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

Join our Sunday Forums 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

Meets weekly on Monday at 10 a.m. online as of Jan. 10, 2022. Contact Miles Renaas with questions.
Click here to join Bible Study.

Other Gatherings

Racial Justice Book Discussion

This discussion group is full. If you have questions, please call Nancy McNeff (612-455-9212), or or email Karen Lansing. To read on your own, the book is Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair, by Duke L. Kwon and Gregory Thompson.

All-Community Book Read with St. Olaf College

With members of Gloria Dei and St. Olaf College, join together to read Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory, and Faith by Rev. Heidi Neumark. Hidden Inheritance touches on the topics of identity, faith and vocation as it details Rev. Neumark’s journey as she discovers her family’s hidden Jewish heritage. Virtual discussions on Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m. and Feb. 22, 5-6 p.m. with Gloria Dei member Deanna Thompson. She will also lead a Sunday Forum on Sunday, March 13, 9:30 a.m. On March 15, 7-8:30 p.m., Rev. Neumark will lead discussions online or in person at St. Olaf.

The Faith and Science Book Group meets next on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. at church. Then they'll meet again on Jan. 27 and on the fourth Thursday of the month going forward. 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.

In Your Own Words: Contemplative Writing as a Spiritual Practice Meets weekly on Thursday at 10:30 a.m., led by Nancy Agneberg in Room 109 at the church (masks required). Contact Nancy Agneberg for information and to join.

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.
Click here to sign up.

Growing Stronger Fitness Class temporarily paused due to COVID rates. Typically meets Mondays and Wednesdays , 9-10 a.m. at the church in the Gym. Email Parish Nurse Jill Stewart with questions or 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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