Small Groups

Holy Shepherd is pleased to offer a growing variety of small groups, as we strive to live out our conviction that small groups are “not something we do, but the way we do things.”

The purpose of small group ministry is “to create and nurture caring communities where people grow together in Christ and are empowered to serve and reach out to others”.

Whether you are searching for a Christian community, or already part of Holy Shepherd, we may have a small group that will fit your needs and interests. If not, we have a team in place ready to help turn dreams into reality! Our groups vary – they range from families with younger children to Bible study to making quilts for the poor, and more. But in all our groups meaningful relationships are built, God’s love shared, and participants are strengthened for faithful living.

Our current roster of small groups include:

  • Serving & Caring Groups  

  • Being & Caring Groups 

  • Learning & Caring Groups    

Serving & Caring Groups

Caring Ministries          
Community of Holy Shepherd helping those in need with transportation, meals & visitation.

Faith Chest Ministry
A Faith Chest serves as a visual reminder of one’s baptismal journey. Faith Chests are given to baptismal candidates at their baptism with many items included: A quilt, baptismal cloth, candle and holder, and scrapbook. All items, including the faith chest and the cross on top, have been lovingly and faithfully built, sewn, carved and constructed by the family of Holy Shepherd.

Funeral Luncheon Ministry             
Serving faithfully, those who are grieving a loved one. Lunches and snacks are offered.

Prayer Chain Ministry
Caring for the community and those in need and praying for them.

Prayer Shawl Ministry   
Share knitting and crocheting, prayers, love, and hope. Instructions available.Meeting time:  3rd Monday of each month, 6:30pm, Narthex

Busy Bees         
Sew and Quilt for Mission projects
Meeting time:  2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 9:00am, Church basement

WNL Cook Team             
Prepare meals for Wednesday Night Life
Wednesdays, 4:30pm, Church kitchen
September – May

Property & Grounds
Teams help keep the  administration building, church  and the grounds of Holy Shepherd  in “tip-top” shape.

Being & Caring Groups

Sunday mornings
Hospitality—Help prepare, serve & clean-up fellowship snacks either before or after worship.

Play bridge and enjoy fellowship.
Meeting time:  1st & 3rd Sunday, 5:00pm

Neighborhood Shepherds     
Making connections within our neighborhoods & helping those in need with transportation, meals & visitation.

Prime Timers – 55 Years and older       
Caring for one another and participating in the faith community.

Learning & Caring Groups

Book Club         
Read thought-provoking books and enjoy interesting discussion.
Meeting time:  3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm, Fellowship Hall

Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast 

Read the Bible and share God’s word while reaching out to each other.
Meeting time:  Saturdays, 8:00am, Fellowship Hall

Women’s Morning Bible Study   
Study the monthly Bible lesson in the Lutheran Women’s Magazine.
Meeting time:  3rd Tuesday, 9:30am

Women’s Early Afternoon Bible Study
Study lessons from the Bible and life applications.
Meeting Time:  1st & 3rd Mondays, 1:00pm, Fellowship Hall

Writing Group
Learn how to put our stories into writing.
Meeting Time:  First Thursday of every month, 1:00 pm, Church Library