All programming returns September 13.

Sunday Mornings

Community Hour, 10:00 am
Join us for community and reprieve from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 10 am Community Hour will have rotating opportunities for coffee and fellowship, small or large groups, and even new experiences for those who are feeling a bit adventurous on a Sunday morning. The goal of Community Hour is designed to be a nourishing 60 minutes of the very best you can enjoy, either as the long week winds down or the busy week is just around the bend. The list of opportunities will always be rotating, so plan to check-in often and anytime.

Some upcoming community hour options…

Decluttering: Looking for more, but not more stuff!
Coming in Fall 2017
Decluttering. The very word has a sense of spaciousness. We picture a clean and organized room, house, or schedule. Better yet, we envision a life that is simpler, more centered, less filled to capacity with activities and possessions, and “awake” to the important things in life. Join Julie Stevens as we look at what decluttering can mean for our own sense of self, and for our relationships with others, creation, and with God. Based on the work of Marie Kondo.

Daily Faith Practices, 10:00 am, Conference Room (by Fellowship Hall)
A study based on the Lectionary, written by ELCA pastors.

Wednesday Evenings

 

Community Hour, 7:15-8:00 pm
Join us for community and reprieve from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Community Hour will have rotating opportunities for small or large groups and new experiences for those who are feeling a bit adventurous. Community Hour is designed to be a nourishing 60 minutes of the very best you can enjoy. The list of opportunities will always be rotating, so plan to check-in often and anytime.

Other Opportunities

Starfish Community

One Sunday a month, 6:30 pm, Fireside Room. Beginning Sunday, September 11.
Join Charles, Julie, Kristelle and other adults as we embark on a faith journey together. Why “starfish?” We’ll center ourselves with a large group presentation (at the “center” of the starfish), then break into small groups for discussion (the “arms”). Come for an optional light supper at 5:30 pm. Nursery care is provided.

Men’s Theology Pub

Meet about one Monday a month at 7:00 pm at Whistle Binkies on the Lake to enjoy a brew and a conversation on faith, life, and what’s happening in the world. Contact Pastor Dave (berg@gloria-dei.com).

Conversation and Crafts

Mondays, 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
Bring your crafts and join the conversation. Meets every Monday.

Forever Forty

Gathers monthly on the third Thursday of the month for presentations, excursions, and conversations with friends. Contact Mary Sorum (507-289-8222). 

Quilters

Create and donate quilts to local and international organizations. Meets each Thursday in the Garden Lounge at 9:00 am

Men’s Bible Studies

Thursdays at 6:15 am, Room 10

A study for men using the “Master Builders Bible for Men.” Meets every Thursday. Led by Pastor Charles.

Thursdays at 9:00 am, Room 10
A study for men using videos as a launch point for discussion. Meets every Thursday. Led by Dave Swart (507-289-5846).

Senior Huddles

Pastor Karna visits Samaritan Bethany and Homestead one Monday a month for fellowship, music, a devotional, and communion.

Samaritan Bethany Huddles are the second Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the Chapel.

Homestead Huddles are the third Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the Club.

Book Clubs

Evening Book Club
Read a book each month, then meet for discussion the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Contact Dawn Johannsen (507-286-9102).

Afternoon Book Club
Read a book each month, then meet for discussion the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Contact Shirley Doyle (507-280-8194).