Fostering Connection

"Fellowship" is a weighty word for having fun together, sharing our stories, and making friends. We do all three by catching up during coffee hour, sharing hiking or biking adventures, or sleeping under the stars on the annual parish camping trip. We also swap stories while cooking brats and brisket for parish gatherings, discussing the latest book club read, or exploring nearby museums and attractions with the St. Michael's Active Senior Happenings (SMASH) group. Try out one of our welcoming groups to start making new friends and feel even more at home at St. Michael's.

Below are listed some ways that we try to stay connected.

For information on any of our programs, please call our office at 719.598.3244 or email us.

BBQ Ministry

St. Michael’s BBQ Ministry adheres to its three goals of promoting fellowship among its members and the church, supporting church causes, and raising the public profile of St. Michael’s. This is truly an amazing group of men who love to BBQ and have fellowship with one another.

Bike Riding Group

The cycling group meets at the Costco parking lot (near the gas pumps) and bikes on the Santa Fe Trail for approximately 10-12 miles on many weekday mornings. The route is paved, degree of difficulty is easy to moderate, and destinations vary slightly. Stopping for a snack either midway or after the ride is a highlight of the trip!

Caregiver Support Group

At some point in their lives, many people find themselves individually caring for the health and well being of another person, typically a family member. Our caregiver support group is an effort to bring those people together so they can find support by talking about their experience with each other. This group meets on the first and third Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

Sonrise Singers

The Sonrise Singers rejoice to sing once a month (roughly) at the 8 o'clock service. We rehearse one evening during the week prior to singing. This is a wonderful opportunity for folks who enjoy singing in a choral group, but who don't want to commit to weekly rehearsals, to raise their voices in song and contribute to our communal worship.

Daughters of the King

The St. Catherine of Siena Chapter of the Daughters of the King is a chapter of the International Lay Order of Women who dedicate themselves to living a life of prayer, service and evangelism to the church and the community. This group meets on the third Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in St. Francis.
The national webite is: doknational.org

Women Who Read

Enjoy reading popular and "book club" type fiction (and occasionally nonfiction), drinking wine, and noshing? Then this is the group for you. We read six books per year and meet in members' homes for our discussions. Recent books include Tattoos on the Heart and Where the Crawdads Sing. Please join us . . . and bring a friend!

St. Clare's Guild

St. Clare’s Guild is a needlework ministry that meets on the third Saturday of the month in St. Francis Chapel from 10:45 to 12:15. During this time fingers fly as we knit, crochet, and do other types of needlework for the ministries of the church.

Tuesday Men's Fellowship

This group of men meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. for a time of prayer, formation, and fellowship.

Spiritual Direction Group

We have several small spiritual direction groups, each led by a trained spiritual director. They are committed to discerning the work and leading of God in the midst of our daily lives and work. These groups follow a structured, contemplative process to discern, reflect on, pray, and respond to God's nudgings in our lives.

Young Families

If you have kids of any age and want to bond with parents going through similar child-rearing exasperations and joys, the Young Families Group is for you. ("Young" is relative--parents of any age are welcome.) We get together for family outings a few times a year, and also sponsor a supper club (without our little darlings) for adult interaction.

Bible Study Group

We are a co-ed group of committed Christians seeking to become better friends with God by studying his Word. We have different approaches to the Bible and usually have more questions than answers. We focus on one Bible book at a time and sometimes use study guides. Please join us.

Celtic Spirituality Groups

Celtic Spirituality Groups pray together and discuss readings. These groups have a particular interest in following a Celtic prayer model. Celtic Spirituality Groups meet on Friday mornings at 9:00 am and Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. Choir

St. Michael’s 10:30 Choir comes together to provide choral music for our 10:30 service and special concerts on occasion. The choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 during the academic year. In addition to singing, this group enjoys a number of fellowship opportunities during the year.

Episcopal Church Women

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is a group which supports the formation and fellowship of the Women of St. Michael’s. This group schedules meetings, fellowship opportunities, and outreach activities throughout the year.

Tuesday Women's Fellowship

This Group gathers at 11:30 following the Tuesday Eucharist in St. Francis chapel for lunch and conversation around a book they have selected to review.

Saturday Men's group

Join the men of our church on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month during the academic year for a time of worship, fellowship, and breakfast.
For a schedule, click here.

Wednesday Walkers

Colorado is full of beautiful weather and trails. Join this group on Wednesdays and discover God in the midst of His creation.

S.M.A.S.H. (

St. Michael's Active Senior Happenings)

This group of, ahem, more mature congregants enjoys getting together throughout the year for outings to museums, events, and new (to us) dining establishments. All adults welcome. Bring your curiosity or sense of adventure and join us for our next outing.

Youth Group

This group of tweens and teens meets on scheduled Sunday evenings for food, fun, friendship, and a variety of fellowship activities. Middle schoolers, high schoolers, and their friends welcome.