Why join a Small Group?
Fascinating Topics
Small Group leaders are passionate and motivated
Opportunity to develop deeper friendship
  • Photography
  • Online Book Group with Oak Grove Presbyterian
  • “Let’s Go!” Fun Field Trips
  • Pickleball
  • Grief Support Group
See below for group information:
Sign up at 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org
   Photography – Chris Audet and Richard Garcia
When: 12 – 1pm every other Sunday beginning
June 17th – 6/17, 7/15*, 7/29, 8/12, and 8/26.
Where: Chain of Lakes Church
*July 15-At the church property following the outdoor service
Enjoy photography, but want to learn more? Eager to elevate your pics
from “snapshots” to “art”? This small group is intended to help everyone
learn new techniques, styles and design principles. We’ll discuss what
you can achieve with a a fancy DSLR, and even a cell phone. Each
week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of photography: from camera
settings to composition, lighting basics to editing, content to visual storytelling.
At each session’s end, we’ll send you out with a suggested
project to complete and then show off at the next session.
We hope you’ll join us!
Online Book Group with Oak Grove Presbyterian
 Pastor Mary Koon and Pastor Paul Moore
When: The month of July
Where: Anywhere!

Participate in a book club from the comfort of your home, the lake
or any other place you like. During the month of July those
from Chain of Lakes and Oak Grove will participate in an
online book group. The group will read
Everything Happens for a Reason and other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler,
a memoir of Kate Bowler’s encounter with stage 4 colon cancer.
Bowler is a graduate of Macalester College and a professor of
Christian History at Duke Divinity School.
The book tells the story of Bowler’s struggle to understand the personal,
spiritual dimensions of the belief that tragedies are tests of character or
somehow happen for a divine reason. Participants will be encouraged to read
about two chapters a week. A closed Facebook group will be set up for private,
online conversation. Every Sunday one or two questions will be shared
on the Facebook page. All participants will be asked to respond to the
questions and participate in the online conversation. A gathering of all
participants will take place at a time to be determined.
“Let’s Go!” Fun Field Trips – Kathy Brevig
When: 11am-Saturday June 16, & 30, July 21
Noon-Sunday July 8, August 5, & 26
Where: Meet at Chain of Lakes Church, then ride
together in one or more cars.
There are so many fascinating places to go in the Twin Cities!
Cost free places will alternate with some that charge admission. Getting there and
back is half the fun – learn more about each other and discuss the devotion
of the day. Go on all six trips or just one or two. Participants will vote
on the itinerary – as soon as you sign up you will receive a list of twelve
choices – top six vote-getters decide the destinations.

Pickleball – Noel Lutsey and Pastor Paul
When: 6:30pm Wednesday for 6 weeks starting July 11
Where: Pickleball courts at the Blaine Athletic Complex
just off of Lexington Ave at 4286 121st Ave. NE Blaine

Everyone is welcome – whether you’ve never played Pickleball or have
played often. Each session will last about an hour. Some Pickleball paddles
will be available. Be ready for fun. Invite a friend!

Grief Support Group – Jennifer Gilbertson and Becca Larkin
When: 6:45pm – 8pm Thursday, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23
Where: Jennifer Gilbertson’s home.
Contact Chain of Lakes or Jennifer for directions

A support group to share and process your grief after the death of a
loved one. Helpful strategies, confidential sharing and connection with
group members, plus comfort and strength in God’s word.