Small Groups

We believe that life is incredibly better, when we can share it amongst friends. That’s why we have groups of folks who meet all over Carlton county on different nights of the week. Our groups are created to help people connect with Jesus and learn what it looks like to share life with one another and cultivate life giving friendships.


Carlton Area Ladies Luncheon and Check In

DENISE HARTING
218.341.2985 or [email protected]

FRIDAYS @ 11:30am
Beginning October 5
Magnolia Cafe in Carlton

Ladies, I would love to have you join me at the Magnolia Cafe in Carlton on Fridays.
This will be a safe and dependable place to discuss what God is up to in your life.
We aim to understand God’s care for ourselves more deeply and pray for one another.

Good and Beautiful Life Women’s Group

ANNE SAUTER
218.391.9406 or [email protected]

CALL FOR DAY & TIME
The Hub – 612 Cloquet Avenue

We all want happiness. We all want to be successful at something. What does our good and beautiful God want for us? Why, a good and beautiful life!  But what does that mean? Let’s explore this together in James Bryan Smith’s book The Good and Beautiful Life. It will be enlightening. And along the way, we will connect and laugh and learn!

BOOK REQUIRED
The Good and Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith

HELPFUL TO READ
The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith

Love in Action

CORALEE MAYRY
218.393.1000 or [email protected]

WEDNESDAYS
Beginning October 3
Location varies

Let’s get together to be Jesus’ hands & feet while serving in our community! This group plans to visit different locations each Wednesday. Individuals, families & groups of all ages are welcome to come have fun while serving. Join weekly or pop in when you can.

October 3 5:30 meet at Gordy’s Warming Shack, 6:30- 7:30
Games with residents at Evergreen Knoll. 1309 14th Street, Cloquet

October 10 5:30 Cooking At Coralee’s. Meal prep for families in need.
6105 Seville Road, Saginaw

October 17 5:30 Cloquet Community Garden. Come help put the garden to bed for the winter. Zion Lutheran Church 1000 Washington Ave, Cloquet

October 24 5:30 Yellow Bike Coffee. With Age Well Arrowhead to craft holiday cards for the elderly. 5094 Miller Trunk Highway, Hermantown

October 31 4:30-7:00  Journey Church “Trunk Or Treat”. Help volunteer where needed to make the event a success. 1400 Washington Avenue, Cloquet

November 7 6:00  Inter-Faith Independent Care Center.
Bingo with the residents. 811 3rd St Carlton

November 14 6:00 Inter-Faith Assisted Living Care Center. Bingo with the residents. Across the street from the Independent Care Center

November 21 OFF Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 28 5:30  Evergreen Knoll. Pizza Bingo 1309 14th St. Cloquet

December 5 12-4 Cloquet Outreach Center.
Assist where needed 24 10th St W Cloquet

December 12 Time & Location TBD  Bell Ringing for Salvation Army

Meditation and Prayer

NIKKI SAUTER
218.428.9204 or [email protected]

WEDNESDAYS @ 8:30AM
Beginning October 3
The Hub – 612 Cloquet Avenue

For centuries, followers of Jesus have practiced the art of Lectio Divina or Divine Reading as a way to develop their relationship with God. Each week, we will read a passage of scripture together, and meditate on a few questions to help us reconnect with God’s word and work in the world, in others, and in us. No previous prayer or bible study experience necessary. And, there will always be coffee and tea available.

RECOMMENDED
Personal Journal and Bible

The Bondage Breaker

NITA DAVIS
515.890.1235 or [email protected]

MONDAYS @ 6PM
Beginning October 8
2601 Washington Ave, Cloquet

We are finishing our book from last spring, please do not let that be something that stops you from joining us! Our first gathering will be a recap of chapters 1-6 and the following week we will start with chapter 7.

Bondage Breaker, written by Neil T Anderson is a book about overcoming negative thoughts, irrational feelings and habitual sins. Our conversations are rich and thought-provoking, but more importantly, they point to Jesus in the end. We would love for you to join us!

BOOK REQUIRED

The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson

Disorder

BREE THOMPSON
218.340.4330 or [email protected]

TUESDAYS @ 6PM
Beginning October 2
Bent Paddle Taproom 1832 W Michigan St, Duluth

Early in life, we learn to categorize everything; black vs. white, good vs. bad, right vs. wrong. This belief system keeps us alive—we learn that touching a hot stove will burn us. As we continue through life, however, some things become grey, and messy, and don’t seem to fit into the neat little boxes that are all we know.

This group will be a safe space to discuss, and question, and wonder about our beliefs, our fears, and our understanding of life, and God, and everything.

Maybe we’ll stumble across some new understandings. Maybe not. Either is good.

CHILDCARE PROVIDED
Offsite (contact Bree for details)
$5 per child, $10 max per family

Alpha Film Series

JOE HARTING
218.341.0070 or [email protected]

THURSDAYS @ 6:30PM
Beginning October 11
The Hub – 612 Cloquet Avenue

The Alpha Film Series is engaging and epic in scale and scope. Nicky Gumbel and other presenters walk through the basics of the Christian Faith in a way that everyone can relate to. Each weeks episode will feature inspiring stories and interviews from all around the world as well as visual illustrations and graphics.

After each film, there will be discussion and prayer with coffee, tea, and goodies.

Check out the series promo here.

Cloquet Moms Group

TERRA HUGHES
218.940.0031 or [email protected]

TUESDAYS @ 9:15AM
September 11- December 4
Journey Christian Church – 1400 Washington Ave.

Come for a time of fun and fellowship meeting other moms in your community. Childcare will be provided for children 0-5 years of age. We will connect weekly and will be doing the study Finding I Am; How Jesus Fully Satisfies The Cry of Your Heart by Lysa Terkeurst.

CHILDCARE PROVIDED
For children 0-5 years
$5/week per family

Whiteness 101

MIKE & MELISSA HEYNDERICKS
218.213.6315 or [email protected]

TUESDAYS @ 7PM
Beginning October 2*
141 N Cloquet Rd W, Esko

White Privilege, White Fragility, White Supremacy
These words dial-up strong emotions and questions in our culture today. We are going to take some time to ask hard questions and have hard conversations around the topic of race. Our heart is to engage in critical thinking around this topic and to provide common starting points and tools for deeper engagement and future conversation. We will be using a resource called ‘Whiteness 101” and while the information is compiled by Christ followers doing the work of racial reconciliation this is NOT a Bible study. Each week we will take time to read together and share what we learned, what surprised us, and even what made us uncomfortable. These conversations will be hard and challenging at times, but we feel this is an area, as Jesus looking people, where we can and need to grow in becoming a good and beautiful community.

*We do ask for a full commitment as the group will be closed once it has started and space is limited. We hope to offer this group in about 3-4 cycles per year so please reach out if you would like to be notified about future groups.

The Circle Maker

SARAH SMITH
859.779.4905 or [email protected]

MONDAYS @ 7PM
Beginning October 8
107 13th Street, Cloquet

Using The Circle Maker book as a backdrop for this small group, my hope is that we will engage in vulnerability, listen to each other’s dreams and fears, pray together, and connect on a deeper level with God, each other, and the person God created us to be. Focusing on the boldness of our prayers, we will learn how to pray in a new way by drawing prayer circles around our dreams, family, problems, and God’s promises. In the process, we’ll discover the simple yet life-changing truth: God honors bold prayers and bold prayers honor God. This group will require you to invest in yourself by reading 2-3 chapters per week. During our Monday meetings, we will discuss what we read, and share in life together. Short and sweet: This group is for people ready to move, and have God move in you.

BOOK REQUIRED
The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Adult Community Group

DUSTY & SHELLY JOHNSON
218.428.5200 or [email protected] or [email protected]

WEDNESDAYS @ 7PM
Beginning October 3
49 Serenity Way, Esko

We are busy people making time for uncomplicated community, friendship, and spiritual growth. We have fellowship, discuss the week’s sermon and it’s relevance to our specific lives, encourage and pray for one another.

Tapestry

ANGELA HAMLIN
218.464.2159

FOURTH TUESDAYS @ 6-8PM
The Vineyard Hub – 612 Cloquet Avenue

This is a space for women of all ages from all stages of life to gather together and build healthy, authentic friendships.
There’s something life-giving and encouraging when we share life with one another. All of the seasons of our lives are both beautiful and at times challenging, but God is moving in the midst of it all. So come as you are, bring a friend, and come ready to enjoy tasty food and genuine conversation.

Cloquet Mailing Address

P.O. Box 338
Cloquet, MN 55720

Cloquet Vineyard Office
612 Cloquet Avenue
Cloquet, MN 55720

Location & Service Times

Services are Sundays at 10am
Cloquet High School Auditorium
1000 18th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 451-2177
[email protected]