One of the things that so impressed me with this church was the many small groups offered. From men’s and women’s groups, book clubs, adult religious education, exercise and even hobby groups. So how do Covenant Groups differ from all the other small groups? Covenant Groups are led by trained co-facilitators. Working from a monthly theme and within a structured format, they will bring in related readings and offer thought provoking questions. By allowing space for contemplation, participants are able to articulate their thoughts as well as listen clearly to others. Being deeply heard is something that rarely happens, but is beautiful when it does.
If you are interested in articulating your thoughts, being heard, deeply listening to others and engaging in quality conversation, consider signing up for a Covenant Group. New groups start in February and conclude in July. Register by signing up at the Adult Programs Table or emailing Beverly Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline is January 8. The orientation for those who register is January 11, 6:30-7:30pm. Beverly, Pam or Jim Waldron or myself are available to answer your questions. Covenant Groups play a vital role in weaving the tapestry of community together. — by Gina Norstedt