List of Being Groups

Building relationships and getting to know people with common interests.



Evening Group meets at 7 PM the second Monday of the month, alternating in member homes. The group welcomes new members. Meetings last about 90 minutes. Contact Karyl Reents, (309) 661-2561.

Morning Group meets at 9 AM the third Tuesday of the month, alternating in member homes. Meetings last about 90 minutes. The group is open to receiving new members. Contact Marilyn Myers,, (309) 530-8157.  


DinnerTime participants gather to connect children, youth, and adults, helping all to grow in their faith while building up our family in Christ over a delicious meal. People of all ages are welcome. DinnerTime is open invitation, so come each week or just when your family is free. Registration is not required! DinnerTime will meet 5:30–6:30 PM the first, second, and third Wednesdays of the month (except for the first Wednesday in January). The cost for the meal is $3 per person or a maximum of $15 per family. Clean up starts at 6:20 PM, so please be here no later than 6 PM for dinner. Contact Shari Buckellew,, (309) 827-6121 ext. 212. 

Kaffehuset provides refreshments, fellowship, education, and entertainment. Members and non-members of any age are invited to attend this educational fellowship hour. Kaffehuset meets weekly on Wednesdays, mid-September through mid-May, from 10 to 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall (340). Contact Ann Stemm,, (309) 454-2194.  

Lunch Bunch is a social group for St. John’s singles, ages 60 and over, who enjoy meeting new people, making new friends, and dining out. They meet at 11 AM the second Sunday of the month at various restaurant locations in Bloomington/Normal. The chosen restaurants are published in the St. John’s Weekly News two weeks before the meeting date. Contact Irene Niccum, (309) 888-4530.  

Prime Timers is a social group of adults, ages 55 and over, who enjoy getting together bi-monthly for fun and fellowship. The group is open to couples and singles who enjoy meeting good people and making new friends. The six events per year are planned by small groups of volunteers and include dinners in restaurants or homes, theater, picnics, game nights, and a variety of other events. Contact Gudrun Dunt,, (309) 827-6121 ext. 214.  

Saturday Evening Fellowship gathers for the purpose of fun, food and fellowship. They meet at 6:15 PM Saturdays at Times Past Inn. Contact Al Poppen, (309) 452-5158.


CHAOS Wednesdays gathers at 6:45 PM every Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall. This Senior High Youth Group meets in Christian fellowship for Bible study, discussing faith topics, participating in shared prayer and service ministry. This drop-in ministry is open to all senior high youth. Non-member friends are also always welcome. Contact Steve Terry,, (309) 827-6121 ext. 215.


Abigail Circle is a group of women who gather for the purpose of service, outreach, and study. They meet at 6:30 PM the first Monday of the month, September through May, in the Fellowship Hall (340). The group is always open to receiving new members. Contact Arlene or Lois Brucker,

Rachel Circle members meet the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall (340) for Bible study and a service project. The group participates in the fall and spring programs when the ladies’ circles come together for a meal and program. They welcome new members. Contact Debbie Whelton,, (309) 664-0356.

Rebekah Circle members meet the first Tuesday of the month at 1 PM in the Parish Life Center Dining Room (163) September through May for the purpose of performing various service projects and to develop friendships in small group. They also learn together through Bible study as a way to strengthen their faith. New members always welcome. Contact Phyllis Livers,, (309) 452-4827 or Pat Pulokas,, (309) 728-2118.


Worship Opportunities, General

Chapel participants gather for mid-week prayer and worship. They meet at 9:30 AM Tuesdays in the Chapel. All are welcome. Contact Gudrun Dunt at, (309) 827-6121 ext. 214.