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Small Group Opportunities for Adults


CENTERING PRAYER
Sundays, 8:15-8:35am
Hamline Church, Parlor

Centering Prayer meets once a week for 20 minutes of contemplative prayer.  All are welcome; for further information on centering prayer a good resource is “ContemplativeOutreach.com”, the website that has grown out of Father Thomas Keating’s approach to silent prayer.

SUNDAY MORNING BOOK GROUP
Sundays, 9am 
Hamline Church, Parlor

The Sunday Morning Book Group reads and discusses a wide variety of "religious" literature by popular authors such as John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, Elaine Pagels and Bruce Feiller. We have pursued writings of early Christians, studied Emergence Christianity, a recent movement in Protestant Churches and addressed the issue of faith and the environment in A Hopeful Earth by Dyck and Ehrman. Lecture series by great teachers on DVD have broadened our understanding of world religions. We have fun and warmly welcome new folks, whether it's for a single topic or a year.

FICTION & FELLOWSHIP
2nd Sunday of each month (Sept. - May), 4:30-6pm 
Hamline Church, Green Room

 Book lovers unite to read and discuss titles suggested by members of the group. Selections are usually announced at least one month in advance.  Sometimes there is a theme for the year or a rotation between fiction and non-fiction. All are welcome, even if they have not finished--or even begun--the book being discussed!

THIRSTY SCHOLARS
3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm 
Various Twin Cities Brew Pubs

Thirsty Scholars is a men’s group geared toward young (in age or at heart) men and/or dads of children under 18, formed for the purpose of cultivating relationships.  We meet on the third Thursdays of each month at brewpubs around the Twin Cities (note they also have non-alcoholic beverages.)
 
MOM'S NIGHT OUT
Quarterly as announced 
Various homes or local restaurants 

A fun gathering for moms to relax and enjoy each other’s company. All are welcome!  

MEN'S BREAKFAST GROUP
4th Thursday of each month, 8am
Perkins in Roseville, 1495 County B Rd. W.

Start your day with a hot breakfast and good fellowship. All men are welcome.  

HAMLINE CHURCH WOMEN / UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 
2nd Monday of each month, Oct. - April, 11:30am 
(and other events as announced, including dinners in Sept., Dec. and May)
Pippin’s Restaurant in Roseville, 2905 Snelling Ave. N.

All women are welcome to participate in our regular gatherings and events. Hamline Church Women/UMW are also active in a variety of mission and outreach in the church and beyond. 

WOMEN & THE OUTDOORS GROUP
Saturdays as announced 
Various outdoor locations

Hamline Women Outdoors organizes quarterly outdoor recreation outings.  Past events have included stand-up paddle boarding, biking, cross country skiing, and birding.  We invite women of all ages to join us as we explore God's creation on journeys that are both physical and holy.t what's happening in the coming weeks. You can also check our events calendar here on this very website. Our Sunday Worship Bulletin also includes these same announcements and events. If you'd like to know about groups that meet regularly, check out "Small Groups for Adults".