Connect and Grow

Exploring our Faith Collectively and Individually

Adult Formation at St. Michael’s

Despite the challenges we face in this time, 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

For information about Advent & Christmas St. Michael’s, click here.

Ongoing Programs

St. Michael’s Small Groups

This fall, St. Michael’s Small Groups will focus on building up for ourselves the habits and patterns of life that sustain us in heart, soul, mind, and strength. Using the Way of Love as a guide, over nine weeks you will be introduced to various spiritual practices — centering prayer, Lectio Divina, the Ignatian Examen, and others — that can help ground us more in our faith on a daily basis. Small groups are a great way to strengthen your connection with God and your church family, and there will be in-person and online options for gathering. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Note: there are options for both online and in-person groups.

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; mentoring 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.