There are currently two small groups meeting at the church for discussion of topics related to spirituality. One is for women and meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30. The other is for both men and women and meets weekly Thursday evenings at 6:00. One does not need to be a church member to join. We have had folks from other churches or with no current religious affiliation. Group size ranges from 6 – 10 participants. Everyone is welcome and we are always glad to include new members. We typically use a book as a lead-in to discussions. Participants are expected to read a chapter (15-25 pages) each week and be prepared to talk about their reactions (positive and negative) to the reading. Some of our most lively discussions have come out of sections with which someone disagreed! Each meeting begins with sharing of concerns and celebrations and prayer followed by an open-ended discussion of the chapter.
The Wednesday group is reading Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer by David Steindl-Rast.”This book is about prayer and about gratitude. It is also about awareness, and our ability to see into things, discovering the grace that awaits us in everyday life. When we bless things simply because they are, we live life in its fullness.”
The Thursday group is doing a Bible study on the book of Mark. We are using Mark Finding Ourselves in the Story by Brett and Carol Younger. “This Study Guide for the Smyth & Helwys Annual Bible Study on Mark serves three purposes: to guide the learner through a fresh reading of the biblical text, to offer an overview of theological themes, and to build the learner’s Bible study skills through thoughtful reflection and discussion.”
New members are welcome at any time!! For more information about the groups, please contact Linda directly