Are you interested in getting to know some people in the church more deeply? Or, perhaps you’d like an opportunity to develop and stretch your faith. Or, maybe you are relatively new to the church and are looking for an opportunity to feel more a part of the community, or make new ‘church friends’. Or, maybe you want to engage in meaningful discussions that make you think about yourself or your world in new ways. Roots and Branches is the name we have given to our new small group initiative, which we hope will enable all these things and many more.
Leaders for our upcoming small groups are in place and we hope you will sign-up now to participate in this faith based opportunity. There are options on 4 different evenings – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The topic of our first series of sessions is “Welcoming the Stranger”. We will be using the book of Ruth to ground our discussions.
We are looking to start in late November and run into the new year, probably with a few weeks hiatus in December, depending on what works for the members of your group. Generally, groups will meet every two weeks. Most groups will meet in a home, since we are aiming to be informal, welcoming and homey, though there will be one group on zoom, for anyone who prefers this option. We encourage your participation as a regular attendee, or whenever you can make it. Attendance will not be taken! The desire is for each group to develop into a caring community through discussion and action.
Once you have signed up for a group, your leaders will contact you with details of the location of your group and when exactly the meetings will begin.
We hope that the outcome of these groups will be greater friendships, a closeness that weaves us together outside of Sunday morning … and a greater joy in our faith.
Please contact any of the following people if you have any questions.