Readers Circle. Third Monday of the month. 6:30 p.m., Chapel office. Bring a brown-bag dinner and drink; dessert will be provided. Contacts: Marilyn Ortinau and Pat Baker.

  • Jan. 19th: "Cooked," by Michael Pollan
  • Feb. 16th: "The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness," by Simon Wiessfield
  • Mar. 16th: "January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her," by Michael Schofield
  • Apr. 20th: "Packing for Mars," by Mary Roach
  • May 18th: "Breakfast at Tiffany's," by Truman Capote

Lunch Bunch. First Thursday of the month. 11:30 a.m. Bring a brown-bag lunch and meet at the office. THe group reads a nonfiction book or article focused on current issues and then discusses it over lunch. Contact: Pat Baker

Womyn's Web. First Monday of the month. 7 p.m. For all women of the Chapel. A social time is followed by a personal sharing time based on a particular theme chosen by the facilitator. A reminder is sent out monthly. Meetings take place in members' homes. Contact: Denise Livingston

Basic Lunch Therapy (BLT). Third Tuesday of the month. 11:30 a.m. For all women of the Chapel. Meets at varied locations in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Contact: Karyl Howard.

Women's Spirituality Circle. A safe place to uphold and celebrate each other. Offers facilitated discussion, meditation, ceremony, and open sharing. Meetings take place at Emerson Chapel's office. Contact: Phyllis Guberman

If you are interested in learning more about or attending any of these groups, please contact Sandy Otto, administrator, by email ( or via telephone at (636) 256-7393. She’ll connect you and the group leader, who will be happy to speak with you. 

Is there a program you wish you were seeing here?  Contact Rev. Krista Taves (, with your idea.