In January, we are restarting Small Group Ministry, otherwise known as Chalice Circles or Covenant Groups.
Each month we will focus on a different theme chosen by our partner, Soul Matters. January’s theme is “Intention.” Members will review the monthly packet beforehand and reflect on the readings and questions. (To access the monthly packet for January, go to berrienuu.org/Fellowship Resources and click on “Small Group Ministry Jan 2022” to download the packet.) In small group meetings, we’ll discuss our reflections in a series of discussion rounds. Unlike other discussion groups, in Chalice Circles we do not engage in cross-talk or debate particular points of view. Instead, we each share our reflections and honor one another through focused listening. More details on this unique discussion approach can be found in the Participant Guide.
If you’d like to get to know your fellow BUUFers better in a more informal environment, build connections and explore your spirituality, Small Group Ministry is a great opportunity to do so. You will be encouraged to attend the same discussion group monthly so that deep connections can be formed. Please Note: These are initial meeting times but they can be scheduled differently if another day and time works better for group members. Also, in-person meetings may temporarily switch to virtual meetings if required by the pandemic or member request. If you are interested but neither meeting time works for you, please contact Interim DRE Joanne Krettek to see if alternative arrangements can be made: firstname.lastname@example.org.