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Togetherness is one of the deep joys of a life of faith. St. Paul people gather in groups, large and small, to share in each other’s lives. Below is a sampling of groups who welcome all with open arms.

Young adults

The young adult ministry is a chance for adults in their 20s and 30s to be social, to study, and to serve. The group meets for Bible study, social and service events. To stay up to date on upcoming happenings, check out the St. Paul Young Adults QC Facebook Page.

Contact: Haley Rhoads

Coffee Chats

Enjoy conversations on faith, health, & wholeness in a relaxed setting with others.

Contact: Beth Laureijs


Get out your needles and knit for others. No experience needed, come and learn!

Contact: Belinda Holbrook


This devoted group of caring quilters, beginners and experts alike, gather monthly to sew, tie, cut, and piece together beautiful works of art that are donated to those in need.

Contact: Karin Hanson

Second Saturday Men

Men of the congregation gather for service, fellowship, and discussion, second Saturday morning of each month. The idea is to strengthen guys in Christian faith, relationships, and service.

Contact: Todd Byerly

Men’s Coffee Group

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in with your computer to connect with fellow St. Paul men. This group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 10 a.m.

Contact: Dave McPherson

Women of the ELCA

Women of the ELCA is a community of women who gather in thousands of Lutheran congregations. Together, women grow in faith and live that faith through ministry and action. Here at St. Paul, women of all ages gather each month for friendship, support for your faith journey, Bible study, and service.

Watch a WELCA video to introduce you to the many opportunities for women to connect with others.

Contact: Janice Melvin

Congregational gatherings

Faith and spirit add up to joy throughout the year at St. Paul. Take a gathering of St. Paul people and you’ve got a setting for belonging and rejoicing.

Golden Agers Worship and Luncheon: Senior adults, age 75 and above, renew friendships at this delight-filled event each October.

All St. Paul Reads is an annual event in reading and community sponsored by the Book Corner in the winter. A great read, a room full of book-lovers, and a warm meal create a warm evening.

Mayfest is the annual outdoor celebration. We close off a portion of Lombard Street and spill into Vander Veer Park. A grill wagon turns out hundreds of sandwiches for the biggest potluck in town. A live band tunes up. There’s all sorts of fun for all ages.

Community: Pastor Sara Olson-Smith