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.

Sundays

Micah Class

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

We meet each Sunday to discuss contemporary topics of faith.

  • April 11: “Jesus and Muhammad” discussion led by Pat Cooper.
  • April 18: “Speaking in Tongues: Is it just for the few or does everybody do it?” Acts 2:1-4. Led by Matt Campbell.
  • April 25: Climate Change issues and how people of faith can make an impact. Led by Sandy Finney.
  • May 2-May 30: “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

Mondays

Linda Stoner

Monday Study Group | 10am

Contact: Linda Stoner
This group of women meets for one hour on Zoom to learn about and discuss a variety of topics together.

How to join: Contact Linda Stoner

Tuesdays

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The Group | 6pm

Host: rotating leadership
The Group is meeting by Zoom until weather and safety allow meeting on the church grounds. 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 | begins Tuesday, April 6 @ 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 every other Tuesday at 8:15pm for about an hour. The group, designed especially for men, will reflect on podcasts they listen to between meetings, beginning with The Bible for Normal People with Peter Enns and Jared Byas (check it out wherever you get your podcasts!).

How to join: Contact Pastor Sandra

Wednesdays

Scott Groth

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

Host: Scott Groth

This group meets to discuss contemporary topics of faith. Beginning March 24 they’ll be reading and discussing Fail: What to Do When Things Go Wrong by Matt Miofsky. Miofsky is a UM pastor, leading The Gathering in St. Louis, one of the fastest growing UM churches in the country and an emerging voice in the UM church. This 5-week study explores the story of the prophet Jeremiah and how failing is a way to learn something and respond faithfully to the task set before us. The group meets at 6:30am via Zoom.

How to join: Contact Scott Groth

 

Rev. Sandra Cox, Pastor of Faith Formation

Women’s Study Group | Wednesdays @ 1pm

Host: Sandra Cox

On Wednesday, April 7, the Women’s Study Group begins a six week study based on Trevor Hudson’s book, Invitations of Jesus. In this study, Hudson leads us to see where Christ is touching our lives and calling us to deeper relationships with God, self, and neighbor. Come explore with us how Christ is calling you to new life! Meets 1:00-2:30 via Zoom.

How to join: Contact Pastor Sandra

Lenten Studies

A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent by Sarah Parsons | Wednesdays @ 7pm

It’s time for spring cleaning of the soul! This study throughout the Lenten season will draw you closer to God through spiritual practices, personal reflection and individual exercises.

How to join: Contact Kim Romary
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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

Thursdays

Lenten Studies

The Seekers | Thursdays 6pm

Host: Sharry Lockhart

Lent in Plain Sight by Jill J. Duffield
Each week we’ll read and reflect on a biblical story that includes bread and how God communicated a message of grace or abundance through it. There will also be time allowed to explore a prayer practice each week.

How to join: Contact Sharry Lockhart
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Scott Groth

Scripture Study | Thursdays 7pm

Host: Scott Groth

Each week this group will explore the scripture that will be the basis for the following Sunday’s sermon. It’s a good way to prepare for worship and see how the scriptures can come alive in the context we live in.

How to join: Contact Scott Groth

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