Lenten Small Groups: It’s Time to Connect!

Small Groups are an opportunity in our church to dive deeper into relationship and study than is possible on a Sunday morning. We meet in the intimacy of each other’s homes, over beverages, dessert, or dinner. This Lent we will have multiple small group options. Here are two, with one or two more to be announced in the coming week. Follow the links to register.

Proverbs and Wisdom with Leon Aalberts: Machiavelli, Trump, Solomon, Jesus: What’s wise living in 2017? A PhD An elementary study in 4 sessions as we explore current common sense (personal and political). Themes from history, current news, the Bible will be our resources. Proverbs (1:1-4) of Solomon: for attaining wisdom, and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young. Looking at “Proverbs” (and more) do you — Agree? Disagree? Have life stories to back it up?

Dates: 3/8, 15, 22, 29, Time and Location TBD.

Proverbs and Wisdom with Leon Aalberts:Follow Link Here

Simplicity and Northwest Earth Institute study with Margaret Oxtoby: We will meet for 6 weeks around the newest course book from the Northwest Earth Institute: “A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World.” The readings help us see with fresh eyes, share perspectives with each other, and commit to specific actions aligned with our deepest values.
Dates: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, Time and Location TBD.

Simplicity with Margaret Oxtoby:Follow Link Here

Intersectionality 101: Or, Why All Oppression is Connected with Meg Bossong (Director of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, Williams College) and Anne O’Conner:  I was so excited to wear a pink pussy hat and march, but why are people mad about the hats? I like those Adele songs, but was Beyonce robbed of a Grammy Award? Is feminist both a badge of honor and a slur now? Come explore these and other questions of identity, privilege, and how it can shape our interactions and work as a community. 

Dates: 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, and 4/3 evenings, Time and Location TBD

Intersectionality 101: with Meg Bossong (Director of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, Williams College) and Anne O’Conner: Follow Link Here

Discerning God Through Life with Rev. Mark 

This small group will explore ways of perceiving or “listening” to God through our lives, the Scriptures, our communities, and the world. We will take as our guiding text Henri Nouwen’s book entitled “Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life, and the group will feature a mixture of discussion, personal sharing, and contemplative prayer. The group make up will include both college students and life-long (non-college) students.

Dates: Wednesday 7<sup>pm</sup> 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, Location TBD.

Discerning God Through Life, Follow Link Here.