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 begins again January 15 and is reading The Naked Now by Richard Rohr. Richard Rohr is a Catholic priest and the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. Drawing from the Gospels, Paul and the great Christian contemplatives, this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present.
The Thursday group is doing a Bible study on the book of Acts. We are using Acts Living with Passionate Faith by Judson Edwards. “This Study Guide for the Smyth & Helwys Annual Bible Study on Acts serves three purposes: to educate the learner on major issues of appropriate interpretation, to offer an overview of theological themes, and to build the learner’s Bible study skills by reviewing significant interpretations. ”
New members are welcome at any time!! For more information about the groups, please contact Linda directly