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. Planning for fall programs has begun, and we invite you to consider the suggested titles for the 2021-22 Soul Food Book Group. 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.

Daily Prayer and Readings

This week's Daily Prayer and Readings.

Spring/Summer Faith Formation Opportunities

Sign up for a Small Group for the summer. Meet with others to discuss a book, a topic, or just for friendly conversation. Click here to learn more and to register. See below for upcoming opportunities.

In Your Own Words: Contemplative Writing as a Spiritual Practice small group led by Nancy Agneberg. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the church. Click here to sign up.

Faith and Science Book Group” small group to discuss The Selfish Ape: Human Nature and Our Path to Extinction by Nicholas P. Money. Tuesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. on the church lawn. Click here to sign up.

Potluck Dinner Group small group social gathering hosted by Cheryl Stever and Jacque Bieber at Cheryl's home (near the church). Limited to 20 people; Thursday, Aug. 25, 6-8 p.m. Anyone interested must sign up by Aug. 18. Dishes assigned after Aug 18.
Click here to sign up.

Growing Stronger Fitness Class small group resumes on Wednesday, July 7. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. at the church in the Gathering Place. Email Parish Jill Stewart to sign up.

Good News 4U Bible Study

Join us online Mondays at 1:30 p.m..

Sunday Forums, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Forums will resume in the fall after a summer break. Join us then for discussions and presentations from a wide variety of faithful perspectives. Forum meets on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. during the program year. All are welcome. The Forums website page includes resources from some 2020-21 Forums.

Gatherings for Faith Formation

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. Resumes in the fall, Sundays at 10:30 a.m.



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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