Bible Study on Mondays: Looking for a weekday Bible Study and Small Group? We’re currently exploring Sabbath Keeping – contact the Rev. Brin Bon.
Caregiver Care Support Group: Are you taking care of an elderly or ill parent, friend, or family member? Trying to make the best decisions about care, living arrangements, assistance, finances? It is physically, spiritually, and emotionally challenging to be a caregiver and often we end up not taking good care of ourselves. This group convenes as needs arise — please contact Jeff Reynolds for information.
CenteringPrayer Do you long to deepen your relationship with the Beloved? Learn about some of the opportunities available to us through the Heart of Texas Contemplative Outreach. St. Michael’s Centering Prayer Group meets Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 7:30pm in the Chapel. You may contact Phyllis Blees for more information.
Good Grief Support Group: All of us experience grief and sorrow – in this group we listen to one another and begin to explore what it looks like to live well with grief and sorrow. We explore how we keep on breathing when it seems there is not enough air, how we might lament and cry out in pain beofre God, how we can “search and explore our sorrow until it yields up its treasure, the hidden blessing on those who mourn” (sermon by Ellen F. Davis, 1993). Grief Group meets on an “as needed” basis — if you are experiencing grief and would like to meet with others to pray, talk, and simply be, please contact the Rev. Robby Vickery.
EfM-Education for Ministry: Education for Ministry is a 4-year program from the School of Theology at University of the South in Sewanee. The classes for 2015-16 are forming now and we welcome your questions and interests in this program which explores the old testament, new testament , church history, and theologians. We meet at St. Michael’s for about 3 hours per week from August through May following the EISD school year. Each week we worship, explore what the Bible says, take in what the world around us says, consider our own lived experiences, and unpack how those sources affect our beliefs. We invite you to explore with us! Classes will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30-9pm (mentor: Meredith Landry) and either Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 9:30am-12:30pm (mentor: Mary Healy). Have questions? Want to enroll? Please feel free to contact Meredith Landry or Mary Healy.
FPU – Financial Peace University: Genevieve and Michael Schaefer
Sisters! Small Groups for Women: If you are looking for a way to “connect” with other St. Michael’s women, then please consider joining one of these groups. A Sisters! meeting has prayer, Bible study, shared reflections, fellowship, and fun. If you are looking for a special hour for yourself with others like you, please get involved with Sisters! We meet in the Chapel (Bride’s Room).
- Mondays 2:00-3:00 pm
- Wednesdays noon-1:00 pm
For more information or to sign up, please contact Mary Healy.
Prison Pen Pal Ministry Folks meet to support one another in the writing of letters to those in jail or prison. Meets on the second and fourth Sundays. Please contactKaitlyn Lundigran for information.
Stephen Ministry: Stephen Ministers meet twice monthly and serve as companions to folks experiencing difficult times. Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? Interested in receiving the care of a Stephen Minister? Please contact Julie de Wette.
Wednesday Book Group: During the year, meets every last Wednesday or the month at 2:30pm at Trianon Coffee Shop in Westlake. All are welcome to join for a book discussion and fellowship. Our Next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 25 at the Trianon. We will be discussing the novel by Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry. For more information, please contact Jackie King.
Women of St. Michael’s – occasional gatherings for friendship and conversation. To receive the Women’s Newsletter or to learn more, please contact Becky Brindley.
Austin affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Austin) to offer a FREE 12-week class for families of persons living with a mental illness.The class offers information on the various mental illnesses (such as depression, OCD, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia) and provides support and hope to families who often feel isolated and stigmatized. For more information call 512-420-9810, contact us here or visit the website: www.namiaustin.org/familyto-family/. Space is limited and registration is absolutely required!