Small groups will be the heartbeat of our connections this Fall, and so if you’re ready to jump in, we encourage everyone to sign up here! There will be options for both online and safe, in-person gatherings. Please note that any in-person gatherings for these LCM small groups will be physically distanced, with masks when meeting indoors.
Retreats and Events
Within the LCM-TC community, worship and small groups are our most consistent, on-going activities. But we have lots of other ways for you to plug in, and we hope you do!
We believe in the power of (free!) food, and shared meals. Of course, it is one of the best ways to get to know other folks in the community. But we know some folks are also lonely, or food insecure, or hungry for something more than just food. Maybe that’s you, or maybe that’s someone you know. Expect that you and your people are especially welcome. Meals are simple, and always have a vegan option.
- Tuesday Soup Student hosted soup, bread, and cheese is served from 11:30-1pm on Tuesdays. There is always enough food so don’t feel like you have to pre-eat! Most of these folks are on their way to or from somewhere, and it feels a little bit like a weeknight family dinner.
- Our Community Dinner Sometimes folks bring leftovers, sometimes we have leftovers out, and sometimes there is a free meal. Just know that there will be people to eat with on Wednesday nights starting at 6:45. You can sit down and talk with folks, do your homework, or just watch youtube for 2 hours while you pretend to study. It’s a time of lingering, and most folks roll in and then stay until the end of worship.
At the heart of our life together, we offer a variety of ways to explore our vocations as it intersects with faith and life. You may join a small group with Pastor Kate to examine the Big Questions of life, attend a Faith and Leadership dinner where we meet with community leaders to learn how their faith influences their professions, or you may take deep dives into retreats; exploring questions of “What am I called to do?” and “Who am I called to be?”. Visit our “Featured Events” calendar to learn what is happening soon!
Service and Justice Work In the Community
We do what we can to accompany, learn from, and stand with people experiencing injustice. We might attend an anti-racism workshop, serve at a soup kitchen, go to a march or hang out at the Muslim Student Association’s Sister Celebration. When something is happening in an organized fashion (many things happen spontaneously as well!), we’ll post it on our “Featured Events” calendar.
We know that we have much to learn from other faiths and we seek opportunities to meaningly connect. Our primary interfaith relationships are with the Muslim Student Association and with Minnesota Hillel. Visit our “Featured Events” calendar to learn what is happening soon!
Retreats and Spring Break
- Our Fall Retreat is always on a lake in Wisconsin and is a great chance to take a deep breath after the hustle and bustle of the first weeks of fall. This week it’s September 27-29 at Heartwood Retreat Center. Email Pastor Kate (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- Our Alternative Spring Breaks are wide-ranging. We have traveled to Holden Village, Chiapas (a state in southern Mexico), learned from and served with the Pueblo people near Albuquerque, participated in a border immersion in Tijuana, gone to NYC on an interfaith service trip with students from Al Madinah, a Muslim group on campus, and cleaned up houses on the Gulf Coast. It’s always affordable, and always a good time!