Anam Cara, “soul friend” in Gaelic, is a contemplative group for women of all ages and at all stages in their spiritual journey. Drawing from the ancient wisdom of Celtic Christianity, each meeting combines a reflection with a sacred sharing process. This format offers a wonderful opportunity to deepen your connection with the Divinity within yourself, within each other and within all of creation. All women are welcome.
Coordinator: Pat Petrash
When: Every first Tuesday of the month at 6:45 pm in the Nave and/or every second Monday of the month at 12:45 pm in the Library
Book Study: the Bible and Lectionary
This groups comes together each week to study the Gospel out of the Lectionary from the previous Sunday. It is a time of fellowship and mutual support for people on their spiritual journey. We meet after the 7:00 am Wednesday Eucharist that is held in Saint Martin’s Chapel. All are welcome, and please feel free to come when you are able.
Coordinator: Carol Prescott
When: Every Wednesday, 7:30 – 8:15 am.
Book Group: Imitation of Christ
This small group meets weekly to study books on topics relating to social justice, advocacy, theology, and welcome. We have an active and lively group that tackles tough and relevant topics from some of today’s most engaging authors.
Coordinator: Anna Wadsworth
When: Every Wednesday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.
Book Group on Sunday Mornings
This group has met for many years and covers a wide range of books, including Death Comes for the Archbishop, Hidden Figures, and Between the World and Me.
Coordinator: Diane Neumann
When: Every second Sunday of the month at 11:30 am
All are welcome for Centering Prayer via Zoom on Sundays at 5 for Taizé chant, opening prayer, 20 minutes of silence, and closing prayer.
Coordinator: Pat Petrash
When: Every Sunday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm.
Be still and know that I am God…
– Psalm 46:10
Dementia Support Group
A monthly drop-in group that welcomes and offers support to those in the Saint John’s community whose lives have been, are, or may be impacted by dementia. Facilitated by Jennie Creasey, LCSW.
Friday Bible Study
All are welcome to join a virtual weekly, hour-long bible study hosted by David Abbott. Using a variety of translations and the HarperCollins Study Bible, the group explores books of the New Testament.
Coordinator: David Abbot
When: Every Friday at 11 am on Zoom
Our group gathers to knit in community a couple times a month. Our current ongoing project is making prayer shawls for the clergy to give to a parishioner in a time of grief or celebration. Those who want to work on personal knitting projects are welcome to join us as well. All skill levels are welcome! We have several skilled people who enjoy teaching others.
Coordinator: Gaile Koehler
When: Every other Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.
Night Prayers in the Desert
All are invited to join us each Sunday at 7 pm via Zoom for Night Prayers in the Desert. We will use the Night Prayer liturgy from the New Zealand Book of Prayer. This service includes music, readings, and reflection.
Coordinator: Liz Wolfert
When: Every Sunday at 7 pm
The Director of Christian Formation, Tina Clark, hosts two parent group offerings through Saint John’s Cathedral.
Faithful Families meets once a month on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.
Parents of Very Young Children meets weekly on Tuesdays in the Library from 9:30 – 11:00 am.
More information on both groups is here.
Saint Martha's Guild
Emerged out of “Circle Groups” that were started in the 1950s, Saint Martha’s Guild is a group of women who come to lunch in Dagwell Hall once a month for fellowship and a presentation by a cleric on a topic of their choice.
Coordinator: Jane Joukema
When: Every fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 noon
Stargazers: A Widows Group
A group for widows at Saint John’s Cathedral.
Coordinator: Alexis Hertel
20s & 30s Group
20s & 30s is a gathering of young people at Saint John’s Cathedral and beyond who meet for fellowship and formation a few times a month and is led by Canon Precentor Broderick Greer.
Coordinator: Canon Broderick Greer ()
More information here.