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.

To express interest in a small group, contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

Fall Small Groups

Plans are underway for new small groups for this fall. Check out the new groups listed here and check back for updates later this summer!

Small Group: Honoring and Learning About My Neighbor’s Faith 

This small group, led by Vernita Kennen, will look at how the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) beliefs and practices are similar to and/or different from our closest neighbors in faith. We’ll look at what it means to be partners with other denominations and learn about the ELCA full partners in ministry such as the Presbyterian Church, the United Church of Christ and the Reformed Church. The group will also explore other faith traditions such as Anabaptist churches, the Seventh Day Adventists, and the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Learning and sharing will help us appreciate our neighbor’s faiths and enable us to feel more comfortable worshipping with them. It will also enable us to understand how to make others feel more welcome when they visit our congregation. Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith(Robert Buckley Farlee, Augsburg Fortress Press) and other titles will be used as resource material. Plan for two sessions/month in September, October, and November 2022. For more information or to register: Vernita Kennen at dvkennen@aol.com

When: Twice/month on Monday mornings, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Incarnation 

Questions God Asks Us Small Group

Dive into the book, Questions God Asks Us, by Trevor Hudson, in a small group that gathers for five sessions. Trevor Hudson explores the Bible as a book of questions from God to us, drawing from stories in the Old and New Testament. God wants to enter into a conversational relationship with each one of us. God asks questions and our answers draw us into a relationship of deeper sharing and intimacy with God. Books are available at: The Upper Room Publishers and other booksellers. Contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org to share your interest in a fall small group using Questions God Asks Us.

 

Future Small Groups-Tell Us About Your Interest

The Saint John’s Bible Small Group

Come join us for five sessions to learn about The Saint John’s Bible. We will talk about the process that was used to make the original Saint John’s Bible and the Heritage Edition (available in the Incarnation Chapel), as well as the process of Visio Divina to ignite our spiritual imagination with the illuminations. We’ll take a look at each of the seven volumes along with the text treatments, marginalia and other aspects of illuminated Bibles that have been used throughout the ages. It will be a combination of learning and spirituality. Contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org to share your interest in a future group.

Caregiver Mutual Care Support Group

This mutual care support group is a time to remember God’s love and care in the blessings and challenges of being a caregiver. It is a chance to gather with others who are on a similar path to share insights and learn from one another and to experience God’s love through one another. Each gathering will begin with a reading and reflection on caring for others. There will also be time for conversation, sharing and prayer for one another, led by the group facilitator, Ruth Tillquist. While caregiving takes many shapes and comes in varying levels of intensity, it’s likely that most of us will be a caregiver in some way, at some time. Come to experience God’s love in this role and through the group’s care for one another. As you care for someone else, deeply know and feel that God cares for you. Contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org to share your interest in a future group.

Walking Small Group

Take part in a casual morning walk to connect with other walkers and experience the beauty of Minnesota. This small group meets at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony (Silver Lake Road and County Road E). After morning devotions, the group walks the trail around the park. The part has a paved, easy to walk trail that can be completed in 1½ miles (or extended to an optional, longer walk for anyone interested). The group walks at a casual, conversational pace (not intended as a fast-paced or long-distance workout). Join a weekly morning group, open to all. Contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org to share your interest in a future group.

Alongside Small Group

Have you walked with a coworker, neighbor or friend through a challenging time and wondered “what can I do to help” or “what will actually make a difference?” or “what is the best way for me to show that I care”? This Alongside small group is a chance to explore ways to offer encouragement, hope and help to others in a tough time. The group is an opportunity to discern how to best express care in meaningful ways with your unique circumstances and gifts. The conversations will be based on readings from the book, Alongside: A Practical Guide to Loving Your Neighbor in Their Time of Trail, by Sarah Beckman. Let us know if you’re interested in a future group at: dfloe@incarnationmn.org. Order a book or find out more at Sarah Beckman’s website.

 

More…

Plans are underway for a new season of small groups this fall! Return to this webpage for the latest information! Are you looking specifically for a group for men… a group for women… an easy-to-get-started group meeting on Sunday mornings? Along with the new groups listed here, there are also groups in the planning stage and continuing small groups that would like to add new people. Check back here and Contact Denise Floe to share your interest and find out more information.

 

How do I sign-up?

Tell us you’re interested in a small group by contacting Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org. 

 

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