Spiritual growth groups at St. Thomas are self-organizing. They come about when a few people are passionate about an idea, a way of serving others, a path to insight, a certain book of poems and prayers, or something else that seems like it should be shared. Groups change in response to people’s interests. We’ve had a Men’s Group, an Artists’ Group, a Young Woman’s group – and we could have those groups again, if anyone wanted to start one. New ideas are welcome too!
As of September 2021, these spiritual growth groups are currently meeting or getting started. Some of the Spiritual Growth Groups, such as the Fiber Arts Group, are meeting via Zoom. Contact the church office for more information.
SGGs are lay-organized and lay-led, so if you’d like to try to start one during COVID, you could give it a try. Learning to be a Zoom meeting host is relatively easy.
As of February 2020, these spiritual growth groups are currently meeting or getting started.
Intergenerational Fiber Arts Group: Bring a craft to work on, learn a new craft, enjoy fellowship a conversation, and munch on some snacks! Create your own project, collaborate on a project, or work on a service project. This group gathers monthly and is open to all ages, all crafts, and all skill levels.
Women’s Bible Study: Join us for every second Sunday of the month for a women’s Bible study based on the monthly Bible study from Women of the ELCA’s Gather Magazine. Let’s journey together eachmonth! This Bible study will not conflict with the dates that Living the Questions meets. If you subscribe to Gather Magazine, feel free to bring your copy. Copies of the Bible study will also be provided. Feel free to attend when you can! We will meet in Rooms 16/17.
Women’s Book Club: This group provides an opportunity for STLC women to get together to discuss a book (read by group members beforehand), as well as to get to know each another more deeply and enjoy fellowship with one another!
Potential Books: Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess (The 7 Experiment) by Jen Hatmaker, Falling Upward by Richard Rohr