Classes + Groups

There are many ways to get connected at Peace Church. For more information about how to get involved with any of these opportunities, please contact our office staff at office@peaceucc.org or 218.724.3637.

Adult Forum and Education

Our adult forums happen at 9:30 am every Sunday between the early and late services. There is a different presenter every week and topics vary greatly.

Small Groups

As Peace Church has grown as a congregation, we have developed more small group opportunities for members and friends to meet each other and find meaningful ways to connect with the life of the community. Here are ways we regularly come together for study, prayer, support, creativity, and reflection. Many more small group opportunities are happening throughout the year.

Group Studies

Lectio Divina (Adult Bible Study)
Wednesday Evening 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Lectio Divina is listening for the still, small voice of God that speaks to us through scripture. This study asks us to reflect on what is happening in our lives and world. We read the coming Sunday’s Gospel lesson three times, pausing between each reading to share what word or phrase touches each of our hearts and why those words move us. No prior Biblical knowledge is needed. We close with prayer, each praying for the person on his or her right. Join us as we practice this ancient and yet very relevant method of Bible study with Pastor Kathy and Rev. Bob Stevens.

Lenox Women’s Spiritual Life Group
The 3rd Monday of each month 12:00 noon Lenox Place, 701 W. Superior St. Apt. 710 Duluth. All women are invited to join us at the Lenox Building (across from the Duluth downtown library). Loni Cran-Hovis prepares a delicious lunch and participants share and reflect on life issues of grief, forgiveness, change, and transitions. Women strive to connect with their own inner peace. If you have questions or need a ride, please call Cheryl Walsh at 218-525-4129.

Women’s Brown Bag Study Group
The 4th Monday of each month 12:00 noon in the Fireside Room. Bring your own lunch and share conversation and devotions. All women are welcome.

Monday Women’s Book Group
The first and third Mondays of each month 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room. The books focus on faith and spirituality and are selected by the participants in the group. See the Peace Bell Newsletter for the current book selections. All women are invited to join the discussion. For further information contact Penny Cragun (218-727-2972, pcragun@d.umn.edu).

“On Being” Podcast Lunch
The 3rd Tuesday of each month 12:00 noon in the Conference Room. Bring your lunch and join us as we listen to an interesting and often inspirational “On Being” podcast. See the Peace Bell Newsletter for current topic. All are welcome. Coffee/tea and sandwiches are provided.

Social and Wellness

PALS (Peace Adults Learning and Socializing)
Meets monthly, usually on the 4th Thursday of the month. Programs are varied and interesting, and include a yearly service project–check the current Peace Bell newsletter for upcoming programs.

Soma Yoga Class
Monday mornings 9:00-10:15 am in the Fireside Room. Soma Yoga is safe and gentle, and involves a combination of chair, standing, and mat poses. You are also welcome to stay seated. This class is suited for all levels of ability. The class is taught by congregation member Robin Davidson, physical therapist and certified yoga instructor. A free-will offering to Peace Church of $3.00 per class is suggested. Questions? Call Robin at 218-728-0237.

Prayer Opportunities

Healing Prayer
The last Sunday of each month at 11:30 am in the Sanctuary. Healing Prayer offers the opportunity to share a prayer of concern with a caring person. A blessing will be offered by your prayer companion. “For where two or three are gathered together unto My name, there am I in their midst.” Matthew 18:20.

Centering Prayer
Each Wednesday at 5:00 pm in the Chapel. Centering Prayer is a modern Christian contemplative prayer practice, or a method of meditation. Through this regular time of silence, Centering Prayer is simultaneously a relationship with God and a discipline to continually foster that relationship. It helps us to open ourselves to God’s extraordinary love in ordinary, daily life and offer a grounding force in our sometimes chaotic, and always changing world.

Prayer Chain
Intercessory prayer for members of our community and those they love is a gift that honors God and brings hope and encouragement to those for whom we pray. Prayer requests and requests to participate in the prayer chain may be left with the church staff (218-724-3637) or given to Bob and Kay Stevens (218-724-4865). Participants in the prayer chain are called, texted, or e-mailed with prayer requests.