Another year of Chalice Circles, a small group ministry program, will be starting this October. Chalice Circles are a wonderful way for people to connect, form friendships, and feel ‘known’ in our community. Meeting twice a month, we move through various topics of spiritual significance (like resilience, transition, forgiveness, transcendence). We share both the everyday goings-on of our lives and stories of greater significance. We practice attentive listening without giving into the temptation to give each other advice. The richness of the experience comes from the depth of sharing. When we share our stories, whether painful, triumphant, or wickedly funny, we bless each other.
Wonder what Chalice Circles are all about? What happens when a Chalice Circle meets? How you can get involved? If you’re curious about these groups and would like to know more before signing-up for one, a sample session is a great chance to see for yourself what they are like. There will be two opportunities for sample sessions to give you a taste of what a Chalice Circle meeting would be and to answer any questions you have about the program. We’ll go over the basics, have a session on the topic “What We Love,” and then answer your questions.
Info session dates:
- On August 27, a session at 11 am in Room 6.
- On September 17, a session at 12:30 pm in Room 6.
Signups for new groups start August 27 – get a registration form from the Information Table, the Office, or the UUCPA web site at https://www.uucpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Registration_Form.pdf.
Groups will get started in early October and will run through early June next year. For more information see Susan Plass or visit the web page: https://www.uucpa.org/connection/small-group-ministry/