Small Group Ministries
Offering and Receiving
Connection, Support, and Spiritual Practice
Check your weekly email for Zoom links and contact info, and for any scheduling changes.
Journaling with Jean Skinner – Every other Monday 7-8pm on Zoom (resumes 9/12/22)
Join us to explore journaling and other writing. This is an informal group that has a good time connecting with each other and looking inward. No experience necessary; just bring something to write on and something to write with. Click here to listen to reflections from some members of the group from our August 2022 service.
Meditation with Friends – Wednesdays 6:30-7:00 (on Zoom)
Beginners are welcome! Hosted by Susan Podebradsky. Mindfulness and meditation help us strengthen the ability to be more aware of the truth of the present moment and choose our actions instead of simply being propelled forward by habit. We open with a brief opening reading followed by a a few minutes of guided meditation and then silent meditation (12 minutes total). We follow that with a few minutes to chat about the reading, the meditation, or mindfulness in everyday life. We close with another 2 minutes of silent meditation to carry us out into the world. We are currently reading from “Present Moment, Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses For Daily Living” by Thich Nhat Hanh.
“Octavia’s Parables” Reflection Group – Sundays on Zoom-6pm – An hourlong meeting to reflect on a chapter of The Parable of the Talents and the podcast discussion. Meetings resuming September 11, 2022. Check for weekly newsletter for any meeting updates or cancellations.
Octavia’s Parables is a podcast where hosts Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown read the works of Octavia Butler one chapter at a time, bringing a modern analysis and scholarship to the work, and offering listeners guiding questions for applying the lessons in their own lives and community work.
Check out their website!
Sacred Breath Choir – Thursdays 6:45 August 26, 2022 (email Heather if this is your first time), then regular weekly practice resumes September 8th at 7:00. Click for more information.
Covenant Groups for 2022-23
New covenant groups for this church year are being formed in September. Covenant groups are a kind of small group ministry, in which participants develop a spiritual practice of listening each other’s reflections into being. Groups meet monthly, starting in October, and topics are based on the monthly themes we focus on in worship and other religious education. Please contact Rev. Karen if you’re interested or have questions. Click here for more information about Covenant Groups.