New & Upcoming Small Groups

Small Groups for Winter 2024

Contact Denise Floe to register or find out more about new small groups.

Daytime Small Group: The Saint John’s Bible – Winter 2024

Explore the illuminations (artwork) and calligraphy (written text) of The Saint John’s Bible. Hear how this illuminated Bible was created and how it is being used at Incarnation and in the community to ignite spiritual imaginations. Experience the faith practice of Visio Divina to see and hear how the illuminations speak to you and to others. Led by Grant Rykken. This is an exceptional opportunity – Incarnation has a Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible (one of only 300 copies). Past group members have found this small group to be rich with insights and information. Register or find out more: dfloe@incarnationmn.org. 

When/Where: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m., at Incarnation, starting January 16

Also check out Incarnation’s webpage on The Saint John’s Bible.

 

Small Group: We Make the Road by Walking – Winter 2024

Take the next step in your faith journey by getting together with others to talk about Brian McLaren’s book, We Make the Road by Walking. The book is a chance to explore an honest, living, growing faith by retelling the Biblical story and reintroducing the Christian faith in short chapters with Bible readings, reflections by Brian McLaren and thought-provoking questions. This group will meet twice a month, for six sessions, covering two short chapters at each gathering. No experience with Bible study or Bible reading is needed. Led by Anne Cremons. Register: acremons@gmail.com. Purchase your own book in your favorite format (new/used, paperback, audiobook, eBook…). This group started in the fall and is welcoming new people for part 2 of the book.

When/Where: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m., at Incarnation, starting January 9

 

Sunday Morning Small Group – Winter 2024

Connect with others to explore short readings, engage in conversation, and try out new faith practices. Sunday morning small groups are open to all and designed especially for those new to Incarnation. They are easy-to-do with no preparation needed and a short commitment, usually meeting for only 3-5 gatherings. Groups typically meet from 10:00-11:15 a.m. (after the 9:00 a.m. worship service) at Incarnation. Groups begin throughout the year. To find out more about upcoming groups, contact Denise Floe at dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

When/Where: Sunday mornings, 10:00-11:15 a.m., at Incarnation

 

Small Groups: A Jesus’ Shaped Vision for Life

Whether you are in a fall small group, looking for a devotion, or searching for a resource to talk about with friends, family or another small group, check out the Jesus Shaped’ Vision for Life faith study and other resources. The faith study is available for all to see and download.

Faith Study, Devotions, and Resources: A Jesus’ Shaped Vision for Life

Jesus has a vision for living life – it’s a life lived for others. He shared this vision in stories and in teachings and in how Jesus lived his own life. What does it look like to live for others? Where are you already doing this and where can you grow? What practices or habits can help you to remember that you are God’s beloved, with unique potential to make a difference for others? If you had a map for a Jesus’ shaped life, what would it look like?

This faith study corresponds with Incarnation’s 2023 theme, but can be used at any time with a friend, a group of friends, a group you are already connected to, or with your family. To find out more: dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

 

Monthly Sunday Morning Small Group

This group is intentionally designed for those who are new to small groups OR to Incarnation OR looking for a once/month opportunity to connect with others. The group uses a variety of faith studies that are selected and facilitated by the group leader, Grant Rykken. This year the group will use the faith study, A Jesus’ Shaped Vision for Life, based on Incarnation’s fall theme. Sunday mornings are a convenient, easy-to-do time to gather with others to connect and grow deeper. The group meets from 10:00-11:15 a.m. Find out more or register: dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

When/Where: Once/month on Sundays, 10:00-11:15 a.m., at Incarnation

 

Winter 2024 Small Groups: Lent

Lent arrives early this year with Ash Wednesday on February 15. Incarnation looks forward to the start of a number of small groups that will correspond with the Wednesday evening worship theme. Groups will be offered on various days of the week and at different times of the day. Watch this webpage, the Sunday announcements or the monthly Lifetimes to find out more details. Interested? Connect with Denise Floe.

 

More On-Going Small Groups…

Connect with an on-going small group interested in adding more people. 

Wednesday Evening Small Group for Women

Topic: What is the Bible by Rob Bell
When/Where: Once/month on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Leaders: Karen Schreiner and Tracy Strantz
More information: dfloe@incarnationmn.org

Monday Evening Small Group

Topic: Connect around a variety of faith topics and fellowship (men and women)
When/Where: Once/month on Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Leader: Tracy Strantz
More information: dfloe@incarnationmn.org

Monday Evening Small Group for Men 

Topic: Get Your Life Back by John Eldredge (primarily fathers of high schoolers and young adults)
When/Where: Once/month on Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Leaders: Steve McCarthy and Mark Solfest
More information: dfloe@incarnationmn.org

Knitting/Needlework Small Group

Topic: Bring your own knitting/needlework and share in a short devotion
When/Where: Once/month on Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Incarnation (Zoom option available)
Leader: Ruth Tillquist
More information: ruth@tillquist.net

Thursday Evening Small Group for Women

Topic: Book study and fellowship/service activities for women (primarily moms of middle/high school students)
When/Where: Twice/month on Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Leaders: Sonya Wilson and Elizabeth Nelson
More information: wilsonsj@gmail.com

Connecting Threads Small Group

Topic: Bring your own needlework projects (knitting, embroidery…)
When/Where: Once/month on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Leader: Cindy Spellman
More information: rooskie0825@gmail.com

More Ways to Connect

Visit the Faith Formation area of this website to find out about more group opportunities and other ways to connect with other people, as you deepen your faith.

Visit the Serve area of this website to find out about the many ways to connect with others as you serve in the community or at Incarnation.

How do I sign-up?

Tell us you’re interested in a small group by contacting Denise Floe, Director of Small Group Ministry, at dfloe@incarnationmn.org.