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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.


The Spirit Window in Heritage Hall

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 February 2020, these spiritual growth groups are currently meeting or getting started.

Older Wise Lutherans [OWLS]: If you are a retired member of our congregation, join us for fellowship, lunch, and conversation. Enjoy a Wednesday soup and bread (and dessert, of course) lunch at church. Volunteers can provide soup, bread, dessert, or all three! Coffee will be provided. We’ll discuss future meetings and ideas for activities. We will be meeting Wednesdays, 12 noon, during Lent.

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.

STLC Euchre-ists: Get together with other euchre enthusiasts for fun and all things euchre. Don’t know how to play? Join us and we’ll teach you! It’s been scientifically proven that playing euchre adds positively to the quality of one’s life (😉). Meeting dates and times TBD.

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
Young Adults Group: Joins us 20-through-30-somethings for conversation and fellowship specific to this time in our lives! Meeting dates and times TBD. Contact: Megan White(megan.white.1994@gmail.com).

Intercessory Prayer Group: Join with others in praying for those in need, our world, and for each other! Meeting dates and times TBD.

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.

The Spirit Window in Heritage Hall

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 February 2020, these spiritual growth groups are currently meeting or getting started.

Older Wise Lutherans [OWLS]: If you are a retired member of our congregation, join us for fellowship, lunch, and conversation. Enjoy a Wednesday soup and bread (and dessert, of course) lunch at church. Volunteers can provide soup, bread, dessert, or all three! Coffee will be provided. We’ll discuss future meetings and ideas for activities. We will be meeting Wednesdays, 12 noon, during Lent.

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.

STLC Euchre-ists: Get together with other euchre enthusiasts for fun and all things euchre. Don’t know how to play? Join us and we’ll teach you! It’s been scientifically proven that playing euchre adds positively to the quality of one’s life (😉). Meeting dates and times TBD.

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
Young Adults Group: Joins us 20-through-30-somethings for conversation and fellowship specific to this time in our lives! Meeting dates and times TBD. Contact: Megan White(megan.white.1994@gmail.com).

Intercessory Prayer Group: Join with others in praying for those in need, our world, and for each other! Meeting dates and times TBD.