As many begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and we prayerfully return to more programming at Gloria Dei, God continues to inspire us to grow in faith with small group opportunities this summer. We give thanks for the Holy Spirit's work, encouraging us to grow in faith even through challenging circumstances. Feel free to contact the church office at 651-699-1378, if you have questions about any programs.

To reserve a room for an Adult Ministry event or activity, please complete this online form. A staff member will follow up with you.

Fall Faith Formation Opportunities

Daily Prayer and Readings

This week's Daily Prayer and Readings.

Sunday Forums

Sunday Forums resume on Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Join us then for discussions and presentations from a wide variety of faithful perspectives. All are welcome. Learn more about upcoming Forums here.

Good News 4U Bible Study

Resumes Sept. 13 and meets weekly on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the church.. Contact Miles Renaas with questions.

Other Gatherings

The Faith and Science Book Group meets next on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at church. Email Ron Felt for more information.

  • Men's Book Group, first Saturday of each month, 8:30 a.m. Learn more.
  • Soul Food Book Group Meets weekly on Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. during the school year. Learn more.

Fall Series: In Your Own Words: Contemplative Writing as a Spiritual Practice Led by Nancy Agneberg. Meets week on Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 109. Come to write and reflect. Come to deepen your awareness of God. Contact Nancy Agneberg to sign up (or 608-698-8100).

Yogadevotion is a gentle flow yoga developed by Minnesota Yogi and Lutheran pastor Cindy Senarighi. Meets at Gloria Dei (Room 100), Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. $72 for eight weeks.
Click here to sign up.

Growing Stronger Fitness Class resumes Oct. 11. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays , 9-10 a.m. at the church in the Gym. Email Parish Jill Stewart to sign up.

20-Somethings/30-Somethings Monthly Gatherings

Join other young adults each month in an online gathering. Email Chloe Ahlf for more information.

Growing in Faith Together

We expect much of our usual Faith Formation programming to resume in the fall. Watch here and our weekly eNews for updates. To receive eNews if you don't already, please email the church office.


Listen and learn from invited speakers discussing issues of faith for today's Christians. Sundays at 9:30 a.m., in Fellowship Hall and online.



Funeral Planning Workshop

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Workshop led by our pastors, for any ages. Funeral planning is a way to allow family and friends to know requests and preferences.

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Grow in faith by joining a Bible study, a book group, or a discussion group, like our Faith and Science study group.

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Connect with others by joining a young adult group, men's group, women's circles and more. Nurture your faith by exploring our art gallery, library, labyrinth and resources for adults.

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