Connect and Grow

Exploring our Faith Collectively and Individually

Adult Formation at Saint Michael’s Continues Online

Despite this era of social distancing, there are plenty of opportunities to connect, explore our faith, and deepen our community. The Saint Michael’s family is alive online: we meet in weekly small groups, gather for special seasonal events, walk the path of Sacred Ground, and pursue training and education of all kinds.

Upcoming Events

LGBTQ+ Connect Returns

The LGBTQ+ connect group will restart an online meeting following the 10:00 am service on Sunday, April 11, with future dates to be announced. We’ll check in with each other, discuss relevant topics within our community, and continue reading Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology by Patrick Cheng.  All LGBTQ+ members of our parish family and Allies are welcome. For more info, contact Alex Lund at Lundwalex@gmail.com or Deacon Richard at Rplimato@saintmichaelschurch.org.

St. Michael’s Grief Support Group

“The only way to get to the other side is to go through the door.”  – Helen Keller
Join us as we support each other and discuss some of the ways the loss of someone significant can affect our lives. The purpose of this group is to provide information about the grief process, to share experiences and to alleviate the feeling of isolation.  We’ll meet on six consecutive Fridays beginning April 9 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm on Zoom.  Sessions will be conducted by Lay Facilitators Elisabeth Avery, Carol O’Connor Edwards, Shannon Hackett and Gwen Sealy-Singer.  For more information and registration please contact Deacon Richard at Rplimato@saintmichaelschurch.org

Ongoing Programs

St. Michael’s Small Groups – Sign up is now open!

St. Michael’s Small Groups are a weekly one-hour gathering of eight to twelve people who come together for fellowship, study, and prayer. Small Groups foster a deeper sense of belonging, lasting friendships, and rich spiritual growth. Our Small Groups are taking a two-week break during Holy Week and Easter, but sign up is now open for the second half of this season. Meetings will resume the week of April 11 for a seven-week study of the letter of James. Read more about St. Michael’s Small Groups here.

Questions? Contact Mother Julie at julie@saintmichaelschurch.org

Note: Small Groups are currently meeting on Zoom only.

Our Relationship With God

Spiritual growth is one of our Core Values. We believe the whole of one’s life is a unique spiritual journey, continually shaping who we are as individuals and as a community of faith. Working on our inner life of faith is a necessary practice to keep it healthy and growing.We welcome you to explore your faith on a deeper level in the following ways

Regular/Ongoing

  • Sunday Forums
  • EfM (Education for Ministry)
  • COHI (Community of Hope International)
  • Racial Justice Dialogue Group
  • Moms Bible study
  • Young Adult Network
  • Common Table Theology

Occasional/Seasonal

  • Lent/Advent Quiet Days
  • Retreats
  • Ignatian Spirituality group
  • Celtic Spirituality group
  • Faith & Film Nights

Annual

  • Inquirers
  • Newcomers Class

Connecting With Each Other

Oftentimes, you will hear members of St. Michael’s referring to our community as a parish family. In fact, one of the most popular monthly activities is our Family Dinner nights. We also have small groups that meet informally, such as the Men of St. Mike’s; Motherhood of Grace; Parents of Adolescents Support Group; Young Adult Group; Knitting Group; Family Camp and Hiking outings. Supportive and caring small groups in a large Church setting enable us to minister to each other.

Connecting to Our Community

We are a faith community that supports each other and our community in multiple ways. Whether it is helping the jobless through CareerSearchers; mentornig our parish and neighborhood children on Monday evenings during Homework Help; or providing food and meals to those who struggle with food insecurity, service to others is part of our Core Values.