Connecting our hearts and minds with Jesus.
There is something going on almost every day of the week year round for adult learners at St. Philip the Deacon. Bible Studies, small group discussions, lectures, speakers, Lectio Divina, and book club to name a few. Take a look at our current brochure on Adult Learning Opportunities, and, if you don’t see what you are looking for, talk to us and we can help you make it happen!
For more information contact: Pastor Cheryl Mathison at 763-475-7128 or by email.
Faith & Life
Public conversation where faith comes to life.
The Faith & Life Lecture Series is a community service of St. Philip the Deacon. The series, which began in 2003, exists to create welcoming and accessible public forums where members of the Twin Cities community can hear nationally known speakers reflect on how Christian faith is related to different dimensions of everyday life. Thanks to the generosity of corporate and individual series underwriters, the talks are always free public events.
The lectures typically last about 50 minutes, followed by a brief period for Q&A after the presentation by the speaker. After the Q&A, speakers are generally available for one-on-one discussion with members of the audience during an informal reception.
For more information contact: Senior Pastor Tim Westermeyer at 763-475-7127 or by email or visit the Faith & Life website by clicking here and be sure to like our Faith & Life Facebook page.
Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile.
Each year three different retreat experiences are offered.
St. John’s Retreat
The St. John’s Retreat is held over three days during the summer on the beautiful campus of St. John’s University in Collegeville, is a time for creativity and spiritual growth. Men, women, singles and couples are all invited and friends are welcome, too.
For more information please contact Pastor Valerie Strand Patterson at 763-475-7126 or by email.
The Women’s Retreat is a special retreat held over a spring weekend. It offers participants opportunities to reflect and pray in a peaceful community among women.
For more information please contact Pastor Valerie Strand Patterson at 763-475-7126 or by by email.
The Inspire Retreat
The Inspire Retreat is held over a weekend during winter. Participants will practice Bible Art Journaling and Praying Color, learn new techniques and have time to experiment, create, pray, and learn.
For more information contact: Pastor Cheryl Mathison at 763-475-7128 or by email or Amanda Berger, Director of The Soul Sisterhood at 763-475-7139 or by email.
Encountering God in the great outdoors.
SPD Outdoors is a ministry that nurtures the faith of those who feel a strong connection with God in nature and physical activity. Through devotions, fellowship and special events, we share in the wonders of creation and in care of the earth. SPD Outdoors sponsors group hikes, fishing retreats, camping and more. Join an SPD Outdoors event and help us Reach Out, Proclaim and Explore!
For more information contact: Pastor Mark Schmid at 763-475-7129 or by email.
Women growing and serving in faith and friendship.
Women gather each month in circles (groups of 8 – 20 women) for fellowship, study, and service. Circles are formed around similar demographics (for example: retired; with children at home, etc.) and each one has a specific mission focus. All welcome new members at any time.
For more information contact: Cindy Carlson, Director of Congregational Life at 763-475-7110 or by email.