Faith exploration

Learning, together

As Lutheran Christians, we consider our lives to be unfinished products. That’s why we’re constantly seeking ways to grow in faith and deepen the meaning of our days. At St. Paul, we cultivate a community of lifelong learning.

Monday/Friday Bible Class

Each week, this class will study the Scripture that will be the preacher’s focus for the following Sunday. Mondays, 7 p.m., Chapel, repeated Fridays, 11 a.m., Chapel.

Contact: Peter A. Pettit

CC Conversations

CC Conversations is a monthly opportunity for St. Paul people to discuss faith, politics, and culture, using articles and news from The Christian Century magazine. Led by Peter W. Marty, this gathering is on the first Thursday of the month, 6-6:45 p.m., in Library Commons.

Contact: Peter W. Marty

Centering Prayer

Centering prayer was originally used by Christian monks. Today, this holistic prayer helps release unhealthy emotions, while deepening and personalizing your relationship with God. Meet Thursday evenings, 6-7 p.m.

Contact: Dick Jensen


Third Thursdays, 7-8:15 p.m., Chapel. The basics of the Christian faith, St. Paul style, for anyone – newer members, long-time members, non-members, folks with lots of church background and folks with little or none, really: anyone! For 2021, the focus will be on Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, available in the Book Corner for $7.

Contact: Peter A. Pettit

Heart. Soul. Mind.

This much-loved weekly Bible study takes a close look at the Bible, with deep discussion and togetherness. It is led by Peter A. Pettit, St. Paul’s teaching pastor. Meet Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. on Zoom; Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Chapel; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Chapel.

Contact: Peter A. Pettit

Jesse’s Stump

Sundays, 4-5 p.m., South Lawn. “A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse.” – Isaiah 11:1. Growth and learning and exploration of new things – and familiar things in new ways. Topics and presenters will change week by week; watch St. Paul’s enews on Thursdays for details.

Contact: Peter A. Pettit

Men’s Bible study

On the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 6:15-7:15 p.m., men gather together for a time of fellowship and study. Meet in the 129 House on the St. Paul campus, corner of Lombard and Main Streets.

Contact: Jeff Keller

Podcast Discussion Group

Second Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., North Lawn. Once a month, this group will meet to discuss a few episodes from different podcasts, centered around a certain theme, listened to ahead of time. Led by Katy Warren and Hayden Kvamme.

Contact: Hayden Kvamme

Theology Pub

Grab some food and a beverage and settle in for an evening of faith-filled discussion. Held on Zoom, this group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 7 p.m.

Contact: Peter A. Pettit

Women’s Bible study: Living on a prayer

No two women are the same and our to-do lists are vastly different. But not many of us put ourselves on that list. Let’s change that! Meet second Tuesdays of the month, 8-9 p.m. on Zoom.

Contact: Sara Olson-Smith


Faith exploration: Pastor Peter A. Pettit