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St. John’s Women provide opportunities for finding lasting friendship, encouragement, Bible study and fun. We have the traditional WELCA “circles” as well as several other gatherings each month.

May Gatherings

  • Bold Café

    Café is an online magazine and podcast for and with young adult women who identify as Lutheran or not.

    Café shares stories written by bold young women who write about faith, relationships, advocacy and more. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with a group.

    Although many women in their 20s and 30s contribute in every issue, Café can be used and shared by women of all ages.

    St. John’s Café meets the 3rd Sunday of the month from 9:45-10:45am in the Fireside Room.

    Angie Gehring
    Dawn Tommerdahl

  • Boomers

    Our gatherings are for women of the Baby Boomer age. We meet to make lasting friendships. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for discussion, which generally centers around our lives as the “Sandwich Generation” – caring for aging parents and adult children.

    The Boomer Gatherings are on the first Saturday of the month from 4:30-6:00pm at various venues.

    Julie Zdenek

  • Saturday Breakfast Group

    The Breakfast Group provides as our title says, “breakfast” and topical discussion. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for study and discussion.

    Gatherings are on the second Saturday of the month at 8:30am in the Fireside Room

    Contact for more information.

  • Circles

    St. John’s currently hosts six traditional Women of the ELCA circles. Women meet each month for fellowship and Bible study. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for study and discussion.

    All circles meet the week following the monthly program, which is the first Thursday of each month.

    All contacts can be made through

    Ruth Circle (formerly Abigail/Rebecca/Martha/Claudia)
    2nd Thursday, 9:30am at Parkview West, Northfield Retirement Community
    Contact: Marilyn Jacobson

    Elizabeth Circle
    2nd Thursday, 1:30pm in women’s homes
    Contacts: Marie Benson and Gretchen Hardgrove

    Lydia Circle
    Wednesday, 9:30am in homes or the church
    Contact: Jo Dahlin and Anita Hellie

    Mary Circle
    2nd Friday, 1:00pm in homes
    Contact: Carol Benson

    Sarah Circle
    Wednesday, 9:30am in homes
    Contacts: Char Nelson and Carole Nesheim