St. Peter’s in the Woods wants to join you wherever you are on your faith journey, and offers a wide range of opportunities for you to connect with other adults outside of our Sunday morning services.
Come and see - there’s something for everybody at St. Peter’s in the Woods!
Weekly Activities for All
Adult Forum & Education
Sundays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., at the Church
A casual gathering for adults of all ages and interests, we cover a wide-range of topics throughout the year, so come join us and explore your faith! Contact Ellen Icochea to learn more.
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., In person
EfM is a small group educational experience intended for any lay person who wants to deepen their faith. The course encompasses reading the Bible in its entirety along with books on church history and contemporary theology. It is not, however, a Bible study. The core of EfM is the theological reflection which, though a challenging experience for some at first, ultimately brings new perspective on life’s experiences and deepens personal relationships.
Created by the University of the South School of Theology, EfM is a 4-year program of study (don’t worry, you can commit to just one year at a time!) Year 1: Old Testament; Year 2: New Testament; Year 3: Church History; Year 4: Theology, Ethics and Interfaith Encounter. Talk to Mentor Pat Keithly or Rev. Susan to learn more.
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Church
Drop in for lively and respectful small group conversation as we seek to make connections between current events, Biblical stories, and our faith. Reach out to Bart McMillan for more information and to join.
Thursday Morning Theology
Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., Zoom
Join SPW's very own "Breakfast Club" with a cup of caffeine and something to nibble, as we discuss topics ranging from the Lord's Prayer, spiritual practices, the English Mystics, and more. Contact Reverend Susan for more information.
10-part series, facilitated seasonally at the church
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. Contact Chuck Link to get connected with the next series.
Join us for good conversation, tasty Irish fare, and the chance to get to know each other in a relaxed and informal setting. Bring your questions about faith and church and share life experiences among a friendly group.
*Pub Night will resume post-pandemic.
Women’s Fellowship Opportunities
Monthly Women’s Gathering
Meets Saturday Mornings
This casual group is a place for spiritual friendships, prayer, and community, as well as to learn or explore a new topic or go on a field trip. Low key is our vibe so women at every stage in their life (busy with a 9-5, kids, and a household to run; to those retired with a bit more time on their hands; and every woman in between) can be comfortable dropping in when it works for their schedule without feeling as if you’ve fallen behind.. No RSVP is required to attend. Feel free to reach out to Chris Camillo for additional information.
Men’s Fellowship Groups
at 7:30 a.m., at the Church
Men of varied interests and life experience meet for conversation, camaraderie, and spiritual fellowship. Open to all. Contact Gary Welschenbach to get connected.