Small Groups are starting up again this October! What that means is that we are creating intentional opportunities to gather with a group of people outside of a church setting to connect, learn, and grow together. This year, Rev. Mark will lead one special small group (a mini education and action campaign around criminal justice reform), but most of all we are creating opportunities simply for people to hang out. No agenda, no assignment, just show up with a dish to share and ready to get to know some of your neighbors and church family deeper. And really, that’s part of what this whole church thing is about, right?
“Luncheon of the Boating Party,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1880–1881, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (Please note that no “Boating Party” small groups are planned for this fall, but boy! wouldn’t that be swell for next year!
Criminal Justice Reform Mini Education and Action Campaign
with Rev. Mark and friends,
October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7:00 p.m.
This four week group will explore issues of criminal justice and reform on a local and statewide level through 1) a panel featuring Williams faculty and staff reflecting on Williams’s course at the Berkshire County House of Corrections, 2) Discussion of excerpts from Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow 3) A meeting with local elected officials to learn about statewide criminal justice reform efforts and 4) an action for justice to be determined. This group meets at The Water Street Grill (123 Water Street) on Thursdays at 7pm, October 5, 12, 19, and 26. To register for this group, click this link here.
Monica Mackey’s house
October 14th, 5:30 p.m.
Bring a dish for an informal opportunity to hang out with one another. We’ll eat buffet style, get to know each other more, and if the weather is good, we’ll spill out onto the porches. All ages welcome. To register for this group, click this link here.
Getting Together Potluck
Jinx Tong’s Home
October 27, 6:00 p.m.
Bring a favorite dish you’d like to share and break bread together, getting to know one another better at a friendly potluck. To register for this group, click this link here.
TGIF! Small Plate Fridays
Fridays October 13, 20 & 27, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Hey! It’s the end of the work week, and time to say hello! Bring a small plate, an hors d’oevre, or just a comfort food that you love. We’ll share what shows up and get to know each other a little better. All are welcome at the home of Steve and Lynn Chick, 124 Elm Street, Williamstown. To register for this group, click this link here.