Getting Connected with New Friends
The Small Group ministry of St. Luke works under the belief that we grow in our relationships in community. That is true of our relationships with each other as well as with God. These groups meet at least twice a month in homes and study a variety of topics. Bible study, book study, and the study of Spiritual Disciplines are just a few of the topics that these groups gather around. While these topics serve as a starting point, it is in the sharing of personal faith and life stories that the groups begin to grow and bond together, creating a care group as well. If you have questions about how you might join a small group please call the church office at 860-464-7897.
Sunday Morning Adult Forum
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
The Adult Forum is open to any person who wants to join in learming more about their faith, Christianity, and isssues facing the world today. The group meets at the Juliet W. Long School in Gale Ferry on the same schedule as Sunday School.
Women's Ministry takes on a variety of forms at St. Luke. A study, fellowship, or service event is planned each month. A highlight is a yearly retreat held at the Sisters of Mercy retreat center in Westerly, RI. Women frequently attend the fall Women's Weekend at Camp Calumet and the Women of Faith Conference in Hartford. The schedule of events can be found in The Scroll, our church newsletter. For more information, call the church office at 860-464-7897.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
This group gathers weekly to study the Scripture texts that are the assigned readings for the upcoming Sunday. Through study and conversation, they hope to learn more about God’s Word and its application to their lives as well as to support and encourage one another. It is a lively discussion and is open to all.
Men's Bible Study
2nd and 4th Wednesday nights at 7:30-9pm
The Men's Bible Study is studying the Letter of James using Galatians & James - Faith & Works by Carol J. Miller. The final session will be on Wednesday evening, May 22, 2013. The group will resume meeting on September 11, 2013, at which time it will begin a study of the book of Exodus using From Slavery to Freedom: A Personal Reading of the Exodus Story, written by Jeffrey Krogstad and published by Augsburg Fortress. The cost for the book will be $11.99, and the class is open to all men and their guests.
Mid-Week Lenten Soup Supper, Study & Worship
Every Wednesday in Lent
We meet every Wednesday in Lent for a simple soup supper beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by a study and evening prayer at 7:30 pm. In 2013, we used Worship Matters: An Introduction to Worship, to study questions about why we gather, how we encounter God in worship and how that encounter shapes our response in both our community and our world. We invite suggestions for topics for next year's Lenten Study. Please bring your ideas to either the Pastor or the Discipleship Team.