The mission of the Adult ministry at St. Michael’s is to help people grow and be transformed in their faith in Jesus Christ, to equip them for service through His Word and the Holy Spirit so that we have unity in the Body of Christ, to become a witness to those around us.
There are various studies and groups geared for adults, which you can find below. We also seek to promote interconnection between generations through our childrens, youth, care, and mission ministries. A great way to grow in your faith is to serve and share it with others!
…to prepare God’s people for God’s works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. -Ephesians 4:12-14
Men’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study
6:30-8:00 am – Starting a study of Luke, by John MacArthur, in mid-August 2023. Meets in Room 32 downstairs, with Zoom option. Men can leave earlier if needed for work. For in-person, you are welcome to bring your own breakfast. Men are welcome to join at any time. Led by Tom Dixon. (For Zoom info contact Tom or Pastor Ryan.) No registration needed; just come!
Thursday Mornings: Life Light Bible Study
Join us for 9 sessions on Thursday mornings to study the books of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John. This study is part of the Life Light Bible study series of in-depth studies of Bible books. The goal of Life Light is that through a regular program of in-depth personal and group study of Scripture, more and more Christian adults may grow in their personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Meets from 9:30 to 11 am in the Large Print room downstairs, starting on Thursday, September 14. Led by Kathy Wilson. The cost of the study guide is $11 and you can pay on Church Center or pay Kathy Wilson directly. SIGN UP on Church Center or contact the office.
Sunday mornings: New Member Class
Interested in joining St. Michael’s as a member? Have questions about what the church believes? Join a new member class! These are typically offered twice a year. Led by Pastor Ryan, Pastor Pat, and Michelle Totten. This is a great opportunity to talk about how you can get connected at St. Michael’s and meet new friends. Check back for dates for our next class to be offered.
Sunday mornings (Summer 2023)
At 10 to 11 am, join the pastors for a summer Sunday Bible Class to dig deeper into that day’s sermon. This summer we continue to explore different themes based on the video series, The Bible Project: wisdom, sabbath, healing, and water of life. You can join this class as your schedule allows. Meets in Room 32 downstairs. Everyone welcome!
Saturday Morning Bible Study – Men and Women
8:15 – 9:30, each Saturday, some meeting in-person in Room 32 at church and some on Zoom. All are welcome. This group loves to study the Bible book by book and enjoys good discussion, using Bible commentaries to help answer questions. Contact Ruth Meier with questions.
Meets Saturdays 9-11 am at church. Contact Pastor Ryan Alvey for details – firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Pastor Ryan Alvey for more information on any of the above studies OR if you would like to join a small group or start a small group. email@example.com
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Generation X Events Group
Looking for fellowship with others in their 40s and 50s? The Generation X Events Group at St. Michael’s has monthly events for marrieds and singles. We often do dinner events, drive-in movies, the Minnesota State Fair, the Science Museum, etc. We hope you can join us for an upcoming event!
Sept 9, 2023 – Burger Night
Oct, 2023 – Taco Night
Nov, 2023 – Thanksgiving Cooking Night
Dec, 2023 – Dinner on the Titanic Cooking Night
Looking for more information? Contact John Strom: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Adult Saints of all ages, join us for fun trips, potlucks, speakers, plays, musical events, social activities, and more. Meet other St. Michael’s members and church friends. Information on upcoming events will be featured in our weekly e-newsletter as well as in announcements in services.
Each Wednesday, many seniors gather for the 11:30 hymn service, followed by a lunch at 12:30. Seniors take turns helping to bring and serve food, funded by free-will donations. All are welcome! For more information, contact the office at 952-831-5276.
For event payments:
- Make checks payable to St. Michael’s Sr. Saints.
- Send payment to: David and Janet Veith, Cherrywood Pt Apt 306, 5501 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55437
Upcoming Senior Saints Events:
- Sept 28: Lunch and St. Michael’s and then travel by deluxe bus to the Bell Museum of Natural History on the U of M Campus. Details and signup in Senior Saints white binder located at the info desk in the church lobby.
Contact info: Pastor Ryan Alvey
Connect Women is about creating opportunities for women to support, encourage and serve in Christ. Connect Women has events throughout the year to cultivate new connections, new friendships or support and equip long-time friends in their faith. Various events consist of Small Group Bible Studies, Women’s Breakfast, Women’s Retreat and other topical events to grow in faith and serve others. Email ConnectWomen@smlcb.org with questions.
- Women’s Fall Retreat: An Evening at Prairie Grace Farm in St. Peter – Sept 16
A time to relax, receive, & rejoice…Women of St. Michael’s are invited to a half-day retreat at Prairie Grace Farm in St. Peter, MN on Saturday, September 16 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm (with the option of staying later!) Take a breather out in the quiet country with women of all ages. We’ll gather for a social hour with snacks and beverages, hear from guest speaker Maggie Combs, have time to reflect and explore the farm, and enjoy dinner and a campfire worship time. This is a free event and we’ll help in arranging carpools if you wish to ride with others. Sign up on Church Center or at the lobby front desk no later than Sunday, Sept 10. Be sure to let us know on your registration if you can drive a carpool. Email ConnectWomen@smlcb.org with questions.
About our speaker: Our guest speaker is Maggie Combs – book author, speaker, wife, and mom who currently serves as Content Director for Well-Watered Women. You may have read or heard Maggie on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Revive Our Hearts, The Journeywomen Podcast, and more.
Stitchers and Quilters
God loves and comforts us daily in our troubles. Knowing this comfort, the Mission Quilters make and donate quilts to those who are in need of comfort in our community. Quilts have been donated to Helping Hands, Center for the Victims of Torture, Ronald McDonald House, Comfort Ministry. For more information, please contact Lisa Jones at email@example.com or 952-688-2508.
We use the gifts God has given us to embroider, knit, loom knit, crochet and sew. Our finished items are then donated as an outreach to the community where there is a need. For more info or to join the group, contact Ardis Schindeldecker at 952-200-7410 or Sue Thiel at 952-942-7549.