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.

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.

Men’s Group – The Men’s Group formerly met 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. Currently it is meeting online via Zoom. 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. For more information, email Anna Lingo or Susan Pereira.

• Non-toxic Masculinity Men’s Group – The Non-Toxic Masculinity Men’s Group meets at the church at 7 p.m. on the first Monday each month. The group serves cisgendered, straight, white men who are actively working to detoxify their masculinity and privilege so that they can stop doing damage to others and learn how to become active allies of other, more marginalized, groups. Contact Kevin Fritche by email.

Xennial Supper Club – The Xennial Supper Club is  an informal potluck group for people self identified as Gen-X or Millennials (approximately ages 25-45). It meets monthly on the third Sunday evening. Contact Michela Skelton at 573-207-9216 or by email.