Fellowship Groups

FRIENDS N FAITH

Friends N Faith Groups at St. John Lutheran are small groups within the congregation, formed each January, for the purpose of helping members get to know fellow members and develop friendships out of this community of faith. The groups are centered around various activities that define each group but all are meant to:

  • Help members know one another and foster friendships between members in Christian fellowship
  • Provide a specific group to whom each participant becomes a primary minister to fellow members of the group, caring for and encouraging one another in their faith journey
  • Provide the context for the group to provide service and ministry beyond the group

Current FNF Groups:

Below is a list of our current Friends ‘N Faith Groups, when they meet, and who to contact if you’re interested in attending:

 

Friends of Faith “Dinner Eat Out Group”

Coordinated by Judy Shoquist (cavazosjudy@ymail.com)

3rd Thursday of the month, 6pm, various restaurants

Once a month this social group gathers in fellowship at a nearby restaurant to sit, eat, and visit. The restaurant changes month to month and all are welcome. The hosts’ responsibility is to choose a restaurant and contact them to set up a space for 20-30 attendees.  We’ve met in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, San Antonio, Boerne.  We often have people ask to be added to the email list, and welcome, happily, any newcomers. Please reach out to Judy Shoquist at cavazosjudy@ymail.com if you’d like to be put on the email list!

 

Lunch Bunch Group

Coordinated by Judy Shoquist (cavazosjudy@ymail.com)

2nd Thursday of the month, 11:30am, various restaurants

Once a month this group gathers for lunch at a nearby restaurant to enjoy fellowship. All are welcome. Please reach out to Judy Shoquist at cavazosjudy@ymail.com if you’d like to be put on the email list!

 

Lit ‘n Lunch

Contact person is Terry Hermann  (210-842-4606 or terryherrmann08@gmail.com)

3rd Monday of the month, 12pm – 1pm, Rm 117

Lit ‘n Lunch is a book club here at St. John.  We read a wide variety of types of books – memoirs, historical novels, nonfiction, mysteries, biographies, novels, and any other type of book that our members would like to read.  We meet on the third Monday of each month at noon here at St. John. So, if you work close by, you can spend your lunch hour with us.  We only meet for 1 hour.  Members choose the books together, usually about 3-4 months at a time.  We are a small group and would love to grow our group to include you!

 

Canasta / Dominoes

Contact person is Jean Sheffy (210-845-2849)

1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, 5pm

We share a potluck meal together at 5pm followed by the games which usually conclude by 8:30pm. If you would like to join our group, we would be very happy to have you. If you have never played Canasta, or as some say “it’s been awhile” well don’t let that stop you, we will teach you. Come and join us as we have so much fun and delicious food to share. Individuals and couples are welcome.  Contact Jean Sheffy via text (210-845-2849) for more information.

 

 

Quilting Group

Contact person is Doris Beath (210-698-2737)

1st and 2nd Monday of the month, 9am -12pm, Luther Hall

The Faithful Quilting Group has 7 to 10 quilters but would gladly welcome more. They make between 80 to 100 quilts a year and have given them to Sisters of Sanctuary, Battered Women, Hill County Daily Bread, and for Disaster Relief.

 

Grief Share Support Group

Contact Connie Harbers (512-779-5508), Barbara Rogers (210-373-9070), church office (830-249-3651)

For meeting times and more information refer to the information on the church website https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/get-connected/care-and-support-groups/

Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives.  We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place.  We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future. The 15-week program consists of encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts, small group discussion about the weekly video content, and a workbook for journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics.  The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from grief.

 

Happy Hearts

Facilitated by Pastor Mariola Bergquist (pastormariola@stjohnlutheran.com)

2nd Monday of the month, 6pm, Family Life Center

Happy Hearts is a fun group for retirees or anyone nearing retirement age. We meet at 6pm in the Family Life Center for a potluck (bring food to share) and for fellowship.  Activities include presentations on various subjects by guest speakers, music and singing, game nights and outings.

 

Men’s Breakfast:

Contact the church office for more information. 830-249-3651

This group meets every other Tuesday at 6:30am in the Small Dining Room.

 

Men’s Lunch

Contact person is Bart Graves

3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:30am at Mamacita’s

 

Fabulous Folders

Contact Claudia Culvert at the church office at 830-249-3651.

Every Friday morning in Room 212 at 9am to fold bulletins.

 

 

Service Groups

 

Growing Hope Distribution – Contact person is Audrey Bearden (aannbb@outlook.com)

1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month, 4:30 pm, Narthex and Parking Lot

The Growing Hope ministry provides an opportunity for you to ‘Make Jesus Known’ and share the gospel, through one-on-one mentoring, with families in our community. There is more information on the church website https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/growing-hope-ministry/

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”