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.

New Summer Small Groups

Questions God Asks Us Small Group

Take a deeper look at the summer sermon series, Questions God Asks Us. Small groups will dive into the book, Questions God Asks Us, by Trevor Hudson, gathering for five sessions, starting in mid-June. 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. Plans are underway for these groups. To express interest or find out more contact Denise Floe. Books are available at: The Upper Room Publishers and other booksellers.

  • Evening: Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., starting late June with Vicki Engelen, at Incarnation. Dates: TBD. Contact Denise Floe to register.
  • Daytime: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m., with Anne Cremons and Georgia Schultz, on Zoom. Dates: 6/22, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27. Contact Denise Floe to register.
  • Ages 18-22: Contact Denise Floe to find out about a post-high school, college-age group led by Incarnation’s interns and Pastor Kai Nilsen.

Writing for the Soul Small Group

Explore writing as a spiritual practice as you connect with others in this new summer small group. Whether you consider yourself a writer or not, this group is for you. Kathy Ginsbach, the group facilitator, will introduce a variety of approaches to writing, accessible to writers of all levels. Topics will dip into writing from the heart, nature sketching and/or journaling, fluency, laments/prayers and poetry. This group will meet via Zoom for five sessions, once a week, to learn about and experience writing for the soul. Sessions will include time for writing and sharing (optional), with opportunities to write between gatherings if desired. Purchase a composition notebook or a regular notebook before the first session. Register or for more information: Denise Floe (if you sent an email earlier and did not receive a response please re-send to the link highlighted here).

  • When/Where: Once/week on Thursdays, 6:30-8:15 p.m., on Zoom, starting mid-July
  • Dates: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18

The Saint John’s Bible Small Group

Come join us for five sessions this summer 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. To express interest or register for this small group, contact Denise Floe.

Note: This small group has reached capacity, but if you are interested, we would still like to hear from you to help us plan more groups. Contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org to share your interest.

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. To register or for more information: Denise Floe.

Note: This mutual care for caregivers group has reached capacity, but if you are interested, we would still like to hear from you to help us plan more groups. Contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org to share your interest.

Outdoors Small Groups

Hiking Small Group for Men

Connect with others who share your interest in hiking and check out a selection of local trails. This small group for men will meet once a month, at Incarnation, and travel to nearby trails. The hikes will be at a moderate pace, starting with a short distance of 2-3 miles. Spend time outdoors on summer evenings in beautiful Minnesota and get to know other hikers. There will also be time for informal conversations and devotions, led by Mark Oswood, the group leader. To register or for more information: Denise Floe.

When/Where: Once/month on Wednesday/Thursdays, 6:15-9:00 p.m., starting in June

Walking Small Group

Take part in a casual morning walk to connect with other walkers and experience the beauty of summer in Minnesota. This small group will meet at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony (Silver Lake Road and County Road E). After morning devotions, the group will walk the trail around the park, followed by conversations over coffee in the Visitor Center. 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 will walk at a casual, conversational pace (not intended as a fast-paced or long-distance workout). Join group leader, Bill Behrenbrinker, for a weekly group on Wednesday mornings, open to all. Register: Denise Floe.

When/Where: Once/week on Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m., at Silverwood Park

Casual Biking Fellowship Group

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 fellowship group will take easy to moderate trails around the Twin Cities, taking a break mid-point for a devotion led by the group leaders, Claudia Wiebold and Julie Omland. The group (designed for ages 18+) will bike for 2-3 hours, covering up to 20 miles (approximately 10 mph). There will also be a one-time service project opportunity. Group members will drive to and meet at each trailhead. See and hear the sights and sounds of local trails, including the group’s fun, informal conversations. For more information or to register contact: Claudia Wiebold.

  • When/Where: Twice/month on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Dates: 7/9, 7/23, 8/13, 8/27

More Summer Small Groups…

A new season of summer small groups is starting, with opportunities to meet new people, connect, spend time outdoors and reflect on faith and life. Come back to this webpage as more groups are added for summer!

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 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.

Future Small Groups-Tell Us About Your Interest

Alongside Small Group

Interested in a future group? Contact dfloe@incarnationmn.org

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.

How do I sign-up?

Tell us you’re interested in a small group or register hereYou will receive an email to confirm your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, please contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org. 

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