New Small Groups

Small groups are places to CONNECT – to grow closer to God, to connect with other people, and to share in a faith study or enjoy a common interest together. Learn more.

New small groups start throughout the year. In addition to the groups listed here, more small groups are in the planning stages for summer and fall. Check back for the latest information. To find out more or to sign up for a group contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org or 651-484-7213.

Casual Biking Fellowship Group for Adults

Five Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., June – August

Enjoy being out in God’s beautiful creation on summer Saturday mornings.  Bike at a casual pace, while experiencing creation and connecting with others who enjoy biking.  This small group will take easy to moderate trails around the Twin Cities, taking a break mid-point for a devotion and prayer led by the group leaders.  See and hear the sights and sounds of local trails, including the group’s fun, informal conversations.

This group will bike for 2-3 hours, covering up to 20 miles (approximately 10 mph).  There will also be a one-time service project to support the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf together as a group.  Besides a bike, riders will want to bring a helmet, water, cell phone, sunscreen, and a spare tire tube.  Group members will need to drive to and meet at each trailhead.  Men and women are welcome.  While space is limited, this fellowship biking group will be a larger size than most small groups.  Leaders: Julie Omland and Claudia Wiebold.  Register at dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

Faith On the Way to Work Small Group for Men

Twice/month on Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Get together with a group of men and start the week with a short faith study and prayer, before heading to work or other activities. This group will take part in a facilitated conversation using a faith study written at Incarnation for small groups, Connecting in Grace: Living Our Faith. The group meets at Incarnation and ends by 7:30 a.m. There is no homework, preparation or prior experience needed. Led by Tim Gray, the group is a chance to connect your faith with your life and start your week centered on faith. Suggested contribution: $10. Register: dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

Sunday Small Group

Once/month on Sundays, 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Gather with others to watch and talk about video segments from the faith studies, NOOMA (Rob Bell) and Everybody Always (Bob Goff). This easy-to-do small group meets just once a month to connect with one another and take part in a guided conversation on a faith topic. It’s a great starting place if you’re new to small groups and a convenient way to take part in a small group before or after attending worship. Leader: Grant Rykken. Register: dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

Reading Richard Rohr Small Group

For information on future Reading Richard Rohr small groups contact Denise Floe.

Read and talk about Richard Rohr’s book, The Naked Now, while connecting with others in a small group setting. This book explores how to be more present to God and more present in each moment, drawing on the Christian contemplative traditions, the Gospels and Paul’s writings.  Discover God’s presence, peace and wisdom in daily life, in a world that often seems far from God.

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan and the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. In The Naked Now, he calls for setting aside dualist (either/or) perspectives, for a more contemplative, prayerful, awe-inspired approach to questions about faith, love, death, suffering, leadership, mystery and being awake to God’s presence. Rohr calls the naked now, “the sacrament of the present” and says that “when you can be present, you will know the Real Presence.” There will be short readings (10-15 pages) between each gathering. Leader: Anne Cremons. Suggested contribution: $10.

Creative Journaling on Faith Small Group

Five Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., May-June

This small group is a chance to engage in a Biblical text, then spend time creatively journaling with a variety of art supplies (crayons, colored pencils…) on its message for life today. There will be time for personal reflection and group conversation using the texts and writings from Connecting in Grace: Radical Gifts, Radical Grace. The group will explore a new faith practice that opens up your creativity and deepens your faith journey.

All supplies will be provided as each person adds to an ever-growing, personal journal. No experience with faith or art is necessary. Journey together with others who are looking to connect more deeply with God others through creative journaling. Suggested contribution: $15. Leaders Janet Karvonen-Montgomery and Joy Alizadeh. Register: dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

How do I sign-up?

To sign up or for more information, contact Denise Floe by email or at 651-484-7213. Space is limited in each small group, so sign up early!

What is it like to be in a small group?

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