Connect and Grow

Exploring our Faith Collectively and Individually

Adult Formation at St. 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 St. 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

Annual Parish Meeting – January 23

On Sunday, January 23, gather with your St. Michael’s family for a look back at 2021 in parish life and ministry – and a look forward to where we’re going in 2022. The reports and stories will begin with the 10:00 am service and continue on after, with live reports and video of St. Michael’s ministries. Join us!
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Webinar ID: 652 526 150

Being Confirmed in the Episcopal Church: A Class for Adults – Starts January 30th

Bishop Dietsche will be making a visit to St. Michael’s on May 1st! In anticipation of his visit, starting on January 30th, Mother Julie and Jim Hinch – both converts to the Episcopal Church themselves – will offer a class for anyone curious about the theology, worship, and spirituality of the Episcopal Church. Class will meet on Sundays from 11:30am – 12:30pm, on Zoom. All are welcome, and this class is especially for those who are considering a more formal commitment to the Episcopal Church (through either confirmation or reception – a distinction we will talk about in class!). For more information, contact Mother Julie at julie@saintmichaelschurch.org.

Ongoing Programs

St. Michael’s Small Groups

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. Starting the week of February 6th, St. Michael’s Small Groups will follow “Centered,” a new small-group discipleship experience created by The Episcopal Church. The 9-session, film-based course is designed to help people at any stage of faith to get centered in love for God and one another as we grow to look, act and love more like Jesus. Our congregation has been invited to form pilot small groups that will start gathering in February 2022 and provide important feedback prior to a summer rollout. Let’s join the journey!

Click here to learn more and sign up.

You can also read 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.