5pm

Jesi Lipp and Luke Miltz invite queer individuals of faith to join them as we create a landing space for LGBTQ+ Christians at St. Paul’s. Contact Luke Miltz to sign up or ask questions; he’ll send you a Zoom link! 

How to join: Contact Luke Miltz

Lora Andrews & Carter Ellis

The Trails | Sundays 4-5:30pm

Hosts: Lora Andrews & Carter Ellis

This group meets Sundays in-person at Shawnee Mission Park. We will gather, pray, divide into small walking groups for guided conversation, and return to share all together. We will listen to a relevant podcast each week before meeting to guide our time. Join us for faith community, good conversation, and a beautiful hike.

How to join: Contact Lora Andrews


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The Group | Tuesdays 6pm

Host: rotating leadership
Focusing on relationship with one another, the group will discuss differing topics each week that will allow for growth and education while seeking answers to our questions.

How to join: Contact Pastor Sandra

Podcast Group

Faith & Real Life Podcast Reflections | 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 8:15pm

Host: Ray Millard
Are you looking for a small group that meets to consider how faith impacts real life? Join host Ray Millard via Zoom 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month at 8:15pm for about an hour. The group, designed especially for men, will reflect on podcasts they listen to between meetings.

How to join: Contact Ray Millard


Scott Groth

Men’s Study Group | Wednesdays 6:30-7:30am

Host: Scott Groth

This group meets to discuss contemporary topics of faith. We’re currently focusing on the small group material that goes along with Pastor Lora’s sermon series, “Love Your *Actual* Neighbor” as we explore how practicing good neighboring where we live enhances our community. The group meets at 6:30am via Zoom.

How to join: Contact Bruce LaLonde


Rev. Sandra Cox, Pastor of Faith Formation

Women’s Study Group | Wednesdays @ 1pm

Host: Sandra Cox

This group explores what it means to learn and grow as faithful women in our homes, work, and relationships. We are currently focusing on being a good neighbor and using the material that goes along with Pastor Lora’s sermon series, “Love Your *Acutal* Neighbor.” We meet via Zoom from 1:00-2:30 pm.

How to join: Contact Pastor Sandra

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Love Your *Actual* Neighbor | Wednesdays starting 6/16 @ 7pm

Hosts: Patricia Marcus and Kim Romary

On June 13 Pastor Lora will begin a new sermon series, “Love Your *Actual* Neighbor” and explore how practicing good neighboring where you live enhances our community.

To increase your good neighboring, we invite you to join a small group to delve a little deeper. A new small group will begin Wednesday, June 16, at 7:00 pm led by Patricia Marcus and Kim Romary. Each of the 4 sessions will be via Zoom, so you can still participate even if you’re traveling during those weeks! The Neighboring material will include a one page PDF for you to read and a short podcast episode for you to listen to! (Your group leader will forward the material to you once you sign up). 

How to join: Contact Pastor Sandra

Jamie Turk, Director of Children & Family MInistries

Wednesday Evening Women’s Group | 8-9 pm

Host: Jamie Turk
Are you over-scheduled due to stress we put on ourselves from work and mothering? This group for adult women meets weekly via Zoom on Wednesdays at 8pm for laughter, friendship and conversation! Our group chooses faith formational studies that pique our interest. To see what we are currently studying, contact Jamie Turk.

How to join: Contact Jamie Turk


The Seekers

The Seekers | Thursdays 6pm

Host: Sharry Lockhart

The Seekers are participating in the discussion of “Love Your *Actual* Neighbor,” Pastor Lora’s current sermon series. Come join us for a lively discussion!

How to join: Contact Sharry Lockhart

Mel Gard

That One Small Group | 2nd Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm

Host: Mel Gard
This is a group of folks who are intentional about examining issues from a social justice perspective. Recent discussions have centered on: a break down of this session’s supreme Court decisions; a video highlighting White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and a discussion with Pastor Lora. Folks in this group rotate leadership each month selecting a topic of interest.

How to join: Contact Mel Gard