Covenant Groups

What is a Covenant Group?

At St. Tim’s parishioners and non-parishioners meet in small groups called Covenant groups. Covenant groups are an enduring network of small groups that support each other spiritually through the highs and lows of personal and community life.  We currently have 5 groups meeting weekly to share their lives and faith, study and pray.

Groups often use a Bible study format called a Look Book Took.  Typically the Look Book Took are based on the Gospel reading and sermon from the previous Sunday.

Covenant Groups help us know the presence of Christ in one another.

What happens in a Covenant Group?

Meeting in parishioner’ homes, Covenant groups are a safe place to to explore faith and support one another.

The group begins by observing a moment of silence.

After a brief prayer members share the highs and lows from their week.

A simple Bible study follows, using the Look Book Took method which is usually based on the Gospel reading and sermon from the previous Sunday.  No special Bible knowledge is required to participate.  The meeting concludes with prayer, either silent or aloud. 

Most Covenant groups last between 1-1/2 and 2 hours and have between 5 and 12 people present.


How can I join a Covenant Group?

All groups are open and will welcome new members whether they can attend regularly, sporadically, or for a limited duration.  If you are interested in trying out a group or starting a group, please contact Anne Wilde at Anne Wilde for information.

You will find a list of currently active Covenant Groups below.


How can I become a leader of a Covenant Group?

If you would like to explore becoming a Covenant Group Leader, please contact Anne Wilde.


Meeting day/time Meeting place Contact person Email
Monday 1:30-3:00pm (women’s group) Edwards Hall Anne Wilde
Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm (women’s group) Sunnyvale home Deanne Phillips
Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm (men’s group) Rotates Tom Slakey
Thursday 7:00-8:30pm (mixed group) Sunnyvale home Sue Ellen Johnson