Small Group Ministries at St. Barnabas
Setting our sails to follow Jesus we gather in small groups to welcome and care for one another, pray
and grow together and serve our neighbor.
St. Barnabas has many types of small group ministries! If you are interested in more information on any of the groups listed, please contact Pastor Amber.
FAITH JOURNEY GROUPS
The Word for Women
A study group led by Pastor Amber that meets on Thursday mornings at 9:30. Currently discussing Parker Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. Childcare provided.
Pastor Wayne leads a study each Tuesday morning from 9:15-10:30. New participants are welcome at any time. Will discuss Luther’s Small Catechism during Lent.
ART & HANDIWORK GROUPS
Learn, Create, Enjoy
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30—8:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Each person chooses their own type of project and receives as much help as is needed. Ione Botts, 763-473-3238.
Yarn & Coffee
People who love to knit or crochet meet the 4th Thursday at 9:30 a.m., working on prayer shawls, baptismal shawls, or personal projects. Mary Pestel, 763-559-9138.
First Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Make quilts for local children’s nurseries. All skill levels are welcome. Audrey Johnson 763-559-4459.
Second and Third Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. making tie quilts for Lutheran World Relief. All skill
levels are welcome. Rose Ann Parks, 763-476-7959.
Just Gifts Crafters
Fourth Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Make crafts for next year’s JustGifts Market. Rose Ann Parks, 763-476-7959.
A fellowship group for women of all ages who enjoy the opportunity to “go and do.” Connie Cook, email@example.com.
OWLs (Older & Wiser Lutherans)
A fellowship group for all who self-identify as Older & Wiser. Coffee Chat & Bingo planned for April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Rose Umland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Discussion Group
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. to discuss a novel. Click here to see the books and the hosts!
Tome Explorers (non-fiction reading group)
This group discusses works of non-fiction (history, biography, etc.) Meets the third Monday at 7 p.m. in homes of participants. Date change: March 27 – The Road to Character by David Brooks. Host: Kay Barhite.
A group for families with young children. Jessica Gaedke, email@example.com
A fellowship group for St. Barnabas parents who are available during the day and their young children. Krista Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org
PHYSICAL WELLNESS GROUPS
A chair yoga program offered by SilverSneakers, Monday mornings from 9:00-10:00. Certified instructor: Denise Schaaf, 612-804-7087.
Meets at 8:00 a.m. Saturday mornings at the Plymouth Creek bubble for about an hour. Contact Connie Cook, email@example.com, to get on the email list.
Cindy Lindberg, certified Marriage & Family Therapist, convenes informal conversations in the Ministry Center each Wednesday from 6:15-7:00. Parents are welcome to chat with Cindy about the joys and frustrations of parenting. On break during Lent.
Every Thursday, 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. For more information, contact David Eakins, 763-221-2952.
Mental Health Support Group
A NAMI support group for people who have a family member with mental illness. 4th Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Elizabeth Chaigne, 612-432-0471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf
Help staff the IOCP food shelf the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Next night is April 5. Come as your schedule allows. Sharon Sawyer, email@example.com
This group volunteers 5 hours once a month at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley to help provide group care for people with memory loss so that their care givers get a break. Rose Umland, 763-553-1239.
Crosswinds Work Group