From Rev. Molly Housh Gordon:
We warmly invite you to participate in our Chalice Circles – a form of Small Group Ministry that we practice at UUCC. Small Group Ministry is a spiritual practice that creates a sacred space where we can tell the stories of our lives, be heard, and listen deeply to the life experiences of our companions.
The intimacy of these spiritual groups enriches the participants’ lives with greater depth of meaning. This Small Group Ministry practice complements our Sunday morning worship by providing additional time for our members to engage further in the conversations that are begun from the pulpit.
Chalice Circles meet monthly for an hour and a half to two hours. The format of the meetings helps participants set aside daily distractions, reflect on their lives and beliefs, and make meaningful connections with one another. Through sharing their wisdom, members often leave each meeting with a deeper understanding of themselves and of each other. Each Chalice Circle becomes a small, personal community of listening and caring in the midst of a larger congregation.
Chalice Circles generally run from October through May. While it is nice to start in at the beginning, you may join at any time. There is no cost to join, and you do not have to be a member of the church to participate. There will be a sign-up table after church services during the month of September where members will be available to answer your questions, and assist you in signing up for the program. You can also enroll online by clicking the button below.
Please stop by the table these next few Sundays and see what Chalice Circles are all about!
Note: Previous Chalice Circle participants are asked to re-enroll this year. Every effort will be made to place previous participants in their previous circles.