Children and Youth

Children of all ages are welcome to join us in worship. Youth Group for youth in grades 6 through 12 meets twice a month during the school year. The Youth Group includes youth from both Chapel of the Good Shepherd in West Lafayette and St. John’s in Lafayette. Check the church calendar or contact the church office for more information.

Weekly Meditation Group

The Meditation Group meets on Wednesday at 1:15 pm. We follow the practice set by the World Community of Christian Meditation (WCCM). We begin by listening to a brief teaching from WCCM, then we have 20 minutes of silence, and we end by saying noonday prayers from the Iona community. During this time of COVID we are meeting on-line and the link can be found at the Online Worship page.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

During the fall and spring semesters, we usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month (except during breaks in the Purdue schedule) at 7:00 PM, here at the church. This is a very informal group; there are no quizzes!

Our books for spring semester 2020:

January 8: Barbara Brown Taylor, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

February 12: Elaine Pagels, Why Religion? A Personal Story

March 11: Rachel Held Evans, A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master”

April 8: End-of-semester movie night! Title, time, and location TBA

We usually have a small number of copies of the current book here at the church for lending out. Buy a copy of any of the books we’ve read from through our Website, and we make a few pennies. Simply go to AmazonSmile, and place your order.

Questions about the book group? Suggestions for future reading? Contact Mark Thomas at the church office, 765.743.1347,

For a list of books that our group has read (a list going back to 2006), click here (Word format) or here (PDF).

Last updated 1/8/20