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

Newcomers/Inquirers Class with Father Bill (In person and online)

Are you new to St. Michael’s? New to the Episcopal Church? Do you just have a renewed curiosity about the beliefs and practices of the church you’ve always belonged to? Fr. Bill Doubleday will lead a three-week Introduction to the Episcopal Church this fall: Sundays, September 19th, 26th, and October 3rd, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. The class will take place both in the sanctuary, where in-person attendees can sit masked and distanced, and streamed online.

September 19th, 26th and October 3rd at 11:30 am
Webinar ID: 831 4673 5425

Join on Zoom

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. Starting the week of September 19th, Small Groups at St. Michael’s will meet weekly for ten weeks. Groups will study the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon.

Sign-up is now open here.

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.

Spiritual Direction with Father Frank Hakoola

Spiritual Direction is an ancient Christian practice that dates from the early years of Christianity. It is a tool that the church has used to foster more intimate experiences with the God of love, equipping Christians for relationships with others where they can love as they are loved. St. Michael’s is planning a ten-week session of spiritual direction led by the Rev. Frank Hakoola, Thursdays at 7:00 pm starting on September 16th.
For more information, click here. To sign up, use this form.

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.