Spiritual/Social Ministries

Our ministries are accomplished through a variety of church groups that are open to all members and friends. The ministries listed here provide opportunities for spiritual growth and for becoming acquainted with others who share similar interests. Click the group name links for more information.

Book Discussion Group – The group meets for dinner monthly to discuss books. Contact Pam Springsteel at 573-445-0642 or by email.

Chalice Circles – Chalice Circles are groups of 7 to 10 members who meet once or twice a month to deepen and strengthen interpersonal connections and encourage spiritual growth. Contact by email.

Conversations Etc. – Conversations Etc. is a women’s group that meets monthly at church for lunch and conversation. Contact Pam Springsteel at 573-445-0642 or by email.

Dining Group – Dining Group suppers are scheduled for groups of eight in members’ homes from October through March, with a break for the all-member Holiday Party in December and the all-member dinner at the church in the spring. Contact Linda Lou Brown at 573-446-3939 or by email.

Grieving Circle – Grieving Circle is a safe, affirming place that gathers as needs arise for those with broken or aching hearts to give voice to their grief, whether out loud or in silence. Contact by email.

Hook & Needle Group – The group meets at church at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. Yarn, patterns and tutoring are available. Contact Marian Hjelmfelt at 573-449-5118 or by email.

Kaleidoscope – Kaleidoscope is an eclectic pagan group seeking to explore members’ relationship to the earth and the cosmos through the study and practice of shamanic and ancient religious traditions. Contact by email.

Life Writers – Life Writers write mini-memoirs telling stories of their lives and enjoy hearing others’ stories. Contact Fran Reynolds at 573-881-3828 or by email.

Men’s Group – The Men’s Group meets at 8 a.m. on the second, fourth (and fifth) Saturdays each month in the sports bar/restaurant at the Holiday Inn Executive Center for breakfast and conversation. Contact Wiley Miller at 573-864-8574 or by email.

Mindfulness Meditation – Mindfulness Meditation takes place every Sunday morning at church. Meditators of all levels of experience are welcome. Contact Peter Holmes at 573-239-7789 or by email.