Growing in Relationship

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Through social activities and small groups, we connect people into Christ-centered communities and help them grow as disciples. We have several small groups, including purely social gatherings, task groups, book discussion groups, and prayer groups. For more information, or if you are seeking a small group, contact our Pastoral Team.

All Sorts of Activities
We not only pray together… we “do life” together! Cribbage Tournaments, Arts & Crafts Projects, Monthly Dinners around town, Monthly Movies, and so much more are the things that keep our St. M’s community active, vibrant, supportive, and most of all connected. For more information on up and coming activities, click here.

Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group
This group meets once a month on Mondays for conversation, support, and prayer for those caring for those living with Alzheimer or Dementia.

Compline Please join this small group that meets each evening, over zoom, at 8:00 p.m. to close the day with this peaceful service.

Contemplative Prayer / Silent Prayer
The Contemplative Prayer Group meets regularly on Mondays from Noon – 1:30 pm in the sanctuary in the prayer corner next to the organ.  We have two periods of 20-minute silent meditations with a silent meditative walk in between.  Following the mediation we do a group Lectio Divina on the scripture for the day, read what Father Thomas Keating reflects on the same scripture and discuss briefly.  All are welcome and no experience in meditation is necessary. 

Education for Ministry (EfM)
EfM is an enrichment in faith. It is an active pursuit to deepen your own personal relationship with God. This pursuit shared in a small group format, not only deepens our bonds to fellow classmates but also by opening us and bringing us into the awareness of the divine presence in us and in all of those around us. Learning in this community, and in this format, sharing ideas without judgment creates a safe and profound environment to explore teachings and our own unique understanding of God. For more information, click here.

Our LGBTQ+ fellowship, lovingly known as, “GLOW at St. Margaret’s,” (which stands for Gay, Lesbian or Whatever) welcomes all who are interested in welcoming the LGBTQ+ community in love and compassion to Saint Margaret’s and the Episcopal Church.  The team has endeavored to inform all of our brothers and sisters at Saint Margaret’s regarding diocesan programs of inclusion.  Over the past several years the team has organized our participation in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Seattle, organized discussion and movie nights aimed at gaining better understanding of the needs of our LGBTQ+ members and promoting worship and fellowship activities for the inclusion of all. For more information, click here.

The word “retreat” comes from the Latin verb “to pull back.” Retreats allow you to pull back, get inspired, become spacious, bond in sacred communion with others, and most importantly, deepen your relationship with God. There are many opportunities at Saint Margaret’s to “pull back” and connect more deeply in faith and fellowship. For more information about our retreats, visit our retreat page by clicking here.

Senior Men 
The retired men of St. Margaret’s meet via Zoom on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. for discussion, fellowship and support. They also meet at Paneras in Factoria on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.  For more information, click here.

Small Groups
You will be matched with a group that is tailored to your interests inviting individuals to develop deeper relationships with others through activities, conversation, and prayer. For more information, click here.

Supper & Brunch Club
Supper & Brunch Clubs are social gatherings of parishioners who meet four or five times during the year to share a meal together and get to know each other.  All are welcome! Singles, couples, families with children. Some groups meet during the day, others at night, some at restaurants, and others in homes. For more information, click here.