This fall, we invite you to grow your soul and find your community within the larger community here at church by joining a circle. Whether you’re ready to engage in a spiritual practice, explore what it means to be resilient, or deepen your racial justice work, there is something for you!
Circles are groups of 8-10 committed participants who come together with a trained leader to nurture spiritual growth in community. These groups are grounded in the spiritual practices of deep listening and open-hearted reflection. Each gathering offers an opportunity for connection: connecting with ourselves, connecting with others, and connecting with something greater than ourselves. Registration is open through Sunday, Oct. 2 online at firstucircles.weebly.com.
Which circle might be right for you?
New this year, Soul Matters is a different way of engaging with our monthly worship themes. Individuals in Soul Matters reflect on our monthly worship themes though taking on a particular spiritual exercise and contemplating a deep question each month. They meet with their Soul Matters group once a month to reflect on their experiences of bringing the worship theme more deeply into their lives. Groups run from October through May. Wondering how it is different from Community Circles? Check out this chart.
Community Circles offer an opportunity to reflect more deeply on our monthly worship themes through deep listening and open-hearted sharing. This fall, Community Circles run for six sessions and meet on the weeks that begin on these Sundays: Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, and Dec. 4.
Spiritual Deepening Circles offer an opportunity to explore a spiritual practice in a supportive small group setting. This fall, we’re offering ten Spiritual Deepening Circles, including Chi-Gung, Conscious Aging, and “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota” Book Study.
Newcomer Circles offer an opportunity to learn more about our liberal faith tradition, reflect on our spiritual journeys, and connect with others who are also getting to know First Universalist.
Registration is open through Sunday, Oct. 2 at firstucircles.weebly.com.
Check out our full Adult Programming guide for Fall 2016 here.
Childcare is available free of charge for circles by submitting this online form at least 7 days in advance.
Questions? Please contact Rev. Elaine Aron Tenbrink, Minister of Membership & Adult Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-825-1701 x124.