Our Autumn Explorations: Join us for Kick-off Sunday on September 9 to explore the many opportunities to become engaged in our community. Centering Prayer returns in September (read more below). We will explore Practicing Advocacy with Civility, meeting on five Tuesday evenings this fall. Sacred Space Yoga will take place in the church on Sunday afternoons in October. Watch our calendar and the Spirited Times for more information about these and other opportunities!
Book Study Groups
A variety of book study groups are offered throughout the year. Check our calendar and click on the ones that interest you for ordering information and contact information.
We invite you to gather to practice an ancient method of “being still” and going to your “inner room” and entering into silent prayer in which we quiet our minds and open ourselves to our God. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer, but rather it often casts a new light and depth on the meaning of them. We will be offering two times a month to meet beginning in September! We hope one of these times will work with your schedule, and we look forward to "sitting" with you again. We hope you have a good summer and look forward to being with you in the fall. We will meet each first Friday and third Tuesday of the month. First gatherings are FIRST FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH at 12-1 PM AND THIRD TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 4:30-5:30 PM. If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Dousset or Willie Hoffer, or contact them through the church office at 542-2167 or .
Centering Prayer is a meditation process that invites us to enter an inner sacred space to quiet our minds, open our hearts and take rest in the Love of God. You will be gently led into the silence. No experience needed!
We have had a wonderful time at our Women's Retreat each fall at Camp Marshall on beautiful Flathead Lake. In 2018 we added a spring retreat at Flathead Lake Lutheran Bible Camp.
A series of classes designed for adults who wish to explore what it means to be a Christian in the Episcopal tradition. It is ideal for those who would like to engage their faith more fully, deepen their understanding of the Episcopal Church, or who are seeking to be confirmed or received into the Church. If you are intrested in an Inquirers' Class, please contact Rev. Terri at for more information.
Connect & Grow
Are you interested in a deeper connection with other members of the parish? Are you looking for ways to grow in your faith? Consider these small group options. Groups will form and move ahead based on congregational interest. Let us know what you are interested in by contacting the Rev. Gretchen Strohmaier at .
- Discussion Group: In this group we will practice learning to think theologically, bringing our Christian faith into dialogue with our daily life. We will meet weekly for twelve weeks to look at Scripture and our life experiences in a structured format in which, as a group, we will help to make meaning of theology as it relates to our lives. Contact the office for more information.
EfM -- Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry is a four-year ministry formation and theological education program for lay persons. It is a wonderful opportunity to make your faith come alive! Through study, prayer and reflection, EfM groups move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God's kingdom. Led by Julie Benson, participants meet once a week, September-May, to study the Bible, church history and theology, while learning to engage together in theological reflection. EfM is an outreach program of the School of Theology, University of the South, located in Sewanee, Tennessee. Students are guided in discerning and nurturing their ministries, as we are called to do by our baptismal covenant. The process provides each member with knowledge and confidence about themselves, teaching them to work with others as a group while deepening their faith. Contact Julie Benson through the church office, at 542-2167 or .
Emmaus Campus Ministry
Emmaus Campus Ministry at the University of Montana offers a variety of worship services, dinners, discussions, service opportunities, and fun activities to university students and young adults to engage young adults to find their place and passion in life. All perspectives are welcomed! Emmaus Campus Ministry is an open and empowering ministry sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) in partnership with the Episcopal Church and the United Church of Christ and is welcoming of all! Led by Pastor John Lund and located at 538 University Avenue; phone 396-4974. You can read their recent newsletter here. Check the Emmaus website for a full schedule of all their activities: www.ecmum.org.