• Phone: (952)474-8893
  • Mailing Address: 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, MN 55331

Small Groups

Adult faith is formed as we gather, connect and serve. The goal is to build community, facilitate friendships, create a spirit of hospitality, and offer a wonderful menu of study and service opportunities designed for adults to connect with God and with each other.
Our small groups provide inspiration for living and learning through:

  • Bible studies
  • Daily devotions
  • Service projects
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Educational events
  • Giving opportunities
  • Retreats

If you are interested in joining a small group and would like more information contact Pastor Brenda Legred.

Centering Prayer (Sitting Meditation)

Contact: Laurie Erickson
Thursdays, September through May, 7:00pm, Fireside Room
Prayer involves both speaking to God and listening to God. Centering Prayer is a form of silent prayer in which we quiet our thoughts and listen with open hearts. It's a special time to sit and experience God's presence amid the quiet and supportive fellowship of others. This prayer ministry of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church is open to anyone at any time; you do not need to be a member of Mount Calvary or attend all sessions. 

Dinner Can Wait

Contact: Carol Kane
This small group of women meets twice a month. Topics vary from Bible study to discussing Christian literature and other world religions. Please contact Carol if you would like more information.


Reading List
Contacts: Caroline Linden, Paula Evanich, and Mary K. Klein
LitChicks is a fun, come when you can, book group for women. We have lively, thoughtful discussions where we are free to consider issues from a Christian perspective or just from our own perspective. We are a registered Book Club at Excelsior Bay Books. Everyone is welcome to come to any meeting, there is no commitment needed. Our bimonthly meetings are on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm in the Fireside Room. 

Quilting Group

Contacts: Sharon Roos at 952-442-1105, Nancy Fleagle 952-474-8729) and Carol Anderson 952-212-7371
Gather with us to make quilts for various homeless and women's shelters in the Minneapolis area. We meet the first 3 Thursdays from 9am-3pm. The only skill required to join us is to tie a knot, no quilting skills necessary.

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM)

Contact: Pastor Brenda
Promoting vital aging in the areas of body, mind and spirit for older adults. We encourage you to join us as we continue our journey of life-long learning.

Women with Multiple Purposes (WOMP)

Contact: Andrea Fieldhouse
Monday Morning - 9:00-10:00am, room 207
Continuing on from our People of Purpose study last Lenten season, this is a group of women who gather for many purposes. Although first and foremost is the need to set aside time for and with God, we also learn, laugh, share stories and pray! Our ages and stories vary, but our common bond of faith leads us to grow. Come join our merry adventure!