Groups at Augustana vary in size, style, format, time and location. Opportunities are available for men and women, young adults and more mature adults. To find more about small group opportunities contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sampling of the small groups at Augustana includes:
This group of literature lovers meets monthly (usually 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday) to discuss a book and have a potluck supper at a member's home or at church. The books for this spring are:
May 21--Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
June 18--The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
July 16--Any book from the Border trilogy by Cormac McCarthy (All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain)
Please join us~~All adults are welcome, whether or not you’ve read the book (really!).
Click here to see the books that have been read since the club began in October 2001, listed in chronological order.
This group meets at 11:30 am for lunch at the Village Inn on Broadway each month on the third Wednesday, except for December. Throughout the year they enjoy several van trips together, including an annual potluck lunch at Oceanside on the coast. They also provide a ministry of hospitality and food following memorial services at Augustana. One annual event that they host is lunch and Christmas carols at the Albertina Kerr Center.
NeighborSpace meets 2-4 pm every Thursday for coffee and pie prepared by Augustana's baker extraordinaire Martin Goplen (pictured at left). This social time takes place in the Augustana library, and church members are regularly joined by staff from the non-profits that call Augustana home, as well as folks who live in the neighborhood. Bring your appetite and drop by for conversation and friendship.
The Men’s Group carries out a number of projects hand-in-hand with Augustana's Property Committee and custodial staff. This group also has the best breakfast in town every Saturday at 8:30 am. All are welcome to come and eat--and means both men and women, as pictured at the top of this page. Please feel free to come for the food, even if you are unable to join us for the morning's projects around the church.
The Youth Group of teen-agers enjoy numerous social activities, typically on Sunday evenings. All youth and their friends are welcome to participate. The Youth room will soon be renovated. Check out the new design on the poster in the narthex. See the Youth page for more information.