I Love to Tell the Story: Learn God’s Story
Join a small group at Holy Covenant this fall to learn the stories that change lives and changed history. Connect with God and others as we tap into God’s story, share our own experiences of faith, and are strengthened to tell the stories of God’s presence in our lives to others.
Some people at HC are asking: How do I read the Bible? What are some ways I can pray? How can I include spiritual practices in my everyday life? How can I invite others to church? Small groups won’t answer all your questions but learning God’s story is a good place to start.
Sign up for any of these small groups online.
Shared leadership, at church
1st and 3rd Sundays after the 11:15 service
New here? Stay after church for pizza, salad, and to find out more about this community. Sessions are planned around our mission statement: Seek God, Love All People, Change the World. After a few sessions, you’ll be well-informed about what HC is all about and will get to know some of the other people sitting next to you on Sunday morning.
Led by Chris Shickles, leaving from church
Sundays, after the 11:15 service, Sept 26th until the weather turns!
Calling all bike riders, or those who just wanna go for a spin…Announcing the Sunday afternoon group bike ride! Each week, starting September 26th and continuing as long as the weather allows, we’ll meet at Holy Covenant at 12:30, and head out for a 5-10 mile ride (with a lunch destination), and finish back at HC. The course will be announced each week; we will also learn about minor bike maintenance, riding in a group, bike commuting, and Chicago neighborhoods. Chicago is best explored by bike so bring your helmet, water bottles, and sense of adventure!
I Love to Tell the Story (Group 1)
Led by Brittany Isaac and Dan Hart, in Rogers Park
Mondays, 7 – 8:30, Oct 18th – Nov 22nd (6 weeks)
Live into God’s story by sharing your own. Learn more about one another and our faith as we learn to tell stories of forgiveness, reconciliation, and to bear witness to the action of God in our lives.
Led by Laura Dean and Corydon Friedrich at church
Tuesdays 7:30 – 9, Oct 5th – Nov 16th
Don’t know where to start? Start here! Come get an overview of the Bible that will leave you wanting more and give you some tips to get going. All questions and questioners are welcome.
Learning God’s Stories, Sharing Our Own: Women’s Group
Led by Linda Effinger Quinde at Pompei (Wellington and Sheffield)
2nd and 4th Sundays at 5:15, ongoing and year round
Join this long-running community-within-a-community. Drop-in or become a regular. We provide a fun, casual place for the diverse women of the church to meet, share our stories, and support each other. A great choice for women who would like to feel more connected within the church, especially newcomers to Holy Covenant. Women’s Group can be attended in conjunction with or in between other groups.
Learning God’s Stories with our Children: Wiggle Worship
Led by Rebecca Anderson at church
Sundays, 8:45am, Oct 10 – Nov 21
Participate in a casual, intimate liturgy for children and families (and those who want to work with them). We’ll meet Sunday mornings before the early service for fellowship, singing, prayer, and story-telling. Children of all ages are welcome!
Learning God’s Story around the Table
Food: Spirituality, Sustainability, and Ethics
Led by Mary Colleran, Sarah Klehr, and Megan Whitney, in the facilitators’ Lincoln Square homes
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8, Oct 12th – Nov 30th
Explore the issues of spirituality, sustainability and ethics related to choosing, preparing, eating, and sharing food. Meetings will include a variety of readings, reflections, video and discussion. In addition, we will share food each week. It is not necessary that you bring any food to the group meetings. Come gather in the kitchen with us for conversation and community!
Learning God’s Story: Sunday’s Scripture
Led by Pastor Kate at Holy Covenant
Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30, Begins Sept 29th, runs throughout the year
Meet with the pastor and others to discuss the text that provides the center of our Sunday worship. Are you interested in engaging scripture outside of weekly worship? Asking questions of the text? Hearing the insights of others? Going deeper into the word of God? Then this is the group for you! Study, explore, and imagine with the Scripture lesson for the Sunday a week and a half away. Your contributions will help shape the sermon and worship services. Join the conversation as we ask ourselves: What’s the history and context of this text? How do we relate to the characters in the story? How does this speak to our lives today? Where is God’s voice for us, here and now? Grow closer to God and one another through the biblical passages that shape our lives as a community.
Learning God’s Stories: Men’s Group
1st and 16th of every month (rotating days, rotating locations)
Join other HC men as we attempt to discern what it means to be a Christian man through acts of service and fellowship. We’ll spend our time in service (at the church, Dignity Diner, and possibly the Night Ministry), in fellowship, and in Scripture/life learning. Hopefully, when all is said and done, we’re better for it. Please email Matthew Piechocinski for more information.
Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
Led by Rachel Harvey and Brit Holmberg
Informational meeting October 6, group begins October 20th and continues through June
“Disciple: a person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches another.” Bring your experiences and struggles and whole self to the Word of God. Be encouraged, be shaped; be challenged and nourished by Scripture. This group is based on careful study and preparation and asks that you spend about 30 minutes a day reading. As weeks go by, you will move from Creation to the New Jerusalem in the company of fellow disciples. A fantastic introduction to the long arc of God’s narrative.