Our church can be hard to find, but genuine belonging is worth the search.
Group study, exploratory discussions and participation in service opportunities help you build stronger relationships – both with God and with those around you. Connect with others as you grow spiritually and build on your biblical knowledge.
Whether you’re interested in study and discussion or active church and community service, we have a group to suit your needs.
Click the group names below to learn more about each group.
Mid-week Munchies Group
Every Wednesday evening starting at 5:00 p.m. in the fall, winter, and spring, a group of adults gathers for food, fellowship, and study. Our food is provided by members of our group in rotation. Our study has taken us through the life of Jesus and into a variety of topics. If you're looking for an enriching study for your body and soul, check us out!
Lutheran Men in Mission Group
St. Paul's Lutheran Men in Mission group serves the church in a variety of ways. Monthly we meet the second Thursday of the month over a meal for fellowship and study. Throughout the year, the men are called upon to assist in a variety of different functions. From dishwashers and cooks at our dinners, to builders and ground keepers outside, Lutheran men in mission serve the congregation and Christ in word and deed.
Gen Y's meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at St. Paul except in December through February. Our mission is to work in service with the youth and the home bound. In the past we have helped at various events and made gift baskets for those in need. After we meet, we always go out to eat. We welcome anyone who would like to join us!
The first and third Monday mornings at St. Paul are busy ones as our quilters work hard to assemble quilts. These blankets are gathered together and sent to Lutheran World Relief every October. During the fall, the work of their hands is displayed in the church for all to see. God's love wraps around everyone who receives the gifts they make.
Women of the ELCA/WELCA Group
The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) is a group open to all women. We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at church. We enjoy guest speakers, book discussions, movie nights, and Bible study. We provide volunteer and financial support for many St Paul ministries as well as local and world organizations. Our largest event is our annual Christmas Mini-Dinner (40+ years). It is a fun night of fellowship - beginning with a Social Hour, followed by a meal that is cooked and served by the Men's group, and ends with Christmas entertainment and song.
Women’s Bible Study Group
We meet on the 2nd Thursday each month at 9:00 am at church. We study and discuss people of the Bible and a wide range of Biblical themes. The topics for discussion are selected by the group from among various resources. All women are welcome.
Sunday Morning Co-Ed Bible Study Group
Sunday morning co-ed group Bible study occurs weekly between services in the narthex from 9:45 am to 10:30 am.
Joanna Circle Group
We meet monthly on the 1st Thursday at 7:00 pm at church. We use the ELCA Bible Study (Gather) as we explore and discuss people and the lessons of the Bible. We enjoy each other's company as we study the Scripture and relate it to our own lives, while eating snacks and dessert. Our goal is growing faith and friendship.
Esther Circle Group
We meet in a small group on a monthly basis to study the Bible. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday at 9:30 am, usually at a member's home. We use the ELCA Bible Study (Gather) to foster our discussions. We enjoy our different interpretations of our study over coffee and dessert. All women are welcome.
From guided Bible study and stimulating discussions by the fire to tasty meals shared with friends, St. Paul groups help you explore your faith in the context of the modern world in which we live.
Get involved – both spiritually and socially – through continued development with fellow members of our warm and welcoming congregation. Dig deeper into Bible stories and grow together in Christ at St. Paul Lutheran church in Peoria, IL.
There’s no need to sign up; you are welcome to join any of our groups at any time. Please contact us for more information.