Get Connected


We gather in community outside of worship in a delightful variety of settings. There are opportunities to connect with one another through service, advocacy, education, friendship, and more.

Use the tool below to explore the ways that you might like to connect. To see the widest range of groups, leave the drop-down menus at their default and simply click “Search.” Or, you can narrow your search using one or more criteria. You can also check out the Calendar page to see some events coming up soon.

As needs and interests change, our community changes too! In addition to those listed here, we encourage each other to organize new groups, and to keep on connecting.

Name Day Time Type Area Campus
Better with Age Varies Varies Small Group St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Better with Age
Leader: Linda Bringman

Like wine, cheese, cast iron skillets, blue jeans -- some things just get better with age! Get connected with other folks at St. Luke's 50 and above to deepen faith and develop friendships.

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Eco Justice Campaign Varies Small Group St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Eco Justice Campaign
Leader: Claire Schoepp

The Eco-Justice Campaign is underway from October through December. Beginning with the Season of Creation, we, as the St. Luke's community, are asking one another how we can love God and serve our neighbors by caring for Creation.

This social justice campaign focuses on 3 things: education, advocacy, and service. There will be testimonies given, guest presenters and speakers, service projects, and we will be raising money for two organizations: Faith in Place, and Earth Justice.

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Game Nights Varies Evening Activity St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Game Nights
Leader: Reed Fowler
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Housing Justice Varies Varies Serving Logan Square / Humboldt Park St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Housing Justice
Leader: Erin Coleman Branchaud

Working with our partners in the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Chicago Housing Initiative, and the Lathrop Leadership Team, St. Luke's has been part of the effort to preserve affordable and public housing in our community as gentrification makes the neighborhood increasingly unaffordable for many long-time residents. Join us in standing with our neighbors!

Logan Square / Humboldt Park (St. Luke's Lutheran Church)
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LGBTQ Justice Serving St. Luke's Lutheran Church
LGBTQ Justice
Leader: Rachel Coffee

This group is working on the 6 month social justice campaign focusing on LGBTQ justice issues.

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Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance Varies Varies Serving Logan Square / Humboldt Park St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance
Leader: Erin Coleman Branchaud

The Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA) is an organization of local congregations and mission-aligned non-profits that work together for the good of our neighborhood. In recent years our work has focused particularly on public and affordable housing in our community, as gentrification forces more and more long-time residents out of Logan Square and the surrounding area. The LSEA's signature annual events include #OccupyPalmSunday and Las Posadas for Public and Affordable Housing.

This group serves as the site for organizing and communication about the LSEA within St. Luke's, not the entire membership across all congregations.

Logan Square / Humboldt Park (St. Luke's Lutheran Church)
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March to Springfield Varies Evening Activity Logan Square / Humboldt Park St. Luke's Lutheran Church
March to Springfield
Leader: Erin Coleman Branchaud
Logan Square / Humboldt Park (St. Luke's Lutheran Church)
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Public Faith Small Group At the Church St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Public Faith
Leader: Erin Coleman Branchaud
At the Church (St. Luke's Lutheran Church)
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Social Justice Varies Varies Serving St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Social Justice
Leader: Lora Salley

St. Luke's has a long-standing commitment to social justice and views this work as the ministry of the entire congregation. This group is a great place for conversations about current projects and future directions for our shared ministry.

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Spirited Work Varies Evening Small Group St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Spirited Work
Leader: Lora Salley

"Spirited Work" is the name of the 9-month, small group retreat series for young adults in vocational discernment. Based on the "fruits of the Spirit" found in Galatians 5:22-23, these small groups create a safe space for participants to watch for the Holy Spirit's work in their lives, evidenced by growth in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.

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Sunday School Sunday Morning Class At the Church St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Sunday School
Leader: Melissa Wimer

St. Luke's is excited to provide two Sunday School Sessions.
One session is geared toward Infants and Toddlers using the Frolic Stories.
Our second Session is geared toward School-Aged children in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade; using the Holy Moly series.
Come and hang out, All are Welcome.

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Table Talk Monday Evening Activity Logan Square / Humboldt Park St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Table Talk
Leader: Luke Allgeyer

At Table Talk, we conduct weekly facilitated conversations about our Lutheran heritage and the role of the Lutheran church in the wider context of the various communities we live in and affect. Topics run in four-week installments, with a two-week break between topics. Our current conversations revolve around social justice issues in the church and the world.

Logan Square / Humboldt Park (St. Luke's Lutheran Church)
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The Village Small Group St. Luke's Lutheran Church
The Village
Leader: Jessica Schimpff

According to the oft-quoted, hard-to-attribute proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." It's been a delight to see the number of children at St. Luke's growing each year, and this group is offered as a place for parents of young children to come together to share thoughts, plan events, coordinate play dates, and whatever else might be needed!

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Twelfth Night Activity St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Twelfth Night
Leader: Claire Schoepp

St. Luke's celebrates the close of the Christmas season with sharing meals together in members homes. On Friday, January 5, we'll pair up hosts and members to share a meal. It's a great opportunity to get to know one another a little deeper, offer/receive hospitality (both ministries), and grow as a community. There's no agenda other than to have a meal with people from St. Luke's. Come eat!

But really, how does it work? Join the group to find out!

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W4: Women's Weekly Wine & Word Thursday Evening Small Group Logan Square / Humboldt Park St. Luke's Lutheran Church
W4: Women's Weekly Wine & Word
Leader: Callie Mabry

We strive to create safe spaces for women of all backgrounds to engage in spiritual conversations and faith formation at our bi-weekly discussion events.

We meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 7-9pm in members' homes to discuss the week's sermon and Scripture, connecting the sermon's lessons to our daily lives.

We look forward to continuing to build our community for women at St. Luke's and offer relationships and support for those who would like to explore what it means to be a woman of faith in 2017.

Logan Square / Humboldt Park (St. Luke's Lutheran Church)
Small Group
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Evening
Welcome & Hospitality Sunday Morning Serving At the Church St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Welcome & Hospitality
Leader: Erin Coleman Branchaud

St. Luke's is literally a community with a window facing out into the world. We fully expect visitors to join us for worship or at weekday events, and we want to be prepared to welcome people with the materials and information they need to participate with ease and confidence. This group is a gathering place for members of the congregation who want to lend their gifts and talents to the work of being and becoming a welcoming church.

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Morning
Worship Musicians Sunday Morning Serving At the Church St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Worship Musicians
Leader: Bev Jedynak
At the Church (St. Luke's Lutheran Church)
Serving
Sunday
Morning
Worship Team Sunday Morning Serving At the Church St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Worship Team
Leader: Claire Schoepp
At the Church (St. Luke's Lutheran Church)
Serving
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