Centered Groups Filling Up
Posted 10/01/2023 by The Rev. Patricia Rose
Our “Centered” groups, which are now forming, are part of a series that is brand new this fall to St. Paul’s. The series was designed and made possible through the work of The Episcopal Church in collaboration with colleagues throughout the Anglican Communion. It is designed to create spaces of safety and curiosity where participants can discuss questions about applying their faith to their daily lives.
Two committed groups of 6-12 people are forming now at St. Paul’s. The groups, which will meet for 9 sessions from mid-October through March, are filling up. If there is a need, a third group may be formed. Participants will share food, prayer, view a short video, and discuss questions about God, faith, and living a meaningful life. The program will begin on Sunday, October 15, at 3 p.m. with an all-group gathering led by Rev. Patricia to orient everyone to the program.
Small intentional groups have tremendous ongoing benefits! They strengthen and clarify our faith. Rich and often long-lasting relationships that nourish and strengthen us often emerge from them. They offer a space to be heard, to feel a sense of belonging, and to build community. They feel comfortable in choosing to be more deeply authentic and vulnerable. In this way, everyone can receive encouragement and insight in powerful, personal ways.
There will be a Sunday afternoon group and a Wednesday evening group. The Sunday group, led by Lisa Koops, will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This group will be an intergenerational women’s group. Lisa will participate with her teenage daughter and welcomes other moms and daughters to attend. Kristen Busa and Molly Castillo-Keefe will jointly lead the Wednesday night group, which is open to all.
To register, please use the button below. If you have questions, please contact Rev. Patricia.