Read the full issue of this week’s Liberal here.
In this week’s issue, Rev. Elaine Aron Tenbrink writes:
A place where you are known.
A place that values deep listening.
A place that invites you to respond to the big questions of our lives and of this historical moment.
This winter, step out of the cold and into a community of deep inquiry: join a circle!
In these times of so much change and uncertainty, we need each other and we need to locate our spiritual grounding. At First Universalist, we offer this through our circles, groups of 8-10 people who gather with a trained facilitator for deep listening and reflection from the heart. We offer a number of different opportunities. Which might be right for you?
Community Circles offer an opportunity to reflect more deeply on our monthly worship themes through reflecting on the sermons and readings from Sunday services. We offer groups that are open to everyone, as well as for shared identities, such as young adults, people of color, and parents.
Spiritual Deepening Circles explore a particular topic or spiritual practice together, such as Talking About Race and Racism With Kids and Chi-Gung.
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.
Care Circles are small groups that gather with a trained leader for companionship and comfort during life’s more challenging chapters. This winter, we are offering a grief group, caregivers group, and a workshop on planning your own memorial service.
Circle registration is open through Tuesday, Jan. 24. Space is limited. To register, head to http://firstucircles.weebly.com or sign up in the social hall this Sunday or on Sunday, Jan. 22. For more information, contact me, Rev. Elaine Aron Tenbrink, at Elaine@firstuniv.org.
I’ll see you in Church,