Amidst the many claims on our time and energies, opportunities for meaningful conversations are rare. St. John’s is dedicated to those creating space for those deeper conversations. These small groups are meant to deepen spiritual understanding and insight, as well as deepen friendships.
Mondays at 6:30 pm | Library
In Lectio Divina, we join in a circle to read and contemplate a Gospel passage. We invite the spirit to awaken within each of us through the living word, reflect on the way of Jesus and deepen our connection to God. In this heart-centered practice, we read the passage three times fostering deeper reflection with each round. The Gospel is usually the one for the upcoming Sunday, which allows our relationship with the word to grow over the course of the week. Contact: Elise Sanders
Wednesdays at 12:00 pm | Library
We gather for an hour each Wednesday at noon, between September and May, to discuss spiritual life, aided by a scripture study, spiritual exercise or selected reading. Recently we read Parker Palmer’s On the Brink of Everything, and are currently reading Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation. All are welcome. Join us! Contact: Ginny Jacobson
This group gathers a few times a year to tend and manage the gardens at St. John’s. Contact: Mary Corlett
Third Sundays at 7:00 pm | Harvey Room
Together we choose a book we’d like to discuss and plan to cover a chapter or two each meeting until we have finished the book. We are always open to new people. Contact: Vicki Madsen
Third Mondays at 12:00 pm | Parish Hall
For all who are free for lunch on the third Monday of the month, join us! We meet at 12:00 noon September through May for a potluck lunch and a variety of programs. Contact: Barb Risken
Second Saturdays at 12:30 pm | Library
Conversations from the Heart is a small-group gathering that meets on the second Saturday of the month, open to all. The topics in these monthly meetings change as the participants choose and are announced in the Newsletters and Sunday bulletins. Meetings last ninety minutes and are characterized by respectful listening and sharing. Contact: Nancy Herbst.
If you have a question about one of these small groups or would like more information, call the church office at (612) 922-0396.